Well hey there, Ascended! Welcome to the RIFT Public Test Shard!
The Public Test Shard where you can come to check out the latest updates to the world of Telara before they hit the patch notes!
Everyone has access to the Public Test Shard when it is available! However, please keep in mind that we will often bring the Public Test Shard offline without notice for our frequent updates! Unless there's a scheduled testing event, this may occur. Never fear! We'll be sure to announce scheduled testing events on the forums as well!
It's important to always expect the unexpected on the Public Test Shard. There are absolutely no guarantees that a patch or new update won't set everything on fire, but rest assured, you're helping us discover new issues before they can impact players on the live shards! You are, as always, very much appreciated by the RIFT team!
Downloading the Public Test Shard
Downloading the Public Test Shard is easier than ever with Glyph! To start, you'll need to open up your Glyph client. The below is about as complicated as it gets:
- On the upper right-hand corner of the client, there will be a region selector!
- Click that region selector.
- Select PTS!
- Install your brand, spankin' new Public Test Shard!
Copying your Character to PTS!
Did you know you can copy your character to the Public Test Shard? Just click the Transfer button when you’re at Character select on the Live client and select “Copy to PTS” – it's super simple! If you run into issues, please let us know. Please note that we will no longer be offering Gear/Leveling vendors with the introduction of this feature unless testing requires it!
Thanks for playing a big part in making RIFT better! Please remember to keep an eye on these forums for scheduled events and make sure to have fun on the Public Test Shard!