Soon, Warframe players and their crew of shiny-helmeted chums will be able to take to the stars and engage in co-op space battles as part of the free-to-play sci-fi game’s highly anticipated Empyrean expansion. Ahead of that, however, developer Digital Extremes is giving players the opportunity to prepare for launch in its Rising Tide update, due to arrive imminently on PC.
In order to achieve lift-off when Empyrean lands later this year, Tenno will first need to gather – either working with clan members or alone – the resources required to construct their own Dry Dock. Once complete, this “an all-in-one workshop and garage” can be used to begin assembly of Warframe’s new Railjack ships – although they’ll remain grounded until Empyrean’s arrival.
In order to construct a Railjack, players will first need to obtain help from “reluctant” AI, Cephalon Cy, who’ll assist in scouring the Origin System for lost Railjack technology. Quite how much scouring is required – and whether it’s realistically achievable for solo players – remains to be seen. Digital Extremes notes that, following the launch of the Empyrean update, Tenno will be able to fully customise their completed battleship with new weapons, parts, and mods.