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And that's not a reference to Warframe's progression system, which is mostly fair - instead the whole grind that we've noticed in the Fortuna launch trailer is of the skate variety. Thanks to the introduction of a new traversal system in the form of a Bondi K-Drive Hoverboard. Fortuna also introduces a large new open-world to explore set on Venus, overrun by Corpus and many more threats.


Get Wicked on the K-Drive -- Blast across the wide open Venusian landscape on the Bondi K-Drive. Warframe's new means of locomotion instantly turns transportation into extreme recreation. Get in touch with the Solaris United's youth movement -- the Ventkids -- to earn Standing to upgrade and customize your board to the next level (including K-Drive Mods!). Experiment with grabs, spins, rails and more. Learn how to use your board in combat: players can dismount mid-air, pull out weapons, blast Corpus thugs, and remount in air for extra points! Just like in Plains of Eidolon, players can access their Archwing to get a bird's eye view and fly across the Orb Vallis!

The New Faction, Solaris United -- The cyborg Faction Solaris United live in the Blade-Runner-esque debt-internment colony, Fortuna. Similar to the gathering bazaars of Cetus in Plains of Eidolon, Fortuna is an underground hub city that serves as a factory to clean coolant rivers and doubles as a trading hub for the region. Underneath the facade of harmony and unified labor, however, discontent runs deep. Dig into the faction's stories, learn about the plight of The Business, Eudico, Rude Zuud, the Ventkids, and others, and help them fight their oppressors.

Fortuna and The Orb Vallis -- The Fortuna expansion takes place underground and above ground, comprising the underground Colony of Fortuna and the surface landscape of The Orb Vallis. Fortuna is a hub city similar to Cetus in Plains of Eidolon, where players can socialize and pick up bounties and missions from the local Solaris denizens. The surface world of The Orb Vallis is an exotic terrain blanketed with Orokin structures, towering mushroom forests, oceanic flora, and endangered native creatures.

New Combat and Enemy Alert System -- The Corpus occupiers, led by the profit-obsessed Nef Anyo, bring new technology, weapons, systems, and warriors to bear. The game's four quadrants, bases of enemy operations, are patrolled by giant robo-spiders, while mid- and small-size robot spiders appear across the giant terrain. Players will be prompted to liberate Corpus bases for rewards and can even enter their underground bases. They're not small! Alongside new Corpus ground troop variants and new kinds of bounties, a new Danger Rating system challenges players to escape or double down.

Animal Conservation -- Strange, wonderful animals of the Vallis are going extinct due to Corpus cruelty. In between fights, take it down a notch: explore the landscape of Fortuna and use your new skills and tools to lure, track, and capture them for relocation. Hunting starts with tracking animal droppings and following footprints to the right location. Echo-lures mimic the distinct sound of each animal (each animal responds to a different lure sound) and a series of calls and responses then brings the animals into sight. Using stealth and skill to tranq and trap them will help them find a safe, happy home!

New Warframe -- The bloody, powerful Garuda Warframe offers a deadly combination of health-based abilities to wreak havoc on any enemy in her path. Deployment of her skills will leave you vulnerable with low health, but greatly enhanced damage potential. Skillful Tenno will chain together tactics to keep her energy high while skewering enemies, boosting shields, and leaving a trailer of dismembered foes in her wake.

Mining, Fishing, Exploration -- Resources are plentiful in the Vallis if you know how to get them. As players explore the vast new landscape in search of resources (caves, bases, and more), they'll use new mechanics to extract a variety of different ore to upgrade their gear. Fishing makes its mighty return but with a twist. The fish in the Vallis are robotic, so you'll need to use different spears and tips to catch them. Just don't break them!

Fortuna could very well be the most impressive expansion or bi of add-on content for Warframe yet - which is saying a lot. Warframe is currently free-to-play on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this month. No word on when Fortuna will make its way to the console versions outside of the vague - 'soon'.








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