Warframe’s Fortuna update is headed to consoles on Dec. 10 (Updated)

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The wait is almost over as Digital Extremes announces that Fortuna has been submitted for certification on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Here’s what you need to know about Warframe’s Fortuna Update

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Announced at TennoCon 2018, Warframe’s Fortunate update will see to that the game gets another massive expansion on par with the Plains of Eidolon expansion that released in 2017. As its approach grows nearer, it’s time to learn everything we can about the upcoming open-world expansion that will see Warframe fans take to the landscapes of Venus.

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Opinion: There’s a lot that developers can learn from Warframe

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Warframe is a premium free-to-play game that is constantly evolving and growing as a living-and-breathing entity featuring millions of players around the world across three different platforms with the Nintendo Switch joining in soon. But what sets Warframe apart from the rest? Let’s talk about that.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon

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Digital Extremes has been hard at work with the latest update, one of the largest yet for their free-to-play game, and one that has been considered to be the best update to the title yet. The new update completely rocked the Warframe community the moment Plains of Eidolon launched.  With its new content featuring a 60 player open-world, a new basecamp, quests, new enemies, side activities such as fishing, and hunting; Plains of Eidolon is by far, the most ambitious update to the current day.

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Warframe Beginner’s Guide – How to Master Harrow in ‘Chains of Harrow’

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As the games newest Warframe, Harrow offers a steep learning curve as this warframes approach to combat isn’t your typical one. Harrow, at heart, is a combination of support and tank. Its abilities allow the frame to sustain your group through health regeneration, damage mitigation, and even energy regeneration while in combat.

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Review: Warframe: Chains of Harrow – Horror Comes to Space

Pros:
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Adds unforeseen elements of psychological horror elements into Warframe
+Continues to extend the lore behind the Tenno
+Rell is an absolutely captivating character
+Earths re-modeling is absolutely amazing

Cons:
-Harrow is hard to find and must be farmed from random targets
-Mission complete screens take away from player immersion


Editor’s Note: This review does contain spoilers. We suggest you pass on reading this write-up if you plan on enjoying the story. If you do read below here, please acknowledge that you have been warned, and we are not to be held responsible for you doing so.


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Since the day Digital Extremes released Warframe, there’s no doubt the developer has made strides to continue growing their smash-hit free-to-play title. It’s a game that has yet to even cease its growth over the past three years. With the game now having a lore, in-depth backstories, and an upcoming open world; Digital Extremes has set up an amazing future for their game. Last week PlayStation 4 was given the long-awaited Chains of Harrow update, which features an entirely new story, and even a new Warframe by the name of Harrow.

To usher in his approach, they also introduced Harrows unique set of weapons, his syndana, and the frames former users backstory. To begin, Chains of Harrow isn’t what you’re expecting. The recent content update comes with a unique take on the Warframe universe and even delves into some of the games backstory (you’ll know what we’re talking about if you’ve done Second Dream). The story behind Chains of Harrow begins when players take on the quest it starts out weirder than any of the games previous quests.

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Warframe’s Update ‘Chains of Harrow’ Lands on Consoles Today

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Fans of the independent developer and publisher Digital Extremes can rejoice on consoles as the Warframe Update ‘Chains of Harrow’ has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting today. The new update features quite a few changes that fans have been looking forward to rather new or old or even returning.

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Trying to Obtain the Helminth Charger in Warframe? Here’s a Guide

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If you’ve been playing Warframe over the past year, there’s no doubt you’ve been working side by side with your furry friends, and having them take to the enemies of the Tenno. If you’ve also explored your liset (ship), you’re well aware about the infection wrapped around a singular door, and what it may contain behind its sealed airlocks.

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Warframe’s ‘The Plains of Eidolon’ is Open-World on a Massive Scale

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When it comes to free-to-play games such as Warframe, the grow in an attempt to become organic. So much so that new features are constantly added into the game in order for it to grow. They are games that want to feel as if they are living, breathing entities, and seek to invite their players to continue their gameplay as their games grow.

Among these additions comes the idea that the game must add in new features, continually push itself in new ways that were never before seen, and allow the fans to continue a games efforts in growing. This is the case with Warframe – Plains of Eidolon. The update is one that will be bringing in more than just an open-world however.

If you are to watch through the trailer as far as you can get, there’s a massive amount of new features from crafting your own weapons, to naming those weapons, and even working with the local villagers of Cetus in order to complete quests for them. While no definite date has been given for this massive update, we do know it’ll be out later in 2017, and will be playable by PC then both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

You can also read, by taking the link below, how we view Warframe and why it should change your view on both F2P and Pay-to-Play games.

