Warframe’s Fortuna update is live on PC with a new zone, new activities, and totally rad hoverboards

    
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There’s been a lot of hype in the lead-up to Warframe’s Fortuna update, including a full-blown ARG in which players were tasked with decoding clues and solving puzzles to aid the inhabitants of Fortuna against the sinister Corpus, but the wait is finally over: Digital Extremes pushed the update live on PC last night. In Fortuna, players will assist the Solaris United faction and its representatives, including The Business, with whom players became familiar over the course of the ARG, in their struggle against the Corpus and its “profit-obsessed” leader, Nef Anyo.

In addition to the city of Fortuna itself, the update also adds an all-new open-world zone, The Orb Vallis, which players will be able to navigate in style thanks to their new K-Drive hoverboards. On top of helping out Solaris United, players will also be able to play preservationist by using new skills “to lure, track, and capture” some of the area’s alien wildlife that is being driven into extinction by the money-hungry Corpus. Game Director Steve Sinclair recently took to Twitter to share some of the adorable plushies that players will be able to acquire as rewards for their conservation efforts, and you can check them out in the tweets below.

Fortuna is live now on PC, and it’ll be making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One “soon.”

Press Release, Twitter, 2. Thanks, Sophiskiai and Alex!

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David Goodman

I’m really enjoying the hoverboard; it’s fun. I think if you have an archwing launcher, the fact that they are now unlimited use makes the board outdated if you just want to optimize traveling from point A to B.

But sometimes, you just gotta grind, brah.

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agemyth ?

While I am usually cheering Warframe on from the sidelines I gotta say that “snowboarding” looks bad. I guess it looks like when MMOs do things their engines weren’t designed for (like early WoW vehicles) but if they build on these systems like they have the rest of the game I guess it could be fun anyway.

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sophiskiai

Have you tried the hoverboard in game? To me the controls are tight and the movement feels great, and I’ve seen other people say the same.

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For sure, as the cool kids say,

It’s lit!

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Tobasco da Gama

K-DRIVING IS NOT A CRIME

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Michael18

Just heard today in a podcast on computer game history that the guy behind the company doing Warframe is the one who coded in 1994 the first prototype of what later became Unreal (the game) and Unreal engine (James Schmalz).

I was really surprised by that. Sometimes it feels like today’s entire games industry is run by people from 3 or 4 influential dev teams from the 80ies or early 90ies, lol.

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Alex Willis

Yeah, the Digital Extremes history is pretty interesting. NoClip did a great documentary on it…

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sophiskiai

Community progress in the ARG unlocked some cache rewards you can access till November 12th (deadline is 11:00 EDT) with the promo codes EARSON on all platforms (PC, PS4, XBox) and TERMINALBIGFLIP (PC only). The last one is for the K-Drive decal, consoles will get a code for that once they get Fortuna. All rewards get added directly to your inventory, and the tiny ‘frame in the screenshot is an articula decoration.

Steve was sat in his office streaming via his ‘phone camera to keep us updated with final build progress (and get yelled at by Rebb for giving everyone a glimpse of some office whiteboards) for a couple of hours before launch, and was the third largest stream on Twitch with just under 50k viewers!

I’ve run into a bunch of minor bugs so far but nothing gamebreaking, most annoying have been my Helios not autoscanning (which now seems to have been fixed) and not earning Ventkid standing from doing hoverboard races, which are so much fun!

I really like how you start Fortuna with a quest that explains why you’re doing bounties and introduces you to some of the main NPCs, and people who’ve read the comics may meet a familiar face in the town.

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Thank You!

I ran into a bug or two as well, no biggies though. One i thought was a bug but wasn’t but kinda is, i could not continue after opening the gate for the prisoners. I kept catching myself exploring, i didn’t notice the timer for it. So had to abandon the quest as i thought it was bugged, but wasn’t, in the end i got my k-drive! Arch… what? Boarding is so awesome!

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Alex Willis

Yes my Helios was not scanning either. A few mining-related bugs as well (some nodes would not respond to when fired on — maybe an angle thing?).

The storytelling in the first 30 mins to hour of Fortuna is excellent. Really concise, efficient. Very un-Warframe-y! Almost feels like a new game, in how it’s being set up.

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“Almost feels like a new game” I’m glad you said it, that’s how it felt to me last night but i wanted to hold back on saying that for now as i didn’t get in much play after i got the drive, it felt like a different game (in a very good way).

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Awesome! Would have loved to have go at that.

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Sure launch it while a Fallout 76 beta window is running. Figured soon as i get home i’d play the beta till 8, then shower, eat and watch a movie. lol

I opened Warframe for my daily in the back ground, i thought for sure it was going to be launched tomorrow (today). Its “omg” the new splash, it starts its slow download, back to playing the beta, switch out, ok Yes clean up that takes forever. I continue with beta.

I’m very immersed into the fallout world, and then, We All Lift Together theme starts in the background.

Fortuna is calling me, lol. Well that killed the beta and it was all Warframe to the point it was way too late to watch a movie.

I played enough to get a feel, but i know there is much more, so all i can say atm is i know i’m going to hit this hard on the weekend, and the best news is, that starts tonight! So far… Kudos DE, Kudos! I’m loving it.

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Alex Willis

It is so good. Only able to play for a couple of hours yesterday, but some standout impressions:

1) Reputation farming moves MUCH faster through resource-gathering. I was able to clear the first stage of rep by gems alone after less than an hour of gathering. ALSO…gems now show on the minimap when detected by your laser cutters.

2) It’s…beautiful. It gives the same first impression as Plains of Eidolon, but better: it feels like a living, lush world.

3) Corpus have always had the deadliest tricks of all the Warframe factions, but the Venusian Corpus are quite challenging in comparison. The new mobs rush you in melee and are right up in your face. I was worried the planet would be a long-distance ranged battle like fighting the Grineer can be on Earth, but the Corpus don’t let up with the rush.

4) All Hail Queen Ticker. My new favourite NPC in any MMO, forever.

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1) good to know never got into that yet
2) huge! so much so it’s why i never got into 1) i keep exploring, bounties forget that i’m nooks and crannies this thing. My exploring could be fallout from playing fallout; haha lol, ok it wasn’t that funny
3) i’m loving that in your face combat
4) i was totally feeling Thursby but…

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Tobasco da Gama

Ticker is the best. All hail Ticker.

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sophiskiai

Ticker is the best, just glint those baby blues <3

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Rolan Storm

You guys and your praising posts. One day I’ll try the game. :D

Trailer looks amazing.