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Warframe on PS4: Update 12 Adds New Warframe, Weapons, Mode

Pat Kudirka's Avatar + Posted by Pat Kudirka on Mar 03, 2014 // Associate Producer, Digital Extremes

It’s been a long time coming, but Update 12 is here! The Warframe team is extremely (dare I say Digital Extremely…*crickets*) excited to not only bring Update 12 to our existing PS4 players, but also to our newly added Warframe fans in Japan. They just got a taste on their Day 1 launch. This is another big update that includes a new Warframe, new weapons, a new game mode, and my personal favorite; a badass new HUD!

Zephyr: The Air-Based Warframe

For Update 12, we really wanted to introduce a Warframe like no other, and we believe we accomplished that with Zephyr, the air-based Warframe. Lighter than all other Warframes, Zephyr uses this to her advantage to increase her mobility, but also to complement her vicious attacks.

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New HUD

Now I know sometimes it’s hard to adapt to change, but bear with me here. Our new, stylized, in-game HUD is something every Tenno will enjoy. This HUD is less obtrusive, contains more information for the player and their squad, and we offer a handful of new customizable options to tinker with.

Another big change our players will notice is our 3D transmissions, which bring so much more life to our various friends and foes in the Warframe universe. Be sure to give us feedback in our official PS4 Forums on Warframe.com.

New Game Mode: Interception

Over here at Digital Extremes, we’re always looking to spice up Warframe and introduce new content and game modes for our players. With Update 12, we’ve added a new capture based game mode, Interception. Along with this game mode, we’ve expanded the beautiful forest level set teased in Update 11.5 across all Earth nodes.

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Here’s how Interception works: four areas are highlighted on the map that players or enemies can control. Staying in proximity to the capture point keeps control of areas, but watch out for the Grineer, as they can capture a point by simply hacking nearby consoles. Holding a capture point accumulates points for your total score. Whichever team reaches the max score first wins the round, and then you simply need to clear the area of remaining Grineer to complete the mission.

The more points you hold, the faster your score goes up. When the round’s over, the score is reset and players have the option to claim their reward and quit, or continue to fight on for a bigger reward similar to Defense mode.


This is just a taste of what’s included in Update 12 so load up, gear up, and space ninja the night away, my PS4 friends! Until next time.

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+ PiMDx on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:10 am said:

Super excited for this update. Awesome game & keep up the great work DE!


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+ Hogwild333 on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

I played a few matches when PS4 launched and I was a little overwhelmed with everything. Now that I am catching up with my PS4 backlog a bit I am planning to come back and play some more. Is there a good place for beginners to go to?


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+ akisuo on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

Nice. Started playing Warframe the other week to tide me over till Infamous and it’s really growing on me. I look forward to try the new frame out. =) Awesome job.


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+ CrusaderForever on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Great game as I am really enjoying it. Any word on the Vita Remote Play control fix? Thanks!


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:17 am said:

    Hi CrusaderForever,

    Thanks for the kind comments. We’re actually quite amazed how many of our players use Remote Play so improving this experience for all is definitely on our radar. I have no solid dates at this time but discussions are ongoing.


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+ C1pH_3r on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

Sounds great. Can’t wait to check out the new content!


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+ MetalCoco on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:40 am said:

Hogwild333, check the warframe wiki. It has a beginners guide. Add me if you want more help or wanna join a clan. I love this game.


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+ MetalCoco on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:45 am said:

CrusaderForever, log on with remote play on your Vita, go to options, control, and switch the triggers around. Fire weapon for mele and aim for crouch. Play while your SO watches dance moms!


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+ crusher915 on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:46 am said:

How will clans work if PS4 an PC builds are not in sync?

also how long till the option to merge accounts?


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:20 am said:

    Hi crusher915,

    Clans on the PS4 and PC are separate entities. We’re still actively working with Sony to ensure our Warframe community has the best player experience possible, including the possibility of account merging. We’ll keep at this :)


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+ warezIbanez on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:53 am said:

I’m definitely excited to see what the new update brings!

Also, if others are looking to play Warframe, Killzone Shadow Fall, and other team-based games with a group of people that play during the evening on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, check out our site: RebelAllianceClan (dot) com. I hope to see ya soon!


