If you’re a fan of playing free PS4 games on your PlayStation consoles, there’s been some great news in the last week.
Big release news has been announced for Warframe, a free download on PS4 consoles that doesn’t require a PS Plus subscription to play.
There aren’t that many games on the PS4 that are both free to download and don’t need an active PlayStation Plus account.
But it appears that Warframe is one of the few and is getting a massive update in 2018.
For those who have never played Warframe, the Digital Extremes title is a third-person shooter that can be played cooperatively with other gamers.
Both online and offline gameplay is available with a lot of different modes to choose from.
And if you were thinking about taking it for a spin soon, it could be a good time to join up.
That’s because a massive new expansion is being released later this year, bringing a lot free new content to the game.
The open-world expansion Fortuna is coming to Warframe on PS4 this winter and will allow fans to explore the surface of Venus.
While Warframe has received a fair few expansions in the past, Fortuna is special in that it will add a brand new open-world area to the game.
Following in the footsteps of Eidolon, the Fortuna expansion will add a new city to explore and a map filled with enemies to defeat.
No exact release date has been announced for Fortuna on PS4, although it is expected to land before the end of 2018.
Here are some of the key features included in the PS4 Fortuna expansion:
The New Faction, Solaris United — The cyborg Faction Solaris United live in the Blade-Runner-esque debt-internment colony, Fortuna. Similar to the gathering bazaars of Cetus in Plains of Eidolon, Fortuna is an underground hub city that serves as a factory to clean coolant rivers and doubles as a trading hub for the region. Underneath the facade of harmony and unified labour, however, discontent runs deep.
Dig into the faction’s stories, learn about the plight of The Business, Eudico, Rude Zuud, the Ventkids, and others, and help them fight their oppressors.
Fortuna and The Orb Vallis — The Fortuna expansion takes place underground and above ground, comprising the underground Colony of Fortuna and the surface landscape of The Orb Vallis.
Fortuna is a hub city similar to Cetus in Plains of Eidolon, where players can socialise and pick up bounties and missions from the local Solaris denizens. The surface world of The Orb Vallis is an exotic terrain blanketed with Orokin structures, towering mushroom forests, oceanic flora, and endangered native creatures.
New Combat and Enemy Alert System — The Corpus occupiers, led by the profit-obsessed Nef Anyo, bring new technology, weapons, systems, and warriors to bear. The game’s four quadrants, bases of enemy operations, are patrolled by giant robo-spiders, while mid- and small-size robot spiders appear across the giant terrain.
Players will be prompted to liberate Corpus bases for rewards and can even enter their underground bases. They’re not small! Alongside new Corpus ground troop variants and new kinds of bounties, a new Danger Rating system challenges players to escape or double down.
New Warframe — The bloody, powerful Garuda Warframe offers a deadly combination of health-based abilities to wreak havoc on any enemy in her path. Deployment of her skills will leave you vulnerable with low health but greatly enhanced damage potential.
Skilful Tenno will chain together tactics to keep her energy high while skewering enemies, boosting shields, and leaving a trail of dismembered foes in her wake.