Rapid from the Giant Bomb PC Alliance here to tell you about the new Warframe update (29.10) that just released on PC (Friday, March 19).
Update 29.10: is now out on PC! Here's a very very high level summary, please check the full patch notes for more of the nitty gritty.
It's been a while since Warframe had large update like this, the pandemic situation has put a certain challenges on their studio resources and workflow. The complete patch notes for this update is incredible dense with details. You can check out the patch notes here for Update 29.10.0: Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack. If you need a refresher, Warframe introduced Space Ship Combat as new game mode in 2019 with its Empyrean update.
For those returning to Warframe it's a lot changes take in. @thouddin and myself (Rapid) of the Giant Bomb PC Clan put together a video: A look at Update 29.10's changes to Railjack that goes over some of the board changes to help our fellow duders get back into it. Check it out here: Corpus Proxima & Railjack 3.0 Rework - Warframe with the Giant Bomb Community.
A high level overview of this update:
- Lower barrier to entry cost of ship components and time to build them
- Those wanting to play solo now have the option to recruit, train, and customize a crew of (up to 3) AI Friendlies (NPCs) to take on roles during Railjack missions.
- Several (6 of them) resources & currencies (Avionics and Dirac) introduced in Empyrean have been removed, and replaced with existing resources more common in core of Warframe (ie. Endo and Battle Mods).
- The Avionics system has been replaced with the traditional Warframe modding system to streamline and unify Warframe's upgrade system.
- Corpus Proxima missions have been added to the Railjack Starchart.
Additionally, this update also introduces reworks to Zephyr and introduces a new deluxe skin.
DE will be looking at feedback from the the PC playerbase. They have implemented a trello board to better track popular feedback which can be found here: Warframe Trello Board. If you are playing on console please note: DE plans to ship Update 30 simultaneously on all platforms, with 29.10's content bundled with Update 30 on consoles. Update 30 is planned to be release in later spring.