RIFT News Tidbits 24-26th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 24-26th Jan 2015.

  • Patch 3.1 Launch – 28th Jan. Patch 3.1 is launching on 28th Jan 2015. Check out full details and what’s coming to the patch here.


  • Wednesday Patch Time/Duration. Patch 3.1 is launching on 28th Jan 2015. All shards (NA and EU) will go down at the same time, at 12AM PST/8AM GMT. Downtime is approximately 11hrs as Trion will be updating the game with 3.1 as well as doing server maintenance. [r]
  • Note: The change in time and extended down-time are for 3.1 and server maintenance and do not represent a new time change for patches in general. [r]
  • PTS Update. The PTS has been updated again. There’s more Tyrant’s Forge achievements, including for the Hard Mode version of Mecha Crucia.
    • Entrance to Tyrant’s Forge is at /setwaypoint 6594 9090. (Thanks to Slipmat for the info!)
  • Crafting Raid Gear + Other Crafts. Morticus has updated his “State of Crafting” post with the following line: “Increase the Tiers of upgrades for Crafted gear to Raid quality”. He has also announced that this change, along with additions such as new Earring recipes for Artificers is slated for Patch 3.1.1 (after 3.1; but not hotfix #1). Not guaranteed as it may be pushed back to 3.2. [r] [r]
  • Mobile App. Snedhepl has laid the record straight that the Android App was updated in November, but delays due to holidays pushed the iOS App back. It’s currently in the process of being submitted and revised. [r]
  • Conquest 5-man Premade Timeline. Daglar has announced that the Live testing of reducing premades to groups of 5 players in Conquest is not slated for 3.1, but further down the pipeline. [r]
  • Hero’s Unrest Lure Fix. If you are having issues popping Hero’s Unrest lures found under RIFT Store -> Rifts, Tacitus has stated that a fix is coming in with tomorrow’s patch. [r]

Community Content

Below is a list of content created recently by the RIFT community!

  • Animal Morphing Contest [Dimension]. There’s just 5 days left until the deadline to submit your entries to Dimension Diva’s Animal Morphing Contest. Contest ends on 31st January 2015. Make sure to get your entries in! Details can be found here.
  • Rift Reforged Ep. 22 [Video]. Rift Reforged has posted up their 22nd Episode: “The Tyrant Returns” which talks about some of the latest PTS updates and news on 3.1, amongst other tidbits. Check out the recorded video here.
  • Expert Dungeon Guide – Citadel of Insanity [Video]. Intim has uploaded a video guide to the Nightmare Tide Expert Dungeon – Citadel of Insanity. Just coming back to RIFT in anticipation of 3.1 or looking at exposing yourself to Experts for the first time? Check out Intim’s video guide here!
  • The State of PvP in January 2015 by Grim [Video]. GrimTheGamer talks about his opinion on the current state of PvP in the game, summarizing recent changes and future proposals by Trion. Check out his video here!

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here or check out the PTS/Live Comparison Page for a summary of upcoming changes.

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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 24-26th Jan 2015”

  1. January 28, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    Just to clarify, 3.1.1 would not be Hotfix #1. We have been using x.x.1 internally as nomenclature for things we plan to push out during that major patch cycle, prior to the next major patch, usually sooner than later. So in this case, 3.1.1 is just after 3.1, before 3.2.

    Our apologies for the confusion. 🙂

    • January 28, 2015 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks for the confirmation Tacitus! 😀

  2. Jaed
    January 29, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Thanks for putting all this out there and keeping up with all the details!

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