Announcing: Chaos Rifts

Kabam DKKabam DK Posts: 222
edited April 2018 in General Discussion
NIFTY RIFTIES!

Not seen since the instability of the early tremors preceding the Elder’s War, Rifts have returned as a result of the chaos created with the scattering of the Infinity Stones! Laden with valuable prizes, Chaos Rifts require Chaos Crystal Shards to keep their entrance stable, and only remain open for 1 hour! Chaos Crystal Shards are strewn all over the Battlerealm, and it’s up to YOU to find and use as many as they can before they disappear once more!

Chaos rifts will be available from March 26th at 10:00 AM PDT until May 2nd at 10:00 AM PDT (end date updated by moderator on April 16). You will need to be on our forthcoming build to see and participate in them.

For those of you who have no idea what a Rift is, or even if you do, below is a run-down of how they work.

WHAT ARE CHAOS RIFTS?

Chaos Rifts are quests that have ENTRY COSTS. That means you won’t be able to enter them until you collect 10,000 CHAOS CRYSTAL SHARDS and spend them to enter. Like previous Dimensional Rifts, there are 4 tiers of Rifts, and 4 corresponding tiers of Chaos Crystal Shards. This means you’ll need to collect 10,000 Tier 1 Chaos Crystal Shards to open a Beginner Rift, 10,000 Tier 2 Chaos Crystal Shards to open a Normal Rift, and so on.

Once you spend your Chaos Crystal Shards to enter the Rift, you’ll have 1 hour to collect your prize and defeat the final boss, but it’s not so simple! The path you’ll be sent to is determined by a RANDOM PORTAL, so you won’t know what prize you’ll receive until you enter! Rifts of different tiers contain different rarities of prizes, with the highest tier containing a FULL TIER 2 ALPHA CATALYST and a 5-STAR CLASS AWAKENING GEM.

So, that’s the gist of it. Collect Chaos Crystal Shards of Different Tiers, and use them to open Chaos Rifts of the corresponding tier, then claim cool prizes. Here’s a handy breakdown of some key info:

BEGINNER: 10,000 TIER 1 Chaos Crystal Shards - 2 Energy per step - (24 energy per play)
NORMAL: 10,000 TIER 2 Chaos Crystal Shards - 3 Energy per step - (36 energy per play)
HEROIC: 10,000 TIER 3 Chaos Crystal Shards - 4 Energy per step - (48 energy per play)
MASTER: 10,000 TIER 4 Chaos Crystal Shards - 5 Energy per step - (60 energy per play)

HOW DO I GET CHAOS CRYSTAL SHARDS?

There’s 3 places you can collect Chaos Crystal Shards: Solo and Alliance Events, as well as the monthly Event Quest. Additionally, Lower Tiers of Chaos Rift provide 5,000 Chaos Crystal Shards for the next tier up, which means every time you complete 2 of a certain tier of Chaos Rift, you’ll get 1 entry into the next tier up! In the case of the Tier 4 (Master Difficulty) Chaos Rift, it will instead award 500 5-Star Crystal Shards.

You’ll be able to earn 2,000 Chaos Crystal Shards from completing an Event Quest difficulty, and another 8,000 from full Exploring the same Event Quest Difficulty.

UPDATE: 3/22/2018 @ 12:30PM PDT

Some more context on where to get Chaos Crystal Shards:

- Chaos Crystal Shards will be available from NEXT month's Event Quest, not this month's. The Event Quest is launching shortly after Chaos Rifts, however.
- The Event Quest's Uncollected Difficulty will award the same amount of Tier 4 Chaos Crystal Shards as Master Difficulty.

- Solo Events awarding Chaos Crystal Shards begin on MONDAY MARCH 26th (PDT) alongside the Rifts.

- Alliance Events that contain Chaos Crystal Shards are the 3-Day Events, the first of which will arrive on WEDNESDAY MARCH 28th (PDT)

- A welcome message will arrive in your inbox on MONDAY MARCH 26th (PDT) containing 10,000 Tier 1 Chaos Crystal Shards.

- There will ALSO be a login calendar running that awards Chaos Crystal Shards that begins on MONDAY MARCH 26th.


HOW MUCH ENERGY DOES THIS COST?

Chaos Rifts, like their predecessors Dimensional Rifts, cost 2-5 Energy per step, depending on difficulty:

BEGINNER: - 2 Energy per step - (24 energy per play)
NORMAL: - 3 Energy per step - (36 energy per play)
HEROIC: - 4 Energy per step - (48 energy per play)
MASTER: - 5 Energy per step - (60 energy per play)

HOW HARD ARE THE QUESTS?

You’ll face off against 5 Enemies in Chaos Rifts, all of whom are randomized from a select pool. Their difficulty is roughly equivalent to the corresponding Event Quest Difficulty. As a rule, if you can beat a certain difficulty of the Event Quest, you should have no issues completing a Chaos Rift of the same difficulty. Here’s a quick breakdown of what Buffs are present in each difficulty of Rift (note that unless a Buff is marked as Global, it only applies to the final Boss):

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WHAT IF I FAIL THE QUEST?

Just to be SUPER clear: QUITTING OR NOT COMPLETING THE QUEST WITHIN THE 1 HOUR TIME LIMIT WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF BOTH THE CRYSTAL SHARDS USED TO ENTER THE QUEST AS WELL AS ANY REWARDS EARNED INSIDE THE QUEST.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DO THE QUEST?

