In what might prove to be a very open move, Trion Worlds has been giving players the chance to test out its upcoming fantasy MMO RIFT. There have been five beta events for the game so far, each of which has run for several days and given players access to new areas, classes and game mechanics. The fifth beta event lasted just four days, but in that time over 2.4 million man-hours of play time were logged. With each event drawing in more players than the last, Trion is gearing up for its sixth event. The Planar Wars event begins at 10:00 a.m. PST on February 4th and will run until the same time on February 7th.
In this new RIFT beta event, dangerous planar rifts will open up across the land and the elemental planes will spill forth into Telara. Players will have to work together to seal the planar rifts and collect planar loot. As an added incentive for players to work together, anyone who completes an objective set by Trion will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards. Head over to the official beta signup page for a chance to get into this event and any future events, or pre-order RIFT to get into the beta immediately.