The New Warframe Expansion Starts Later This Month

The New Warframe Expansion Begins This Month

The new Warframe expansion, The New War, will begin on December 15. The New War will have players take control of new playable characters as they play as Kahl-175, Veso, and Teshin. This allows players to experience the war from different perspectives.

The full Cinematic Quest sends players on a journey across 3 acts, the latter two of which are being kept a secret until launch. This story sends players to new environments. This includes an Open World besieged by Sentients, unearthing answers to the players’ personal story of identity and conflict with the Lotus as well as unveiling the lasting impact the invasion will have on the Origin System.

Digital Extreme is also introducing a new Warframe in this update. Caliban is Warframe’s 48th unique playable Warframe and will be added to the game on all platforms on December 15. A Sentient-Warframe hybrid, Caliban has a passive Ability to resist damage types as he continues to take hits (for himself and his squadmates).

Here is a rundown on Caliban’s abilities:

  • Passive Ability: Adaptive Armor Allies within Affinity range gain increased resistance to the types of damage they are currently taking
  • Razor Gyre – Become a spinning vortex of death. Hold Fire to accelerate the maelstrom, increasing damage, then target an enemy to dash toward them. Hitting enemies inflicted with Sentient Wrath creates a destructive blast
  • Sentient Wrath – Smash the ground sending out a wave of destruction. Those not killed by the initial blast are helplessly lifted into the air, where they continue to suffer damage for a short time
  • Lethal Progeny – Call on Caliban’s Sentient aspect to produce up to three Conculyst comrades to fight by his side, and repair shields when not in combat
  • Fusion Strike – Converge three streams of raw energy upon a single point, causing a massive reactive blast. The fallout from the blast will strip the armor from all enemies that touch it

The New War is set to launch later this month, and it is sure to excite fans of Warframe. It sounds like a massive update, and I like the idea of playing as different characters. Warframe has remained an excellent free-to-play game for years and I’m interested to see where this goes.

Source: Press Release