Empyreal Assault RIFT 2.3

Posted by on 12 June 2013

2.3

The age of Free-to-Play dawns in Telara! With Update 2.3, RIFT is free for all players with no trials or restrictions. An expanded in-game store offers hundreds of items and services – from special mounts to faction changes and the ability to change your weapon’s appearance  – while optional Patron subscriptions add extra benefits for players of all levels. Gear up, explore, and play your way into Empyreal Assault, but know there’s no time to rest: the earthen Architects hide dire threats in the mysterious wilds and wastes of Dendrome.

RIFT 2.3 unleashes a new Sliver and Chronicle plus Strongholds and open-world raid bosses across a massive new zone. Explore the secrets of Greenscale’s Crater and the living Kaaz’Gfuu Hive, join in Atrophinius’s revelries at the wild town of Hailol, and come face-to-face with forces of Earth vying for power after the dragons’ defeat!

Key Features

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Free to Play

No trials. No tricks. No traps. We’ve made all of Telara free while adding exciting new Loyalty rewards and benefits for the most dedicated Ascended. Learn more on our Free to Play page where we cover new free-player and Patron options plus the RIFT Store, Gifting, and REX.

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Dendrome

Home to lush jungles and windswept dunes, Dendrome is the heart of Update 2.3. Explore its vast reaches and battle the Architects and Awakened where new threats rise and burrow. Along the way you’ll find unrivaled artifacts, events, and challenges, meet and drink with old friends in the riotous town of Hailol, and seek the egg of an unhatched dragon god … one whose fate is yours to decide!

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Open-world raid bosses

Energy from the shattered Blood Storm has given rise to terrifying creatures across Dendrome. The greatest of these menaces – Kaaz’Ra, Senbora the Devourer, and Ahkane the Eternal – stalk the open world, battling Ascended in dynamically-scaling raid encounters. Defeat each boss in new weekly quests that offer a chance at raid gear plus guaranteed tokens, infinity stones, and more.

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Chronicle: Queen’s Gambit

Mistress Inyra and her Awakened cult are harvesting the Architects’ ancient knowledge in a misguided bid for Ascension. Brave a merciless new Chronicle to stop their schemes before the Architects turn the tables on the Awakened and summon a far greater danger to Telara.

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Sliver: Grim Awakening

What would have happened to Kingsward had Salvarola prevailed? Find out as you lead the charge into a timeline where the Awakened have formed a demonic pact in return for the secret to Ascension. Battle past the infernal strength of a fallen Prince Kaliban and Salvarola himself before facing Ultane, demon lord patron of the Awakened.

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Strongholds

The war against planar invasions takes to the skies in new player-summoned Strongholds, multi-tiered fortifications manned by a variety of friendly forces. Fight off new threats to Telara while flying between jump pads and platforms. Just remember to bring friends, as the most daunting invasions will lay siege to Strongholds tuned for 10-70+ players!