Warframe developer Digital Extremes hosted their TennoCon 2022 live stream today on their Twitch channel. Today’s primary focus is detailing newer content coming down the line for the players that consistently play it, and today’s got a ton of new content shown off. Let’s break down the most critical information, starting off with The Duviri Paradox.
The Duviri Paradox is set to release this Winter and comes with a new open-world locale, known as Duviri. Players can control The Drifter, a returning character from last year’s The New War quest, and gain access to a Kaithe, a new horse-like mount available to players within the quest.
The Duviri Paradox’s opening mission tasks players with taking control of The Drifter and escaping your execution, and subsequently, escape Duviri. The expansion also has rogue-like elements, where, in a daily session, you can pick one of three Decrees that grant you various buffs during your stay in Duviri.
Secondly, the game’s 36th Prime Warframe will be added as well, known as Khora Prime. Khora Prime will also be released with two new Prime weapons, the Hystrix Prime and Dual Keres Prime. Adding Khora Prime to the game also means that a new Prime Access bundle will be released (and Garuda Prime Access will be removed from the store). The Khora Prime Access bundle includes:
- Khora Prime (playable Warframe)
- Venari Prime (Khora Prime’s loyal companion)
- Hystrix Prime, which is a secondary weapon that allows you to change its damage type at will
- Dual Keres Prime, which is a dual-wield melee weapon
- Platinum (in-game currency)
- an Affinity Booster
- a Resource Booster
- and two cosmetics for Khora Prime
- a Khora Prime alternate helmet
- a Khora Prime Syandana.
A new cosmetic set for Titania (and subsequently Titania Prime) was also revealed, the Deluxe v2, or Dornann Set. This comes with a skin that’s equippable on Titania (and Titania Prime), along with cosmetics for her Razorwing weapons, the Dex Pixia and Diwata. This new cosmetic set is now available through the cosmetics store.
Going forward, the Warframe Art Panel also revealed a future Warframe, designed in collaboration with Joe Madureira (more commonly known as Joe Mad), who’s known for his work on comics like Uncanny X-Men and his self-owned comic Battle Chasers. This Warframe has a werewolf-like motif and will not be the next Warframe. It will be coming to the game for sure, though.
Crossplay is also another hot-button topic for Warframe, and players will be able to see it happen as community testing will be opening soon. That said, when these crossplay stress tests are done, cross-save is projected to follow, and then finally, mobile versions could follow as well.
Moving on, Nightwave, the game’s battle pass-esque system, will update Nora’s Mix Vol.2. Players can unlock some new cosmetics for their Operator, which you can see above. Nightwave is a program that allows you to complete challenges to unlock tiers, which give you valuable items like Umbra Formas, Orokin Catalysts, Orokin Reactors, powerful Mods, and more.
Next up is a teaser trailer for Veilbreaker, a new expansion for Warframe, which is set to release before The Duviri Paradox. This expansion allows you to play as Kahl once again, and he’s a Grineer Lancer that was initially playable in The New War quest. Veilbreaker has an entire teaser trailer for you to watch below.
An addendum to the Veilbreaker trailer is that Styanax, the game’s 50th unique Warframe, was teased here, and Digital Extremes is set to release a short film about him closer to Veilbreaker’s release date.
To close out TennoCon 2022, Digital Extremes announced that the team would also work on a brand-new game called Soulframe. It's less of a sequel and more of a sister project to Warframe. It will still have Warframe's focus on cooperative player-vs-environment combat and procedurally generated environments, but it will be “the mirror universe version of Warframe.’
Soulframe's development is overseen by former Warframe Director Steve Sinclair. As he shifts over the new game, the longtime face of the development team, Rebb Ford, is taking control of the science fiction epic as its new creative director. She’s already been in that role for some time. Soulframe received a five-minute reveal trailer, which you can watch below.