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Warframe adds new open-world Heart of Deimos expansion, including spaceship mouth

Meet a new mom, go to an infested world

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Warframe - the character MOTHER hangs out on the infested planet of Deimos Image: Digital Extremes
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Warframe players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One are getting something new today: the open world expansion Heart of Deimos is arriving, bringingnew enemies to fight and a moon to explore. In Heart of Deimos, players go to the infested moon of Deimos, which contains ancient technology critical to maintaining all of existence.

Deimos contains new threats, including two giant worms that are battling for control of the moon in a never-ending cycle of growth and failure. There’s are also stompy Warhammer 40k-style mechs that players can control.

In order to grow in power to match these threats, each player’s ship will now have a giant mouth and a lattice of infected tissue. Players can sacrifice their owned Warframes to the infection, and in return, get that Warframe’s core ability to attach to any other Warframe. It’s like having your very own Kirby, except much grosser.

Heart of Deimos also introduces the new Warframe, Xaku, a community-designed frame made up of several other broken Warframes.

Xaku has a set of interesting skills, including the ability to grab the guns of all enemies around them and fire them back. It’s a very “why are you hitting yourself?” skill, which is deeply petty but pleasing. They can also erupt out of their chassis as a little plasma skeleton, and run around super fast to fight their enemies.

Heart of Deimos will arrive later today on most platforms, whereas Nintendo Switch users will gain access this week. Over time, developer Digital Extremes plans to keep adding to Deimos and continuing our exploration of the terrifying, mostly-flesh moon.

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