Current Issues

— At the start of the event, switching shards or teleporting may abandon your quests, if you find this happening to you then you should wait an hour or two before picking up the quests and trying again. This is usually completely resolved by day 2 of the event.
— Zone event lures – We still don’t have lures for the two events linked to carnival.

Timeline for 2021

Carnival will run for 4 weeks from the 25th of March to the 22nd of April. There are 3 phases with 3 weekly quests to complete. The 4th week is an extension of phase 3, just for shopping and dailies, there is no new weekly quest to pick up on week 4 (15th April). If you miss a weekly quest, you will be able to pick up the missed quest! You will still need to complete the quests one at a time, you cannot pick up all 3 quests at once.

  • Thursday the 25th of March at 3:30PM server time – Event starts, first weekly quest is available to pick up.
  • Thursday the 1st of April at 3:30PM server time – Phase two starts, second weekly quest is available to pick up.
  • Thursday the 8th of April at 3:30PM server time – Phase three starts, third weekly quest is available to pick up.
  • Thursday the 22nd April at 3:30PM server time – Event Finishes. 

Daily quests reset at the normal 4am daily quest reset.

New for 2021

There is a whole bunch of stuff to buy including 6 new mounts, a new minion that starts a chain and 10th Anniversary cake! You can see everything to buy and the minion card chain on the shopping guide.

There are 5 new cheevos to earn.

There are 3 new artifact sets to collect. Each of the Artifact sets will award you 4 Doubloons when you hand them in, some players may want to farm the artifacts and complete the sets on every character they have, this will give a huge boost to your Doubloon count!

There is no new earring this year, so you will still want the 2019 and 2020 earrings paired together for best in slot.

Information / Guides

The Carnival world event in rift marks the anniversary of the release date of the game.

2021 is the 10th Anniversary!

As with all world events, I strongly suggest running all the weekly quests on your alts to get a good stock of currency to buy all the things.

The weekly quest during the carnival event is to take part in 50 carnival games. Even low level characters/alts will be able to complete them (minimum level for quest pickup is 10). The weeklies are much easier done if you group up with other players, peak time for this is a Thursday evening straight after the event weekly has reset and everyone will be farming the fresh weekly!

There are daily quests to do to increase your reserves of Carnival Prize Tickets.

Pinata balloons appear in the open world, these drop a variety of different things!

Killing anything Planar related will also earn you glass beads which you can use to buy pretty things.
Taking part in any of the carnival games will earn you Prize Tickets.

You can find many beautiful items in the Rift store to buy with all the currency you earn, including Wardrobe unlocks.

Carnival a few cheevos linked to it, you can find guides for these on the cheevo page.

The 5th Anniversary Questline can be completed once per character (level 65).

Earning Currency

The currencies for Carnival are ‘Carnival Prize Tickets’, ‘Glass Beads’ and ‘Auroral Doubloon’

These currencies are earned by doing a variety of daily and weekly quests.
You will be able to earn 2 Auroral Doubloons every week by doing the weekly quest, a total of 6 during the whole event, along with loads of glass beads and prize tickets from the various other quests and from killing planar mobs in open world (you can find a guide for farming these currencies on the quests page). Your usual token boosts will also boost your glass beads gain; patron, vials, treasure map etc. Token boosts do not work on Auroral Doubloons.

The weekly quest changes each phase on Thursday at 15:30 server time. If you miss a week, you WILL be able to pick up the quest from the missed week and complete it! You can only have one weekly in your quest log at a time tho, so if you start the weeklies on week 3 or 4 you can pick up each quest and do all 3 in a row.

Auroral Doubloons can also be earned from the special carnival 4 hour minion quests, these are a random and very rare drop and should not be entirely relied upon for the farm, you will also very rarely receive the current lock box from these minion adventures. Mostly you will receive glass beads, costume unlocks, dimension items, festive food and the occasional pet.
Make sure you spend all your aventurine on running as many 4 hour missions as possible during the whole event, do not waste aventurine by hurrying or skipping missions!
You do not need to buy any of the event minions to make these adventures start popping.

