Trion Worlds is kicking up the conflict in RIFT next week with the launch of the 1.8: Infernal Dawn update. The Infernal Dawn update will add a new 20-person raid against the dragon lords Maelforge and Laethys. But if raiding isn’t your thing, there will also be a new Instant Adventure for Ember Isle, Ascended stat tracking leaderboards and the Fishing & Survival skills.

Additional details about the 1.8: Infernal Dawn update is available on the RIFT website. Check out the official press release and trailer after the break for more.


Eighth Rift™ update brings new 20-person raid, tradeskills, and leaderboards

As the Telaran sun sets on the Carnival of the Ascended, a violent new day breaks next week as Trion Worlds launches Infernal Dawn, the next Rift™ content update. The update’s centerpiece is a new 20-person raid that pits players against the dragon lords Maelforge and Laethys within the volcanic depths of Ember Isle’s Mount Carcera. Additional features include a guild finder tool, leaderboards, Fishing and Survival tradeskills, and Instant Adventure on Ember Isle.

Full list of features included in RIFT: Infernal Dawn:

  • ·         Infernal Dawn – Epic 20 person raid within Mt. Carcera on Ember Isle
  • ·         New Tradeskills – Fishing and Survival come to Telara
  • ·         Leaderboards –  Ascended stat tracking comes to Rift
  • ·         Instant Adventure – Join the adventure on Ember Isle

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Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more. See for more information.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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