AN INFESTATION SWARMS WARFRAME TODAY WITH THE PREMIERE OF NIDUS PRIME ACCESS AND THE RETURN OF OPERATION: PLAGUE STAR

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Warframe Players Can Instantly Unlock or Earn the Newest Prime Warframe and Gain Access to Rewards and Items, Including the Deadly Ghoulsaw and the Revenant Mephisto Collection

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 8, 2021 – Digital Extremes has unleashed its latest Warframe update for players, infecting all platforms with a slew of Infested fun through the premiere of Nidus Prime Access and the return of Operation: Plague Star. Warframe players can now instantly unlock or earn the 33rd Prime Warframe, the powered-up Prime variant of Warframe Nidus, his Prime Weapons, and exclusive Prime Customizations on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 

A new trailer highlights the ravening plague-bearer Nidus Prime’s return

Nidus Prime Access Pack – $79.99 USD*

  • 2625 Platinum
  • Nidus Prime
  • Nidus Prime Glyphs
  • Strun Prime
  • Magnus Prime

Prime Access Accessories Pack – $49.99 USD*

  • 1365 Platinum
  • Nidus Prime Syandana
  • Necramech Universal Skin
  • Infested Landing Craft Decos
  • 90 Day Resource & Affinity Boosters

Also premiering today is the return of the popular Operation: Plague Star event, running for a limited-time only through Thursday, September 30. During this limited event, players can rally together to defend the Plains of Eidolon on Earth, one of Warframe’s expansive open world maps, against Infested lifeforms before they make their way to Cetus. Operation: Plague Star will feature a slew of anticipated player rewards, including the new Ghoulsaw — the cruelest of weapons built for the crudest of Grineer soldiers. Available only through participating in Operation: Plague Star, the Ghoulsaw features a multitude of aerial attacks, slide attacks, and heavy-hitting combos making it a weapon that Warframe players will not want to miss out on adding to their Arsenals. During this three-week event, players participating in Operation: Plague Star will also have the chance to receive Nidus Prime Relics in drops, adding an additional bonus path to earning Nidus Prime in Warframe.

The latest Warframe update also introduces the Revenant Mephisto Collection to the Warframe Market, a unique alternative skin for the Revenant Warframe, and brings some changes to Yareli’s movement ability, introducing a foundational change to Merulina Dashing and Stat changes to Yareli’s abilities across the board, including:

Sea Snares:

  • Increase seek speed by about 60% and slightly increase bubble visibility to better register casts

Aquablades:

  • Increases range by about 25%
  • Increase damage and duration by 50%

RipTide:

  • Increase radius by 25%

Prime Access Media F.A.Q.

What is Prime Access?
Prime Access is a rotating program that includes the latest Prime Warframe, Prime Accessories and Prime Weapons and is bundled with discounted Platinum amongst other exclusive items.  Prime Access can be purchased by players to grant instant access to the featured Prime Warframe instead of collecting and building through playing.  

What is a Prime Warframe?
A Prime Warframe offers increased base stats and extra Polarity Slots which provides for more Mod customization and stronger builds. Not every Warframe or Weapon has a Prime variant, but when given the choice, players should progress their Primes for ideal performance in battle over their regular counterparts. 

Can players still unlock and play as the base Warframe Nidus?
Yes, players have access to the base Warframe Nidus right now, his Blueprint can be unlocked as a reward for completing The Glast Gambit quest. He is also available in the In-Game Market for purchase with Credits. 

Will players be able to earn Nidus Prime without paying?
Yes, players can collect Relics which can then be cracked open to unlock Nidus Prime and the various Components needed to build him. For a limited time only, these Relics can be acquired by participating in Operation: Plague Star, running from September 8 – September 30, 2021.

When will Nidus Prime release?
Nidus Prime Access is available now and can be instantly unlocked from the Warframe Market or earned by collecting Nidus Prime Relics.

To keep up with the latest updates, be sure to follow Warframe on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download Warframe on Steam PC, Epic Games Store, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo™ Switch.

*Prices listed are in USD and are subject to vary by market. 

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES

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 and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer 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 60+ million registered players on PC, PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, 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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