Daglar said 2.5 was “right around the corner” during last Friday’s RIFT live stream. It turns out he was right! RIFT 2.5 is headed to live shards next Wednesday, November 6th. This update will add new underwater content to the waters near Ember Isle that will serve as a test of sorts for the upcoming expansion that’s all about water content. The new underwater content will consist of new story quests, daily quests, carnage quests, two new rifts, new goodies to obtain, and a new zone event.
2.5 will add in a level 60 version of the Drowned Halls sliver as well as a completely revamped level 60 version of Deepstrike Mines that features new encounters and a bunch of new achievements. Four new chronicles will also be accessible at level 60. Three of these are updated level 60 versions of the level 50 Hammerknell, Greenscale’s Blight, and River of Souls chronicles. These are labeled “Intrepid” chronicles. There will also be a new chronicle called Planebreaker Bastion: Aftermath.
We’ll also be getting new Planar Attunement trees called Attunement of Cinder, Nature, and Storm. There’s also a bunch of smaller updates happening in 2.5 including major changes to the Warrior class, new achievements and artifacts to collect from level 60 Expert dungeons, PvP gear, The Infinity Gate dimension, and a whole lot more!
Now, keep in mind that not all of this content will hit live servers on November 6th. Trion intends to stagger some of the content for this patch, which at least means we’ll have cool stuff to look forward to each week.
Stay tuned for our detailed previews on the content being added in 2.5 that’s currently on the PTS in the next day or so.