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Warframe: Chains of Harrow update brings Earth makeover today

Warframe

Remember how a dark priest is due to show up in Warframe [official site] this week? Apparently that’s happening today and it brings with it a graphical overhaul of Earth. There are also some more details of the Chains of Harrow questline – I’ll plonk them after the jump in case people are concerned about spoilers!

With Chains of Harrow, Warframe players (AKA Tenno) will descend into a haunting new quest resembling a horror film. In response to a disturbing transmission from Palladino, the Red Veil Clan’s spiritual medium, Tenno are compelled to investigate a dark, mysteriously abandoned Steel Meridian spacecraft found adrift. Inside the vessel, lights flicker and emergency lights strobe, revealing bodies of dead crew members. All is quiet except for whispers heard echoing throughout the lifeless craft. What does it all mean? Players must uncover the terrifying reality of what happened onboard, how the Red Veil might play a part in it, and more.

Harrow himself is a team buff-y, shieldy support warframe which you can see in action here:

And here’s a short snippet to show the before and after of Earth’s makeover. It does look better but it also looks like the wind has really picked up. I assume the wafting of flowers and banners it so showcase movement and detail but it does look like a selective hurricane is now blowing on key setpieces.

Y’know, I was never particularly taken with Warframe on PC – it did that thing of making me feel travel sick if I played it for longer periods of time and I don’t really like that kind of thing on keyboard and mouse. I’d forgotten it was out on PS4 though so I might see whether a change of platform opens it up to me, especially in the period between Destiny games.

I’ll add that this sentiment is mostly brought to you because I read the description of the Knell pistol and I want to try that out: “Ring the death knell. Every headshot from this scoped pistol increases Critical Chance for a short period.”

I’ve just checked and it sounds like the update was going out at 11am for EU but later in the day for the US. I’ve been poking around on the forums and subreddit and it doesn’t look like anyone there is talking about playing it yet though.

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