Warframe jumps onto the Epic Game Store with a free weapon bundle

    
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Warframe can’t be stopped. We all know this. We’ve all seen the prophecies that show us how the popular shooter will spread to all of the corners of the universe until being caught not playing Warframe will result in instant execution. So just accept the fact that this online RPG is now available on the Epic Game Store as part of this inevitable march toward domination.

The debut of Warframe on EGS also comes with a bonus for fans: a free Unreal Tournament weapons bundle. “Each Skin comes with brand-new sounds, effects, and animations designed to recapture the excitement of Unreal Tournament and bring it to the Origin System,” Digital Extremes said.

This collaboration shows the ties between the studio and Epic, which stretch back quite a ways. “We’ve stayed in touch over the years while our businesses grew in different directions,” Epic’s Tim Sweeney said in an interview on Frankengadget. “Now we’re finding they increasingly overlap and there’s a great opportunity to connect our gamer audience.”

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Dug From The Earth

is this bundle available to people who dont play through the epic store?

Leo
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Leo

you gotta go through the epic store, but just have to launch the game once. There is apparently an add-ons section of the store page where you find the bundle. Then launch the game and it’s added to your account.

EmberStar
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EmberStar

There’s a couple of threads in the Warframe forums that detail how to copy the files and trick the Epic Launcher into verifying it. You do need to launch the game via the Epic Store at least once. There might also be a way to redirect the Epic Store to use the standalone / Steam files without copying them (and using twice the hard drive space.) But that apparently also forces the game to verify all files each time you use the other launcher.

I won’t be getting the skins. I don’t have any desire to download a 35gb file for a small cosmetic and don’t feel like jumping through hoops trying to copy/redirect the files. Especially since A) I’d still use the Steam version to be able to buy Tennogen if one really strikes me and B) I don’t use the Epic Launcher.