Another day, another livestream from the Warframe folks that is just chock full of information. This time around in Devstream 130, we got a deeper look at how to customize the look and mechanical output of the Railjack system that’s arriving with the Empyrean not-expansion, and a closer look at Grendel, a Frame that loves to nom.
The livestream also gave a close look at Grendel, an upcoming new Frame that is all about eating on the go… specifically eating enemies. Grendel can inhale enemies whole and keep them in his gut, and whenever he gets damaged, some of that damage transfers to his “stomach buddies.” Grendel can also consume enemies in his belly to provide a radial buff to nearby allies, regurgitate a stored enemy as a bile-soaked projectile, or turn into a Meatball — which is literally the ability’s name — to roll over and consume enemies, growing in size as he does so. In all cases, players will want to keep eyes on their energy, as every enemy consumed drains the resource, and in the case of Meatball Mode (aaah, video games), running out of energy will incur a penalty.
Grendel was originally supposed to arrive with the Gauss Frame in the next PC Mainline update, but he regrettably won’t make it. As for that next update, players can look forward to Gauss at the end of this month.