Trion’s talked about RIFT players gaining access to Storm Legion’s beta a few times now, but the team’s always shied from giving away much as far as the details are concerned. Yesterday, Elrar gave us a little more information on the official forums, where he also announced the current promotion that lets folks save pandas while pre-ordering the expansion:
Originally posted by Elrar (Source)
Save a Panda by Pre-Ordering RIFT: Storm Legion now – We’re giving a dollar for every pre-order we get this week but that’s not all, anyone who has pre-ordered our first expansion will be invited to our upcoming BETA tests!
We’ll have more details soon and if you haven’t pre-ordered or are not a current subscriber you can still have a chance to be invited, but you’ll need to opt-in. Simply visit https://account.riftgame.com/ to sign up for your shot at BETA or just pre-order today, you’ll be protecting our panda pals while automatically guaranteeing yourself a seat!
Later on in the thread, he made two clarifications: Players who pre-order from a different retailer will have to affix their pre-order code to their account in order to grab guaranteed beta access. Also, players who purchased the Storm Chaser Edition, which is the one-year sub deal plus the free expansion and mount, will gain guaranteed beta access as well. Elrar also noted in a different thread that the Storm Chaser Edition will be available for purchase all the way up until the launch of Storm Legion, which is on November 13th.
We unfortunately, still don’t have a date for beta access yet, but at least the details are starting to trickle in.