Rift's First 20 Levels Now Free To Play

by Jeff Cork on Feb 01, 2012 at 03:27 AM

Trion Worlds has announced that Rift's new Carnival of the Ascended patch is now live, and added an enticement for adventure-minded players who haven't yet explored the game. Along with the content update comes Rift Lite, which gives anyone with a Trion account access to the game's first 20 levels, at no charge and with no time restrictions.

“In the past ten months, Rift has evolved at a breakneck pace, through seven massive updates that set new expectations for live MMOs, in features, in content, and in service,” said Scott Hartsman, Rift's executive producer and Trion’s CCO. “We think a Lite edition with no time limit is the best way for players to see what an amazing experience Rift continues to be.”

If you've been curious about the game but haven't mustered up the motivation (or cash) to check it out, now's a great time to play the game and see if it's for you. Adam raved about it in his not -a-review, and Trion has been regularly adding new features since he first wrote about it.

Trion says the Rift 1.7 update adds the following improvements and additions:

•    PvP Improvements - Smoother advancement and better rewards
•    Ascended Weddings - Share eternity with your soulmate, Telara-style
•    River of Souls Chronicle - Undead adventure for two
•    New Master Mode Dungeon – Caduceus Rise
•    Expert Dungeon Overhaul - More options, better loot!
•    Better Endgame Equipment - Improved loot for your endgame Ascended

Also, look for a new world event in the coming weeks. Trion says players will be able to get special loot and prizes as Telera experiences its "largest and most spectacular" event yet. And now you'll be able to see for yourself without cracking open your wallet.