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Warframe

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Digital Extremes
Release Date: March 25, 2013

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'Warframe' (ALL) Celebrates 5th Anniversary With 38 Million Players

by Rainier on March 13, 2018 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT

Join the fight in this new free-to-play, co-op focused shooter.

Set in the far reaches of outer space during a new Dark Age, WarFrame introduces the Tenno, a race on the brink of extinction after being enslaved by the Grineer for centuries. Players enter WarFrame on the cusp of the Grineer's victory over the Tenno until they begin to arm themselves with WarFrames - an ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. Hidden within the Orokin Derelicts of a lost civilization, new WarFrames lie dormant and undiscovered. These artifacts are the Tenno's only hope for survival.

WarFrame is a free-to-play fast-action PvE shooter set in an evolving sci-fi world. Some would call it MMO-Lite as squads of four players band together to advance their characters and battle the oppression of the genocidal Grineer. Throughout their combat missions, players will continually increase the power and abilities of their WarFrame and weapons. Players will raid new areas of space searching for exotic and powerful weapons and WarFrame augmentations to customize their arsenal. With WarFrame's Automatic Mission Generator, the game will offer endless replay as levels are procedurally configured for a unique raid -- every time.

In Plains of Eidolon, players will discover a brand new experience vastly different from the maze-like tilesets they've known. For the first time in Warframe, players will see exquisitely lit vistas with an ongoing day/night cycle that creates an alluring continual emotional experience of dawn, day, dusk, and night. In the day-time, Tenno (players' in-game name) will have the freedom to seek missions from colorful vendors in the makeshift colony of Cetus, including as many as 50 other players with which to socialize. Players will cajole and converse with an eclectic collection of vendors like mining experts, fish mongers, beast masters, mask makers, and weapon smiths, the latter of which enables players to create a series of modular weapons, customized to their tastes like never before.

Outside of town, solo or in squads of up to four, players can freely explore the Plains. Filled with stunning lush hillsides, busy lakes and rivers inhabited by schools of underwater creatures, and hidden cave systems, Tenno can entertain themselves with mini-games such as spearfishing and mining to gather resources, or engage in heroic land and air battles -- using the reworked Sky Archwing -- against an ever-belligerent Grineer presence.

Best of all, daytime activities are available to all players of any experience level! But once night falls, enemies scatter and hide as the plains are haunted by mammoth Sentients. Summoned by a mysterious force, the towering Spectral Sentients known as Eidolon ascend from the waters and threaten all living things in their paths. What do they search for every night? What will it take for your team to defeat them?


Warframe humbly launched its Open Beta program on PC March 21, 2013. Since that date the free game-as-a-service title has earned 38,083,936 million registered online users across PC, PS4, and Xbox One – 8 million more than last year at this same time. In that half decade, Warframe has won numerous game-of-the-year awards, including last year's 2017 Steam Labor of Love Award, hosted a real-world, in-game "Nuptia" wedding, held two TennoCon conferences, launched its first open-world expansion (Plains of Eidolon), and significantly updated more than 22 times.

And in that time Warframe players have done extraordinary things. They have crafted 52,972,344 Warframes and 234,766,197 weapons. The have assassinated Captain Vor, the game's first boss, 53,117,969 times,[added comma] and been part of 41,765,109 Stalker eliminations. And they have accumulated a total of 136,747 years, 49,912,765 days, 1,197,906,351 hours playing Warframe.

"Can it really be five years? When we started Warframe it was a 750MB install with one level," said Steve Sinclair, Warframe Creative Director. "We had no expectations it would endure even half as long. But you, our Tenno, showed up and guided us and gave us hell! With your support we've continued to grow and experiment and with your blessing we'll continue to do just that. There is still so much left to do... together. On behalf of the team here at Digital Extremes, thank you Tenno. See you at Tennocon!"

Tenno, don't celebrate Warframe alone -- Visit our fifth-year anniversary site here (to go live Wednesday, March 14) for some big surprises, and join us in-person on Saturday, July 7, 2018 for the third annual TennoCon! Join fans from across the world in London, Ontario, Canada for the biggest, best Warframe event of the year. Tickets are nearly sold out but are still available at the official website. For those unable to attend, viewers can tune into Warframe Twitch channel to watch one of the biggest reveals of the year coming to Warframe during TennoLive starting at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST on Saturday, July 7.


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