Latest PC Update Introduces Space Cat Companions, New Star Chart System, and More; New Tenno Team Sport Mode Lunaro on Consoles Now
LONDON, ON (July 8, 2016) — Today marks the launch of the Specters of the Rail PC update for Warframe, the Free-to-Play hit from independent developer and publisher Digital Extremes. Specters of the Rail brings a significant overhaul to the Star Chart system, new Archwing space combat modes, the introduction of space cat companions, and more! Specters of the Rail is the second of a major three-part update cycle occurring this summer for Warframe and stands as a testament to Digital Extremes’ commitment to continue improving the Warframe experience for its growing community of over 26 million players worldwide.
Major highlights from today’s Specters of the Rail PC update include:
NEW KAVAT COMPANIONS: A new species enters the Arsenal! These ferocious space cats come with their own Cosmetic Armor and Mods, offering a more defensive style of support in-battle. Two unique Breeds with their own unique set of perks are currently available:
- Adarza Kavats are lethal and sly, offering increased Critical Chance for short durations and the possibility to reflect damage back at their attackers.
- Smeeta Kavats are aloof but powerful, occasionally projecting an image of itself to distract enemies and granting good fortune to squad members.
Finding Kavats has unlocked the secrets of aging as well. All biological Companions will be instantly Matured at the press of a button — but think before you act. Puppies and Kittens now have free roam of your ship. Players must weigh the benefits of an adorable companion at home, or a ferocious beast at their side on the battlefield.
ARCHWING OVERHAUL: Archwing has received an entirely overhauled Flight System, offering players six degrees of freedom! In order for Tenno to explore these changes to their fullest, a new Support Class and new Game Modes have been implemented as well. These additions include:
- A Support Archwing, for those who want to support their fellow Tenno.
- Archwing Pursuit Mode, where players must hunt and battle a heavily-defended Grineer Ship, evading its turrets, mines, and reinforcements along the way.
- Archwing Rush Mode, which requires players to prevent the escape of numerous hostile supply ships in a set period of time.
STAR CHART RENOVATION: Find a new way to experience the Origin System with the complete rework of the Star Chart. Let the nostalgic roadmap design lead you through the stars as you embark on a quest to re-activate the links between Planets called Junctions. This roadmap design is a throwback to the early UI in Warframe which loyal players have often expressed the desires to see revived. While shrouded in mystery, these new ghostly environments will make it easier to traverse the Origin System if your skills are up to the test.
LUNARO ON PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE NOW
In addition, console players just received the Lunario update. Out now, Lunaro is a new, fast-paced, competitive team sport challenging players to use skill, mobility, teamwork, and creativity for victory and honor. Accessed in-game through the Conclave, Lunaro invites Tenno to join team Sun or team Moon with up to three players per team. Teams must defend their goal while doing their best to score by shooting the ball (or Lunaro) through the opponents’ goal. Tenno may defend their zone by smashing the Lunaro out of the opponent’s possession or by knocking them down with a crushing hit.
For supporting assets, including highlight trailers for the Specters of the Rail PC update and the team sport Lunaro update for consoles, please head here:https://digitalextremesltd.box.com/s/fmoeta2lxd4nz66dlbfz42cqxv9zou2y
TENNOCON 2016 SOLD OUT — ALL TICKET PROCEEDS GOING TO CHARITY
TennoCon 2016, the largest gathering of Warframe players and developers, has sold out! One hundred percent of the ticket proceeds are being donated to the official charitable partner of TennoCon, Outward Bound Canada. Tickets sales raised more than CDN $78,000 for the group who supports at-risk youth, women of courage and veterans.
This first-of-its-kind event taking place on July 9 promises a day full of fun activities, panels, tournaments, and most importantly, provides a space for our dedicated community of players to meet and connect with the Warframe team in the developer’s hometown of London, Ontario. For more details on the event, please visit the official TennoCon 2016 website.
Couldn’t get a ticket to TennoCon? Be sure to catch the much-anticipated TennoLive panel on the official Warframe Twitch.tv channel.
Watch the Warframe: Specters of the Rail Update Highlights Video:
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PC players can download Warframe with the new Specters of the Rail update for free today! PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will receive this update soon.