A game with ninjas (even space ones) should always pay homage to the things that make ninjas, well ninjas. This includes things like throwing knives, near superhuman reflexes, katana skills, and a place to train. For ninjas, that place is a Dojo, a formal training place for martial art students and the birthplace of a ninja. Warframe’s latest update simply titled “Update 8”, completes this with the addition of Clan Dojos.
Now players can build a Dojo for their clamates (and themselves) by contributing resources to be spent on hallways, junctions and special rooms. The Clan’s architect has total control over the layout but, clan members will vote with their resources in order to decide which area should be completed next. I guess this prevents the player in charge from going wild and creating endless hallways and dead ends. Some of the special rooms provide technology research options which can grant clans exclusive access to new weapons. Other rooms provide a place for players to challenge other clan members to friendly 1v1 duels which can be spectated by others.
In the end, this is just the alpha version of the Dojo with undoubtedly more rooms and features to be added. Personally I hope they add dance floors for when I want to get down with my deadly self, or maybe a bar for me to visit and wind down after a long day of mercilessly slicing cyber soldiers into finely minced meat.
Update 8 also adds two new location sets including rusted space-submarines and mysterious void fortresses hidden within a dimensional fold. In total, 22 new weapons, 9 mods, a new trap oriented Warframe, along with tons of bug fixes were also all added to the expansion making this Warframe’s largest update to date. You can check out the official update highlight reel above for more information or click here to see the full list of changes (though you will need to login).
The devs plan on hosting a livestream event tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. EDT where they will be answering community questions and providing a walkthrough of the update.