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Warframe is great TennoCon fan convention (which is online only this year due to Covid-19) is happening this week, but before the Digital Extremes event revealed the show's biggest news: the New War expansion.
First announced in 2018, The New War has been one of Warframe’s most anticipated updates. It is believed to be the next big chapter in Warframe's strange and fascinating story, with the evil Sentient robots launching a total invasion of the Sun system. It was originally supposed to be released in 2019, but was pushed back for reasons that are not entirely clear, probably related to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. i poor reception to Warframe’s controversial Railjack update that added a new mode where players piloted large ships in hectic space battles. Digital Extremes reviewed Railjack earlier this year (it’s much better now), which means it’s now paved the way for this next big update.
The trailer, which you can see above, does not provide too many details about what The New War will be like. But it’s also hard to ignore the shot roughly 30 seconds with a huge Sentient spacecraft landing among the remains of the Orikin tower overlooking Cetus, the human village on the edge of the Eidolon plains. Players will remember it the 2019 trailer too showed the Sentients invading a grassy savannah that doesn’t look like the Eidolon Plains, so I guess that’s where most of the action will take place.
We won’t know for sure until this Saturday when TennoCon kicks off. Digital Extremes promises to debut in the game for the expansion of The New War, and if the previous years are few, you can expect a pretty wild showcase full of strange and fun surprises.
TennoCon 2021 begins on Saturday, July 17, at 12:30 pm ET. The whole day will be dedicated to different presentations of Warframe, which you can read here, but the main event will not start until 17:00 ET when we see The New War in action, among other important news.
TennoCon 2021 pot be seen on Twitch.