If you own a PlayStation 4, you really should be playing Warframe, the console’s free-to-play online multiplayer shooter. The game is centered around a team of futuristic ninjas, and it has a lot in common with the multiplayer found in Mass Effect 3. As you play, you will unlock new character classes, weapons and other assorted gear. You will also level your characters and equipment, and find loot drops from defeated enemies.
While Warframe can be loads of fun, it can also be a little intimidating for new players. There’s a general lack of explanation when it comes to the gameplay systems beyond a very basic tutorial. And immediately after that tutorial, you’ll be asked to make a choice that you’re in no way ready to make, when the game asks you to pick a starting Warframe.
While there are many different Warframes available — think of them as character classes — only three can be selected for free at the start of the game. Once you select one, you’ll have to wait a considerable amount of time before you’re able to find the parts required to build the other two. It’s not a choice that you should take lightly, and you should educate yourself before making your selection.
That’s where we come in. Though we’re not claiming to be experts in the game, we have spent a considerable amount of time with Warframe and have decided that the very least we can do for you, dear reader, is put together a beginner’s guide to help get you started. So, without further ado, check out our handy, dandy tips to the PlayStation 4’s best free-to-play title.