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Warframe’s Fortuna update hits PC’s this week – watch the new reveal trailer

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After a week of cryptic teases and ARG puzzles, Digital Extremes has finally… well, just made official what we kind of knew already. Warframe’s new feature-packed Fortuna update is being released on PC this week. The most notable thing Fortuna brings with it is, of course, the brand new open-world area on Venus, which is reportedly exponentially bigger than the popular free-to-play sci-fi shooter’s previous open-world efforts, Plains of Eidolon. Getting around such a large area has been made easier – and cooler – with the introduction of the brand new K-Drive hoverboards, which will allow you to pull off sick tricks as you traverse the frozen landscape of Venus either on missions for the game’s new factions or maybe just to do a spot of hunting or fishing.

Along with the brand new reveal trailer released last night confirming Fortuna’s release date, DE has also posted all the details of the new update on their official site. Check out some of the highlights below:


Down in the underground city of Fortuna, you’ll meet the Solaris: a society of body-augmented individuals who live in debt-internment under Corpus rule. The Solaris live in fear of being “repossessed” — cybernetic limb and organ removal by Nef Anyo’s repo squads. Despite living in terror and debt, the Solaris are a hopeful community who pride themselves in their efforts to terraform Venus.


A disbanded resistance front, the Solaris United fought to unshackle the Solaris from the Corpus “Taxmen.” It’s unclear why the movement ended, but rekindling the rebellion in Fortuna is key to a free Solaris society.


Made with stolen Corpus technology, turbo-powered K-Drives are ideal for the mountainous Vallis landscape. Find the Ventkids — a local street gang that lives in the ventilation shafts of Fortuna — to create your own personalized K-Drive, then equip K-Drive Mods to increase your max speed, boost speed and more.


Wildlife has returned to the Vallis, but the Corpus are destroying these creatures for their Feed and Research Division. Work with The Business to track these endangered species down, tranquilize them and extract them to safety, away from the Taxmen’s reach.


Located in the eye of a snowstorm, the Orb Vallis was once a scorching wasteland. When the Solaris reactivated the Orokin coolant towers, life reappeared in the Vallis. Giant looming mushrooms sprung from the snow, and four-legged Virminks appeared in the valleys. Through their blood, sweat and tears, the Solaris terraformed this barren region into a beautiful, hospitable world — but the Corpus are destroying this delicate balance in their pursuit of profit.


As you explore the Vallis, beware of mechanical, spider-like machines known as Raknoids. These Corpus-designed creatures range in size and lethality, from tiny Mites to the massive, invulnerable Orbs that loom over the region. Fortuna’s brightest are currently researching how to take down these Orbs

You can read the rest of the new features, which includes MOA Companions, Kitguns, underground caves to explore, advanced mining and fishing, new Corpus enemies and facilities, bounties to capture, brand new weapons and cosmetics, and more. The “more” in this case, also including Garuda, the brand new “gore-based” warframe.

Garuda’s four abilities have also been detailed as can be seen below.


Rip the life force from an enemy and use it as a shield that captures damage. Charge to channel the captured damage into an explosive projectile.


Impale an enemy on an altar of talons and siphon health for Garuda and her allies.


Garuda sacrifices her health to generate energy.


Charge to expand the targeting area, release to send Garuda’s talons careening toward each target in area. Surviving enemies are prone to bleeding.

That’s a whole lot of content for Tenno to get stuck into. Only PC Tenno for now, that is though. DE has not revealed a release date for Fortuna for console players (like me) yet, but they have said that will be there “soon”.

Last Updated: November 6, 2018


  1. These guys are slowly making the best game in the world right under our noses, the only issue i have is that i have no idea WTF is going on in this never ending war


    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2018 at 10:03


      I’ve been out for a few months, been playing for YEARS…first big break I’ve taken…keen to jump in again!


      • Magoo

        November 6, 2018 at 13:08

        My guy you take a break from Warframe for 5 goddamn minutes and you miss 15 new mods, 2 new frames, 7 new weapons, a new game mode, a new bonus game mode, a new planet, a new mod attribute, 2 new mechanics, fucking parkour 4.0, an exponential fluctuation and depreciation of market prices, 3 nerfs and a buff, something’s been vaulted, meta has been reversed, again, again, that part you still need to get is in a different place, the last you heard from Lotus was that it was “thinking” and now it’s balls deep in debt with an ex-partner and two kids.


  2. Jonah Cash

    November 6, 2018 at 10:05

    I have at least 20 hours into this game and I still don’t have a clue what is going on. I just stopped playing it as I don’t like feeling like and idiot when I play games 🙂


    • Kervyn Cloete

      November 6, 2018 at 10:15

      You really need somebody to hold your hand in the early part of this game. It’s my biggest criticism of it. But once you get into it and come to grips with the world and its mechanics, it’s so damn good.


      • Yondaime

        November 6, 2018 at 10:56

        I’ve enjoyed my fair share of it, but the farming is brutal man, hours spent looking for parts to build a helmet that takes 3 literal days to make (the foundry takes super long to make stuff)


    • Matthew Holliday

      November 6, 2018 at 15:33

      I got irritated when dudes started showing up in my games, running at the speed of light, rushing through stages, meanwhile, Im still back at the start looking for lootboxes.


      • Jonah Cash

        November 8, 2018 at 12:59

        That is exactly what would happen to me as well. The first time randoms entered I must have waste 5 minutes trying to fight them!


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