Warframe shows off Lavos, a new co-op event, and a first look at content updates arriving in 2021

    
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It’s the final devstream of the year for Warframe, and as is often the case with livestreams from this game, there is plenty to talk about, with a look at coming attractions for the game’s next update and beyond.

The stream offered a full look at the next ‘Frame, Lavos, which ran alongside a premiere of his profile video. According to that video’s blurb, Lavos will be able to adjust his elemental resistances and require players to manage a cooldown-based kit “to transmute even the most desperate battles into resounding victories.” There was also a look ahead to Operation Orphix Venom, a 1-4 player event that will see players hopping into Necramechs and only Necramechs.

The broadcast further talked up the Tennobaum holiday charity event, which is currently live on all platforms, as well as a number of updates planned for the new year including a Corpus Railjack, Corpus Liches, the promised Command Intrinsic, and more in the New War update. You can check out the Lavos profile, the Operation Orphix Venom preview, and the complete livestream after the cut.



source: press release
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jinarra

“La means fire. Vos means big.” Ayla, ~65,000,000 BC, referring to a calamity from the skies.

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Vanquesse V

Necramechs worry me. I recently played a storyline mission where you are using one, and it might be the least fun I’ve ever had in that game

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EmberStar

They get a little better when you own one. For the Voidrig type, anyway. (Bonewidow still has some serious issues.) For one thing in the story mission the Voidrig’s fourth ability is locked out. It lets you summon dual artillery cannons and turn into a turret. That with even a modest attempt at modding the guns does hundreds of thousands of damage… per bullet. It’s actually one of the only ranged weapons that can compete with melee weapons for DPS. (And it’s one of the balance issues with Bonewidow, since she has absolutely nothing to compete with the lightning shield and artillery cannons for survivability and damage.)

I kind of like using the mechs, but they’ve made some weird design choices that do make them less fun to play. A big one is that they seem to be immune to healing. Like, at all. They simply don’t pick up Health Orbs, and no Warframe or pet healing powers affect them. Bonewidow does have an ability with a life-leech. But using it is mutually exclusive with her shield, which means potentially taking even more damage to try to heal damage taken. :(

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Vanquesse V

That’s good to hear. I’m just not sure that funnelling you into a system with so little in terms of customization is a good idea when the main draw of the game is how many options are available.
Does the interface and movement get better when you build your own? Part of my frustration stemmed from how immobile I felt and how oppressive the interface changes were.

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EmberStar

The UI is the same. Mobility gets a little better because the mechs have 12 mod slots (instead of eight plus exilus and aura for Warframes.) And several of the mech-exclusive mods are ones that greatly improve jump height and how quickly they burn through “stamina” when they spint/slide/hover. It takes a little getting used to, but you can scoot across the open world and jump before you hit an obstacle to fling the mech pretty high. They can’t compete with just using an archwing or Operator teleport for moving around though.

The big balance issue with Bonewidow is that she gets an exhalted sword instead of the million damage artillery cannons. And Archwing melee mods are woeful compared to the ones Warframes have access to. They do NOT have access to things like Condition Overload or Blood Rush, which allows Warframe melee damage to feed back into itself and hit hundreds of thousands of damage per swing. The one big advantage of using the Voidrig type is the stupidly powerful artillery mode, and she doesn’t have that. :(

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Vanquesse V

appreciate the info dump, thanks

EmberStar
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EmberStar

Not relevant to the topic, but your profile picture is adorable. :3

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Vanquesse V

Thanks :) I found it randomly on the internet. I tried figuring out who made it originally to thank them and ask permission to use it, but that went nowhere.

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EmberStar

For people who don’t own a mech, the devs have said there will be inactive ones within the mission to Transference into. I guess the Corpus stole some of the wrecked ones to study once Deimos phased back into normal space. (Loid barely mentioned at the start that Deimos might have been hidden in the void. Or started to before being interrupted by Otak.)

I would hope that they’d iron out some of the problems for an event focused on the mechs. If the goal is to get people to enjoy using them and want to grind/trade for the parts to build their own.