Monthly Archives: September 2013

RIFT Client Performance Improvements

Posted by on 30 September 2013
Categories: From the Dev Team, Updates.

RIFT 2.4 contains some of the biggest under-the-hood changes we’ve made to date. Our engineers have been hard at work optimizing our renderer for both high-end and low-end systems. The result is that everyone should see a decent improvement in framerate, and some people will see really jaw-dropping increases: players with Radeon HD 6800 series cards, for example, have seen their average framerate increase by 17% after the 2.4 patch. Read on for the details …


Going back to our roots: October’s Mayhem in Mathosia event

Posted by on 27 September 2013

Today we’re excited to announce our third iteration of Mayhem in Mathosia. For this new event, we’re channeling the early days of RIFT with an eye at creating a frenetic, ever-changing experience that brings players together to fight foes on a massive scale.

Instead of an event that remains the same for several days, Mayhem in Mathosia will now travel through zones – each phase will last two days and carry unique objectives, achievements, and loot including Lavender Hellbug and Sapphire Ki Rin mounts, Hellbug companion pets, and more.

Phase 1: Friday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 5 – Silverwood / Freemarch
Phase 2: Sunday, Oct. 6 – Monday, Oct. 7 – Gloamwood / Stonefield
Phase 3: Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Scarlet Gorge / Scarwood Reach
Phase 4: Thursday, Oct. 10 – Saturday, Oct. 12 – Moonshade Highlands / Droughtlands

In the days to come, we’ll be doing two things: detailing more about each phase (and the awesome stuff you’ll be able to get for participating) and hearing from RIFT devs looking back on event design from launch to RIFT 2.4!


Patron Appreciation Weekend

Posted by on 26 September 2013
Categories: Community Events, Updates.

Patrons get 50% bonus EXP this weekend! Come celebrate the release of Update 2.4: Beyond Infinity and crush the threat of the Architects before they ruin the party.

Update 2.4: Beyond Infinity

  • New raids and dungeons
  • Rank 90 PvP Gear
  • Cross-shard Instant Adventure
  • New Hairstyles
  • And more!

Not a Patron? Pick up a Weekend Warrior bundle at the in-game RIFT Store and get a 3-day pass, boosts, a unique title, and more!


Trion Worlds Plays Extra Life

Posted by on 26 September 2013

Trion Worlds is gearing up for the Extra Life charity gaming marathon and aiming to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before. The fun starts today as we kick off our fundraising for children’s hospitals and begin preparations for November 2, when we’ll come together for 25 hours of non-stop live gaming to benefit those in need across the country.

Join the Trion Worlds team now or Donate to Extra Life!


We’re playing PvP on Trion’s Friday Livestream!

Posted by on 26 September 2013
Categories: Community Events, Updates.

This Friday, September 27th, we’ll be playing PvP in RIFT. The show will start at 1:30 PM PDT (in another time zone? Use this handy converter!) Join Greg “OverloadUT” Laabs and cheer him on (or bet against him) as he battles through the different arenas. Elizabeth “dahanese” Tobey will be back at the keyboard, fielding questions from chat – so be sure to log in to talk with the team.

Then, at 2:30 PM PDT, we’ll be switching gears and heading into Defiance. Trick Dempsey, the game’s Creative Lead, will again be joining the stream. We are already fielding questions on the forum for Friday – so if you want something asked, post it there.

Be sure to follow us at to be alerted when we go live – and see you online tomorrow!