Developer and publisher Digital Extremes injected a dose of gruesome action today into Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon with the Ghoul Purge Bounties. Led by a deadly four-pack of Grineer Ghouls born from sacks in the earth, each with unique attack patterns and new weapons and extensive new Orbiter customization options, this New Year’s update is free and scheduled for PS4 and Xbox One today.
According to the origin of the Ghoul Purge Bounties, the grounds of the Plains have erupted with vile beings of Grineer origin, repugnant Ghouls that overrun their victims in a gruesome mass of limbs, toxin and violence. Players will encounter them via a Ghoul Alert, or by stumbling across their graveyards (where they are “born” from the ground), through Incursions or Bounties.
Four in all, these disgusting new Grineer include the Rictus Ghoul, who wields a deadly buzz saw it can ride to battle; the Auger Ghoul, armed with dual flame-throwers that double as drills it uses to dig down into the earth in one spot, disappear, and surface in another for a surprise attack; the Devourer Ghoul, a hideous, pustule-laden beast, attacks with a lengthy tongue, spiked fists, and a jet pack to thrust him forward to shred Tenno to bits; and the Expired Ghoul, who dons bomb-spiked gloves to beat and detonate enemies to pieces.
To counter this plague upon the Plains, Tenno can arm themselves with a handful of equally authoritative weapons. Prepare to wield the majestic Corinth, a double barreled shotgun that’s commanding and explosive up-close; the sleek, deadly Gunsen, a steel-bladed, fan-like weapon that slices the throats of unsuspecting enemies in a mini-second; the satisfyingly brutal four-barreled Quartakk rifle; and the Grineer favorite, a compact, high fire-rate, automatic Uzi dubbed the Stubba.
In addition, dynamic weather has come to the Plains of Eidolon. The new system brings rain, lightning, rolling thunder, changing wind, and cloud patterns. With the inclement weather, there is also an increase of fish spawns; Grineer have reduced visibility while it is raining, and weather can change day or night. Stay vigilant to take advantage of its benefits!
Additionally, Focus 2.5 has arrived. It is the result of all the feedback and subsequent fine-tuning since the release of Focus 2.0 back with Update 22: Plains of Eidolon. Focus 2.5 brings with it more refunded Focus Points, reduced Node Costs, Shared Pool Capacity, and more.
The best is always last! Tenno’s can now personalize and decorate their own Personal Quarters with an assortment of cool items. Customize the Orbiter with a mini-stage, then select from posable Warframe figures, companion toys and beds, wallpaper, a fish tank and more to create a mini diorama of one’s own making. Plus, players can now invite a friend inside to visit!