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Survival is one of the three new mission types to replace Raid, Spy and Deception missions. Survival replaced Raid missions in Update 10.

Players will have to fight an endless, steady stream of enemies to survive for as long as possible while slowly losing life support. Each kill will have a chance to drop personal life support modules that restores 4% of the life support system. Occasionally the Lotus will drop off life support capsules that restore 30% on activation, starting fairly frequently but the time between drops will get progressively longer.

After 5 minutes, a random reward is given to the squad and the extraction point will be enabled and marked on the minimap. The squad can then choose between heading to extraction to complete the mission, or staying on for a longer period of time to receive rewards every 5 minutes.

When the life support system reaches 0%, all squad members' shields will start draining followed by their health, in a manner similar to a hull breach but at a much faster rate. The health drain will stop at 5 HP for 5 minutes - making any damage lethal - and teammates who are killed can be revived normally. No more life support capsules will be dropped, rewards will no longer be given, enemies will stop dropping the life support modules, and all remaining life support modules on the map will become unusable. After this point the mission can still be completed if at least one player reaches Extraction. However, if all players die, the squad will fail. After 5 minutes, the health drain will continue past 5 HP and will kill everyone.

Survival placeholder

Survival diorama from Update 9

Update 10.3 changed the extraction mechanics; previously, a single squad member could rush to extraction and after 1 minute, the mission would end. Now, if there is still life support remaining, at least half of the squad members must be at extraction for the mission to end. (2 if 4 team members, 2 if 3, or 1 if only you and another team member are in the game).

When Survival missions become Nightmare Modes, players will receive both the Nightmare reward and the normal Survival mode reward when completing the mission. Note that even though Nightmare mode enemies are usually higher level, the Survival mode rewards will be based on the mission's original enemy levels. On the other hand, if there is an Alert Survival mission, players will only receive the specified Alert reward (extraction available at 10 minutes).

Survival MissionsEdit

Planet Mission Name Faction Level Difficulty Tier
Mercury Apollodorus Grineer 5 - 10 1 1
Jupiter Elara Corpus 10 - 15 2 2
Mars Arcadia Corpus 8 - 12 2 2
Mars Ara Corpus 11 - 16 2 2
Saturn Cassini Grineer 9 - 14 2 1
Saturn Keeler Grineer 11 - 16 2 2
Saturn Mimas Grineer 11 - 16 2 2
Sedna Selkie Grineer 13 - 18 3 2
Sedna Yemaja Grineer 14 - 19 3 3
Uranus Cressida Grineer 16 - 17 3 2
Uranus Cupid Grineer 18 - 23 4 2
Uranus Ophelia Grineer 18 - 22 4 2
Eris Hymeno Infestation 21 - 26 5 3
Eris Nimus Infestation 21 - 22 4 3
Eris Phalan Infestation 18 - 23 4 2
Ceres Nuovo Grineer 20 - 25 5 3
Ceres Egeria Grineer 22 - 27 5 3
Pluto Palus Corpus 27 - 32 5 3
There are a total of 18 Survival missions.
  • It's worth noting that following the inclusion of Invasion events, the ruling faction in each mission node may vary, according to the one most supported by the players during the conflict. Refer to the Invasion page for further info regarding this particularity.

EnemiesEdit

This is a list of possible enemies and their respective "wave" they will start to appear. Note that this is based on the lowest level of each faction, at higher level survival missions enemies may come out sooner but usually in the same order.

Grineer SurvivalEdit

Corpus SurvivalEdit

Eximuses SpawnEdit

As players advance through the survival, the amount of Eximus spawns will steadily increases from 0% in 5 minutes, to 20% in 60 minutes.

RewardsEdit

Besides the bonus amounts of materials, experience, and mods from the increase in enemies compared to normal missions, certain rewards can be awarded at the end of the mission if the mission is a success. Mission rewards will vary depending on the level of the mission's enemies (the starting level; this tier does not scale during a mission as higher level enemies spawn) and also depends on the amount of time spent.

  • Enemy level tier (in average):
    • Tier 1: Level 1 - 10
    • Tier 2: Level 10 - 20
    • Tier 3: Level ≥ 20
    • Note: While most missions obey these enemy level tiers, there are a few exceptions, such as Hymeno and Cambria. Refer to the table above for a more accurate list of mission enemy level tiers.
  • Time spent Drop Rotation (rewards cycle every 20 minutes):
    • Rotation A: 5, 10 minutes; 25, 30 minutes; etc.
    • Rotation B: 15 minutes; 35 minutes; etc.
    • Rotation C: 20 minutes; 40 minutes; etc.
  • Rewards stack the longer you play.
  • At 15 minutes and every 20 minutes after, you are guaranteed to receive a Void Tower key.

