Digital Extremes has announced that the The Deadlock Protocol update for Warframe will release later this week on the PC. The Deadlock Protocol will introduce the Corpus Faction’s dramatic origin story through richly re-crafted environments that integrate iconic new visuals and gameplay elements to reinforce the money-worshipping cult’s rise to power.
As the press release reads, nearly every aspect of the Corpus’ early environment has been upgraded. Fresh challenges lie in wait with the renewed Jackal boss; a fight sequence now extended across multiple levels that dares players to rethink tactics against this aggressively revamped boss. The new Granum Crowns also bring a spendable currency that opens up a wild variety of gameplay options. Furthermore, nearly every wall, corridor, and room now support intense parkour mobility.
The Deadlock Protocol weaves larger-scale story implications into the modern Warframe narrative.
“Players must investigate the Corpus Faction’s desperate ploy to break their board’s political in-fighting. Through combat and discovery, Tenno will learn a small Corpus sub-faction has begun a devious plan to resurrect the faction’s founder, a revival posing an alarming new threat to the Origin System’s balance. Determined to strengthen their armada and bolster a growing space fleet against the Sentients and the Tenno, the Corpus’ plans for unbridled power must be put to an end.”
Lastly, The Deadlock Protocol adds the 43rd Warframe, Protea. Players can investigate her origin story as the former Corpus head bodyguard in her own unique Quest. Players can also uncover a quiver of technologically advanced weapons from the new Corpus Armor Set and Primary Rifle to the Gunblade Melee, new Kitguns throughout the update.