Today marks the first of what we are told are many major updates planned in 2016 for Digital Extremes’ Free-to-Play title, Warframe. Warframe Sands of Inaros reaches PC players today with a brand-new mummy-themed Warframe, a new quest, updates to Reactor Sabotage Missions, and more. The update continues Digital Extremes’ effort to “redefine the Free-to-Play experience in a AAA way through constant interaction with their players,” for feedback that results in regular new content additions and sometimes major gameplay overhauls that keep the game fresh and exciting to new and seasoned players.
Launching today on PC (and coming soon to consoles), the update apparently introduces Inaros, a mummy-themed Warframe with “classic ancient Egyptian flair.” Tenno (players) may prove themselves worthy of Inaros’s strength and unlock this unique “Warframe Blueprint” by completing the all-new Sands of Inaros Quest.
In Warframe Sands of Inaros, you consume the life of your enemies with Lotus’s newest warrior, Inaros. Use your abilities to siphon the health from those who would defy you, or force their submission by summoning the might of Phobos’ sandstorms.
Inaros’ Abilities are as follows:
- DESICCATION – Blast enemies with a wave of cursed sand that blinds them and steals their health.
- DEVOUR – Hold power to trap target in quicksand and draw them in for devouring; this steals health and ultimately creates a friendly Sand Shadow.
- SANDSTORM – Become a whirling spiral of sand that sends enemies flying and devours those trapped in quicksand.
- SCARAB SWARM – Charge to transform health into hardened scarab armor. Discharge to blast enemies with a scarab swarm; survivors have their health drained and bestowed on allies.
REACTOR SABOTAGE 2.0: Ship Sabotage missions have apparently received a total overhaul, complete with diverse mission objectives and new Sabotage-unique tiles.
Reactor Sabotage 2.0 includes:
- Interactive Mission objectives that change depending on squad playstyles. These objectives create unique environmental hazards and varying extraction goals depending on squad choice. Squads may choose to push through the attack, defend an important piece of the reactor, or take a more stealthy approach to complete the objective.
- Six new Grineer tiles.
- Six new Corpus tiles.
OROKIN MOON – NEW GAME MODES: The Orokin Moon tileset has been expanded to include new game modes.
These additions include:
- Defense, Spy and Capture Missions.
- 20 new environmental tiles.
- Overall improvements to older tileset rooms, including graphical and lighting adjustments.
- LESION – An instrument of unrelenting harm.
- MUTALIST CERNOS – Overcome with Infestation, this bow’s arrows now spread poisonous contagion to any surface they hit.
- DUAL TOXOCYST – Brain-strikes excite this bioweapon, causing it to rapidly release toxic munitions.
- XIPHOS – Featuring Sentry Gun air-support, this stylish new Landing Craft is an asset in any battle.
- ABRASYS SYANDANA – This textured cape evokes stone scarred but not destroyed by the sea’s tireless onslaught.
- CELESTIA SYANDANA – This Conclave Exclusive cape allows Tenno to wear their bragging rights, by displaying Daily Conclave Challenge progress with a beam of light for each completed challenge.
CHAT CHANGES: The Sands of Inaros update also brings a complete overhaul forWarframe’s UI, including new features and more intuitive settings for private conversations and player searching.
- WARFRAME EMOJI – It’s never been easier to express yourself in Warframe. Share your feelings without words, using your favorite emoji as well as some fantastic Warframe exclusive emoji.
PC players can download Warframe with the new Sands of Inaros update for free today. PS4 and Xbox One players will receive this update soon.
To learn more about Warframe Sands of Inaros, or download the game for free, check out their website here.
SOURCE: Press Release