Warframe’s June expansion trailer has players scrambling to decrypt its hidden messages

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After being teased for the first time a year ago, the next chapter in Warframe’s apostasy prologue evolving story, The Sacrifice, will finally arrive later this month. But like most things in Warframe, what will actually happen in The Sacrifice remains a mystery. The trailer above, showing some of the veteran Warframe players, only shows a few things. Warframe enthusiasts are sure to pick up on those very subtle threads, but for a casual gamer or non-gamer it can be hard to see what all the buzz is about.

While Warframe didn’t start its free-to-play life as a story-based game, developer Digital Extremes has updated it with some major missions that add a great deal of story and depth to its characters. As someone who just spent the last few months playing games for our review, these story missions were the highlight of my experience. There are some wild twists and turns that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen in a game before.

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This is why the anticipation for The Sacrifice is so high. It was first teased during the Digital Extremes Tennocon 2017 fan convention, but hasn’t heard much about it since. While the trailer above doesn’t answer many questions yet, players are already struggling to decode cryptic footage in the video and those found on the official website. What we do know is that the story will focus on Ballas, the Orokin (a kind of humanoid alien race) inventor of Warframes and the method by which they are controlled.

It’s all super esoteric stuff if you’re not a big Warframe gamer. But The Sacrifice is clearly made for its most dedicated fans. To experience the new quest, you’ll need to have completed The Second Dream, The War Within, The Chains of Harrow, and the Prologue to the Apostasy, four core quests that will honestly take about 100 hours to complete. It’s worth it though, as Warframe is a badass game that I’ve grown to love.

We have spoken with Digital Extremes about this update and what makes it so exciting and we will have more to share closer to its release. Similarly, Digital Extremes will be joining us at The PC Gaming Show to share more details on what’s to come in Warframe.

If you are an active player, head over to The Sacrifice official site, where you can get a code for some cosmetic items.