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Warframe is a free-to-play team-based action game for the PC and Playstion 4, for which it will be available at launch. Players take on the role of Tenno, ancient warriors trained in the use of the titular Warframe combat suits and who are awoken from cryogenic sleep far in the distant future. Utilizing advanced firearms and melee weaponry, along with impressive acrobatic feats made possible by the Warframes, the Tenno battle armies of clones, hordes of zombies, and mercenaries hired by a ruthless interplanetary corporation as they follow the orders of The Lotus, the mysterious female voice who guides them through each mission.
Ten of these four-player mission types are available, all of which take place in procedurally generated maps so that no two sessions will be exactly the same. They range from the straightforward Assassination mission, where a powerful boss enemy must be located and taken down, to Sabotage, where players must incapacitate a spaceship and then escape, to Defense, where an ancient artifact must be protected from waves of enemies, with greater rewards available to teams who risk defending the object a few waves longer before extraction.
As players complete missions, they earn experience and find resources and equipment which can be used to upgrade or replace their primary weapon, sidearm, melee weapon, and Warframe itself. These Warframe upgrades come in the form of new abilities, better defensive capabilities, and more slots for mods that players might come across as they play.
- March 25, 2013 (Windows)
- November 15, 2013 (Playstation 4)