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Warframe’s Update 14 is an absolute game changer

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No matter where you currently stand with Warframe, you’re going to want to check out this latest patch. Update 14: The Mad Cephalon brings the heat. We’re talking a reimagined user-interface, new personal ship, pets, a new frame, new weapons… you name it! Now with 10 million registered users in only 14 months, this game has picked up some steam.

“We’re putting the ‘B’ back in Beta with this update,” joked Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes.  “Seriously though, we need a new word for Beta. It just doesn’t fully encompass the evolutionary process that games like Warframe go through over their lifetime.  Getting endless feedback from our players along with our own ambitions for the game makes us continually work to improve it.  Sometimes that means re-working major foundational components to the game like the new-player experience.  This entire experience has been a game changer for us -- direct player connection -- tap into it, nurture it, know what to take from it and a game can become more than you ever imagined it to be.”  

Highlights from Update 14 include:

  • NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE – Immerse yourself into the re-imagined user interface and menus aboard your personal spacecraft, The Liset. A meaningful Quest walks new players through Warframe, providing essential information on gameplay, lore, game modes and menus and introduces players to Ordis, the ship’s Cephalon, a guiding voice on The Liset.
  • PET COMPANIONS – A new Quest unlocks a Genetic Foundry used for breeding biological specimens on your ship! Breed a Kubrow by collecting a Kubrow egg and incubating it in the Genetic Foundry. Different Kubrow personality types have different combat and non-combat abilities. Make your Kubrow more combat effective by caring for it and equipping powerful link mods. Create genetic imprints of your Kubrow that you can trade with fellow Tenno and combine to create your perfect pet!
  • NEW WARFRAME – A master of illusion, Mirage confounds the enemy in a spectacle of style and power. MIRAGE's powers include:
    Hall of Mirrors - Mirage creates an entourage of doppelgangers to distract and confuse the enemy.
    Sleight of Hand - A natural prankster, Mirage booby-traps nearby objects.
    Eclipse - Standing in light, Mirage becomes the main attraction, dealing heavy damage. While the shadows make Mirage difficult to track and even harder to hurt.
    Prism - Fires an energy orb that shoots lasers in all directions. Activating again detonates the orb, blinding nearby foes.
  • QUESTS – Explore re-playable Quests with unlockable difficulty selection. This new Warframe experience opens with the debut Quest, Vor’s Prize.
  • NEW DARK SECTORS CONFLICTS – Introducing a new player-versus-player game mode to replace the existing Dark Sectors Solar Rails conflict game mode. Choose which Clan or Alliance you wish to support and play the role of Attacker or Defender on a multi-staged objective mission! Up to four human players per side, with empty player slots auto-filled by Spectres.
  • NEW WEAPONS
    AKZANI – The choice weapons of Mirage, these fast-firing dual pistols deliver a deadly performance.
    SILVA AND AEGIS – a Sword and Board style weapon created from the concept of the community Melee Design Contest Winner – SilverBones.
  • EXPANDED GAME MODES – The Infested have overtaken Eris. Hive Sabotage, Exterminate, and Survival Game Modes now available!

Not too shabby. Keep in mind that Warframe is a free to play game available on Steam and PS4. With that said, the PS4 patch is still a few weeks behind but it is coming! Best of luck out there Tenno.

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Andrew Clouther Human, historian, teacher, writer, reviewer, gamer, League of Pralay, Persona fanboy, and GameZone paragon - no super powers as of yet. Message me on the Twitters: @AndrewC_GZ
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