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Developer Digital Extremes
Platforms PC, PS4, Xbox One
Engine Evolution
Genre Third Person Sci-fi Shooter
Model Free To Play
Release Date Closed Beta: October 25, 2012
Open Beta: March 18, 2013
Steam: March 26, 2013
PS4: November 15, 2013
Xbox One: September 2, 2014
Version PC:15.9   PS4:15.5   XB1:15.5
ESRB Rating Mature 17+

WARFRAME is a co-operative, free-to-play, sci-fi shooter game developed by Digital Extremes, and is published primarily on PC. It is also available for distribution on Steam and PlayStation 4 for free, and Xbox One for Xbox Live Gold members.

Warframe is set in a distant future where the solar system is torn between the Grineer, an empire race of militarized clones; the Corpus, a mega-corporation merchant cult with advanced robotics and laser technology; and the Infested, the victims fallen under the scourge of Technocyte Virus. The player takes the role of a Tenno, a member of a fourth faction with a mysterious and unclear nature, and is guided by an entity called the Lotus through missions.

The players are always pitted against enemies in superior numbers. To this end, players have at their disposal a varied arsenal of weapons both archaic and modern, and most notably, a special suit of armor--the titular Warframe, each of which has a particular set of abilities. Despite being primarily a shooter game, the gameplay has a definite focus on the synchronization of players' arsenal, allowing for limitless possibilities of creativity in combat.

Key Bindings information are available for PC and PS4.

Running Warframe with the MINIMUM system requirements.

  • OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or higher.
  • CPU: Intel Core Duo E6400 or AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 3600
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 9 GB of hard drive space

• Companions
Personal allies of the Tenno. A Companion offers a variety of utility purposes as well as a weapon of its own.
• Warframes
The battle suit of the Tenno. Each Warframe has a distinct theme with a set of four unique powers and stats.
• Weapons
Guns and Blade. The weapons of the old ways.
LisetShipTop Liset
Personal ship of a Tenno. Your starting point in the game.
Fusion Core horizontal Mods
Module cards for optimizing Warframes, Weapons and Companions, various attributes.
Orokin Reactor Equipment
Items for assisting players in battle, unlocking their weapons to full potential, accessing secret locations and more.
EnergyOrb Pickups
Items dropped by enemies and containers and can be collected by players. Restores health, powers, ammunition and more.
Resource Orange Resources
Items dropped by enemies and containers. Crucial components for building items in the Foundry.
AllianceEmblem Clan
An alliance between players. A clan can establish a Clan Dojo to research special weapons and participate special missions.
   Chassis Foundry
Build items using blueprints and resources. Blueprints are acquired by completing specific missions.


Kubrow Quests
Single player campaign that yields a special reward.
   Missionlogo Missions
Consists of various types of objectives. Some missions have a higher chance to yield a certain reward.
   AltHelmetBSeriesTheGents Game Modes
Missions can be played solo, privately with friends or publicly with strangers.
DECorpusShipC Tile Sets
Maps in the game are randomly generated from a set of tiles.
   MaskedGrineer Factions
Enemies and allies. Different factions have different vulnerabilities, Languages etc.
   DEColony Planets
Homeworlds of various factions with different resources and Tile Sets.


Doubling Mod capacity using either an Orokin Reactor or Orokin Catalyst.
Modifying Polarity of certain equipment using a Forma to gain more Mod capacity.
Damage stats of each weapon is determined from thirteen damage types, each having various Status Effect and dealing different amount of damage on different enemy types.
The heart of the game Warframe is the ability to perform advance free running maneuvers and Melee combat.
Obtained by killing enemies and completing missions. For ranking up Mastery.
   Mastery Rank
A system that shows a player's relative skill and experience in the game.


FusionCoreGoldSingle Rewards
Items that are only purchasable from the Market with Platinum may also be available as an end mission reward. Some are also exclusive to a specific mission.
   FusionMOADE2 Events
Special missions with additional lore that occurs approximately once a month. Events are often used to introduce new characters, enemies or bosses.
Referral Program
Recruit new players and earn rewards.
Support the game to earn this title and exclusive items.
   Prime Access
Grant early access to new Prime items.


WARFRAME Wiki is a completely player supported encyclopedia of the game Warframe. Our purpose is to create the most complete database about the game on everything ranging from lore, mechanics, to weapon statistics.

The Wikia is maintained by countless of active players and fans from around the world, and we welcome anyone to join our community, share your knowledge and make this Wiki a better place. As this Wiki is not managed by Digital Extremes, users are encouraged to post feedback, bug reports or suggestions to the official Warframe website. 

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    • Hey, Don't suppose you're still recruiting. I've just recently started and would love to join a  clan. If so my ID is Rhysofpeace
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