Update - 12:33PM PST: Very soon happens to be Today! Players can have their first look at the premiere update for Rift today (Saturday 3/5/11) starting @ 2:00PM PST!
We’re already hard at work on Rift’s first major update and soon we will need your help! We will be temporarily opening the Public Test Shard for all players with an active subscription very soon, here you will be able to have a firsthand look at all the new content and improvements we have in the wings.
The Public Test Shard will only be open during certain periods so be sure to check it out and give your feedback when you can! Of course, being a test shard means that at times things will not go as planned – expect bugs, bumps, and frequent maintenance.
While you can’t copy your characters, those who played on Alpha before headstart will find their characters are still available. Lastly, try to avoid sharing spoilers across the forums; many players enjoy learning and discovering the game on their own, we appreciate your understanding.
Thanks for your help and feedback, we’re making Rift better together – have fun!
Start patching today – Download the Public Test Client
If you still have your client installed from pre-headstart Alpha testing, don't re-download the game. Simply launch Alpha and patch up!
You’ll find the latest notes in the patcher!