Greetings, Tenno. Digital Extremes' strong 2018 campaign continues with the second new Warframe for the year in the Mask of the Revenant update. This week, PC players get access to the new Eidolon-inspired Warframe, the Revenant, who uses crowd-control abilities and Sentient light energy for attacks. Revenant brings the Warframe total to 36. These are the abilities at your disposal with this new warrior:
- Enthrall: Convert a target into a zealous thrall. Thralls turn on their allies and enthrall through damage. On death, they disintegrate into a damaging pillar of energy. The thrall horde remains under Revenants spell until this ability runs out.
- Mesmer Skin: Become enveloped in Sentient energy, redirecting damage and stunning all those who dare attack. Stunned enemies can be Enthralled at no energy cost.
- Reave: Dash through thralls as a wall of sentient energy, leeching shields and health from any encountered, doubled for thralls.
- Danse Macabre: Erupt with a multitude of Eidolon energy beams and sweep a circle of death around Revenant. Incoming damage is redirected to the beams. Hold fire to boost range and damage, while also increasing energy consumption. Thralls killed by this leave overshield pickups.
Frame Fighter is also available, offering Warframe players a mini-game styled after classic 2D fighting games. Excalibur, Volt, and Mag are initially available in the new mode, but additional Warframes can be unlocked by discovering fragments throughout the game. To access it, players must head to Cephalon Simaris to acquire the Ludoplex, which is the new home of Warframe's mini-games. The update also introduces the new Phantasma shotgun as well as hidden Wyrmius and Happy Zephyr mini-games.
The new update arrives this week for PC players and will head to PS4 and Xbox One soon. Nintendo Switch users will get some Warframe love in the future as well, but there's no set date just yet. Check out the TennoCon 2018 landing page to read up on upcoming updates like Railjack and the new open-exploration space. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.