5, 10, 25, 30 etc. minutes 15, 35 etc. minutes 20, 40 etc. minutes
Credits64 1000 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 1500 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 2000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
Credits64 3000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Uncommon Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rare Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Parry 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Reflex Guard 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Reflection 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Steel Fiber - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Arrow Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Pistol Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rifle Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Shotgun Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Sniper Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Heavy Impact - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Incendiary Coat - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Serration - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Cleanse Grineer - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Hornet Strike - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Intensify - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Metal Auger - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Reflex Coil - - 6.67%
DEVoid Key Tower I Capture - 20.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower I Mobile Defense - 20.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower I Exterminate - 20.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower I Survival - 20.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower I Defense - 20.00% -

5, 10, 25, 30 etc. minutes 15, 35 etc. minutes 20, 40 etc. minutes
Credits64 1500 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 2000 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 3000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
Credits64 4000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Uncommon Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rare Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Provoked 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Finishing Touch 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Spare Parts 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Steel Fiber - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Arrow Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Pistol Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rifle Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Shotgun Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Sniper Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Serration - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Hornet Strike - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Fast Deflection - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Charged Shell - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Cleanse Corpus - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Killing Blow - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Antitoxin - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Vital Sense - - 6.67%
DEVoid Key Tower II Capture - 15.49% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Mobile Defense - 15.49% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Exterminate - 15.49% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Survival - 15.49% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Defense - 15.49% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Capture - 4.51% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Mobile Defense - 4.51% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Exterminate - 4.51% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Survival - 4.51% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Defense - 4.51% -

5, 10, 25, 30 etc. minutes 15, 35 etc. minutes 20, 40 etc. minutes
Credits64 2000 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 2500 Credit Cache 14.29% - -
Credits64 4000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
Credits64 5000 Credit Cache - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Uncommon Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rare Fusion Core 14.29% - -
FusionCorePackSilversingle Steady Hands 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Stabilizer 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Power Throw 14.29% - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Steel Fiber - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Arrow Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Pistol Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Rifle Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Shotgun Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Sniper Ammo Mutation - - 1.33%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Stretch - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Serration - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Hell's Chamber - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Cleanse Infested - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Sundering Strike - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Hornet Strike - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Flow - - 6.67%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Split Chamber - - 6.67%
DEVoid Key Tower II Capture - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Mobile Defense - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Exterminate - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Survival - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower II Defense - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Capture - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Mobile Defense - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Exterminate - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Survival - 10.00% -
DEVoid Key Tower III Defense - 10.00% -

Void SurvivalEdit

Survival in the Orokin Void consists of the standard Void tileset, with treasure rooms blocked off or non existent. Void survival can be difficult with the variation of enemies, combining the hardest aspects of regular survival missions into one mission.

EnemiesEdit

At the beginning, you will face standard Grineer and Corpus Corrupted units, progressively getting harder as time passes. As of Update 10, when Survival missions were officially introduced, the most difficult aspect about survival in the void, is Fusion MOA Drones will start spawning next, without Fusion Moa themselves being present. The DPS of the drones is very high and is increased with level, and they also spawn quite frequently, second to the regular units. But as of Update 11, these drones no longer spawn by themselves. They can only be deployed by the Fusion MOAs. Next you will get Corrupted Ancient Healers, which heal all the enemies in a 30 meter radius around them, and shortly after Fusion MOAs will spawn. Lastly, Corrupted Heavy Gunners will join in, adding a second DPS hazard.

Note that Fusion MOAs can also release drones when their health is reduced to half.

Orokin Death Orbs can also become active during the mission, which can either become another way for you to die, or can be used to your advantage by luring enemies into the beams.

RewardsEdit

Main article: Orokin Void

Besides the bonus amounts of materials, experience, and mods from the increase in enemies compared to normal missions, certain rewards can be awarded at the end of the mission if the mission is a success.As of update 10.5 you can get Prime items every 5 mins, but you can also win credit caches.

Derelict SurvivalEdit

Survival in the Orokin Derelict consists of the standard Derelict. Treasure rooms are blocked off or non-existent, but Vaults exist and can be unlocked normally. It is advised to open the vault after surviving for the time you want, as claiming the artifact inside will inflict a negative debuff on you, possibly making surviving harder.

You will only face Infested enemies unless you retrieve the artifact from the Orokin Vault, which will cause the Corrupted to replace the enemy units in the level, including Drones.

As of Update 11.5, the Orokin Derelict Survivals have their own unique drop table which includes some Prime blueprints.

Dark Sector SurvivalEdit

Survival missions that take place in Dark Sectors can only be reached by Solar Rails and always involve the Infested. These Survival missons have a higher level range (and thus, higher difficulty) than the planet they're found on, but give out larger quantities of experience, including the experience bonuses inherent in Dark Sectors. There are currently 13 Dark Sector Survival Missions, one each for every planet except Mercury.

