Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon expansion launches open-world ‘landscapes’ today

It’s been a thrill, I think you’ll agree, to watch over the last couple of years as Digital Extremes‘ Warframe defied the rule that most online games in our purview shrink after launch. The game has only gotten bigger, as it does again today with the launch of its Plains of Eidolon expansion. Today’s launch is for PC, mind you; consoles can expect it in November. Oh, and it’s free. And as the DE team told us back at Tennocon this past summer, MMORPG players in particular should pay attention to this patch, as the addition of open-world landscapes, interactive NPCs, a “gripping” story, a diurnal cycle, and new mission types, all with an emphasis on exploration, definitely push the game over into more MMO-like territory.

“Plains of Eidolon is the first-of-its kind Landscape for Warframe. The Open Zone design offers kilometers of colorful rolling hills and pastures, lively lakes and rivers, active mines and caves, all during a continual diurnal/nocturnal cycle for Tenno to soak up and enjoy. As many as 50 players can converge on the makeshift basecamp of Cetus, where the race of the Ostrons offer missions and challenges, and new weapons, armor and items to craft and customize to a degree never before realized in Warframe. During the relative safety of day, whether on foot or soaring through the air (using the revamped Sky Archwing), Tenno will clash with new and old Grineer, partake in mini-games such as spearfishing and mining, and partner up with as many as three others to explore the Plains. At night, danger surfaces from the waters and haunts the storied grounds. Only the bravest and best equipped teams will venture forth in their crash-course hunt for the massive Eidolon, a towering monstrosity lured to consciousness in search of something dangerous and mysterious.”

We’ll be checking out the expansion tonight, so check back on OPTV at 6 p.m. EDT this evening, and in the meantime, we’ve tucked a few videos below.

Source: Press release
Update: Clearly the patch is suffering a delay right now. We’ll be postponing the stream until it’s live, so stay tuned!
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

LEAVE A COMMENT

18 Comments on "Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon expansion launches open-world ‘landscapes’ today"

Subscribe to:
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most liked
Reader
Anthony Clark

Loving it so far! Bravo!

Reader
Zen Dadaist

I’ve not been able to play it yet because Real Life but I’m hoping to charge in tonight, with a new padawan too! Will be interesting to see how we both approach it – me the *coughmumble*thousands hour player and the newbie just about to take his MR3 test.

Reader
Castagere Shaikura

Can’t wait to read up on how this is for new players.

Dantos
Reader
Dantos

But…But…ff14 4.1 patch just came out Tuesday!

Reader
Major Glitch

This party just got sexy!

CapnLan
Reader
CapnLan

Ugh I can’t wait. Out doing chores while stalking the status thread on the forums and lurking around here. I need to get stuff done but dammit I don’t want to. Haven’t been this hyped in forever. Of course I’m busy when it drops. Bah. Ah well, I have all weekend at least.

Reader
RJB

Yeah…. no it doesn’t….. dono where you got your information from lol it’s slated for this week not today tho

Reader
Major Glitch

*sigh* check the official forums.

Reader
Lethality

They sent out a press release saying it’s today.

In other words, it is today.

Reader
RJB

KK

DeadlyAccurate
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
DeadlyAccurate

I just bought No Man’s Sky this week, and I also have Divinity: Original Sin 2, so this will have to sit on the backburner, but I really, really want to play it.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Patreon Donor
Loyal Patron
BalsBigBrother

On one hand OMG THIS IS AWESOME and I can’t wait to play.

On the other Shadows of War and Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth, GW2: Path of Fire & Divinity Original Sin 2 have already dropped and I am struggling to play what I have already plus there is more to come too in addition.

There are worse problems to have I guess so please take my grumbling in the lighthearted manner they intended to be :-)

Reader
Lateris Ablon

I hear ya, I just tried War Frame and I am hooked in. And it is pulling m e away from GW2 and Eve Valkyrie.

Reader
wratts

Yep, got Shadows of War waiting for me and I’m torn between that and working up to my BDO pegasus. Oh, and actual life

Reader
flamethekid .

I feel your pain dude there is sooo much coming out this month….next month isn’t any better

Reader
Brother Maynard

It launches tomorrow, not today.

Reader
sophiskiai

Earlier on they were saying “either today or tomorrow”, but [DE]Rebecca posted on the Warframe forums about an hour ago to say it’s today (though I think it’s later today than originally planned, which is presumably why MJ changed the stream time).
https://forums.warframe.com/topic/854166-the-roadmap-part-3-when-status-thread/

Reader
Brother Maynard

I see… Didn’t check the WF forum yet, just remembered it was scheduled for Friday.

wpDiscuz