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RIFT 3.3 Hotfix #5

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Trion will be updating RIFT with RIFT 3.3 Hotfix #5 as at 7/29/15 at 7:00AM PDT (NA) and 7/30/15 at 1:00AM GMT (EU).

Summary/Additional Info:

  • Nightmare Saga Act II Live! If you’ve already completed Act I, you can obtain the first quest for Act II from the throne room in Tempest Bay at /setwaypoint 12923 11526. Otherwise you can start Act I from a quest in your mailbox. If you are mid-way through Act I, it should show up under “The Saga of Lord Arak” in your Quest Log (default key “L“).
Nightmare Saga Act II Starting Quest Location

Nightmare Saga Act II Starting Quest Location

  • If you are stuck on “A Strange Corruption” quest; what you are looking for are neutral Level 65 mutants called “Corrupted Defender”. There will be two in front of a Corruptive Orb. Just use a target macro “tar Corrupted Defender” and spam that whilst running around the areas marked on the map to find them.

Nightmare Saga A Strange Corruption

  • Supply Crates/Troves Changes.
    • Supply Crate/Trove-dropped Level 65 gear now has a new upgrade tier: “Hardened”. Takes between 9-28 Abyssal Crusader’s Accelerators to upgrade from the previous ‘Ardent’ tier, depending on gear (9 = belt; 28 = 2-hand). They have Tier 1 hit (+150).

      Hardened Supply Crate Lockbox Trove Gear Tier

      New tier for lockbox gear. Tier 1 hit.

    • All service items that drop from lockboxes going forward no longer tradeable. Existing service items that have already been obtained will remain tradeable.
  • Chloromancer Bug Fixed. Mage Chloromancers will no longer be able to endlessly benefit from the 2pc and 4pc Savant’s Crystal set bonuses when re-applying Synthesis on multiple targets.
RIFT 3.3 Hot Fix #5 – 07/29/15

The Nightmare Saga: Act II is now live!
Players who have completed Act 1 can return to the Throne Room in Tempest Bay to continue the story.

GENERAL
* Fixed some visual artifacts caused by models loading.
* The number of appearances required to complete the top Cape and Chest wardrobe achievements have been lowered.

RIFT STORE AND SERVICES
* Level 65 equipment dropped from Supply Crates and Troves now have a new upgrade tier.
* All service items that drop from Supply Crates or Troves after today’s hotfix can no longer be traded.
Any existing service items that have already been obtained will remain tradeable, and there are no plans to force them to be bound.

ZONES AND EVENTS
* The Water Saga quests Atonement and The Solace Cabal should function much more reliably now.

SILVERWOOD
* IA: Clearing the Forest: Fixed an issue that could block larger adventure groups from progressing on this quest.
* IA: Goblin War Council: Reduced health and damage of bosses. Also removed the ability “Elemental Swarm” from the bosses. (Thank you to Shedelin!)
* IA: Fire Brigade: Fixed an issue where quest objective fires were not visible to some players

STONEFIELD
* Quest: What’s Yours Is Mine: The cooldown on the quest objective has been removed. (Thank you to Velorek@Gelidra!)

TARKEN GLACIER
* Daily Quest: Kill It With Fire: This quest should work properly once again. (Thank you to Lufia5!)

THE DENDROME
* Fixed a rare mob issue where Drone Bennkaa would spawn instead of Overseer Primarch.

SOULS

CHLOROMANCER
* Known Issue: Chloromancers with Savant’s Crystals who re-apply Synthesis to a target they already have Synthesis active on will lose the benefit of their 2 and 4 piece bonus.
–  This can be worked around by casting Synthesis on a second target, or by having the initial target cancel their buff before you re-cast it.
–  This will be fixed in an upcoming hotfix.

ITEMS
* Smooth Guffin Pebble: This item can now only be used in the open world.
* Column of Housed Souls now has an DPS upgrade path for a relic item.
Originally Posted by CM Morgana on 29th JULY 2015

You can check out previous patch notes here.

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6 Comments on “RIFT 3.3 Hotfix #5”

  1. July 30, 2015 at 6:06 am #

    Related to act II of the Nightmare Saga – an artifact set called “Places You’ll Go” was added, which lists the locations you will visit in all three parts of the Nightmare Saga. The artifacts for this set can be found in the Port Scion instance that the Orphiel dim NPC randomly spawns.

    • July 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      Nice! Thanks for the info Twinmoon!

  2. Rocobus
    August 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    does Drone Bennkaa really still spawns??? i’ve waited for it for days at the locations where Overseer Primarch also spawns, but i didnt meet Drone although i killed many Primarch.

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