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Warframe “Plains of Eidolon” Expansion Now Available for All Platforms

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Digital Extremes’ massive “Plains of Eidolon” expansion for Warframe is now available for all platforms, worldwide.

The new expansion adds a host of new features and content to the free-to-play action game, including the first Open Zone – the Plains of Eidolon.

Here’s a rundown on the expansion, via Digital Extremes:


For the first time in Warframe history, Tenno will have the freedom to explore, fight, journey and fly through the open Landscapes – Warframe‘s first Open Zone – of Planet Earth in their own time, in their own way. Stepping into the rolling Plains of Eidolon, players will experience a rich landscape populated with both familiar and never-before seen creatures, enemies, a new Warframe, stunning vistas lit with a day/night cycle, and a gripping story told through interactive NPC characters who inhabit the bustling scavenger city of Cetus. In Plains of the Eidolon, players will set foot in a natural landscape with the freedom to explore it on their own terms.

With the first introduction of Landscapes in WarframePlains of Eidolon enables players to discover a bustling town full of NPCs with their own stories to tell, motives, quirks, and quests to offer. Cetus, a makeshift basecamp for scavengers known as Ostrons who’ve made The Bleeding Tower their home, is filled with activity and surprise. In this immense and gorgeous new landscape, players are challenged to attain a new Warframe and new weapons, engage in new story elements, and soar over the plains using Archwing – mechanical wings previously only used in space or under water. But beware — when night falls, even the invading Grineer flee the Spectral Sentients that haunt their colossal remains on the Plains of Eidolon. 

“We have announced big things for Warframe at TennoCon before but nothing like this. Adding Landscapes is a huge leap that we’ve been working on for some time,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director of Warframe. “Plains of Eidolon is our first step in adding a new kind of player freedom to the game. We wanted to give our players something new, something dramatic, and that meant taking risks and evolving the game in a fresh, new direction. For veteran players, we’re always trying to give them a living, evolving game. Landscapes is a great example of how we do that. If you bounced off Warframe a while ago, this is a very different feel for the game that warrants a second look. We can’t wait to see how people react to this!”

Key Features:

  • Landscapes (Open Zones)
    • Until now, Warframe missions have taken place in relatively closed environments. With thePlains of the Eidolon expansion, players will set foot in a vast natural landscape free to explore on their own terms.
  • Meet the Inhabitants of Cetus
    • Never before have Tenno encountered the faceless people whose lives they have saved, until now. Meet the Ostrons, a makeshift group of scavengers whose culture revolves around the grotesque harvesting of biomechanical tissue from long dormant Orokin Towers.
  • Different Kind of Mission
    • In addition to discovering and exploring, players will engage in an assortment of missions to find and assemble new Warframes and weapons, items and more. Expect to strap on Archwing for air travel and battle, and experiment with customizing and modding a Warframe like never before.
  • Discover and Explore
    • Plains of the Eidolon offers a sense of discovery, variety, and mystery that mixes several different environments and tones to create a deep sense of place. Experience a bristling new world in where the wind rustles across your Syandana and the age and size of giant Orokin structures ominously looms in the background. Earth will be more alive than ever before.

Warframe is currently available as a free-to-play title on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can find the game here via our sponsor.

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11 comments
  1. catazxy
    catazxy
    November 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Better then EA’s Battlefront 2, at least

  2. AnarKreig
    AnarKreig
    November 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Such luck that I do not play Warframe, I would be thoroughly pissed off if an expansion of a game that I was actually invested released such bad content.

  3. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    November 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I want to take this opportunity to ask anyone who plays this game what is so good about it. The Internet circles I frequent often say this game is pretty good whenever it’s brought up, and I’m curious, to say the least. So – PR/shill responses aside – what’s there?

  4. AnarKreig
    AnarKreig
    November 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    As someone who has played a fair bit of it, a lot longer than what the majority have at least; I can confidently say that it has -nothing- to keep anyone sane interested in it. The gameplay’s mediocre and the levels have procedural generation from a small kit, so every run will feel the same. And you’ll need to do a lot of runs, in hopes that the crafting material drops from the enemy, the boss or even just the recipe. There’s some minor variety between frames (classes), but there’s a whole lot of grinding to it. And you’re not able to work your way towards unlocking everything because of a seriously limited inventory. Got a new frame you want to try out? Better sell your old one! Same applies to weapons. And there’s many, many more grinds that you need to do. All you do is essentially grind by speedrunning missions, emphasis on -speed-, because nobody wants to stick around a level for too long because of how poorly designed they are.

    That is unless you shell out a whole lot of shekels for overpriced quality of life features.

    Even without the tedium of the F2P business model that is built into its core, it wouldn’t be a good experience.

  5. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    November 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Finally – an honest overview that gives me an idea of what it’s like! Thank you, mate.

  6. Doom Video Vault
    Doom Video Vault
    November 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Too bad I don’t play Warframe anymore, I put in 500+ hours of repetitive grindy nonsense.

  7. Kitsune
    Kitsune
    November 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    The game is fun to play however, honestly if you ever feel bored I must recommend trying it. Inventory space is definitely the worst offender for F2P players though, as you constantly have to delete weapons and warframes to make space for new ones.
    My friend told me to just try the game a little couple months ago, and me having nothing to do, no work for few weeks meant I had time… so I clocked over 200 hours within 2 weeks (saw on steam) and progressed further than my friend. It was quite addicting and I did end up budging to buy inventory space because I wanted to own every warframe there is. And here I am, 568 hours later with every warframe maxed out in my inventory excluding 3-4 “Prime” warframe variations that you can no longer get without trading with other players. No ragrets.

    Good god, I sound like a copy pasta… but still, the game was fun.

  8. Grampy_Bone
    Grampy_Bone
    November 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    What the hell IS Warframe?

  9. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    November 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    A free to play/ pay for everything psn game last I checked. Basically fucking garbage. Avoid.

  10. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    November 18, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Or Destiny 2.

  11. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Basically, if you like an F2P third-person dungeon crawler, Warframe is your game. Don’t listen to the other faggots; it’s enjoyable if you don’t treat it as an MMO with a serious time investment, and playing with limited gear (as almost everything combat-related is unlockable ingame) is still a good way to play. Easy to earn plat (the purchasable currency) if you know what sells. Clocked in already at 2k hours and counting.