RIFT News Tidbits 26th January 2016

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RIFT news tidbits for 26th January 2016.

  • RIFT 3.5: Winter’s Wrath. Patch Notes and additional information.
  • Budgie Madness Promo Week. Currently active, this iteration of Budgie Madness introduces the Spooky the Nightmare Budgie mount. Grab some Bird Seed from Budgie Races! Ends 3:30PM Server Time on 28th Jan 2016 (NA)(EU).


  • Upcoming Region Downtime. RIFT will be going down for RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #7 tomorrow at the following times:
  • Reminder: Last Chance to Get Earring Slot Unlocks/Planewalker: Water with Voidstones. Trion announced yesterday that they will be removing the ability to get earring slot unlocks and Planewalker: Water using Void Stones from the RIFT Store by January 27th 2016. Instead, Wednesday’s update will have them available with Credits. [Article] [Thread].
  • Further Info: Earring Slot Unlocks/Planewalker: Water. Just a heads up that CM Ocho has mentioned that with next week’s hotfix, you will be able to gift the credits-only Earring Slot Unlocks and Planewalker: Water attunement. [r]
    • Earring Slot Unlocks will cost 2,250 Credits.
    • Planewalker: Water attunement will cost 1,500 Credits.
    • The Typhoon Edition of the game will be removed from the RIFT Store. [r]
    • CM Ocho has also explained that the changes are a business decision to better support RIFT moving forward. You can read his post here.
  • Brief API/Event Tracker Issues. Today there was briefly some issues with API functionality and Event Trackers. This has been fixed. [r]
  • Ignore Bug Fix. There’s a bug which makes players circumvent the ignore feature when switching shards. A fix has been submitted for 3.6. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Wardrobe Wednesday’s Ultimate Wardrobe Challenge [Contest]. Rift-Wardrobe’s Wardrobe Wednesday’s Ultimate Wardrobe Challenge has begun. Theme-free wardrobe contest with massive prizes (1st prize = 15k Credits, a TBD mount and “Stylin'” title, amongst other prizes). Check out Rift-Wardrobe and the ‘Wardrobe Submit’ button for further details and entry forms!

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here or the PTS/Live Comparison Page for a summary of upcoming changes. Patch Notes, PTS Updates, Datamining and Livestream Summaries are also available.

If you’re interested in the latest RIFT contests or upcoming events, check out RiftGrate’s ‘Upcoming RIFT Events‘ page and calendar.

New to RIFT? Get your Free RIFT Starter Pack (‘Ally of the Ascended’) with a 16-slot bag, vfx rune, cloak and unique title “The Chosen” by entering code: HH3LZXZ7W77QMQJMJQQQ in the Apply Code page!

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