Warframe’s Basmu

In Warframe, players can equip various gear, items and weapons, one of which is the Basmu, however, its blueprint is only available during certain in-game events.

Overview

Warframe is a popular free-to-play multiplayer online video game. Developed and published by Digital Extremes, the game takes place in a futuristic setting. It invites players to control members of the Tenno, who are a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from a century-long cyrosleep.

Now, they find themselves at war in the planetary system with various factions, including the Grineer, Corpus, the Infested and the Sentients.  The Tenno use powerful bio-mechanical suits, called Warframes, to channel their unique skills and abilities.

The game features various quests and missions for players to complete.  Even though the game’s missions use procedurally-generated levels, the newer updates have included massive open world areas. Additionally, it introduced some story-specific missions with fixed level design.

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Even though the game is free-to-play, it is supported by microtransactions. This mean that players can purchase in-game items using real money. However, it also offers the option to earn the items through grinding.

Gameplay

Warframe features elements of shooting and melee games, parkour and role-playing. This allows players to advance their Tenno with new and improved gear. Additionally, it includes both player-versus-player and player-versus-environment gaming modes.

New players will start out with a silent pseudo-protagonist, which is Warframe. The character possesses supernatural agility and special abilities. Additionally, the character has a selection of basic weapons and a space ship called the Orbiter.

The objective at this point is to explore the Star chart. As players progress in the game, they take control of the Operator. It is the true Tenno protagonist in physical form and is no longer silent. The Operator features additional abilities, including Transference and Necramech.

In the Orbiter, players will find a console. On it, they can select any of the available missions to them. It is important to note that the main missions require players to complete specific missions in the Solar System. Only when it is completed can players have access to other planets or locations.

As players progress in the game, they will come across various gear, items and weapons. One of the weapons that players can obtain is the Basmu.

The Basmu

It is a Sentient rifle that fires Electricity rounds, which creates Heat damage explosions on impact. Players should note that the Alternate Fire channels two beams of electricity that regulates between targets. Additionally, it features an extreme critical multiplier offset by its low critical chance. When players expand the battery, it releases a pulse, which staggers enemies and drain their health.

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Advantages and disadvantages

The following table indicates the advantages and disadvantages of the Basmu:

Advantages Disadvantages
The weapon’s primary fire explosions can benefit from Firestorm and Cautious Shot. Features a very low accuracy.
The Heavy Caliber’s accuracy penalty on Alternate Fire is very low. It is important to note that the primary fire projectiles have travel time. Additionally, its explosion range cannot be increased with Amalgam Furax Body Count.
Siphoning pulse applies crowd control and healing on emptying the weapon’s charge. The weapon can not equip Combustion Beam or Sinister Reach.
Automatic: The weapon features an infinite ammo pool. Additionally, it has a high fire rate and status chance. It also deals a lot of damage per shot. Automatic: It features below average reload speed. It also has a very small magazine.
Radial Attack: It is tied for the highest fire rate with Acceltra. It also features an infinite ammo pool. Radial Attack: Players should note that is does below average damage per shot. It also has below average critical chance. However, it features a small magazine.
Held: It only has a limitless ammo pool. Held: It consist of below average damage, critical chance and magazine.

How to obtain the Basmu

Players were able to purchase the blueprint for the Basmu during different in-game events. During the Operation: Scarlet Spear, the blueprint cost approximately 15,000 Scarlet Credits. However, players could also purchase the item from Father during Operation: Orphix Venom for 1,500 Phasic Cells.

Lastly, players had the opportunity to purchase the blueprint and the Day of the Dead during the October 2021 Nights of Naberus event. It is important to note that the blueprint can be traded between players.

This means that there is a possibility that players can purchase the blueprint from another player. However, the price of this item may be exceptionally high.

Manufacturing requirements

Once players obtained a blueprint, they had to manufacture it. However, they will need to obtain the following items to create the weapon:

  • 25,000 credits
  • 1,500 titanium
  • 800 Carbides
  • 450 Isos
  • One Nullstones

When players have met all the requirements, they can craft the Basmu. It is important to note that the manufacturing time is 24 hours, while the rush is 35 Platinum.

Conclusion

Warframe is a popular online multiplayer game, that invites players to take control of the Tenno. They use powered bio-mechanical suits, called Warframes, to channel their abilities. As players progress in the game, they will obtain various weapons, gear, resources and items.

One of the weapons that they can obtain is the Basmu. It is a Sentient rifle that shoots electric rounds that create Heat damage explosion on impact. It is important to note that the blueprint of this weapon is only available to purchase during certain in-game events.

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