Warframe’s player hubs, the Relays, have crashed pretty firmly to the ground as hundreds of thousands logged in for MOM’s annual free-action TennoCon event. This year’s TennoCon features in-game screens in player hubs to accompany the live presentation and a huge flood of more dedicated Warframe fans have extended the broadcast servers to the breaking point. While you can get in and play the game itself, joining a relay is harder. As inside, it probably won’t happen.
According to SteamDB i Steam graphics more than 175,000 Warframe players are online right now, which is only a fraction of the people playing. Warframe also has a standalone client, is available in the Epic Games Store and runs on no less than five major consoles. However, Steam's total is more than 10% higher than the previous peak of just under 155,000 players in last year's test.
If you want to tune in, here it is how to watch TennoCon 2021. So far, the main announcement this year is that they are coming to all versions of Warframe, including the mobile version of the game, cross-games and cross-rescues. Developers Digital Extremes are also expected to release more information about the upcoming expansion of The New War, first announced in 2018 and long awaited by fans ever since.