Through regular closed beta events
and frequent information reveals
, Trion Worlds
has really been pushing the word out on its upcoming fantasy MMO RIFT
. The game's marketing campaign has taken a bit of an unexpected turn today with the announcement of a promotional partnership between the upcoming MMO and Valve
's Team Fortress 2
. Steam users who pre-order RIFT
during the month of February or who have already purchased the game through Steam, will be given two limited-edition weapons in Team Fortress 2.
The "Sharpened Volcano Fragment" and "Sun-on-a-stick" are exclusive melee weapons available only to RIFT
pre-order customers. In return, Valve is adding a new achievement to Team Fortress 2
that unlocks an exclusive item in RIFT
. The Riftwalker achievement will grant TF2
players a code, which can be redeemed through the RIFT
account management page. An exclusive headcrab-based headpiece, the "Well Spun Hat," will then be delivered in-game during RIFT
's headstart period for pre-order customers on February 24th. This unusual promotion has left many of us here at Massively scratching our heads in confusion, but with the popularity of Valve's Team Fortress 2
, it could prove to be a very successful move.