Carnival 2021
4 Hour Minion Card Loots

So far during Carnival 2021 I have completed 93, 4-hour Carnival Adventures (2 Accounts, both regions).
I looted 18 Doubloons, 17 Ornate Painted Tuskar Supply Crates and multiples of all the items listed below.

Various Foods
Various Dimension Items
Celebration Bag for Overlords x253

Glass Beads

Wardrobe: Ascended’s Tabard (chest)
Wardrobe: Baton of the Bacchanal (one-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Broken Bottle (one-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Carnival Air Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Attendee’s Fan (one-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Carnival Celebrant’s Fan (two-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Carnival Death Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Earth Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Flame Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Life Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Planar Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Carnival Water Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Chinchilla Avenger’s Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Flower Carnival Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Forest Lord’s Guise
Wardrobe: Harlequin’s Mirth (helmet)
Wardrobe: Ornate Carnival Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Plague Doctor’s Pretense (helmet)
Wardrobe: Radar Mask (helmet)
Wardrobe: Riot Torch (one-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Sharpened Pitchfork (two-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Sharpened Saw (two-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Sharpened Scythe (two-handed weapon)
Wardrobe: Staff of the Jubilee (two-handed weapon)

pet: Akylios Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Alfred (tradeable)
pet: Angry Fluffy (soulbound)
pet: Anuxy (tradeable)
pet: Breezy Fluffy (soulbound)
pet: Bubbles (tradeable)
pet: Cliklik (tradeable)
pet: Crucia Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Conflagurous (tradeable)
pet: Coradus (tradeable)
pet: Deadwater (tradeable)
pet: Fuzzworth (tradeable)
pet: Greedy Fluffy (soulbound)
pet: Gusto (tradeable)
pet: Kepple (tradeable)
pet: Kipp (tradeable)
pet: Laethys Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Lubbytubs (tradeable)
pet: Maelforge Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Noms (tradeable)
pet: Regulos Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Sola (tradeable)
pet: Wet Fluffy (soulbound)

This is a list of loot from previous years, I will move these up to the 2021 loot as I see them

pet: Dead Fluffy (soulbound)
pet: Greenscale Balloon (Bound to Account)
pet: Moonshadow (tradeable)
pet: Rampant Fluffy
pet: The Tickle Monster
pet: Valmera Cub (Bound to Account)

Use Your Alts!

I highly recommend you do the weekly on as many alts as possible and as many of the dailies as you feel up to! This will allow you to buy all the things you want/need from the shop. A lot of the shop items are either region wide unlocks (in the case of costume items) or are bound to account so you can buy from alts and send to your main.

Trade your Currency

‘Carnival Prize Tickets’ and ‘Glass Beads’ are tradeable between your characters on the same shard. This means you can use your main char to farm them and then send the required amount to your alts for shopping purposes.
Go to the vendor ‘Aleatoria Sendang in Tempest Bay at /setwaypoint 12975 11460
Here you can swap your currency for tradeable token boxes that you then post to your alts for them to open.
Auroral Doubloons are not tradeable.

Money Changer

On the first boat in the Carnival area of Tempest Bay you will find Perdel the Moneychanger – /setwaypoint 12467 11815
Here you can exchange one currency for another.. However the exchange rates are pretty terrible, so only use this if you are on the last day of the event and need just 1 or 2 more beads/tickets and have plenty of the other.
You are so much better off just completing a few quests to get the ones you need.

Pay 5 Prize Tickets for 1 Glass Bead
Pay 50 Glass Beads for 1 Prize Ticket

The Auroral Doubloons can be bought by giving a Pyrite Doubloon. Pyrite Doubloons were rewarded from the weeklies for the first 2 years of Carnival, then they were changed to Auroral Doubloons, this function is here just for player who may have this very old currency still in their bags.