Looking for a new home or to join up with old friends? With the Free Character Transfer service you will have the power to find the community that is best for you.
The Free Character Transfer service allows you to move your characters (and your guild!) to a different shard once every 7 days. This is an added benefit of your monthly subscription and comes at no cost to you.
The Free Character Transfer service is quick and convenient and can all be done in-game!
Here’s a quick list to make sure all your bags are packed and you’re ready to go:
If you miss any of these checks, don’t worry. The game will let you know if it has an issue before your transfer and won’t allow you to proceed until you meet the requirements.
If you’re not the Guild Leader but plan to move with your guild to a new shard, we’ve made it easy to stick together.
We understand that organizing your members to move to a new shard requires a lot of effort. That’s why we’ve made it as easy as possible for you, as Guild Leader, and your teammates to coordinate and make the transition. These steps can only be completed by the Guild Leader.
Can I move from a PvP shard to a PvE shard or vice-versa?
Of course! The rule set of your current shard will not prevent you from moving to a shard of a different type. So PvP, RP, PvE, or RPPvP to your heart’s content – Just remember, you’re subject to the rules of your new home! (For example, non-consensual PvP on PvP shards and stricter naming policies on RP shards.)
What about my stuff?
Everything except for items left in your mailbox, at the Auction House, and in your Guild Bank will be transferred with your character.
Will these transfers always be free for everyone?
For the foreseeable future – yes! We feel this feature will add a unique way to play RIFT and look forward to seeing how it goes!
Why are only some shards available for transfer?
We want the shard you select to provide the best experience possible. It is important that there remains a balance between Guardian and Defiant players to ensure that available shards do not become overpopulated or unbalanced. For this reason you will only be able to move to specific shards we’ve selected to accept new transfers. Please note the shards available for transfer may change over time.
Will I be able to change my character's faction (from Defiant to Guardian for example) when I transfer, or will I be able to transfer my character to another active account?
Not at this time. While these options are something we might look into in the future, they are currently not available.