Raider Commander
High House Oshiro
is giving away superior items

Another major update comes to Riftforge, turning it into a more traditional RPG: L-O-O-T!

Indeed, there have been new swords, bows, daggers and what not flying in every direction.

Why? Thanks to the new and improved patrols!

Before we cover the loot, let's look at what's new and improved about patrols (PvE).

Improved Patrols

  • Area Map - your patrol reveals portions of Caldaria, never explored before
  • New routes - troop's progresss is displayed as well as the encounter difficulty
  • Auto tuning - if you are defeated, the difficulty is automatically reduced by one
  • Smooth scaling - lower difficulty patrols when your level is low (level cap>
  • Easy pray - Caldarian HP and damage has been decreased dramatically
Silverlight and Berserker
Silverlight and Berserker,
the new Guardian elite


Two new elite units come into play.

Berserkers are elite Guardians that sacrifice some defense for a powerful Rage signature skill.

Silverlight are elite Chargers are shock troopers trained to charge the enemy's flank.


The artic weather of Manirak has taken care the no one can get into battle naked, even the Berserkers. So these elite Guardians had to focus on the "other" key aspect of their namesakes - manic fighting, usually with the help of a generous quantity of firewater.

Regardless of the level of intoxication, however, the Berserkers have no illusions about the Berseker's mythic ability to blunt the enemy's weapons with a single stare. So they add quite a few layers of armor on top of "Odin's spiritual protection". Read more »

Berserker Commander
Commander Halldor
Berserker battalion commander


Finally, you get six new units to add to the six existing one.

We are introducing these units at the elite (red) level, so they come with all five skills.

You can recruit them immediately, without a level requirement.

Also, to make that first hire easier, we'll be introducing these units at a special, limited-time only price.

So hurry up and recruit them while they are 50% off! Read more »

Raider Commander
Commander Darrush,
Raider battalion commander

Riftforge force recon patrols have just returned with Caldarian blood on their hands.

Caldaria is a powerful city-state to the east of Rift Isle, famous for its sturdy infantry troops. Their discipline and tenacity is unmatched in all of Icecrest Bay.

It is really unfortunate but hardly surprising that Riftforge's first patrols into the area were not welcomed with open arms by the Caldarian legionaries. Read more »

Raider Commander
Commander Izumi
Raider battalion commander

Up to now, any battle you have played on the multiplayer Arena has resulted in gold and Honor rewards.

Starting today, you will be able to engage in ranked battles.

This basically means that player skill will be the only determinant of player rank, considering everyone plays with max army at the new multiplayer Arena. Read more »

Grenadier Commander
Commander Rajan
Grenadier battalion commander

Due to popular demand for an alternative to traditional RPG multiplayer, we have come up with an improvement to the player-vs-player combat (PvP).

Competitive multiplayer

When you return to the Riftforge playtest, you will immediately notice the new Multiplayer Arena.

In many ways, it is similar to the current multiplayer battles, with just one difference - no levels, no upgrades, no special troops.

OK, that's three major differences!

The point of the Arena is to allow everyone to participate in player-vs-player combat (PvP). Whether you'd like to play a casual or a competitive game, you will be playing on 100% level playing field. Or, to put it another way, everyone plays with a maxed out army all the time! Read more »