The Rikti Are Coming to City of Heroes
Lighthouse, the Community Relations Manager on the City of Heroes forums,, has confirmed that the Rikti are invading in waves through Thursday June 19th. Sites in Paragon City and Rogue Isle are taking a beating. Fortunately Vanguard has intelligence on the Rikti and can predict where and when the next assault will come.
- When Zones within the cities are under attack, a world-wide alert will be issued by Vanguard. This alert will show up in your Chat window on the Event channel, warning you in which zone attack is imminent. If you haven’t already, be sure to add the Event channel to one of your chat tabs.
- While the invasion is occurring, players do not receive debt while outdoors in an invaded zone.
- Those in that zone that do not wish to be at risk of Rikti attack are asked to take shelter immediately. They can do so by leaving the zone, or moving inside buildings or under cover (overpasses, parking garages, etc.).
- The combative inhabitants in a zone will move off the streets and to safer locations when a Rikti Invasion takes place.
- Rikti bombs appear to be unstable and not 100% reliable. Some do not explode on impact and only embed themselves in the ground. These bombs have been noted to detonate after a time, so take caution when you see these. They can be disarmed or delayed by inflicting damage upon them.
Players of City of Heroes and City of Villains can test their mettle against the Rikti several more times this year including August 1st through August 7th, September 26th through October 2nd and November 14th through November 20th.