RIFT 4.1 – Forged in Flame is here! This exciting update brings with it a ton of awesome endgame content, including a brand new raid, Eternal items, and enhanced Planar Crafting. In addition to the release of 4.1, we’re also celebrating RIFT’s 6th anniversary by bringing back the Carnival of the Ascended, complete with incredible new rewards like our massive new Tuskar mounts.
Don’t have Starfall Prophecy, but want to get the most out of 4.1’s exciting new content? You can now either purchase a copy of Starfall Prophecy from the RIFT store, or you can buy it in-game using Credits or, if you’re a RIFT Patron, Affinity!
The Tartaric Depths
Steel yourself and prepare to journey deep into an ancient and infernal prison built to contain the avatar of a Tenebrean god!
The Tartaric Depths are a new 10-man raid designed to serve as an entry point for fresh raiders. Accessed exclusively through Looking for Raid (LFR), the Tartaric Depths feature no trash mobs, meaning players will progress seamlessly through all 4 boss encounters, culminating in an epic (and deadly) confrontation with Malannon, the avatar of The Enigma.
While primarily designed to be accessible by new raiders, the Tartaric Depths still contain a number of rewards relevant to experienced raiders as well, including tier currency and active upgrade triggers.
Arm yourself with the legendary power of Eternal items!
Eternal items represent a new tier of power for equipment in RIFT. Every Eternal item is best in slot, and each of them features game changing abilities, including raid-wide damage reduction, enhanced resource regeneration, and Calling-specific buffs!
There are two ways to get Eternal items: either find them as drops or take on the Eternal Weapon questline.
Drops are exactly what you’d expect: kill stuff and you might find yourself looting an incredible new piece of equipment. However, when your first pick up an Eternal item, it isn’t going to be quite as powerful as it could be. If you want to unlock your new gear’s true power, you’re going to have to complete its active upgrades first. Still, the reward of having one of the most powerful items in all of Telara is well worth the challenge.
The Eternal weapon questline (started by speaking with Lessa Korin outside of Alittu) is similar. While it will grant you an Eternal weapon near the beginning of the chain, you’ll be required to complete an epic journey that will see you battling deadly enemies, delving deep into expert dungeons, and even facing off against Malannon in the Tartaric Depths if you wish to unlock the weapon’s full potential.
Enhanced Planar Crafting
Are you ready for the next level of Planar Crafting?
There are a ton of exciting new recipes being made available to crafters. Best in slot helm and ranged options? You got it. Specialized rewards for each of the six crafting professions? Definitely. Ways to boost your gathering skills and get even more from every node? Of course.
What’s better than getting new loot? Making it look awesome with armor dyes!
Thanks to our improved tinting system, your armor’s going to look better than ever. Not only have we updated our existing dyes so that the effects on your wardrobe are more accurate and more impressive (we have been adjusting individual armor pieces to maximize dye effects), but we’re also introducing 18 more dyes to increase options available to you.
6th Anniversary – Carnival of the Ascended
The Carnival of the Ascended is back and better than ever! Runs March 30th – April 20th, 2017
In addition to all your favorite events, there are a ton of incredible new items available as event rewards and on the in-game marketplace. We are talking about massive Tuskar mounts, super cool Usukhel outfits, stylish Tenebrean Wings, adorable Tasuil Balloons and much, much more. Words really can’t do these justice, so take a look and then come on out and join us in celebrating 6 years of heroism and adventure.
And hey, here are the PATCH NOTES – warning, they’re long, so get yourself a nice beverage and a snack to keep you going!