The best thing about playing Warframe uses your title warframe to jump ninja, dash through dozens of soldiers, and bypass security measures to steal secret artifacts. The next operation of the free-to-play game changes the usual formula by forcing players to abandon their Warframes and instead pick up a large, skull-adorned Necramech to fight the waves of sentient AI enemies.
Players get the Necramech by completing the first quests on Deimos, a moon on Mars. Deimos serves as a large open world hub in Warframeand it’s home to a ton of activity and lore – including the ability to purchase and upgrade your own Necramech. This is a much slower alternative to the usual Warframes, but they make for an interesting change as they have days of firepower and durability.
Operation: Orphix Venom puts players in Necramechs against waves of Sentient AI enemies who deactivate their Warframes. Players who haven’t unlocked their own Necramech can effectively rent the ability by taking control of abandoned mechs on the battlefield to contribute to the mission.
This works in a similar way to Operation: Scarlet Spear in that players can complete multiple battles to obtain Arcane, valuable Warframe upgrades that are difficult to obtain using the usual means of the eidolon hunt. An even more valuable unlock will be Lavos, the newest Warframe. Lavos is an elementalist with powerful self-healing techniques.
Operation: Orphix Venom is “soon” coming to PCs; A console version follows shortly afterwards.