Warframe for Nintendo Switch can be played for free when it officially launches on November 20 (11AM ET). But, due to some mistake, the game got released earlier than expected in Europe and Australia.
The game has since been taken down but a lucky few were able to download it. Community director Rebb Ford has this to say:
Warframe launched slightly ahead of schedule in the EU region but, but the true launch is Nov 20 at 11 am ET and we are working to make sure all regions observe the launch date!
— Rebb Ford 🧛♀️ (@rebbford) November 20, 2018
The dev team assures the rest of the Warframe community that the game will be released simultaneously across all regions in a few hours!
- Maybe you got here a bit early – Warframe launched slightly ahead of schedule in the EU region but, but the true launch is Nov 20 at 11 am ET and we are working to make sure all regions observe the launch date!
- If you want to get a jump-start on watching Warframe streams on the Switch, download the YouTube App to your Switch today and tune in weekly to our PlayWarframe Livestreams!
If you’re just joining us, welcome to Warframe! From launch on November 20th until December 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET, we’re giving all new Tenno on Nintendo Switch a free starter pack of in-game items via your in-game Inbox.
Please note: you will need to complete Vor’s Prize in-game in order to receive the Inbox message and gifts.
This pack includes:
The legal tender of the Origin System. Credits are used to buy new Weapons and Warframes, but they’re also used to upgrade Mods — the primary source of gear power in Warframe.
3-Day Affinity Booster
With this Booster, all of your gear will rank up faster. As you play, your Weapons and Warframes will gain Affinity and rank up. Ranking up increases the Mod Capacity of an item, so you can equip those upgraded Mods.
Immediately doubles the Mod Capacity of any Warframe. Install this Reactor on your Warframe’s Upgrade screen.
Immediately doubles the Mod Capacity of any Weapon. Install this Catalyst on your Warframe Weapon’s Upgrade screen.
When a Warframe or Weapon reaches max rank, you can choose to install a Forma on the Upgrade screen. Forma resets the rank of an item back to 0, but it Polarizes a Mod Slot to save on Mod Capacity. Forma is mostly used later in the game, but when you’re ready, it’s there for you.
If you have any questions about the Nintendo Switch version of Warframe, please read our Switch FAQ for answers to common questions. If that doesn’t answer your question, check out the Warframe Wiki for a compendium of game knowledge curated by our Tenno community.
We’ll see you in the system, Tenno!