RIFT’s upcoming premium expansion, Starfall Prophecy, launched it's open beta today allowing players to experience all of the expansion’s new content for free.
“This is a great opportunity for players to jump into any or all of five massive new regions that are completely uncharted -- and at the same time help shape the expansion in the final stages of development,” said RIFT Game Director Chris Junior, “This expansion is a direct response to player demand, and we’re excited to see how players explore and experience all the new content.”
The expansion's five new zones, two new dungeons, new level cap, and the new Fortress Sieges are accessible to new and existing players. Players can also enjoy the recently implemented Multicore and 64-bit technology improvements, which are said to deliver up to 50% improvement in frame rates as well as greater stability.
Starfall Prophecy, RIFT’s first premium DLC since going free-to-play in 2013, will be available starting at around $40 when it officially launches on November 16th. It'll be interesting to see if the new expansion is enough to get old players to return to the free to play game and how long the game can retain the increase in players.