RIFT Community Event

Ends on 14 Dec 2010

RIFT™ is the complete MMO experience you've been waiting for! Dynamic conflict and a revolutionary class system await you in this world besieged by the elemental planes. We have 5000 tokens to give away, each having a chance to get into the upcoming weekend beta event, as well as 250 VIP keys that will get you into every Beta event. And because we want to let Trion and everyone else to know who is the best community around, we are ready and waiting with a The Escapist guild in-game. To sweeten the pot, there is a 17" Gaming Laptop from Origin PC on the line for US participants.

Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control and the landscape is ever-changing. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on challenging quests, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more! Join The Escapist guild in this full-featured MMO and together we can rid the land of these monstrous rifts, become heroes of the realm and gain some epic loot in the process. RIFT is most certainly the epic MMO experience you've been waiting for.

We have 5000 tokens to give away, each having the possibility of being chosen by Trion to partake in this weekend beta event. For those of you residing in the United States and are above the age of 18, you have a second reason to enter ... a brand new 17" Gaming Laptop from Origin PC! Everyone will also have the chance in winning 1 of 250 VIP keys that will get you automatically into every Beta event Trion will be holding. As if that wasn't enough, Trion is holding their own Beta Challenge for a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card. UPDATE - 12/16 - Weekend Event thread is now up in Gaming Discussion: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.251294-RIFT-Community-Event-Details-for-the-Weekend

How to Participate

  • You must be a registered member of The Escapist. You can sign up for your free account by clicking here, or Login with Facebook.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to participate.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in the US in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
  • This token giveaway will be live from Monday, December 6th through Sunday, December 12th at 11:59 PM EST.
  • REMEMBER: Trion cannot randomly choose you to play unless you have your account created AND input your key, so get on it!
  • To be eligible for the grand prize, you MUST join The Escapist guild in-game during the beta event.
  • Once in-game, search for The Escapist under "guilds" and request an invite. If you are having problems, contact Spinwhiz or Kuliani.
  • A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 21st and have 24 hours to respond to our outreach. Failure to do so will negate them from the contest and another winner will be chosen.
  • If no winner has been chosen after 3 attempts, The Escapist has the right to terminate all other submissions.
  • Please remember, you can still play RIFT even if you don't want the prize. You are getting to test a new title that has yet to be released on the market!

VIP Codes Via Facebook

We have 250 VIP keys which will allow you to participate in every upcoming Beta event that Trion will be holding! Here is how to increase your chances of getting one:

  • Head over to the official RIFT Facebook page and "like" it by clicking here
  • Then, post a comment on the main wall using your Escapist username. For example, "The Guardians will help protect Telara! Escapist Username = Spinwhiz"
  • We will choose winners throughout the week before the event
  • Please remember, you must submit your info below to even be considered for the VIP

Event Timeline

  • On December 6th, Escapist members can receive a token by filling out the information below and submitting it.
  • Once you have your token key code (delivered via private message), head over to the RIFT main homepage and create an account by clicking here.
  • PLEASE NOTE - you must have this token key code in order to create an account. Only AFTER creating an account are you eligible to be chosen for the weekend event.
  • You will be chosen at random on Tuesday, December 14th to participate in this event by Trion.
  • Once you have been chosen, log on to your account and start to download the Beta weekend event patch.
  • You will be able to begin playing in the Beta weekend event on December 17th at approximately 1PM EST.
  • Event playtime runs from December 17th at 1PM EST through December 20th at 2:59AM EST

The Prize and How to Enter

For all participants who get into the beta event weekend and complete Trion's Beta Challenge, you could be eligible to win a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card. For more information on how to participate in the Beta Challenge, click here.

For all US participants that are over the age of 18, you must join The Escapist guild in-game and reach level 10 to be entered into a random prize drawing for a 17" Gaming Laptop from Origin PC! Here are the specs:

  • Chassis and Primary Display: EON17 platform with Intel Core i7 and 1920 x 1080 Full HD 17.3" LED Backlit Glossy Screen
  • Graphics Card: Single 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M (1.5GB of Total GFX) - Extended Lead Time
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor (8MB L3 Cache)
  • Memory: 6GB Kingston HyperX Triple-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 3 X 2GB
  • Hard Drive One: 250GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
  • Hard Drive Two: 250GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
  • Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio with 4 Channel support
  • Networking: Wi-Fi Link 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module - Up to 300 Mbps
  • Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth Module
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0: Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • Media Card Reader: 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Finger Print Reader: Integrated Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Web Camera: Built-in 3.0 Megapixel Video Camera
  • Operating System: Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
  • Warranty: 1 Year Part Replacement and Free Shipping Warranty with DVD image and Lifetime Support

Please note, system is subject to change due to availability.

System Specifications for Gameplay

Minimum System Specification
Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
Memory: 2 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Video: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

Recommended System Specification
Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better
Memory: 4 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Desktop Video: Nvidia GTS 250 or better
Notebook Video: Nvidia GTX 200M series or better
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

More about RIFT

  • Full-Featured: Guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, a vibrant economy, Player vs. Player combat, and more!
  • Deeper Gameplay: New features like Guild Quests and Artifact Collections enhance your gaming experience by giving you earned achievements that matter.
  • Highly Accessible HD Graphics: Play a game that has stunning visuals on virtually any computer, even if your PC isn't state-of-the-art.
  • World as Your Adversary: Extra-planar creatures surge into the world from rifts, turning bastions of safety into frenzied battlefields. Defeat these monsters and earn unique rewards, or use them to your advantage by forcing enemies to engage them. Your choices impact others!
  • 8 Primal Forces: Creatures from the Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Life, and Death planes battle for control of the world of Telara! Two warring factions-the Guardians and the Defiant-face off against each other and fight creatures from the planes as they seek to save the world.
  • PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, loot, and unique souls to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts and fight others in world PvP.
  • Build Your Class: No other game lets you build your class the way RIFT does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your play style-and have fun while you experiment!
  • Choose Your Role: Each character can have up to four different roles, so you can choose different classes for every situation! You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is yours to mix and match as you see fit!

The contest has ended!

Thanks for your interest, but this contest is now over. Keep checking The Escapist for more contests and giveaways in the future.