Rift Third Closed Beta Announced, Beta NDA Lifted

The third Rift closed beta event will be held from Dec. 28-31! Also, you're now allowed to discuss your experiences in the Rift closed beta events.

Trion Worlds just announced that the third Rift closed beta event, "Enter the Rift," will begin on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. PST and run through Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. Players will be able to create a character from either the Guardian or Defiant factions and play through the first 20 levels of content.

In addition, the non-disclosure agreement for the closed beta officially lifted today! Beta participants are now allowed to share their experiences regarding the closed beta events. So what are your thoughts on Rift? Let us know!

Do you want to participate in the third closed beta event? We're still giving away VIP keys that will grant you entry into every Rift beta event, and all you need to do is contribute in our Rift forums. Winners are selected based on their activity on our new Rift site, so keep posting in our forums and commenting on our articles!

Tags: Feature, News, RIFT


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Wants a new game
# Dec 27 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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This game sounds awesome so far I would love a key, I need something better than whats out there for the I love the world so far.
Beta Key Frenzy
# Dec 27 2010 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
I'm officially caught up in this game. I'm an accountant and need to close the year end - but instead I am grasping at every chance I can to get a VIP key!!! Please - help my company - put me back to work!!
Beg and Pray!
# Dec 27 2010 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
Is it acceptable behavior to beg for a VIP key? Does bribery work? :)

Fine... I guess I will settle for an offering to the Vigil. I am sure they would appreciate some left over Turkey.
# Dec 26 2010 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
woo hoo

not likely to get one of the VIP keys, but I thought I would say here how much I enjoyed the Beta2. I hope to get invited to the third one, as was stated by another article that lots of the things I had issues with are being fixed/improved. The expanded soul system sounds interesting, and I look forward to more events.

/randomroll VIPkey

Hoping to get into the third XD
# Dec 25 2010 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
so how far are we looking at a release for this game? really want to try this game but also want Final fantasy 14 but if this is better i want to dedicate to just one MMO
Requesting VIP KEY
# Dec 25 2010 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
I am a gamer and have been since 10! For the past 5 almost 6 years eq2 end game raiding/pvp guild. Raider ranked. I try to master all aspects of the games and my toons, pushing them to the max, testing out how much I can do solo, as well as groups. Crafting, questing, raiding, trading, everything the game has to offer. I have loved eq2 for years and until now no other game has intriged my interest. I would love a VIP key to test it to the max, for bugs, grouping, crafting, pvp etc. So hope to hear I am a lucky winner of one.
Third beta!
# Dec 24 2010 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Want to check Rift out BADLY! The world of Telara is really inspiring, I hadn't participated in any phase of beta yet, but I hope I'll get to taste Rift's game play this time. Looking forward to seeing you guys, and fire squirrels of course, in game!
Hail Telara!
Beta key
# Dec 24 2010 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
Man i've been trying on like 100 different websites to get a vip key but it just isn't working, so im going to try this one to get a vip key if they're still giving some out. I've played the game before on my dad's account and it was awesome. Hope i can get into the 4th beta if they have one :/ grr...
wtb vip beta key
# Dec 23 2010 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Please,give my vip beta key after the first beta event, I love this game
Vip key
# Dec 23 2010 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
spamming for a vip key for me for me! please!
NDA is up
# Dec 23 2010 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
NDA is up and Now let all the talk Begin. I have enjoyed the first 2 betas for Rift(still seeking a VIP key though) and have greatly enjoyed what i have been seeing so far. The Rifts are Awesome....especially when one of the GM's tries to Spawn 2000 Monsters in the excact same spot(until it crashed that is, I believe this was the first crash too). Well heres hoping for Beta 3. And Keep Closing those Rifts!!!
# Dec 23 2010 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
I am really excited for this game. The last Beta was wonderful. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it into the beta previous to it. I'm very glad the NDA was lifted so I can start posting up what I've experienced on other forums so that my friends can see how fun the game is.
My beta experience
# Dec 22 2010 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
I played in both betas and hope to continue in the 3rd. What makes this game more fun than any other I have played is the rifts, for sure. You never know when they will strike. When they do, the area gets a greenish or reddish tint to it, there is a sound like a freight train boring down on you and the next thing you know mobs appear all around you and then the fun begins. As has been mentioned before, the game ran smoothly no matter how many people and mobs were in the area at the same time. One invasion I was right in the middle of everything, so much happening I could barely see what I was doing, and still the game ran without a hitch. It was such a blast I can't begin to describe what it felt like to be part of a huge bunch of people running after these mobs from one place to another. The bosses were really tough....one had over 200k in hp...but what a wonderful fight it was. I believe that at some point these invasions can actually take down towns if the players can't stop them, so it really matters, unlike other MMO's.

