Trion Worlds Announce Rift Free Trial & Ascend-A-Friend Programs

by on May 11, 2011

Trion Worlds recently launched two new programs designed to give gamers a free taste of the immensely popular fantasy MMORPG, RIFT. The RIFT 7-day Free Trial lets players experience the besieged world of Telara for a full week at no cost, and the Ascend-a-Friend program rewards current subscribers who find recruits for the Guardian and Defiant ranks.

If you were waiting for a giant neon sign to signal your way towards Rift and the world of Telara, consider this that sign.

The new initiatives coincide with the debut of RIFT 1.2, the latest and most extensive game update so far. RIFT 1.2 adds several features, including Facebook integration, new 10-person raid content, and three new dynamic zone events.

“Since launching just over two months ago, RIFT has dramatically disrupted the online gaming landscape, giving players the most massive, dynamic, and engaging MMO experience currently available,” said Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer, RIFT. “With the Free Trial and Ascend-a-Friend programs, we’re opening the floodgates, inviting all into this amazing world to experience what gamers around the world already know – that Telara is the new destination for serious MMO players.”

With the Ascend-a-Friend program, current RIFT players can give an unlimited number of 7-day passes to their friends. If a recruit purchases the game, the recruiter will receive one or more of the following awesome rewards:

  • Ascend 1 Friend – It’s like getting two friends for the price of one! If just a single buddy purchases RIFT, you’ll receive

    Courage, a fiercely loyal and utterly adorable canine companion.

  • Ascend 2 Friends – You’re immensely popular, and you know it. Demonstrate this undeniable fact by donning the

    glorious Trailblazer Hat, which you’ll receive after Ascending a pair of peers.

  • Ascend 3 Friends – You don’t get this many friends through charm alone. By bringing three new subscribers into the game, you’ll receive the Swift Ember Steed mount, a terrifying equine wreathed in flame that is sure to turn heads in


Additionally, Ascended friends’ characters will be automatically added to the player’s Friends List, and both will gain the ability to summon each other once every 30 minutes.

By signing up at www.RIFTgame.com/freetrial, would-be RIFT players can quest, PvP, and battle back planar invasions free for a full week. Free Trial players can upgrade to the full game anytime, taking their newly-minted characters with them.