Game developer and publisher Digital Extremes held its annual TennoCon player event in London this past weekend for Warframe, and announced its plan to introduce Landscapes in the upcoming game update, Plains of Eidolon. The studio confirmed that Plains of Eidolon will be Warframe’s most ambitious expansion since the sci-fi MMORPG started back in 2013.
For the first time in Warframe, players will have the freedom to explore, fight, journey and fly through the open Landscapes, Warframe’s first Open Zone, of Planet Earth. In Plains of Eidolon, players will experience a rich landscape populated with both familiar and never-before seen creatures, enemies, a new Warframe, stunning vistas with a day/night cycle, and gripping new stories.
Players will also be able to explore Cetus, a bustling town full of NPCs with their own stories to tell, motives, quirks, and quests to offer. Mechanical wings, previously only used in space or under water, can now be sued to soar over the new area! But beware, as when night falls, even the invading Grineer flee the Spectral Sentients that haunt their colossal remains on the Plains of Eidolon.
Key features in Plains of Eidolon include:
Landscapes (Open Zones)
Until now, Warframe missions have taken place in relatively closed environments. With the Plains of the Eidolon expansion, players will set foot in a vast natural landscape free to explore on their own terms.
Meet the Inhabitants of Cetus
Never before have Tenno encountered the faceless people whose lives they have saved, until now. Meet the Ostrons, a makeshift group of scavengers whose culture revolves around the grotesque harvesting of biomechanical tissue from long dormant Orokin Towers.
Different Kind of Mission
In addition to discovering and exploring, players will engage in an assortment of missions to find and assemble new Warframes and weapons, items and more. Expect to strap on Archwing for air travel and battle, and experiment with customizing and modding a Warframe like never before.
Discover and Explore
Plains of the Eidolon offers a sense of discovery, variety, and mystery that mixes several different environments and tones to create a deep sense of place. Experience a bristling new world in where the wind rustles across your Syandana and the age and size of giant Orokin structures ominously looms in the background. Earth will be more alive than ever before.