Warframe‘s third open-world update was announced via the game’s official YouTube channel on July 20, 2020 and was released on August 25, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and on August 27, 2020 for Nintendo Switch. It is the game’s first expansion to receive a simultaneous release across multiple platforms. The update adds Deimos, one of the two moons of Mars, as a new playable location within the game’s solar system. Deimos includes the Cambion Drift, an Infested open-world area that is smaller on the surface than the other two open-world areas but features procedurally generated underground tunnels.
Much like the “Fortuna” and “Plains of Eidolon” updates, Deimos also contains a social hub called the Necralisk that houses the Entrati, an Orokin-era family known for creating the first technologies that could harness the power of the Void. Alongside Deimos came the introduction of the Helminth system, which adds the functionality for players to “infuse” new abilities on Warframes, including abilities from other Warframes. The Heart of Deimos included also new piece of craftable equipment called Necramech, which functions as an exosuit with unique abilities. Lastly, the Heart of Deimos update brought some improvements to the game’s new player experience. This consists mainly of reworked tutorial that is including a cinematic intro film directed by Dan Trachtenberg, which first premiered at TennoCon 2019. The film was produced by Digic Pictures using a combination of motion capture and CGI.