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+ Valde_zerocool on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

Did you guys happen to fix the trophy bug for leveling a sentinel to 30? I did it with 2 different sentinels – one purchased with premium currency and one crafted and neither gave me the trophy. Having said that Warframe has surpassed my expectations as far as an action MMO goes.


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:22 am said:

    Hi Valde_zerocool,

    We’re investigating this issue right now to make sure the systems work as intended. Thank you for the kind comments and for playing Warframe.


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+ KwietStorm on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

Been waiting for this. Have you guys fixed the frame rate lag when someone with a bad connection joins, and have you fixed the sentinal rank 30 trophy bug?


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+ westendmatt on March 3rd, 2014 at 10:48 am said:

New update is slick! NIce and smooth now!


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+ JKar275 on March 3rd, 2014 at 11:27 am said:

I’ve been playing update 12 on the PC version of Warframe and I am very much enjoying the new HUD & 3D transmissions from the Lotus & other characters, Also, Zephyr’s Tornado power is a very useful power to unleash against a group of enemiies. I’ve also greatly enjoyed using the new Phage shotgun and I think that it has some great special effects.

Question: Do you currently have people investigating a solution to the numerous serious problems (already mentioned on the official forums) that many PS4 players have encountered while attempting to pass the Mastery Rank 7 to 8 promotion test (Wall-running & shooting)?

Note: On the PC version of Waframe – I’ve found it to be EXTREMELY difficult to use a controller while taking the abovementioned promotion test.


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:25 am said:

    Hi JKar275,

    Glad to hear you’re a huge Warframe supporter. I myself love the new HUD and I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to our UI team.

    For issues discussed on our forums we have a dedicated (and amazing) customer support team that filter out these issues for the dev team. The transition from a mouse and keyboard to a controller is a big jump so there’s always going to be some room for improvement. Thank you for calling this out!


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+ Dangisuckatgamin on March 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 am said:

Will their be more trophies added in the future?


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:28 am said:

    Hi Dangisuckatgamin,

    We’re going to add more Trophies into the title when the opportunity presents itself. Being a Freemium title we have our restrictions but we did include 2 new Trophies into U12. More to come!

    Thanks for playing Warframe!


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+ Tomoprime on March 3rd, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

Wow I’m glad they are expanding on the game. I 1st played when I got my PS4 last Dec. I enjoyed the game but I had really no idea what I was doing. How do the class mods work? I’d like to get back in but don’t know anyone who wants to play. I’m very much a noob. Does anyone want to join up? Or just give me some pointers? Thanks.


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+ CAPTAlNAMERlCA- on March 3rd, 2014 at 1:03 pm said:

This is how an update is done! Loving the few minutes I had a chance to play with the new toys, quick question: The Grustrag Three lurking about? XD


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:29 am said:

    Hi CAPTAINAMERICA,

    The Grustrag Three will be in the next update. Be careful what you wish for :)


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+ nikrel on March 3rd, 2014 at 3:31 pm said:

Is there anyway to cut down on load times for the PS4? I moved to the PC due to that fact that everything takes just so long to load.

On my PC levels and menus load sub 6 seconds, now i’m not expecting that from ps4 but somewhere around 15-20 seconds would be very acceptable to me.

Thanks so much!


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:34 am said:

    Hi nikrel,

    Glad to hear you’re an passionate Warframe player – thanks for this. The beauty of updating Warframe frequently is that we can continue to work on load times, performance, general bugs, etc. I assure you this is always a hot topic over here at DE and we’ll continue to work on these improvements for fans like yourself.


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+ Tomoprime on March 3rd, 2014 at 4:46 pm said:

Is it true that Warframe is coming to Xbox one? This rumor is coming from a recent IGN post about your new update by the way. I hope not. PlayStation needs more exclusives. Especially on the MMO front.

On a sidenote. I have no idea why Sony of North America is holding up War Thunder should I have this months ago.


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+ PanTheMan16 on March 3rd, 2014 at 7:31 pm said:

JKar275,
It definitely isn’t a suitable test for PS4 players, but my friend and I (and many others) have gotten through it with relative ease by mapping “Jump” to L2. With that setting, it’s very easy to hold the jump button while aiming and shooting.


