The wide open spaces of the latest and evidently most successful update to Warframe is coming soon to consoles. The Plains of Eidolon console release has officially announced its date for PS4 and Xbox One owners.
Just like the PC version (obviously), Plains of Eidolon will introduce the titular open zone to players with all of its bells, whistles, quests, gathering, and fighting both on the ground and in the air. The update also introduces the game’s 34th Warframe, Gara, who literally has the power to manipulate glass to assault enemies.
Naturally, the update introduces some new weapons and items for Gara, along with new Mods, new Stances, and the rework of the Operator-Warrior Focus. Everything arrives to console players on Tuesday, November 14th. In the meantime, you can watch Gara play with glass and her enemies in the video below.
As ever, the new Warframe looks incredibly cool. We’re also, of course, happy to see that console players will finally get a date to see what all the fuss is about. Here’s hoping console Tenno have an awesome time running across the plains of Eidolon!
It would appear that people – lots of people – really like the recently released Warframe Plains of Eidolon update. An announcement from Digital Extremes proudly proclaims that the latest content to the action MMO has helped Warframe climb the Steam charts.
When the Plains of Eidolon opened to players, Warframe’s concurrent user number on Steam hit 121,377. That figure is nearly double the count from the Octavia’s Anthem release, making it the second most-played free title on Steam according to the announcement and the fourth most-played overall according to SteamCharts as of this writing.
Plains of Eidolon is currently only available to PC players, but the devs are promising the update will arrive to console players before the end of the year. If you’re not already familiar, you can head to this website to learn more about the update.
Considering the next highest game in the list is CS:GO, Warframe’s spot in the Steam charts is very impressive indeed. With this level of apparent success, things look good for perhaps more open world content coming to Warframe in the near future. Have you been among those enjoying the Plains of Eidolon? Share with us in the comments.
Warframe is, by and large, a lobby-style MMO where teaming up or starting missions was done solely from the confines of a spaceship which dropped you into a single map. With the Plains of Eidolon update, however, the lobby is going away as the action MMO gets its first open world zone.
The Plains of Eidolon will let players of Warframe experience a new area and all of its content in their own time and manner. Players are free to alk the land or use their Archwing to traverse the open landscape. Mission content in the update will involve time-limited objectives that can offer rewards such as items to build new Warframes, weapons, and more.
Exploration of the plains can also uncover caverns, camps, and other spaces where players can harvest materials, and certain areas on the map will have unique patterns that have to be traced with a mining laser to extract unique Arcane Gems.
On top of all this, Eidolons will roam the plains, which are immense constructs that are looking to rebuild themselves. These titanic foes will only attack when provoked, but will call in assistance from “Spirit” friends and will focus primarily on immense AoE attacks. In addition to Eidolons, standard enemies wandering the plains can also call in reinforcements through the use of flares; what the color of each flare means will be up for players to learn.
Plains of Eidolon is due to arrive sometime in the Fall of this year. A rundown of the most recent developer livestream showcasing the update can be found here and a trailer for the new content can be seen below.
It’s about time Warframe got more “traditional” MMO content! While the Plains of Eidolon could be summarized as a dailies zone by any other description, we’re still very eager to explore how this game’s intense form of combat operates in a wide open space.