Warframe's Ship Combat Expansion Empyrean Is Out Now On PC

Out now for PC, with Xbox One, PS4, and Switch releases coming later.


During The Game Awards, the developers at Digital Extremes revealed a new trailer for Warframe's expansion Empyrean, which focused on the new ship-combat gameplay and team-based squad battles in deep space. At the end of the trailer, the developers announced that the hotly anticipated update is available right now for players on PC.

Revealed last year at Tennocon 2018, the new expansion is one of Warframe's most ambitious updates yet. It focuses on new gameplay involving the Railjack, a custom ship that every player can acquire, allowing them to travel into deep space and take on a variety of space-combat missions. Though Warframe does have space missions using the Archwing, the Railjack focuses more on larger ship-combat, taking cues from sci-fi like Star Trek and Star Wars. In a previous update called Rising Tides, players could start a quest to acquire their Railjack, allowing them to piece it together and customize it. But with the Empyrean update, you can now take the ship out for a spin.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Next-Gen PS5 And Xbox Series X Games Debut At The Game Awards 2019 - GS News Update

While out on your ship, you and your squad of tenno can take control of various areas of the ship. These roles include the pilot, an engineer, a gunner, and a tactician. In a similar vein to Sea of Thieves, you'll have to manage different aspects of your ship while actively facing off again enemy vessels. If you receive enough damage, you'll need to step away from your post and repair the damage before it's too late. While this is going on, you can also send members of your squad on away missions to invade enemy vessels and destroy them from the inside.

What's interesting about the Empyrean update is that it adds a more unifying aspect to Warframe, bringing together some of the more isolated parts of the game. For instance, if there's a mission in space that requires remote assistance, whether that's disabling a systems relay or destroying an enemy base, you can send a request out to other players to get help. While much of the content in Empyrean is designed for team play, it is possible to complete the game solo by leveling up different aspects of your ship's systems to compensate.

For more on the latest reveals and award winners from The Game Awards, be sure to stick with GameSpot for more info as it comes.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

The Game Awards
Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story