Posted October 6, 2017 by David Latham in Feature

Warframe Plains of Eidolon Arrives Next Week

Digital Extremes, developers of the popular free to play Warframe have just revealed that the incredibly large expansion Plains of Eidolon is launching next week for Windows PC.

The expansion is set to change Warframe forever, and is being called Warframe 2 by fans and critics alike. The sheer size of the expansion means the original Warframe is basically obsolete, so fans are looking forward to the expansion which launches as a free update.

For the first time in Warframe history, explore, fight, journey, and fly through the open Landscapes of Planet Earth. Visit the bustling town of Cetus, and meet its scavenger inhabitants, the Ostrons. Protect Cetus and its people from the Grineer patrols with parkour, stealth, or by air in your Archwing on the Plains of Eidolon.

A Plains of Eidolon launch trailer was uploaded to the official Warframe YouTube site today, which you can watch here:

In Plains of Eidolon, players will discover a brand new experience vastly different from the maze-like tile-sets 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 colourful vendors in the makeshift colony of Cetus, including as many as 50 other players with which to socialise. 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, customised 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?

For more information on Plains of Eidolon, head to the official page here where you’ll find a tonne of information.

Plains of Eidolon goes live next week on Steam, while Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fans will have to wait until November.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?