Rift going free-to-play this weekend

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 09:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Rift developer Trion Worlds is opening up its doors this weekend as the game will be free to anyone who owns a copy of the game already.

The announcement was made on Twitter this morning:

It comes as Trion is taking steps towards making Rift entirely free-to-play in June, so this could be considered as a little appetiser of what’s to follow.

Let us know if you plan on checking it out.

Thanks Massively.



  1. Droid

    Is there another way to get it free for 5 days without buying it, because I don’t call that ‘free’ otherwise?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    @2. The announcement tweet clearly states free to anyone that owns it. If you own a copy, you can play without sub for that time. Look for some lower-priced retail stock, and see how you feel after 5 days of play, if that’s what you’re going to do. :)

    Alternatively, you could try Rift Lite, which lets you level up to 20, and offers no gameplay restriction beyond, nor requires billing information.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. deathm00n

    Wasn’t it going full free-to-play?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @4 Yes, in June, but this is a taster of what’s to come.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Imo, Rift > WoW. Esp if you tend to be the lone wolf type of player. If you are a self described hardcore raider, then no. But it is a solid game all of the way around.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. viralshag

    @OG, While I mostly agree I think it’s worth adding it is good for players looking for smaller dungeon size instances. Cross faction guilds and instances was a good idea and helps you find a group a lot easier.

    I played a little while ago and the game is still a lot of fun. The only reason I’m not playing it now (or any other MMO) is because TOR is the only one I’m willing to put time into… amazing what a difference a decent sociable guild that runs raids can do for a game.

    #6 2 years ago

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