The Warframe Lexicon for Updates
The purpose of this post is to explain the terminology you’ve often seen us use when describing Warframe updates. Ultimately, this will serve as a permanent post that will be linked in future PSAs and more to help players better understand Warframe’s development cycle.
CODE describes the kind of changes we make directly to (in simple terms) the game’s engine. Depending on the nature of an issue, feature, or change, it may involve us making adjustments to Code for it to be fully resolved.
When we make changes to Code, it must go through a Certification (Cert) process required by each Console platform. In order to launch an update, we must successfully pass each of their checks. This involves things like ensuring it won’t crash the machine or cause any other issues to core functionality. Anything that is not “Code” (scripts, assets, etc.) can be Hotfixed...