[Watch] Warframe’s The Glast Gambit update is now live on Xbox One and PS4

New quest. New weapons. More ways to trick out your Warframe.

Developer Digital Extremes has decided to open the new calendar year with a brand new update for Warframe's console version titled The Glast Gambit. The update brings with it a host of new goodies, headlined by an all-new quest, a new Warframe, and some really cool new weapons. Here's a breakdown courtesy of an official press release.

  • NEW WARFRAME: Plague your enemies with the Infested powers of Lotus’ newest warrior, Nidus. Spread the Infestation by spawning maggots that seek nearby enemies, manifest plagued tendrils to immobilize foes, and redistribute the damage you take to infected victims.
  • NEW COSMETICS: New community-made Customizations from the TennoGen program have arrived on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One! Console players can now get their hands on the Volt Amp Skin, Volt Arrester Helmet, Mag Orbit Skin, Chroma Tarrasque Helmet and the Excalibur Sentient Slayer Skin from the Market to stylize their Warframe.
  • NEW QUEST: Nef Anyo has stolen the children of the Mycona Colony, and the Tenno must challenge Nef in The Index and beat him at his own game.
  • NEW WEAPONS: Handle new Weapons and Customizations with care as they have been corrupted by the Infestation.

    • – Wield this symbiotic burst-rifle designed to leech health to forge its ammo, and then restore health with each headshot.
    • – Rip into the enemy with fists of razor sharp cartilage. Steals health with each critical hit.
    • RIVEN MODS: Expand your strength by wielding a new Riven Mod for Secondary Weapons — but know that you must prove yourself before their powers are revealed.
    • THORAC SYANDANA: Drape yourself with the new sinuous spine of Infested anatomy.

Warframe is one of the most successful free-to-play games on the planet and for good reason. Instead of wasting your time with long drawn out, nonsensical drama, it cuts (no pun intended) to the chase, by giving you a gun and sword to let you go to town on swarms of enemies. Who are these enemies? Doesn't really matter. Why are you killing them? Who cares, you're a space ninja.

Throw in co-op multiplayer to boot, and that gives you a pretty good idea about why the game is as good as it is. Warframe may be free-to-play, but it is one of the very few that has figured out how to find the balance between not letting its payment model be intrusive while making bank on what it does sell.