Gauss is the next playable class in Warframe. The steel speedster bears a striking similarity to the Flash, of DC Comics fame — as well as a certain other ‘frame. We also know when Gauss will become available. The new warframe will be added to the game later this week, starting with the “Saint of Altra” update. He’ll be joined by changes to the game’s Disruption missions, as well as new Look Link and Mod Link features. That’s quite a collection! Let’s take a look at the details.
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It is somewhat odd that Gauss appears to bite another warframe’s style, though. The new class can move at exceptional speeds and gains a bonus the longer he moves without stopping. The same is true of Volt: a starting warframe who… moves quickly and deals bonus damage the more he runs. Volt and Gauss even look somewhat similar, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. You’ve seen one faceless, chitinous battle droid and you’ve seen them all, right?
In all seriousness, though, Gauss seems like a very cool warframe. He works off a special gauge that no other class possesses. This battery meter charges up and runs down as he performs different moves — like running at mach speed and slamming into walls to create shockwaves. That ability, in particular, sounds like it will lead to some GIF-worthy shenanigans. And speed is rarely a bad thing in Warframe in general! Everyone wants to finish missions as fast as possible.
Once he pops his ultimate, Redline, Gauss overclocks his battery gauge to shock nearby enemies with electricity (which, again, seems like it’s infringing on Volt’s whole shtick). Gauss can also shield himself and deal damage in an area of effect. All in all? He sounds like a very well-rounded character! I can’t wait to try him out personally.
New Disruption Locations – Warframe ‘Saint of Altra’ Update
As for the rest of the changes coming to Warframe in the Saint of Altra update, the big one is more Disruption missions. This nifty little game type has you fend off enemies at specific locations. It’s also a good source of Hexenon, a crafting material required to construct the all-powerful Wisp warframe. Previously, though, Disruption was exclusive to the Ganymede map on Jupiter. Now it’s expanding!
Here’s a list of all the new Disruption locations coming to Warframe:
- Grineer Settlement – Mars, Olympus
- Corpus Outpost – Neptune, Laomedeia
- Grineer Galleon – Sedna, Kelpie (Grineer)
- Grineer Galleon – Uranus, Ur (Infested)
- Grineer Kuva Fortress – Kuva Fortress, Tamu
- Lua – Lua, Apollo (Corpus)
Otherwise, Saint of Altra includes the bits and bobs you might expect from a Warframe update. Gauss comes with new, signature weapons you can either purchase or craft. There’s also a Shawzin emote — allowing players to perform custom-made music during battle. Then there’s Look Link and Mod Link. Those latter two features will let players link each other custom builds and fashion, via the in-game text chat. You just have to click on the link to copy the loadouts yourself. It sounds like an incredible way to save time.
Oh, I should probably mention this only applies to the PC version (for now). As always, the Saint of Altra update will hit Warframe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at some later date. While you’re waiting, though, you can read the full patch highlights right here!