Warframe - Switch launch details and road map, screenshots


Platforms: Switch, PC Steam, PS4, Xbox One

Developer/Publisher: Digital Extremes

Genre: Third-Person Co-op F2P Action

Ship Date: Nintendo Switch November 20, 2018

Distribution: Worldwide

Ratings: ESRB M; PEGI 18; USK 16; CERO D

Website: www.warframe.com


With more than 38 million registered players worldwide, the cooperative, free-to-play hit Warframe is a third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world. Warframe gives players the chance to master the Warframe armor as the enigmatic Tenno, a race of ancient warriors wielding blade and gun, who are awakened from centuries of cryo-sleep by the mysterious guide, Lotus, to restore order throughout the Solar System.


FREE: Warframe is free-to-play on Nintendo Switch and digitally downloadable.

Cooperative Four-Player Gameplay: Warframe delivers dynamic 1-4 player cooperative play on Nintendo Switch on day one.

Launch Content: Warframe launched on PC in March 2013. When Warframe arrives on Nintendo Switch November 20, it will deliver more than five years' of game content including 23 major updates, three cinematic quests, one open-world update and 36 Warframes.

All of the content up to the Mask of the Revenant update -- updates, weapons, Warframes, items, gear -- are included at Nintendo Switch launch.

The current Prime Access program will provide players with access to Mesa Prime, Mag Prime, and Chroma Prime, and will be in-line with currently running Prime programs on all other systems at launch.

Post-Launch Content: Warframe is a games-as-a-service title constantly offering regular free updates.

The open world Fortuna expansion will arrive on Nintendo Switch soon.

Garuda, the 37th Warframe, will arrive on Nintendo Switch simultaneous with the Fortuna update.

Warframe on Nintendo Switch will be in content parity with all other consoles in 2019 (exact date TBD).

Controllers, Motion Control: Warframe will support motion controls and Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers at launch. Tenno can use the classic L/R Joy-Con controllers 1) attached to the Nintendo Switch console, 2) attached to the Nintendo Switch Grip, 3) detached Joy-Con controllers, and 4) Pro Controllers. Players can customize the level of sensitivity in the menu to their liking!

Motion Controls: Motion control functionality is available at launch. All controls - mining, shooting, fishing, etc. - are motion control enabled.

Chat: Warframe provides built-in voice chat, and does not require the Nintendo Switch Online App

Cross-Play - Digital Extremes loves the idea of cross-play, but currently Warframe does not support it.

Migrating Accounts - Just like with the PS4 and Xbox One accounts, Digital Extremes will permit players to migrate their PC account to their Nintendo Switch account. This will happen during a limited time frame from day one at launch to a future date (TBD).

Storage - As a games-as-a-service title with five years' worth of content, players can download Warframe straight to their system. We recommend a 32 or 64 GB SD card, as we plan to bring more content in the future.

Always Online: Warframe is an always-online game - meaning it requires an online connection to play.

Have Fun!: Start solo and invite friends to play as you level up. We'll join you in the Origin System, Tenno!

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


Fri Nov 16 18 09:38am
(Updated 2 times)

Well damn

They are really giving Switch owners every reason to jump in barring the Fortuna delay. I was pleasantly surprised voice chat is fully supported, and even better without the app.

I guess the lack of cross progression is also a bummer, but that wasn't available prior either.

This looks excellent. I see it doesn't need the Nintendo Switch Online app for voice chat but do people need to pay for Nintendo Online to play it? There's no reason why they should. If it's completely free then fair play to them.

I don't think you would need a Nintendo Online for the game. Since it's a free to play game. Think of Fortnite, Arena of Valor, Paladins, etc.

Nintendo did say that f2p games don't require the online service.

I was really hoping they would get cross platform accounts working... I have no reason to play this on Switch if I can't bring over the last 2 and a half years worth of progress while still being able to use this account on PC.

I never had a chance to play Warframe on PC so I'm starting fresh on the Switch.

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