RIFT’s eighth birthday celebrations are live today with Carnival of the Ascended


RIFT players are having a bit of a wild ride the last few weeks. First, Gamigo announced it was nuking the game’s progression server, which had been running only since 2018 and never even made it past the first expansion. Then Gamigo confirmed that it’s planning a battle pass, but it didn’t tell anybody what’s actually in it, leaving everyone to fuss over datamining.

And now the company’s announced that it’s reviving Carnival of the Ascended, the game’s traditional anniversary event, which is happening in the middle of it all, alongside update 4.8. Here’s what you’re looking at:

Expert Dungeon: Enclave of Ahnket – The Enclave of Ahnket is a five-man expert dungeon where players will travel from Alittu to the Tower of Ahnket. As they venture to the tower, the Ascended must fight their way through simulacrum standing in their way, before ultimately establishing a base camp for further expeditions.

World Event: Carnival of the Ascended – RIFT will celebrate its 8th Anniversary with a worldwide Carnival celebration, including various exciting carnival games and special items. The update makes a plethora of mounts, essences, costumes, pets, consumables and titles available for purchase with Auroral Doubloons, Glass Beads and Prize Tickets.”

The carnival itself goes live today (at “3:30 server time” – if that’s still PDT, it’ll be 6:30 p.m. EDT tonight) and runs through April 11th, with several mounts on offer (including the racing snail!).

Source: Press release, official site
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