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Railjack gameplay shows “the most co-op intensive version of Warframe”

The Warframe Empyrean release date is still set for a vague point in the future, but today’s developer stream saw Digital Extremes showcase the biggest part of the massive update: Railjack. Some things have changed since the last time we saw Railjack in action, so now’s the time to break down everything you can expect – especially since you’re probably already building your ship after Rising Tide.

Railjack has you and three other players team up to command the titular vessel. You can play the mode solo, but the higher difficulties are tuned to require co-op – you won’t ever be locked out from solo play, but you will have a very rough time keeping up as the challenge increases. You will be able to matchmake into a friendly crew, even if you don’t have a Raijack yourself.

“We are dealing with the most co-op intensive version of Warframe,” as Rebecca Ford describes it. “Everything is catered to moment-to-moment decision making: whether you’re making ammo, whether you’re casting powers, whether you’re going from point A to B to C putting out fires. It is pure chaos.”