Whether you call them shinies or sparklies, artifacts are a fun little diversion in RIFT that can pay off with special toys, mounts, and pets when sets are completed. When RIFT adds these collectibles to the Planestouched Wilds on February 17th, there will be over 8,100 artifacts in the game, making up a whopping 1,400 sets.
That’s not the only change coming this month, however. Trion Worlds announced yesterday that it will be adding the option to purchase artifacts on the cash shop for credits: “Completing all the sets is a huge undertaking, and we’ve recently planned a change that will help those long frustrated by those few empty holes in their collections. As of February 17th, 2016, collectors will be able to fill long-sought collection items with credits.”
Trion said that all 8,100 artifacts have been hand-placed by developers and should be reachable, although some are occasionally bugged.