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+ rattthedog on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:27 pm said:

i have a love hate relationship with this game, i love the fact i can buy items to make it easy, but if i want a challenge i can go and farm for hours/days to get a part. and thats what makes it fun, but its also what i hate. either I’m in the mood to farm or I’m not. but I’m looking for ward to building this warframe, even though i just got all the rhino parts, I’m going to wait tell the announce his prime soon.


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+ tusunami on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:07 pm said:

Are you kidding me this just keeps getting better all the time. I haven’t been in this game in awhile. Gotta get back to this real soon, excellent update it really is!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Mantiskilla on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:47 pm said:

Didn’t this update come out on PC like close to a month ago? Don’t get me wrong I played this on PC long before PS4 version came out (version 6 maybe?), but with it out now i would think updates would roll out at same time. Ah well its better than PS4 owners not getting it all so that’s cool.


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+ Welmosca on March 3rd, 2014 at 11:48 pm said:

Oh man this looks cool…Warframe is one of the games I’m most looking forward to play when I get a PS4.


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+ Cloudchaser808 on March 4th, 2014 at 12:33 am said:

Warframe is so addicting and fun and I love the support the game is getting. Good job Digital Extremes!


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+ GranTurismo420 on March 4th, 2014 at 12:36 am said:

I thought that I was supposed to get 170 free credits on Warframe for signing up on playstation plus, did I miss understand? Great game though!


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    + Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:39 am said:

    Hi GranTurismo420,

    In order to receive the Warframe PS+ goodies (with a PS+ subscription) you need to download the Warframe Starter Pack from the PS Store. Once in the Store select PlayStation Plus and move a few tiles over to the right to see the Warframe section. Select the Starter Pack and start the download.

    We appreciate the kind comments. Happy hunting!


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+ GARMIE-BEAR on March 4th, 2014 at 1:16 am said:

Iv’e really enjoyed the game, but I wont be playing heavily or certainly spending micro transaction money till it has trophies released. Awesome that the content keeps coming though!


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+ Shy_Guy92 on March 4th, 2014 at 3:06 am said:

Hey Garmie-Bear, they added trophies to Warframe almost a month ago. Go check it out. They add new set of trophies with every major update too.


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+ Elvick_ on March 4th, 2014 at 6:31 am said:

Please change the touch pad to hold. Tomb Raider uses it this way and I think it works a LOT better.

I find it really annoying to constantly have to fix my map, because I accidentally tap the touchpad while swiping for my abilities.

And some custom remote play controls would be nice if possible.


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+ Pat Kudirka on March 4th, 2014 at 11:43 am said:

Thank you everyone for the feedback and comments!!! Please know that the devs at Digital Extremes are always reading the feedback on our forums in order to serve you, the fans better. You’re what drives Warframe and without your continued support we wouldn’t be here. I’m out for now, that Oxium isn’t going to collect itself :)


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+ CrusaderForever on March 4th, 2014 at 1:50 pm said:

Thanks Pat and MetalCoco, I appreciate the help. I hope you do fix this as your game is amazing and this is my only real problem. I play on my PS4 all the time as well, but I do like playing VRP when I am not down stairs. I will give MetalCoco’s instruction a go. Take Care!


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+ DMFist on March 5th, 2014 at 12:01 pm said:

What is the deal with {DE}Kickbot in regional chat?

Ever since update 12 Kickbot just randomly kicks people for the most non-obstrusive comments. For example someone will say something like :T2 Defense PM me for inv …then BAM xxxxx has been kicked message.

Please fix this ..it is annoying
Thanks


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+ melodicmizery on March 17th, 2014 at 5:00 am said:

just came back on to play and was struck by this HORRIBLE new hud!!! how do i change it back? this is so awfull i kept dying over and over i dont know wth is what and the layout is HORRIBLE I HATE THIS. this has drove me so mad to the point on coming on here mad and not playing anymore


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+ melodicmizery on March 17th, 2014 at 5:03 am said:

why the heck couldnt you give us a chance to keep the old hud or switch to the new one, shouldnt it be our choice? and not forced on us? just because someone over there in the office likes it doesnt mean thousands of others will like it. isnt that logical?


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+ Namtul on March 25th, 2014 at 10:03 pm said:

Mouse and keyboard please and also stomp pack for prime access.


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