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TennoCon 2018: Deep-diving Warframe’s Fortuna and Railjack

Many fans, including me, are talking about still riding high after Warframe’s amazing TennoCon 2018 announcements this past weekend. That was some pretty epic stuff (I have to admit I  wonder how on earth they will manage to top themselves next year!). I was excited to share the news about Fortuna and Railjack with you as fast as I could; the only downside of that was it was too brief to add in many of the deeper details. I couldn’t include the insights and commentary that Game Director Steve Sinclair and Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford offered when I chatted with them. If only there were a way to impart that extra goodness to you and add in my own impressions. Oh wait!

While there’s certainly more to learn about the upcoming expansion/updates, here’s a bit more information about the underground all that cool stuff we can’t wait to experience for ourselves.

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The Stream Team: How about that Warframe news?!

So how about that Warframe news?! Massively OP’s MJ is pretty excited about it (as you might have noted from her convention write-ups). What did you think of it? Now is your chance to talk — or gush — about the upcoming changes to the game with MJ, so join us live at 8:00 p.m. and get on the Fortuna and Railjack conversation to share your thoughts.

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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TennoCon 2018: Why Warframe will never launch (and why that doesn’t matter)

There’s a question that floats around our Massively OP office discussions occasionally, especially when updating which game is labeled what: Will Warframe ever launch? Or did it? We’ve even been known to hunt back through the years to make sure we didn’t miss a clandestine launch somewhere, and we always come up empty. Then we theorize why the game is still technically labeled beta and wonder if the swap to the label “launched” will ever happen in the future. Thanks to TennoCon 2018 and Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford, we now have the answer to the question, “When will Warframe leave beta?”.

Eternal beta

Wait, Warframe has never launched?! That might come as a shock to a few. Some folks, especially newer players, may not realize that Warframe is not technically a launched game — at least as far as nomenclature is concerned. After all, the game has all the earmarks of being launched (regular expansion updates, cash shop, etc.). So for all intents and purposes, it is launched, it is just happens to missing that moniker. So does that even matter?

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TennoCon 2018: Warframe enhances sights and sounds with new skins, ‘Frames, pet skins, music, and more

What does a great game look like to you? More and more it looks like Warframe to me. Looks and sounds like I should say. Have you seen those reveals from this year’s TennoCon? I found them pretty amazing. And part of that amazingness comes from the look and the sound of it all; the gameplay content wouldn’t have half the impact without the integral contributions of the art and sound departments.

At TennoCon Live 2018 I got to learn a bit more about these aspects of Warframe. Of course, no panel would be complete without a reveal or two, and we were treated to a few fun ones, from the two new ‘Frames and skins to the introduction of pet skins to the discovery of Creative Director Steve Sinclair’s hidden voice role in game.

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TennoCon 2018: Warframe is coming to Nintendo Switch, some cross-platform a possibility

Do you love surprises? Digital Extremes is banking on your liking this one: Warframe is coming to Switch. In a fake-out move tonight at TennoCon 2018, one dev hopped off stage while playing a handheld game, but it became apparent what was going on only when he started showing the front row his screen. When those players exploded in cheers, the main camera zoomed in to show the rest of us the real-time Warframe gameplay happening. And then the whole crowd joined in the celebration!

While there is no date on a launch, partner Panic Button – which also created DOOM, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Rocket League – is already deep into development. You can check out gameplay in the reveal trailer below.

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TennoCon 2018: Warframe expands into open-world Venus plus space

Eidolon expanded the scope of Warframe immensely, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the content coming. The playable universe is growing by open-world leaps and bounds… and rocket thrusts!

Digital Extremes announced the next two major updates coming to the game at this year’s TennoCon 2108. First up this fall is Fortuna, a massive open-world environment on the surface of Venus. How big is it? Game Director Steve Sinclair said that the entirety of Eidolon would fit just on the first base in The Orb Vallis. That was the one folks had surmised parts of thanks to datamining. However, no one expected the second announcement: to play in space!

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Warframe plans Tennocon 2018 tix sale Wednesday, teases open world Venus zone

Not every MMO gets its own convention, but Warframe is once again in that elite group, as Digital Extremes has announced the details for its next Tennocon event in July 7th in London, Ontario, Canada. Tickets – ranging in price from $30 to $1000 – go on sale Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST on the official site, with a portion of proceeds going to charity.

Meanwhile, if you missed the Friday dev stream, you’re in for a treat, as the studio teased its upcoming take on Venus, or rather, the open-world version of it. The key bit is that we’re talking about a terraformed Venus (“once an over, now a fridge”), so you won’t immediately die from heat and gas exposure (bonus!).

