Rift is celebrating its 8th birthday with the annual Carnival of the Ascended celebration. Players will find a number of carnival games and special items that include mounts, essences, costumes, pets, consumables and titles that can be purchased with special currency earned during the event. In addition, the Enclave of Ahnket expert dungeon has made its arrival in today’s 4.8 update.
The Rift Twitter has a mysterious new post saying that “The Battle Pass is coming soon!” However, there is no further information about what exactly that means for the game, though the tweet goes on to ask what players “wish to see”. Respondents in the Twitter thread are rather snarkily responding that, with more information, they might have a few suggestions.
The Rift site has been updated with a note from the Gamigo team to announce to the community that Rift Prime will be closing down on March 31st. No explanation is given for the closure. You may remember that Rift Prime is, or was, a progression server that started with “vanilla” and would gradually unlock content over time. Character transfers will be completed by April 7th.
The Rift site has been updated with a brief note from the new Gamigo development team to reassure the community that the game will continue to see new development. While the team is currently much smaller than before, the plan is to “move forward with development” with the future hope to expand the team in the future.
The Rift forum has been updated with a brief letter from the new Gamigo Rift development team. Without many details, the community is reassured that there is “work being done behind the scenes to build a strong foundation for the future”. The team is also looking for “specific feedback on the kinds of quality of life changes” players would like to see.
The Storm Legion has launched in Rift: Prime and players can take on the forces of the Storm Queen as she “wreaks havoc across Telara”. Players will find new raids and dungeons and the level cap has increased to 60. The Empyrean colossus Volan is also out and about, so there is lots to do for Ascended.
Rift Prime progression server will be getting a big update when the Storm Legion expansion launches on October 3rd. Subscribers will be able to explore new continents and dungeons as they uncover the lore and story behind the Legion’s arrival. To culminate the new experience, players will ultimately face off “against the mighty colossus Volan”.
The Rift site has been updated with a lengthy post to lay out developers’ plans for Rift through the summer of 2018. The post reveals plans for both Live and Prime servers. The letter begins with updates that have been deployed since the spring update including balance changes and other content patches.