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Updates to Melee Combat, Re-works for Ember and Vauban, Vampiric Kavat, Titania’s Deluxe Skin Collection, and More, Complete Content-Packed Update, Coming Soon to PC

LONDON, ON – October 21, 2019 –  Empyrean — the next epic chapter in the Warframe® saga — looms on the horizon, and Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes is preparing players with a rich assortment of new content, including the early debut of a brand new personalized antagonist, the Kuva Lich, in The Old Blood update, coming soon to PC. The Old Blood update will also feature the new Grendel Warframe, meaningful reworks to classic Warframes and Melee combat, and much more. 

Early Launch of the Kuva Lich Presents Players with a Menacing, Personalized Challenge 

First announced at TennoCon 2019 as part of Empyrean, the Kuva Lich — an insidious enemy that shares a symbiotic relationship with players — will launch ahead of schedule in The Old Blood update, giving players a sneak peek at one of the original new game systems that will grow and transform when Empyrean launches later this year. 

The Kuva Lich and its allies will relentlessly terrorize players across the Origin System, requiring Tenno to decipher clues to hunt down and defeat them. However, each time the Kuva Lich is defeated, it will evolve into a new form, growing more powerful, absorbing Tenno Abilities and amassing resources and allies that will dramatically alter players’ next encounter, whether it be planetside, or in future updates, aboard a warship in the deep reaches of space. 

The only way to defeat the Immortal Kuva Lich is with the brand new PARAZON – a covert data blade that will be used for the ultimate lethalities – if a Tenno has prepared! 

Grendel, the Warframe with The Giant Appetite, Unleashes a Stomach Churning New Way to Fight

A nightmarish predator to his foes but a compassionate liberator to his allies, Grendel — the 42nd Warframe — is armed with stomach-churning Abilities that consume and regurgitate his enemies. These Abilities empower his party and deal massive damage, and can also send Grendel literally barreling over the opposition. 

Grendel can be constructed from parts acquired free in-game or purchased in the Marketplace, standalone, or as part of a bundle, which includes Grendel’s signature weapon, alternate helmet and Syandana. 

Visit Warframe.com for more information about Grendel, including a full list and descriptions of his Abilities.

Melee Changes: Phase 2 Makes Close Quarters Combat More Streamlined and Intuitive 

Tenno will experience Melee Changes: Phase 2, a meaningful overhaul that streamlines, deepens, and varies Warframe’s lightning fast melee combat, in The Old Blood update. Featuring a reworked Combo System that makes initiating, chaining and ending combos seamless and intuitive, the addition of Heavy Attacks that enables enemies to be lifted, and much more, Melee Changes: Phase 2 equips players with deadly, versatile tools for close quarters encounters.

For more details about Melee Changes: Phase 2, please visit the Developer Workshop forum post on Warframe.com.

Reworks Give Deadly Abilities to Ember and Vauban, Acquire New Skin Collections and Pet Armor, and More

The Old Blood Update is completed with the reworks for the Warframes Ember and Vauban, which adjusts their stats and re-imagines their core Abilities to make them feel fresh, exciting, and better suited for modern day Warframe gameplay, and stunning new collectibles to diversify player Loadouts.

  • Vauban now comes armed with new explosive toys to play with, plus added mobility and lethality to complement his penchant for immobilizing and damaging groups of enemies.
  • Ember’s new Immolation gauge makes using her an engaging challenge where precision is key. Casting Abilities will build up the meter and generate defensive armor for Ember, but if it overloads and flames out, a powerful wave of damage will be unleashed and leave her exposed. 
  • Titania’s Deluxe Skin Collection creates an aesthetic capable of mesmerizing and striking fear into enemies. The Deluxe Collection includes a regal new Skin for Titania, variants of her signature Diwata and Pixia weapons, a new Armor Set, and a new Gunblade Skin.
  • For those looking to add a spookier presence on the battlefield, breed the brand new vampiric Kavat, Vasca. 
  • Add sleek visual flair to your Kavat and Kubrow companion with an Armor Collection themed after the Tigris shotgun. 

To learn more about Ember’s and Vauban’s rework, please visit Warframe.com.

Download Warframe’s new update soon on PC. Look for the console versions in the future.

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Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament – and all its iterations – Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multi-player campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of more than 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.

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