- Rising Tide, a content update that lays the blueprint to create the powerful Railjack battleship, is live now on Xbox One
- Rising Tide is the first step to experiencing Warframe’s upcoming Empyrean update
- Scouring the viable salvage from wreckage across the Origin system, Tenno must retrieve six components to build the Railjack
Every December is an incredibly busy time for Digital Extremes and Warframe players. This year is no exception. At The Game Awards last night, Digital Extremes announced Rising Tide, a content update that lays the blueprint to create the powerful Railjack battleship, is live now on Xbox One.
The War Begins with Rising Tide
For Xbox One players, Tenno (the player’s in-game name), Rising Tide is the first step to experiencing Warframe’s upcoming Empyrean update. It’s the key to all-out, team-based space combat. Players will have the means to research and build the Dry Dock, which begins as a hangar but evolves into a sanctuary. To start, it’s as simple as rallying together a clan and contributing resources to its construction.
Once players have assembled clan members, researched and assembled the Dry Dock, they’ll recruit the help of Cephalon Cy, a wry new ship A.I. who helps players craft their Railjack, who functions like Cephalon Ordis, but values mission protocol more than anything else. We think you’ll love them!
Scouring the viable salvage from wreckage across the Origin system, Tenno must retrieve six components to build the Railjack. If players have completed the cinematic quest The Second Dream, they can begin to forge a ship. They’ll build, hone and upgrade the Railjack, an ancient Orokin technology, to arm themselves in the new war against the Grineer — and the dark tide of enemies not too far behind them.
Cosmetically, Rising Tide delivers overhauled select visual aspects for the Liset, players’ personal landing craft, by adding in updated machines, enhanced lighting, and even a new “moonroof”, perfect for gazing at the Origin System’s starlight.
Rising Tide is essentially a warmup for Empyrean. A very necessary one. Once armed with a customized Railjack battleship, the Sigma Series Railjack, Tenno will be ready for the all new battleship gameplay of Empyrean, and coming soon to Xbox One.
Dominate Space in the Railjack
In Empyrean, Tenno will charge into four-player space battles against an unrelenting Grineer space force in all new missions. We hope Empyrean will see new and veteran players alike forging friendships and team skills, as they propel into this next-level cooperative experience.
Whether it’s by blasting opponent Cruise Ships with upgradeable firepower from the pilot seat or gunner positions or shooting like a bullet from the Archwing Cannon into enemy ships and commadering their vessels, Xbox Tenno are in for a shock to their senses. Empyrean combines the classic third-person combat that we all know and love with fast-paced, dynamic battleship combat. But it’s not just flying around shooting combat. Empyrean relies on players genuinely fulfilling roles and working together to complete missions.
Once they get the hang of the ship — there is a fun, easy Free Flight Mode for new players to get acquainted with its layout and functionality — players have a wealth of roles to play in combat. They can pilot the ship in and out of combat with cool special moves like “juking” or turning invisible; jump into the gunner chairs to tear up Grineer fighter ships; launch into space as solo Archwing vectors to take down or infiltrate larger enemy targets (like Cruise or Galleon ships); research and produce resources in the engineer room, or provide support by dousing fires and repairing hull damage. Players can even apply a single Warframe power to other players on the ship to provide more support or fight onboard enemies.
Empyrean will challenge even the toughest players to use all their greatest combined skills, experience and knowledge to rise up and face the biggest threat they have ever experienced in Warframe.