PS4 Introducing Warframe’s massive open-world expansion Fortuna, coming to PS4 this winter

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Race across a terraformed Venus on a hoverboard, then explore a gritty city below the planet's surface

In real life, Venus is that bright, pretty “star” you see in the early night sky named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love. In the world of Warframe, however, Venus is something much different.

Terraformed by the ancient Orokin masters, it’s now defined by skies burning bright with hues of orange and blue, towering mushrooms, craggy cliffs and silken coolant lakes, guarded by enormous mechanical spiders. This is Fortuna, Tenno, and it’s your next stop in the Origin system.



Coming later this winter to PlayStation 4, Fortuna is Digital Extremes’ new open-world creation, three to four times bigger than last year’s super popular Plains of Eidolon, vibrant, surprising, and fantastically imagined.

For new players, Venus is the second planet available on your star chart (after Earth), making it fast and easy to get to. Just download Warframe and you’ll find it quite easy to access Venus within about 1-2 hours.

And getting there is simple: Follow the Lotus’ very clear suggestions and consult the Star Chart’s Venus Junction to complete five quick prerequisites. You’ll get there in no time!



Upon arrival, you will experience a vastly divided world. Below the ground in the dark, gritty city of Fortuna, you’ll meet the debt-interned Solaris Faction, a people so deeply in debt, they have sold off their body parts as payments.

On the planet’s surface, aka the Orb Vallis, you’ll encounter the money-driven Corpus Faction overlords and the egocentric leader Nef Anyo who patrol the research bases and four strategically-placed towers.



You may feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of Orb Vallis, but fret not! The new K-Drive hoverboard makes it easy. A futuristic snowboard (skateboard? wakeboard?) that glides above the Venetian surface, the K-drive is a customisable vehicle designed for Tenno to explore the world and, quite frankly, to get rad!

Without losing a hint of space ninja coolness, Tenno can call up the K-drive from their inventory, hop on their new decks and charge into the alien landscape.

If you’ve played too many skateboarding, snowboarding or surfing games like I have, you’ll immediately see the Orb Vallis is a brand new light, suddenly filled with gaps, grinds, trick spots, and combo opportunities. Even those giant mushrooms can be properly tamed by the glowing blue hue of the wicked-cool K-drive.



This isn’t to say that the ruling Corpus will make it easy on you.

Led by Nef Anyo, the Corpus aristocrat driven by greed who has created entire buildings built around his likeness, he is prepared to thwart any resistance — be it Solaris or Tenno — to keep his face polished and unscathed.

You’ll find Nef has ushered in a small army of new enemy soldiers to bear, along with a new alert system — one that escalates with increasing numbers of enemies. So, either keep it cool, or just go for broke, but either way, turn to your new friends the Solaris United to arm yourself with powerful weapons, trick out your K-Drive, and defeat the “prophet of profit”.



If you’re still wondering how to get ready, download Warframe on your PS4 and come join our awesome community! If you’re a PS+ member, grab the free Booster Pack II and start figuring out your favourite Warframe!

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I know that the regular Warframers will know much of the above but it's not often that Warframe features on the PlayStation Blog. It's also a nice summary for those who don't play the game to see what's coming and maybe tempt them to try it :)
 

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COMING THIS WEEK TO PC, COMING SOON TO CONSOLES

Welcome to Fortuna. Explore the frigid landscape of Venus populated with new Corpus threats, subterranean mysteries and an ecosystem on the brink of destruction.

FORTUNA: A NEON SLUM BENEATH THE SNOW
Down in the underground city of Fortuna, you’ll meet the Solaris: a society of body-augmented individuals who live in debt-internment under Corpus rule. The Solaris live in fear of being “repossessed” — cybernetic limb and organ removal by Nef Anyo’s repo squads. Despite living in terror and debt, the Solaris are a hopeful community who pride themselves in their efforts to terraform Venus.

SOLARIS UNITED
A disbanded resistance front, the Solaris United fought to unshackle the Solaris from the Corpus “Taxmen.” It’s unclear why the movement ended, but rekindling the rebellion in Fortuna is key to a free Solaris society.

