Recruit friends, earn rewards in RIFT Ascend-a-Friend referral program

Just in time to boost your raiding roster in RIFT, Trion Worlds has launched its Ascend-a-Friend referral program, which lets you invite friends to a free 7-day trial, and earn pet and mount rewards if they end up buying the game.

You and your recruits also stand to receive a two-way summoning ability, and an exclusive in-game title The Chosen for a successful referral. The main requirement for a successful referral seems to be just a game box purchase, either retail or digital.

How to join the Ascend-a-Friend referral program

  • Log on to your Trion Worlds account (only active RIFT subscribers can invite friends)
  • Click on the Ascend-a-Friend tab on the left  menu
  • Send out the free 7-day trial invite via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter
  • Wait for friends to use the special referral code
  • Earn progressive rewards up to three levels

Ascend-a-Friend rewards

The referral program offers three reward levels, with a new pet, gear or item unlocked with more recruits.

  • Level 1 – 1 friend referred – Courage companion pet. A non-combat dog that has the same name as the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, but far cuter and without the pink skin.
  • Level 2 – 2 friends referred – Trailblazer’s Hat head slot item. A plumed hat similar to those worn by European explorers.
  • Level 3 – 3 friends referred – Swift Ember Steed travel mount. For now, this fiery horse only has 60% run speed but it is widely expected to incorporate the scaling speed feature once RIFT 1.2: The Spoils of War update goes live tomorrow.

Ascend-a-Friend benefits

Aside from item rewards, you and your recruits will both gain in-game benefits:

  • You and your friends will be able to summon one another once every 30 minutes.
  • Your Ascended friends will earn the in-game title, “The Chosen.”
  • Your Ascended friends’ characters will be automatically added to your Friends List, and your characters will be added to theirs.

Be sure to gift your friends with some RIFT Platinum as well to boost their leveling pace. The mounts and gear they can buy at the auction house will help them catch up, and maybe even lend you a hand for the all-new RIFT 1.2 content, which includes a LFG tool, new Sliver 10-man rift raids, and three additional zone events.

RIFT 1.2 is scheduled to go live in the NA shards at 8:00 am PDT tomorrow, May 10, with a short estimated downtime of 30 minutes. EU shards will get their update shortly after.