News: Patch 2.6 Release Date confirmed!

Patch 2.6 Release Date has been confirmed by Trion to be 12th February 2014.

You can read Trion’s Community post on their website below:

Rift Community: Rift 2.6: Dream Weaver

You can also check out all the stuff we know about Patch 2.6 below:

RiftGrate: Patch 2.6

To reiterate what we know is coming in Patch 2.6 (may not be everything):

Dream Weaving Craft Profession

  • 15 Dimension Keys.
  • Tons of VFX Dimension Items.
  • Dream Orbs (stat augments).

Other Dimension-related additions include:

  • Active Dimension Slots increased from 10 to 20.
  • New Search tab that searches all dimensions in your shard, not just the top 250 or so.
  • Improved Category/Listing for Dimension Item window.
  • New highlighting Dimension Items in the Dimension Item window.

Air Saga World Event

  • Tons of new and refurbished Air Saga quests.
  • 3 new Zone Events: Bloodfire Behemoth, The Bloodfire Army and Power of Nightmares.
  • Bloodfire Stronghold with 6 new boss encounters, available in Level 15, 30 and 60 versions.
  • Magma Walker Mount.

Note: RiftGrate will have a full guide to the Air Saga World Event when Patch 2.6 releases!

2 new Fire-based Raid Rifts

  • Bloodfire Incursion and Hell’s Insurgents
  • New 2-part Upgradeable Essences. Final upgrade = Relic.

2 new Tier 1 Raid Weeklies.

Awards 400 Slayer’s Marks, 200 Frozen Eclipse Stones and 2,500 Lycini (+XP, +plat).

Bounty System

  • 100 Bounties (or more). Bounty Artifacts with Bounty Artifact Sets.
  • Both PvP and PvE-related Bounties.
  • Animal Call interactive items, Wall Mount (Trophy) dimension items and a Bounty Hunter Cape.
  • +10% damage boost potions for each creature type (non-instance only).

Unstable Artifacts

  • Approx. 1,200 Unstable Artifacts and 150 Collections.
  • Collects give a Planar Nut currency used to purchase 6 Planar Squirrel Mounts. Obtaining all 6 also gets you an interactive item to summon 6 Planar Squirrels on a friendly target.
  • Unstable: Zone Events – 30min Zone Events that appear in any zone that spawn the Unstable Artifacts. Participating also gets you the same rewards as other zone events in that zone.
  • Other Unstable Artifact Rewards. Includes dimension items, interactive items and dual-use items.

Crafted Relic Cape Upgrade Path

  • Crafted Relic Capes have an upgrade path that uses Maruader’s Large Cells and the Venerated Torvan Cape. Your augment carries over to the new upgrade.

New Runes

  • Tanks are getting new updated runes both via Runecrafter recipes and Notoriety-based runes.
  • These replace the Pre-SL runes that tanks are still using currently on some slots.

VFX Improvements

  • Improvements to FPS for some machines during combat.

Matchmaker Achieve

  • New achieve in Seratos -> Necropolis; linked more to Mariel-Taun Day which falls within the Patch 2.6 release cycle.
  • Mini-questchain.


  • Porticulum UI Revamped.
  • Presets Updated with a large amount of new and current presets.
  • Invasive Species/Sinister Tide lures. 800 planarite each.
  • Color-coded Map Trackers.
  • Black-Tier Loyalty + Rewards.

Check out the PTS/Live Comparison page for a full list.

Look forward to Patch 2.6 hitting Live next week, 12th February 2014! As always, World Events tend to hit on Thursdays at 3:30PM ST (so the 13th Feb).

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5 Comments on “News: Patch 2.6 Release Date confirmed!”

  1. Ez
    February 6, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks so much! You’re amazing.

  2. Sudboyz
    February 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    Do we have any information on the essences and how they will function or their stats?


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