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MMO Warframe enters open beta

5:24 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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'Warframe' is a free-to-play online game from Digital Extremes.

Digital Extremes' upcoming free-to-play game, Warframe, has launched into its open beta phase.  Interested gamers can take part in the sci-fi co-op action computer game's beta at www.warframe.com.

Since October 2012, players have participated in the game's Closed Beta, providing feedback to help improve the experience from top to bottom.  Players were introduced to Warframe as Tenno warriors, who have discovered an ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate.  These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master.  Players go solo or band together in squads of 4 to complete co-op based raids to locate ancient artifacts that will help customize and upgrade their Warframe and weapons.

Coinciding with open beta, the game received its largest feature update yet.  Update 7 includes a highly anticipated open environment snow planet, 2 new Warframes with poison and sonic powers, a Sentinel pet system, and a new Global Chat feature.  The most radical feature in this update is the re-vamp of the Mod System that has added a new level of depth to customizing your arsenal.  Adding some of the stealth flavor seen in the original Dark Sector sci-fi concept of 2004, the update also provides players with stealth attack options and a new hunting bow called "The Paris". 

"The road has been wild, but through the fixing, the breaking, the smashing, and the rebuilding," said Steve Sinclair, chief creative director on Warframe.  "The Warframe community has supported us and it's heartwarming to see their love for the game matches our own," 

Digital Extremes has plans for additional content and feature updates that will continue throughout the open beta, starting with Steam integration on March 25, 2013.

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