Back when Warframe launched in its initial, barebones version, not many people thought it will even survive, let alone become one of the most popular games around. Thankfully it did, and Digital Extremes are rewarding everyone who helped.
Of course, if you're a Warframe fan, you know that the celebrations started already in February, when Digital Extremes promised that logging in from 27 March to 13 April 2019 earns you free skins, but it seems they cut the celebrations short to 10 April 2019 now.
Either way, Warframe players are getting a new and exclusive Liset Dex Skin and Excalibur Dex Noggle for free, as long as they log in the given time frame.
To make things even sweeter, Digital Extremes are throwing in all the previous Dex items, which Warframe players can win by completing special Anniversary Alerts. The list includes Dex Furis, Dex Nouchali Syandana, Dex Dakra, Dex Sybaris and Excalibur Dex Skin.
While we're on the subject of Warframe's anniversary, let us recall the thorny road that took Digital Extremes' game to the proverbial stars.
Having launched in a basic version, which would've probably been absolutely unrecognisable to some newer players, Warframe was ripped into by most reviewers and generally considered a flopped launch.
Nevertheless, Digital Extremes persisted in their space ninja vision, maintaining constant communication with what fanbase they had and improving the game while they were at it.
In fact, this relentless development schedule is often cited as the main reason behind Warframe's success, hence our insistence on the initial version being unrecognisable.
That same schedule brought about the fans who were publically supporting the company employees and telling them they'd rather wait a bit more for Warframe Fortuna than have them in a perpetual crunch, a practice that's been quite worrying lately.
Thankfully though, both Warframe and Digital Extremes survived the road and are six years older, wiser and better for it. Here's to another six. Or do we still have doubters?
You can find the official announcement of Warframe's sixth birthday skins here.