Warframe has long been a source of great third-person shooter action, and a big part of that has been the steady stream of content coming out of Digital Extremes, the developer behind the game. Yes, that’s the same name that was behind Unreal Tournament. So you just know that they’ve nailed the fast-paced shooter formula over the years.
And a huge element to their success over the last few years with this new endeavor has been the constant stream of new content, which is only set to improve as we head into 2020 and beyond. A recent patch tweaked Augments and other game systems, while future updates are working out how Digital Extremes plans to massively expand the scale of the overall game.
Another Batch of Maps Gone
The newest content patch, called Saint of Altra, will bring in fixes and adjustments to existing content, as well as some new toys to play with. New skins will be brought out for existing frames and gear, for one thing. Riven mods are being powered up, by getting a new 120 level cap. Finally, new set of Dojo decorations with an Infested theme is also coming.
That is of course just the tip of iceberg with Saint of Altra and the new content it’s bringing to the table. Players can also expect new weapons and gear, a special new emote, as well as some other goodies like an expanded Disruption Mode, the game type that has players defend a location from enemies.
Under this new version of Disruption, we will see more plentiful spawns of mission type within the Star Chart, including mission spawns on Corpus Outpost, Grineer Galleon, Grineer Settlement, Grineer Kuva Fortress, and Orokin Moon tiles.
An Energized New Addition
As is tradition in Warframe with these new content updates, DE is also introducing a new frame into the battle. That new frame is a speedy boy named Gauss. By the way, this marks the 41st frame to be introduced into the game.
Gauss is basically Sonic the Hedgehog in Warframe form. His abilities are all centered around mobility and speed, giving him an incredible edge in melee combat. Using Mach Rush, a player can charge up other abilities as well as knocking down enemies. This ability alone makes him an ideal scout in a party, with heavier frames mopping up behind Gauss. Combining this burst of quickness with Kinetic Plating can make Gauss surprisingly tanky as well. His other abilities, Thermal Sunder and Redline, offer huge upside potential through increased DPS and a suite of really useful AoE attacks.
All in all, Gauss is a new addition that I can see getting a lot of uptime with as I play through the game, and I’m certain I won’t be alone. Check out Gauss in action in the new trailer down below. He will debut first on PC with the launch of the Saint of Altra update. The release date for this patch on the other platforms has not been revealed yet.
Waframe is out now, and is free-to-play, on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.