K-DRIVE HOVERBOARDS
Made with stolen Corpus technology, turbo-powered K-Drives are ideal for the mountainous Vallis landscape. Find the Ventkids — a local street gang that lives in the ventilation shafts of Fortuna — to create your own personalized K-Drive, then equip K-Drive Mods to increase your max speed, boost speed and more.



KITGUNS
Design and build weapons of destruction to handle any threat. Using a selection of parts available at Rude Zuud’s shop, create a modular Secondary Weapon custom-tailored to suit your playstyle. Gild your Kitgun to unlock new cosmetic options.



MOA COMPANIONS
Like most things in Fortuna, the Solaris build their own MOA Companions using stolen Corpus tech. Customize your own MOA to walk beside you, gather loot, use exclusive combat Precepts and more.



TRACK-AND-TRANQ
Wildlife has returned to the Vallis, but the Corpus are destroying these creatures for their Feed and Research Division. Work with The Business to track these endangered species down, tranquilize them and extract them to safety, away from the Taxmen's reach.



ADVANCED MINING AND FISHING
Fortuna delivers enhanced ways to mine and fish. Visit Smokefinger to purchase the new Sunpoint Plasma Drill, a fast-ignition, high-intensity mining tool that can superheat mineral deposits found around the Vallis. Each mineral has a “sweet spot” to hit for extra rewards. Buy an electrified spear from The Business to catch the robotic Servofish that swim in the coolant lakes and rivers. Dismantle them for scrap parts or trade them in for Standing.


ORB VALLIS, VENUS
Located in the eye of a snowstorm, the Orb Vallis was once a scorching wasteland. When the Solaris reactivated the Orokin coolant towers, life reappeared in the Vallis. Giant looming mushrooms sprung from the snow, and four-legged Virminks appeared in the valleys. Through their blood, sweat and tears, the Solaris terraformed this barren region into a beautiful, hospitable world — but the Corpus are destroying this delicate balance in their pursuit of profit.



CORPUS FACILITIES AND NEW ENEMY UNITS
The Corpus maintain several facilities around the area, including a bustling spaceport, a secretive research facility and a massive shrine to Nef Anyo. Inside these fully-explorable areas, you’ll find new, specialized Corpus units ready to strike.



BASE CAPTURE, CORPUS ALERTNESS, NEW BOUNTIES
The Vallis was made by the Solaris, but it’s ruled by Nef Anyo and the Taxmen. Step out of line in this Corpus overworld, and reinforcements will arrive to take you out. Capture a Corpus base in the Vallis, and an agent will appear with new Bounties to take on. Complete as many of these Bounties as you want without ever leaving the Vallis.



UNDERGROUND CAVES
An extensive cave network runs underneath the Orb Vallis. These caves are rich with mining deposits, and the water here is full of unique fish species to catch. The Ventkids have also set up race courses through the tunnels.



RAKNOIDS AND ORBS
As you explore the Vallis, beware of mechanical, spider-like machines known as Raknoids. These Corpus-designed creatures range in size and lethality, from tiny Mites to the massive, invulnerable Orbs that loom over the region. Fortuna’s brightest are currently researching how to take down these Orbs.


GARUDA
Death's crimson maiden, the blood of Garuda's foes imbue her with strength and vitality. Visit Fortuna to earn this vicious new Warframe.



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TENNO REINFORCEMENTS
Expand your Arsenal with these new Weapons, Mods and Customizations:

NAGANTAKA
Slash targets with a single precise bolt from Garuda’s signature crossbow. Alt-fire to let loose a barrage of bolts. All bolts have a chance to cause bleeding and headshots have a chance to increase reload speed.



GARUDA BATHORY HELM
What was once myth is now real, hand outstretched to claim that which runs within you. An alternate helm for Garuda.



SUPARNA SYANDANA
Flows like grace. Flows like blood. An asymmetrical, stain-resistant Syandana.



KRESKA
This unsophisticated Corpus survival tool does what it was designed for: hacking and splitting whatever it strikes.



OCUCOR
A weapon that reaches for its next victim even as it kills. With each takedown, this pistol spawns an energy tendril that reaches for a nearby target.



BATTACOR
A weapon that builds charge the more it kills. Hit capacity then release for an obliterating discharge of power.



