Warframe details 6th anniversary Weekend Wars and teases upcoming content in-game

    
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Warframe is six years old, and there’s no better way to celebrate the fact than by shooting and slicing enemies! To mark the milestone, players of the MMO can join in on Gift of the Lotus Alerts every weekend in February, which reward 10 Relics in the short-term and could potentially open up a bonus Weekend War in March if enough enemies of a certain type are taken out.

In addition to the Weekend Wars in February, Warframe’s latest patch has added some mysterious new radio transmissions while inside your Orbiter. A group called the Nora Night is broadcasting various cryptic messages over the in-game airwaves, including a Tang Dynasty poem by Jia Dao and a message referencing “Dreamers” and “wolves.”

The “Dreamers” are presumed to be the Tenno themselves, while “wolves” appears to be a reference to the Wolf of Saturn content due to arrive soon™, which is explained in a dev post on the Warframe forums as a feature that “replaces Alerts, gives challenges, and introduces new characters.”

If you’re looking for more Warframe goodness in the meantime, MJ will be streaming the game at 8:00 p.m. EST tonight.

sources: official site, official forums, thanks to Sophiskiai for the tip!

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sophiskiai

I was a bit disappointed with the first Weekend War event (which easily hit its goal with time to spare, at least on PC) – the special event mission was just a 30 minute Survival with nothing special about it except the rewards. Still, getting some Vaulted Relics is very nice for those who don’t already have Saryn Prime, she’s a great ‘frame!

But I’m even more excited about the Wolf of Saturn than I already was if these broadcasts are the quality of writing and atmosphere we can expect more of :)

I’ve always considered it a bit of a shame that the really great quests and writing are all locked away so far into the game, between things like this and the new tutorial quest they’re working on newer players might get to see more of the writing and lore that higher level players love!

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xpsync

I ran it when i was able to pry myself (literally) away from SWG. It seems some peeps had no idea they were running an event, they thought the mission length was bonked and one left, it was not a problem but thought it was funny.

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rafael12104

Fear, not my friends. Warframe will continue and reach new heights.

I’m playing Anthem right now, and quite happy with it. BUT it has nothing on Warframe.

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Dug From The Earth

Except for the fact that EA duped you into paying them 15 a month :P

Joking aside, anthem looks spectacular, but warframes depth, solid combat and controls, and devs who seem to just have no limit to what they can add to the game, will always keep it on my top 5.

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rafael12104

Lol. Well, I got no comeback. Heh. Warframe is solid. No doubt. I’m liking Anthem’s verticality and combat, but it’s just a passing thing. I think.

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sophiskiai

A lot of the complaints I’m hearing about how Anthem is now remind me of what I’ve heard about Warframe’s early days. So part of me hopes that, given time, it can grow into something just as great – but that would rely on EA having the patience to support Anthem for the long term while restraining their greed and encouraging the devs to be ambitious…

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rafael12104

Yes. Right now that is where I am too. It could turn into a great game. But they have a lot of work to do. And, it’s EA. So, hmm.

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3dom

Hopefully, there is something more. Gambling chips as a gift aren’t that exciting despite that casino managers think.

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Utakata

Wait…I only seen this game reported here last year. How is it 6 years old already? O.o

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rafael12104

Oh yeah, it has been around a long time. Started off as a very small Canadian operation, but they kept making it better and better and it kept growing and growing.

It is a feel-good story because they just kept trying and improving, no cash grabs, no cutting corners, no Mark Kerns, and here they are!

You know, it sort of reminds me of ancient old Blizz way back in the day.

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Utakata

Huh. o.O

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Eboni

Right! My friend introduced me to it recently and I thought it was newer game. I wish I found it earlier.

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sophiskiai

It got a huge boost in popularity and coverage when it introduced its first open world area in late ’17, before that nobody seemed to be talking about it much.

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Utakata

Well…thanks for explaining that! (And everyone else!)

I just didn’t want one of those situations where I thought it was only last year, when in fact it was indeed 6 years ago. As I would of had to spend the rest of the night coming through the pigtails for grey strands again. :(

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Utakata

Edit/Erratum: …spend the rest of the night combing* through…proper.