Warframe: The New War was finally revealed in July at TennoCon 2021, but unfortunately the big presentation came without any kind of launch goal. Now we have one, and it’s actually pretty close: Developer Digital Extremes announced today that the big expansion will finally arrive in December.
The New War expansion, the largest cinematic mission in Warframe history, will add new playable characters, environments, and threats, as well as the game’s unique # 48 Warframe. New customization options, weapons and accessories will also be available, and Digital Extremes also promised that New War will answer “long-standing questions about its bold and intimate history,” which according to the teaser appears to be a bit tricky.
Before The New War begins, some old Warframes will return in Prime Resurgence, Warframe’s first recovery program, which will begin on November 16. Players will have a chance to win a variety of Prime Warframes, basically the game’s top tier power, armor, and associated Prime weapons and accessories that have previously been removed from rewards.
The resurrected hardware will be available on a weekly rotating basis until New War’s launch in December through a new provider, Varzia, who will help players reclaim dormant Orokin technology using new Aya and Regal Aya resources.
Here’s what’s in store and when you can get it:
- Week 1: November 16 – Mag Prime and Nova Prime
- Week 2: November 23 – Limbo Prime and Trinity Prime
- Week 3: November 30 – Mesa Prime and Hydroid Prime
- Week 4: December 7 – Volt Prime and Loki Prime
- Week 5: December 14 – Vauban Prime and Ash Prime
- Week 6: December 21 – Oberon Prime and Nekros Prime
- Week 7: December 28 – Saryn Prime and Valkyr Prime
- Week 8: January 4 – Ember Prime and Frost Prime
- January 11 – Last Chance for Week 1-4 Content, Plus Rhino Prime and Nyx Prime
- Jan 18 – Last Chance for Week 5-8 Content, Plus Rhino Prime and Nyx Prime
“Prime Resurgence will bring powerful Prime Warframes to participating players, and create an exciting experience for Warframe newcomers and collectors as it prepares everyone for the launch of The New War,” said Digital Extremes COO Sheldon Carter. .
The preview above is just a starting point – the full cinematic trailer for The New War will be revealed during a developer livestream on Twitch which kicks off at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET on November 30, which will also include more reveals and giveaways and Twitch drops.