Tired of waiting for those big patches to finish updating before you can play RIFT? Provided you have a decent Internet connection, you may not have to wait any more.
Trion Worlds today announced that theyve added a new Streaming Client for RIFT. What this means for you is that if your connection can cope, you can jump in and start playing within a few minutes of starting an update, even after a big patch. And while youre playing, the update will be applied in the background. Theres even a handy in-game indicator that will keep you informed on the patchs progress and show whether or not objects around you might be loading slowly.
Trion recommends a 5MBps connection for best results, but if you find that things are being a bit sluggish in the game while using it, you can simply close the game client and let the patch finish. Read more about the new feature on the RIFT forums.
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