Latest Warframe Update Adds Playable Music Instrument ‘Shawzin’, Sparking the Community’s Creativity


The latest Warframe update, titled Saint of Altra, launched on PC last Friday. Hidden somewhere in the changelog there's the fact that players can now dedicate themselves to music thanks to the Shawzin playable instrument.


Earn the title of the Origin System’s most renowned bard. Fill your Orbiter and Missions with beautiful music using the Shawzin Emote, available in the in-game Market as a bonus for owning the Shawzin Decoration. If you already own the Shawzin Decoration, you’ll automatically be given the Emote! If you’re an instrument collector, don’t miss alternate versions of the Shawzin available for purchase!

As you could have guessed, the Warframe community quickly dived into this new feature and produced some impressive results. Take a look below at covers for songs like The House of the Rising Sun, Amazing Grace, the Dragonborn theme from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Game of Thrones theme.

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Of course, there's more to Saint of Altra than just the Shawzin. Gauss, for example, was added to the game as the 41st Warframe.

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Never stop moving. Keeping Gauss in motion generates an electrical current that charges his Speed Gauge, helping Shields recharge up to 80% faster, and decreasing recharge delay up to 80%.

Burst into a hyper-sprint to bowl over enemies and charge the battery, or crash into solid objects to generate a powerful shockwave. Hold to rush continuously.

Generate armor plating that converts a portion of absorbed Kinetic Damage into Energy, and protects Gauss from being staggered or knocked down. Damage Resistance is relative to battery level.

Siphon kinetic energy from the area, charging the battery and inflicting Cold Status on nearby enemies. Hold reverses the process, draining the battery and inflicting Heat Status on nearby enemies.

Push Gauss’ battery beyond the redline, supercharging his Abilities and setting Fire Rate, Attack Speed, Reload Speed, and Holster Rate into overdrive. When past the redline, bolts of arcing electricity dance periodically from Gauss, exploding en masse when the ability is deactivated.

The game is due to receive a new expansion, Empyrean, later this year. It got showcased at TennoCon 2019, in case you missed it.