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RIFT 2.8: Madness Wakes Release Date Announced! + Lore Piece

The Nightmare Coast Feature Image

RIFT 2.8: Madness Wakes’ release date has been announced! The patch will be coming out on August 6th (next week!). [r]

RIFT 2.8 Madness Wakes Promo Image

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CM Ocho has also released a new lore piece called “Tales of the Deep: Infinity Theft” pertaining to the new prelude quest coming in 2.8 that you can read here.

RIFT Tales of the Deep

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So what’s coming in Patch 2.8? Here’s what we know thus far:

  • Nightmare Coast DungeonThe prelude Level 60-63 normal dungeon called ‘Nightmare Coast’ that can be found south of Fortune’s Shore on the PTS will become available.
  • Prelude Zone Event “Night Terrors”. New zone event related to 3.0. [r]
  • New Auction House UI + Functionality A new Auction House will arrive introducing the ability to set and fill Buy Orders, enable Partial Stack Selling, view Price History Charts and Relist Expired Auctions through your in-game Mail.
  • Prelude 3.0 Quests. – There is a quest-chain coming in Patch 2.8 that you can pick up from Queen Miela’s chambers in the room to the left of Tempest Bay’s porticulum.
  • Shared Action Bars. – These allow you to switch some of your action bars so that they are shared across all your specs on your char. (Perfect for throwing up all those Planar Attunement, Guild, Banners and Consumable Abilities). (Confirmed coming to 2.8 by Gingers)
  • New Red Kitsune Mount. – There’s multiple Kitsune Mount icons datamined recently and on the PTS there is a Kitsune Supply Crate that contains a rare chance at a Red Kitsune Mount. Daglar mentioned previously that this was slated for Patch 2.8: Madness Wakes.
  • Class-related:

Note that these additions may not all appear at once as Trion has taken a rolling content approach to patches since RIFT Patch 2.5. For instance, the prelude quests coming in 2.8 will likely not come out at release given their current unfinished state on the PTS.

Look forward to RIFT 2.8: Madness Wakes on August 6th!

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5 Comments on “RIFT 2.8: Madness Wakes Release Date Announced! + Lore Piece”

  1. Gingers
    July 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Confirming that yes Shared Action Bars are also coming with 2.8

    • July 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

      Sweet! Thanks for the confirm Gingers 😀

  2. August 2, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    lvl 60+ drops in the new dungeon ?

    • August 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      The drops seem to be Level 60, at least from what they showed on the livestream.

  3. Jack Johnson
    August 5, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    Yeah the loot seemed to be normal SLE items and ending boss didn’t drop even a purple item. Might be changes to this. I HOPE there’s changes to this as the dungeon is harder than other SLEs. Well this is NTE but still.

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