“Like with the Secondary and Primary weapons earlier this year, all Melee weapons will be given a balance pass,” the dev recap of the stream explains. “The delay is a result of our plans to rework the melee system, which needs to be done first! Stance combos have been unified to require less memorization across all mods. Once you get a feel for the system, you should be able to apply it consistently across all weapons. [The] Channelling button has been replaced with a heavy attack button now, which is charged using the combo counter. Energy will no longer be consumed by channeling! The changes will change up the melee Meta, but it also comes with a radical buff to range and damage. Your expected ground and spin attacks are still executable – worry not!”
It sounds as if channeling in general (and everything associated with it) is getting a complete rework; moreover, Gas City is getting a visual and lore update, dual wielding will become more expansive, Nyx and Vauban are getting some buffs, and wall-hopping is being looked at. Plenty more is apparently coming this week – and don’t forget about the comic series!
Reports of Acolytes are spreading in the Origin System.
Expect them on all platforms next week, Tenno. pic.twitter.com/cbqAMc57OT
— WARFRAME (@PlayWarframe) August 1, 2018
Saw quite a few comments about Corpus facelift being overdue… Get ready. Something wicked this way comes… pic.twitter.com/URHleKZUCK
— Steve Sinclair (@sj_sinclair) August 3, 2018