Warframe Can Change the Way Players Should View Triple-A and Free-to-Play Titles


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Sit-Rep: Warframe: Silver Grove – Where Faeries Exist

Pros:
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An improved void system allowing for a much broader variety of Prime gear
+New Solar Map that’s a lot more in-depth
+Fusion system improvements that are more intuitive by design
+Titania’s codex quest explains more about Warframes

Cons:
Frame rate jumps still remain problematic
Kavat’s die extremely easy


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A lot has changed since the last time we did a review on Digital Extremes’ smash-hit free-to-play title Warframe. Last time we covered the updated titled Sands of Inaros, which continued the rather well done cinematic approach that has premiered on the game. The latest update The Silver Grove continues this trend quite well as it introduces us to another portion of the`story behind both Warframes and Tenno.

However, this latest one doesn’t just carry on with that tradition, it improves upon it even more than one would expect. While this is one of the minor changes made, the rest of the game has been majorly overhauled in some major ways between Specters of the Rail and the Silver Grove updates.

The Changes to Void Missions and the new Rune Segment

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When it comes down to it, the void has been heavily changed, and for the better. Instead of having to worry about Void Keys pertaining to each mission type such as Tower I Defense, Tower III Survival, or even Tower IV Interception’s. While each of these missions till exist, Void Fissures have changed the game by allowing for Relic’s to activate during alert style fissures. How so, you might ask, and the answer is clear: the galactic map is now your playground.

When selecting these missions they may call upon relics, whether they are upgraded or not, and will determine the possible loot that can drop. While each of these relics will differentiate based upon what the fissures require. This also allows for players to choose the chance of what loot they want to attempt getting. Want a Galantine Prime? Load up a Neo V3 Relic in order to have a chance.

Want a better chance at getting that drop? That is possible thanks to the new Rune Segment allowing for players to use their void fissure samples in order to upgrade the relics. Doing so, as stated, upgrades your chances to obtain the prime parts wanted. This change is one that has been highly wanted by many players as it opens up the possibilities of us obtaining more prime parts without removing others.

The Fusion Upgrading Process Changes are Spectacular

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One of the biggest changes that comes to Warframe is one that’s been needed more than ever in recent days. Players have been waiting for this one to happen. Fusion cores have been completely removed from the game and replaced with a new essence called “Edo”. This new “essence” allows for players to do the same thing that Fusion Cores did, but with a bit more ease, but doesn’t change the overall cost.

Just like Fusion Cores, Edo can be picked upon the breaking of loot crates, opening of lockers, or even the elimination of enemies. However, the amount you get, seems to variate upon the difficulty of the missions. This allows for a much cleaner inventory and less need to navigate through Fusion Cores. Additionally, the addition of Edo, also makes it so that players could quite easily take their duplicates and break them down for Edo.

The Addition of the Galactic Map 3.0 Makes it Easier to Navigate

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Ontop of all these additions, Warframe has made another huge leap with its addition of the new Galactic Map, which mixes the best of Galactic Map 1.0 and 2.0 and making easier to navigate. Let alone does this offer players a new way to see the planets around them and the resources they gain. The new map also allows for players to zoom in on each planet and see if the there are alerts on each planet. It also will allow for players to see if missions take place on the planet or a ship.

All That Shines Isn’t Gold, However

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Warframe: The Silver Grlove – PlayStation 4 (Reviewed), Xbox One (Reviewed), and PC
Developer: Digital Extremes
Publisher: Digital Extremes
Price: Fee-to-Play
Released: Available Now

Even with many of Warframe’s changes, Digital Extremes has pushed to make the game the best experience ever, and in many ways, they started doing so quite well. However, there are a few things that could be improved upon even with these most recent changes. The problems don’t sit on Warframes surface, instead many of them sit in the underlying mechanics such as the Kavat.

Much like their Kubrow twins, Kavat is another companion that can be used. Instead of packing brute force like their Kubrow cousins, the Kavat is all about speed and their cunning. They can also buff the squads they are with, however, they are also easy to die over first. Unfortunately, this can be problematic for some in higher level missions where plenty of damage is being tossed about.

This is where the Kavat, unlock the Kubrow, tends to become a casualty and constantly doing so as enemies will tend to bring it down quickly.

Rest Assured Tenno It’s Still a Solid Experience

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Just as one would hope, the Warframe experience remains solid for players to enjoy. With the new update coming up titled The War Within there is plenty to come that can feature some changes, some re-balances, and even new mechanics. Warframe still remains as strong as expected and enjoyable as ever. All we can do now, is wait and see what is coming up, and tune in to the Warframe Primetime on YouTube and Twitch.


Our review is based on the full free-to-play version that can be downloaded on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.  For information about our ethics policy please click here.


 Final Score: 8 out of 10


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.