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Warframe’s new character lets players make music

The Octavia warframe is also a sequencer

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Digital Extremes’ free-to-play shooter Warframe is getting a new playable character, Octavia, with a unique set of skills: This new warframe uses music as her weapon and comes complete with a “fully functioning sequencer” that lets players make their own custom tunes for her attacks.

“Octavia's abilities are powered by the Mandachord, a formidable tool used to mix Melody, Bass, and Percussion into a harmony of destruction,” the developer said in a release today. As you can see in the video above, Octavia has a variety of musical instruments with which to create songs. Players can even compose their tunes cooperatively with other players.

The new warframe’s introduction is part of the larger Octavia’s Anthem update for Warframe. The update also includes a new photo taking feature, Captura, which lets players add graphics and filters to snapshots.

The update also comes with a two new weapons and a new quest for Warframe. Here’s the quest’s official description:

The Octavia's Anthem Quest will have you drawn into the Relay by the vast consciousness Cephalon Suda, whose strange, disoriented behavior warrants investigation. Find out what happened to Cephalon Suda before it’s too late and the knowledge she has collected is destroyed. Beware, Tenno, as darkness lingers.

Warframe is free to download on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

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