Rift “Planar War” closed beta kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got keys!

by: Jeremy -
Trion Worlds is ready to launch the next phase of beta testing for their upcoming MMORPG Rift. There are only going to be a few beta sessions held between now and the game’s launch next month. The next beta test will kick off tomorrow at 10 AM PST and will run through 10 AM PST on Monday, February 7, 2011.

Trion is also holding some special promotions with this weekend’s beta test. Players who successfully seal any rift in the game-world become eligible to win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card which will be randomly given away. There will also be 10 in-game prize packs awarded to players who complete specified objectives. The full details as well as rules and eligibility can be found here

There are two ways to get in on the beta event: preorder at the game’s official website or simply show GamingNexus a little love on Twitter. If you aren't already doing so, follow our site on Twitter (@GamingNexus) and send us a shoutout on Twitter with the hash-tag of #Rift at the end. It’s as simple as that.

I will be checking for responses throughout the day and will send out VIP beta keys accordingly. The great thing about these beta keys is that they aren’t just good for this weekend’s beta, but for all of the remaining betas that will be run up until launch at the beginning of March. Trion Worlds is planning at least one more during the weekend of February 15, 2011.

Once you receive a beta key from us, simply follow these instructions:

1. Go to https://account.RIFTgame.com to login or create a new account.
2. Click "Apply Code" on the left-hand navigation bar and enter your VIP key.
3. You're done! You will automatically be invited into the remaining beta events.

Note: If you apply a code during a beta event, you’ll receive an invite shortly. Don’t panic!

You can also find the official press release regarding this weekend’s beta on the next page!

MEDIA ADVISORY

RIFT™ “PLANAR WAR” BETA EVENT SET TO KICK-OFF ON FEBRUARY 4

Over Two Million Hours of Playtime Logged in Most Recent Beta Event

Trion Worlds today announced dates for the sixth Rift™ closed beta event, “Planar War.” The event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST Friday, February 4th and end at 10 AM PST Monday, February 7th. The excitement surrounding the game continues to grow as evidenced by last week’s “Battle of the Ascended” beta. Over the course of the four-day event, players logged 2.4 million hours in game, more than double the amount of time played in the previous event.

In “Planar War,” Telara is left in chaos as the elemental planes force their way into physical reality. Seal any rift and receive planar loot and you could be eligible to win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card. Terms and conditions apply, click here for details. In-Game Prize Packs will be given away to ten select players who complete the objective.

To secure a guaranteed spot in the sixth beta event, pre order Rift at www.RIFTgame.com/preorder.

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About Rift

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 in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more. 
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