If you've been trying to log into Rift today but found yourself unable to due to an authentication error, you might have been beating the keyboard looking for an answer. Luckily Trion Worlds is aware of the issue and are working on a solution. After spending some time on the Customer Support line myself, I can relay an automated message posted for players. If you get the authentication error, wait 20-30 minutes and try to log in again. The issue is also affecting many people's ability to access the official Rift forums, so if you fall into this category, don't panic, a fix is incoming soon.

A recent update has also been posted to the Rift Facebook and Twitter pages. You can follow those for frequent updates on the issue.

Hi everyone, we wanted to let you know that we are aware that many users are having issues accessing the game and the forums and we are in the process of investigating it now. We will keep you updated here and via Twitter (www.twitter.com/riftgame) as progress is made. Thanks. ^Zann

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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