Plump as a pudding Rift update Conquest arrives next week, Trion's announced.
The glitziest bit of it is Conquest, a three-faction, cross-realm player-versus-player war mode. You'll need to control resources and build war machines to turn the tide of battle. That means, uh oh, working as a team.
There's a kindly Mentoring feature arriving with Conquest as well. This means high-level Rift veterans can better help friends who've just started playing.
Also in the Conquest update: a new raid Sliver, a Summerfest world event, a Barbershop to change your appearance and Instant Adventures for Freemarch, Silverwood, Gloamwood and Stonefield.