Warframe Update Adds Cats, Better Space Control

Published: July 9, 2016 1:44 PM /


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If you've been playing free to play third-person shooter Warframe then you may already have a pet dog. Yet what if you had a more feline persuasion? Then the newest update is for you, bringing pet cats to the game.

Titled "Specters of the Rail", this new update adds in a good chunk of content for the PC version of Warframe. The biggest addition comes in the form of a new companion: Kavats, a special breed of cats that come in two kinds. Adarza Kavats can boost your critical chance and reflects attacks back at enemies, while Smeeta Kavats do a lot of damage and can distract enemies with illusions. In a less murder-fueled and more adorable news, now Kavat kittens and Kubrow puppies will wander around your home base for you to play with.

The other big change to Warframe in this update sees Archwing segments being completely rehauled, again. Now the Archwing offers six degrees of freedom, allowing you to further adjust how you move in space. To celebrate this a new support Archwing has been added so you can assist the other players, two new Archwing-based mission types have been added, and two new Archwing weapons have been added as well.

While the Kavats and Archwing updates are the big ones, there are smaller changes being made to Warframe as well. The Star Chart has been redesigned to make it easier to see which levels you need to complete to move on, and also to just look more interesting. The Void has also been added to the Star Chart, meaning you don't need a Void Key to go there anymore. The Marketplace has also been revised, adding a search bar and reworking the categories to make it easier to navigate. A patch note section can be found here with all the specific changes.

While all of this is now on the PC version, it's still "coming soon" for the console version. Instead, the console version will be getting the Lunaro update, which has some new features of its own. The big thing here is a new competitive 4v4 game mode that sees two teams passing a ball around and attempting to throw it into the other team's goal. It's a bit of a far cry from the usual gameplay, but a cool addition nonetheless. The update also adds a new weapon, some new armor, and new customization features. The patch notes for the PlayStation 4 version can be read here, and the Xbox One version here.

For those interested, TennoCon is going on right now, the new convention for Warframe by developer Digital Extreme.

Warframe is available right now on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and is free to play.

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