There are issues that need to be addressed, but imho, nothing that stops the game from being totally enjoyable to play. The bottom line for any MMO is how much fun it is to play and I was lmao during the invasion, so I guess Rift is doing something right.
# Dec 22 2010 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
This game just looks amazing!!! Eventually I'll be in there...can hardly wait! =D
# Dec 22 2010 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
plz add me to this game i tend to make this my game please let me in dady needs his fix ok ok
I want to be a beta tester
# Dec 22 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
I love Rift so much and Ive been following the game for quite some time, but i hadnt got a chance to get into the last beta, i have 8 years of experience for playing MMORPGs and I once to be a beta tester for some great games like FFXIV, WoW Cataclysm, Perpetuum. Im pretty sure that iam qualified for the work. and ill be sure to provide feedback, suggest improvements and let you know game bugs. Also i can spend at least 5 hours a day on testing the game.
so please pick me!
LOOKING forward
# Dec 22 2010 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
i am liking what i am seeing in the forums about the beta the game is going to be really good. i am really happy to see that there is some skill in the game. i skill tree really kool. i hop to see you all in the game and i know that i well be buying this game.
# Dec 22 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent

what settings were you playing on??? because I had mine on ultra and the game looked gorgeous and it ran perfectly. makes me think you never actually played >.>
I didnt like rift
# Dec 22 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
I was in both beta events and to tell the truth i didnt want to play more than 5 minutes in the second closed beta.
The game just didnt draw my attention and there wasn't sth unique about the game.
It was like seeing wow with worse graphics,sound and music.
I think trion should reconsider releasing this game cause it's going to fail seriously.
Wow cataclysm is still better than this.
Furthermore Dcuo(which is awesome in beta),swtor and gw2 coming so i dont see any light for rift
wtb vip beta key
# Dec 22 2010 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
I tryed for vip beta keys for the last two so will keep trying, Hope to get one for this one and join my gf to test it out since we are both gamers with alot of experiance. So pick me for that vip key!
Rift is amazing
# Dec 22 2010 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
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I played the two beta events so far, and I have to say that I'm amazed. It's very much like EQ2, which I love to play, but the main difference is the rifts. I didn't think much of them when I started, but I've grown to love them. I'm a quester, and I tend to get pretty focused on the quests, but when I'm out killing spiders or snakes or whatever, the crack of the rift opening really gets my attention. Everyone comes running, and it's just a free-for-all for quite a while until groups get organized. The cool thing is, even if you're not in a group and are not able to contribute all that much (these are like ^^^ mobs running around in groups of six or eight), you still share in the loot. Scott Hartsman posted that this weekend we had a rift with 450 people participating. Not all of them were in one place. Rifts open in many places simultaneously, and the mobs run from one to another. So, there's a lot of running around.

You might think that having tons of players in one place would bring your computer to a crawl, but it's not that way. One thing that amazes me is how smoothly it runs. I have quality turned up all the way and I get a fraps of about 15, which would be stuttering in most games, but in Rift it's very smooth. I did not notice any slowing down in rifts with lots of players.

Anyway, I'm sold. This game is for me.
Antonia Bayle
too late
# Dec 22 2010 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
Competitions, competitions everywhere. -.-' would gladly like to start spamming here to get that key but it's 0.14AM and i think it's not clever to look dead on christmas :/
# Dec 22 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
# Dec 22 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Dear Santa
# Dec 22 2010 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
I has been a good guy just this year to get a VIP Code, so pls dont be lazy and send it to me.
Thk you Santa :)

I hope the event will be a huge success.
GL Guys
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