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Warframe sets a July date for TennoCon 2018

One of the hottest (and prestigiously awarded) online games out there right now is calling its fandom home for a weekend of celebration and developer reveals.

The game, of course, is Warframe, and the event is this July’s TennoCon 2018. Digital Extremes announced a July 7th date for the London, Ontario convention, which puts us at around 160 days away. Other than the date, countdown, and location, there isn’t a lot of information yet for this year’s one-day event. However, the studio encouraged fans to sign up to be informed when tickets will go on sale.

We’ve got more for you below, including the latest hour-long dev stream and a preview of some new deluxe skins coming to the game!

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The Stream Team: Talking TennoCon and Warframe’s open landscapes

Massively OP’s MJ is back from TennoCon 2017, and she’s really excited for the future of Warframe! Not only is she having fun with combat now but the world will be opening up and allowing her to explore it before the summer is through. That just makes a great game better! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to talk TennoCon with MJ and share your favorite announcements.

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 10th, 2017

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TennoCon 2017: Celebrating Warframe’s con from start to Umbra

Warframe’s second annual fan convention has ended, and now it’s time to reflect back on a very fun and full day. I wondered how Digital Extremes would top last year’s inaugural TennoCon — I remember the cheers that burst out for the new Warframe announcements in 2016, but that paled to the reaction at this year’s Tenno Live.

Viewers at home didn’t get to see and hear the initial reaction to the big Plains of Eidolon announcement — it was silence. Not silence because it wasn’t impressive but silence because the audience was surprised and in total disbelief; Game Director Steve Sinclair shared that this was the first content ever to not be leaked! Whispers of “No way,” “and “It couldn’t be,” bubbled up, and the tension and awe grew palpably as Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford maneuvered through the new relay Cetus while Sinclair narrated. But everyone heard when she opened that door to the Plains of Eidolon and walked through: The audience simply erupted in cheers.

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TennoCon 2017: Warframe Q&A session turns into surprise marriage proposal

Digital Extremes’ reveal of a more open world with landscapes nearly brought down the house at TennoCon 2017, but that may not be the most important moment for one couple. (Or maybe it was, we won’t judge!) Player Brutallama (aka Dallin Heninger) took to the stage for a brief Q&A session, but then told the panel of devs that the question wasn’t for him. He got down on one knee and proposed to Todosplatano (aka Callie Wandell) in front of the entire convention and a massive live audience. She said yes.

The happy couple has six years of Warframe gameplay between them: four for him and two for her. Heninger admitted that the two had discussed marriage before, but the idea for popping the question at the convention was formed only three hours before it happened. Friend TKanimefreak (whom they just got playing a month ago, and look how he repays them!) then made the suggestion it be done on the stage, and with the help of Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford, the moment became a part of TennoCon history.

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TennoCon 2017: Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon is the first step toward a true MMORPG

Do you think you know what Warframe is? Can you define the game? Well toss that out the window because the new expansion is going to change things quite a bit. Plains of Eidolon, announced tonight at the end of TennoCon 2017, is taking the shooter in a new direction by opening the world up and fleshing the universe out, creating new ways to experience the game. If you haven’t tried Warframe yet thinking the game isn’t for you, this summer will definitely be the time to jump in and give it a spin.

Can the new expansion really be that game-changing? Yes. I sat with devs as they played through a live demo earlier this afternoon, and what I saw really takes Warframe in a new direction. (I also really liked it!) Plains of Eidolon adds a whole new dimension of player freedom. It brings a more MMORPG feel into the game — makes it more of a real world. Instead of just taking missions and teleporting to small instances, players will have the chance to explore the Warframe universe in open landscapes and meet the races they’ve been protecting for the last four years. Game Director Steve Sinclair told me that while it isn’t an open world, this is a first step in that direction, incorporating elements such as NPCs, open adventure areas, and day/night cycles that influence the gameplay. Of course, the expansion will also include a new Warframe, new weapons, and plenty of new story. Read on for a preview and the brand-new trailer!

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TennoCon 2017: Watch Warframe’s live show tonight at 6 p.m. EDT right here

Gamers have been streaming into TennoCon in Ontario, Canada, all day today, hoping to get their Warframe on, rub elbows with Digital Extremes devs, and scoop up some swag. MOP’s own MJ Guthrie is on the show floor writing furiously, but those of you back home should probably turn your eyes toward the broadcasted portion of the event, dubbed TennoCon Live. We can’t tell you exactly what’s coming [Post-stream edit: We can now!], but we’re pretty sure those of you who care about Warframe are gonna want to watch the hoopla!

The stream kicks off below at 6 p.m. EDT. Enjoy!
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