This yr’s TennoCon, the yearly conference for free-to-play ninja motion recreation Warframe, was the most important one but. TennoCon 2021 was essentially the most seen TennoCon in franchise historical past, and greater than 540,000 Warframe gamers logged on to see what was subsequent for the Origin System.
Developer Digital Extremes confirmed off an upcoming chapter of the most important story quest referred to as The New Battle, as nicely as cross-save and development throughout platforms. Polygon was capable of ask Rebecca Ford, reside operations and neighborhood lead, about the way forward for Warframe in an e mail dialog.
Polygon: Will the New Battle remodel any current in-game content material which may be outdated or troublesome for gamers to navigate, just like the Plains of Eidolon bosses?
Rebecca Ford: The New Battle doesn’t goal to deal with the problem of current content material. There are some content material sorts that might use a logical refresh (Invasions?) however there’s nothing to verify there proper now. It will likely be altering one system for certain, however to be sincere the spoilers [for the quest’s story] are extreme and I can say no extra.
Are there any plans for Metal Path Railjack missions, or is the staff centered on New Battle in the intervening time?
Truly, possibly. Railjack enemies are balanced a bit otherwise so it could take a number of extra adjustments than simply slappin’ the Metal Path on it, however a extremely necessary purpose with The New Battle replace is to provide gamers a tremendous and lengthy awaited story, then loads to do after. So Metal Path Railjack might be part of the to-do, together with another refreshes.
As Warframe continues to introduce weapons, companions, arcanes and warframes, are there any plans to replace drop or loot tables? Instance: the Tenet melee weapons, the brand new Ambassador grind, and so forth.
We do that occasionally. We added a second spot to get Arcanes with Orphix Venom, we’ve completely unvaulted some Primes (Valkyr and Nyx), so there’s at all times adjustments lurking. Proper now the Tenet Melee and Ambassador will keep the place they’re as Raijlack rewards.
Are there any methods New Battle is designed for veteran gamers, or is it a finite story chapter like earlier ‘most important quest’ updates?
There are methods! Presently many layers of ‘then what’ after gamers are accomplished with the (longest) cinematic quest are being accounted for. The Metal Path Railjack could be a small however impactful approach so as to add to The New Battle replace past the large quest itself.
Are there any plans to take a look at Yareli and her present state of steadiness, particularly in terms of her Okay-Drive?
We did a swift buff cross proper earlier than TennoCon and can overview extra within the coming weeks. We don’t count on anybody to be good at Okay-driving in our constrained tiles with 0 observe, however we will additionally make some tweaks to make the velocity and navigation simpler to deal with. Her Merulina mount is successfully her second well being bar and a method to transfer rapidly and swiftly round so we’ll ensure to proceed balancing and fixing issues up.
Warframe will proceed to obtain updates all through 2021 and 2022, all of that are free-to-play. This consists of the following Warframe, Caliban, who’s partially constructed out of components from the antagonistic Sentinel AI.