Great Question! We know that even if you’re unable to beat a certain Event Quest Difficulty, you may end up with enough Chaos Crystal Shards to open a Chaos Rift. If you’re not so keen on doing that, though, you can always use those Shards to Open a CHAOS CRYSTAL.

Chaos Crystals award SOME of the prizes a Chaos Rift of the same tier does, but not all, and they ALSO only award 2,500 Chaos Crystal Shards for the next Tier up as opposed to the 5,000 up for grabs in a Chaos Rift Quest.

If you are able to complete a Chaos Rift, it is ALWAYS better to play a Chaos Rift instead of opening a Chaos Crystal.

Chaos Crystals will not be available until April 9th.


WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

Glad you asked! Below is a breakdown of what the potential rewards are for both Rifts AND Crystals, as well as the drop rates for both. Since Chaos Rifts are essentially crystals you play, it was important for us to let you know what your odds of receiving a certain prize would be.

RIFTS

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CRYSTALS

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Comments

  • General__RossGeneral__Ross Posts: 156
    Thanks
  • Rifts gave the best rewards of any of the special monthly quests. Stoked to see them coming back.
  • What about those who have already done heroic and master 100% of the event quest? Please help.
  • VIKING987 wrote: »
    What about those who have already done heroic and master 100% of the event quest? Please help.

    Think it's a pretty safe bet to say we're talking about next months quest. Not the one that will only have a week left by the time this kicks off.
  • So the update comes out on Monday? As well as the patch notes?
  • Thecrusher_9756Thecrusher_9756 Posts: 630 ★★★
    If we have already completed heroic and master this month do we have to do it again for the shards?
  • SpiritOfVengeanceSpiritOfVengeance Posts: 2,353 ★★★★
    edited March 2018
    Wait if the new uncollected has the shards when will it come out? Because we will need all the ways of getting shards straight away when these rifts release.
  • CodornasCodornas Posts: 542 ★★
    Now thats good news kabam. Gotta give credit where its due too
  • If we have already completed heroic and master this month do we have to do it again for the shards?

    The x-men quests don't give shards. The next monthly event quest will
  • Thecrusher_9756Thecrusher_9756 Posts: 630 ★★★
    If we have already completed heroic and master this month do we have to do it again for the shards?

    The x-men quests don't give shards. The next monthly event quest will

    Oh right thanks
  • whaler213whaler213 Posts: 151
    why is this starting in 4 days when the current quest still has nearly 2 weeks left on it? also whats happening with modoks labs?
  • Anurag1606Anurag1606 Posts: 1,038 ★★★
    Please clear it. We need to do March months uncollected, master, heroic to get the shards or the next month? Cos it is available from 26th March and I believe next quest starts from 4th April. Now I have already explored this month's event. So please clear it.
  • EpistriatusEpistriatus Posts: 677 ★★★
    edited March 2018
    The x-men runs for another 12 days. Rifts will start in 4 days, with the new update. Does this mean we’ll have 2 separate monthly event quests running at the same time for approximately a week? Or is it a visual bug that the x-men quest still runs for 12 days?
    Oh & absolutely superawesome that rifts will return 😎
  • Sportsfan365Sportsfan365 Posts: 170
    I’m sure you can earn the shards in the solo and alliance events starting on the 26th but the bulk of the shards will come from April’s event quest
  • RehctansBewRehctansBew Posts: 436
    So will the shards be added to this months current quest? IF so what about those that have already completed all of these events
  • BitterSteelBitterSteel Posts: 2,894 ★★★★★
    Wait if the new uncollected has the shards when will it come out? Because we will need all the ways of getting shards straight away when these rifts release.

    It’ll come out the same day as it always does. Why do you need all the ways of getting shards straight away?
  • Ready
  • RaganatorRaganator Posts: 1,534 ★★★★
    Sweeeeet.
  • TheBaldAvengerTheBaldAvenger Posts: 227 ★★
    My bet is they are launching it early to finish in time for infinity war release. That way they can go big for the release rather than a week after
  • Patchie93Patchie93 Posts: 1,370 ★★★
    Deadbyrd9 wrote: »
    This monthly did last much longer than the others. I had master, heroic, an uncollected completed a couple weeks ago. Been waiting for the next event quest. I’m sure they release ways to get shards on the 26th but it wouldn’t surprise if the new quest didn’t start until the first of April

    They will prolly start the solo and alliance quests then similar to vanquishing blows is my guess
  • 573739573739 Posts: 103
    Will paths already traveled be removed from the “random portal” move?
  • Patchie93 wrote: »
    Deadbyrd9 wrote: »
    This monthly did last much longer than the others. I had master, heroic, an uncollected completed a couple weeks ago. Been waiting for the next event quest. I’m sure they release ways to get shards on the 26th but it wouldn’t surprise if the new quest didn’t start until the first of April

    They will prolly start the solo and alliance quests then similar to vanquishing blows is my guess

    If i remember right, they just tagged on the shards as rewards to already existing solo/alliance quests as opposed to making new quests like vanquishing blows.
  • FineDogFineDog Posts: 180
    How often can we enter the rifts? Like are they one and done, on some sort of refresh timer, or can we just re-enter as often and whenever we want as long as we have enough shards?
  • DeadPool79DeadPool79 Posts: 18
    edited March 2018
    cant wait
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