OPERATOR ARMOR
Outfit your Operator with these Solaris-inspired Customizations.


  • SMELTER
    Operator armor inspired by those Solaris who must work in searing heat.

  • OUTRIDER
    Operator Armor modeled on enviro-gear worn by the surveyors and scouts of the Orb Vallis.

  • VENT RAT
    Lightweight and practical Operator Armor designed for flexibility and tight squeezes.

  • HAZTECH
    Operator Armor modeled on the daredevils of Fortuna's maintenance crews.

MOD SETS

Give your Warframes, Weapons and Companions a boost with new Mod Sets. A Set Bonus is applied when equipping Mods from the same set. These Mods are available as potential rewards from completing Bounties in the Orb Vallis.

SYNTH MOD SET
  • Set Bonus: +20% Clip Reloaded/sec while Primary or Secondary weapons are holstered
  • Synth Deconstruct - Sentinel: Enemies killed by Sentinel have +15% chance to drop a Health Orb
  • Synth Fiber - Sentinel: Health Orbs increase Sentinel Armour by 100% for 12 seconds
  • Synth Charge - Pistol: +80% Bonus Damage on last shot in clip
  • Synth Reflex - Warframe: +100% Holster Speed
*Stats shown at Max Rank. Subject to change.

MECHA MOD SET
  • Set Bonus: Kubrow marks an enemy every 15 secs for 12 secs. Killing this enemy applies all status effects on them to other enemies within 30m.
  • Mecha Overdrive - Kubrow: +60% Status Link and +90% Status Duration
  • Mecha Recharge - Kubrow: +20% Shield Recharge and -50% Shield Recharge Delay
  • Mecha Pulse - Warframe: Killing a Marked Enemy grants +20% armor for 12 secs for each enemy within 30m.
  • Mecha Empower - Aura: +40% Extra Damage vs Marked Enemies.
*Stats shown at Max Rank. Subject to change.

TEK MOD SET
  • Set Bonus: Kavats create a 10m wide zone every 15 secs, which deals 50 damage/s for 8 secs.
  • Tek Collateral - Warframe: Standing in the zone grants +60% Critical Damage
  • Tek Enhance - Kavat: +30% Kavat Ability Duration
  • Tek Assault - Kavat: 60% chance for the Kavat to ignore Lethal Damage, instead gaining immunity for 4 secs
  • Tek Gravity - Melee: Slam Attacks pull enemies within 20m to the point of impact.
*Stats shown at Max Rank. Subject to change.

ADDITIONAL UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kavats and Kubrows now have a Vacuum Mod called Fetch!
  • The Business is offering a new Sentinel to aid in your Vallis Conservation efforts. The Oxylus comes with two Precepts for locating Conservation opportunities and resource containers. Also includes a new Sentinel Weapon: the Multron, a burst-fire rifle with armor-piercing rounds.
  • Ayatan Amber Star Blueprint is now available for 10 Vitus Essence from the Arbiters of Hexis.
  • Five new Dojo Pigments are available for research.
  • New Designer Glyphs are here! The Venter Glyphs are illustrated by renowned fantasy artist Pete Venters!
  • Focus School is now available in Arsenal
LIMITED-TIME TWITCH DROPS
Watch Warframe on Twitch when Fortuna launches to get free in-game items! Possible drops include the Nidus and Khora Warframes, a Rifle Riven Mod and more!

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Source: Warframe: Fortuna
 

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I'm gonna be sooooo oro of my depth here, aren't I? Lol
 

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So have this a quick whirl last night, a trophy pinged prompting me to look at the trophy list and apparently I've gone done forging and all sorts, several years ago.

Do I remember any of it? No! Will have to work through the tutorials again, methinks, as it's all gobbledigobb to me!
 

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I have a modicum of time and knowledge in the game if you need any help.

Otherwise WARFRAME Wiki is your friend.
 

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What sort of game is this ? PVP? PVE? CO-OP?

And no I couldn't be arsed to read through @Martok extensively put together posts :D
 

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@mick PvE third person co-op from what I've played. A bit Grindy but free.
 

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Okies cheers @zoob.
Looks like I have tried it before as I have a trophy from April 2014.
 
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