Planet Mission Name Faction Level
Jupiter Cameria Infestation 13 - 23
Mars Wahiba Infestation 14 - 24
Saturn Piscinas Infestation 14 - 24
Sedna Amarna Infestation 17 - 27
Europa Cholistan Infestation 17 - 27
Phobos Zeugma Infestation 18 - 28
Uranus Assur Infestation 20 - 30
Eris Zabala Infestation 23 - 33
Neptune Kelashin Infestation 25 - 35
Ceres Gabii Infestation 25 - 35
Pluto Hieracon Infestation 30 - 40
There are a total of 11 Dark Sector Survival missions.

Below are the potential 5-minute rewards in Dark Sector Survival. Void Keys are still rewarded at 15 minutes based on level range.

After extensive testing, it is very likely that certain mods such as FusionCorePackSilversingle Life Strike, FusionCorePackSilversingle Stabilizer and FusionCorePackSilversingle Steady Hands are only available in higher level Dark Sector Survivals. For Example, Life Strike will never be awarded in the first 5 minutes in Tikal (level 11-21), while Gabii (level 25-35) will. :

TipsEdit

  • It is helpful to bring a Carrier as Vacuum can be used to quickly gather Life Support Modules.
  • If you manage to start activating the capsule when your Life Support is at 0% but before you hear the oxygen getting drained, you will be granted 2% oxygen, giving you enough time to consume the capsule.
  • Lotus will tell you the location of the next air drop in advance by placing a marker on your map without there actually being a capsule there to pick up. If you are getting close to 0% life support you should make your way to the drop point so you can activate the capsule as soon as it arrives.
  • Activating a Life Support Capsule will take your Warframe a few seconds. Have teammates cover you or prepare yourself to prevent death while activating a capsule.
    • After Update 10.3, once a life capsule has been activated, the second capsule in the same location will have shorter activation time. Further capsules does not continue to shorten the activation time.
  • When activating the alarm, travel to the first marker and stay in that general location as a group. Life support will drop in other places in the map, so team coordination is critical to either move as a team to each, or have someone sprint to them, preferably someone with Loki or Ash, or by the use of Shade so they can pass by the hordes of enemies.
  • You must last at least 5 minutes, and at least half the living squad must make it to extraction.
  • When the life support reaches 0%, the timer will stop, and there will be no life support left in the map. It will drain your shields and then your health, but will always leave you with 5HP. Which gives you a chance to reach extraction, but any damage done to you will be a lethal blow.
  • Since a life support capsule restores 30% life support, they should be activated when life support levels are at 40% or below. This will leave room for life support pickups and also for player mistakes such as activating 2 life supports at the same time.(40+30+30=100%)
    • Sometimes many life support modules drop right after someone activates a life support capsule. This method helps reduce wasting life support.
  • Enemies spawn at points where players can't see, and in rooms next to where players are. Larger tiles will have more spawning points than smaller tiles. Do not separate yourself from your team because it will disable the nearest spawning points and cause the enemies to spawn in spread out locations.

NotesEdit

  • Survival officially replaced Raid in Update 10. All Raid Void Keys were converted to Survival Void Keys, and T3 Survival keys were introduced.
  • This gametype was introduced early via the Survival Weekend Event.
  • Each Life Support Capsule tend to be placed in each section of a map roughly around every 2 minutes and 30 seconds (150 seconds) before another capsule is dropped off by the Lotus. This is after the 5 minute start of the Survival.
    • This delay will slowly increase overtime, and there is a cap on extra support capsules 'in queue'.
    • If there are three separate rooms that can accommodate Life Support Capsules, the first room will no longer be dropped off, instead the latter two rooms are provided in a cycle.
  • If a  Rhino has Iron Skin active, it will not protect the player from losing shields or health while oxygen is at 0%. It will continue to protect against enemy combat damage as normal. As soon as health reaches 5, Iron Skin will vanish and leave the player vulnerable. Reapplying it will make it vanish instantly.
  • Lower level survivals seem to drop life support more often, with less being dropped on higher levels, but this can be explained by how quickly spawns are killed. There does not seem to be a limit of how many drop.
  • This mission type is essentially Raid viewed from a different perspective. Players must distract enemies while an unseen and unnamed Tenno secures Raid-like objectives elsewhere on the map. The mission rewards similar to the old Raid mission rewards, and will also appear at the beginning of the squad's reward display.
  • The time it takes to activate life support is around 3 seconds, which is long enough for pursuing enemies to kill you if you are not careful.
  • Sometimes the Lotus will not deliver another life support capsule until you have activated one that is already delivered, and there seems to be a maximum capacity of capsules that can be on the map at any given time.
  • Life Support decreases at 1% every 1.5 seconds. That means 100% is enough for 2 minutes and 30 seconds of Life Support.
    • Prior to Update 10.3, Lotus would warn you at 20% that you have 60 seconds of life support remaining, when you actually had 30 seconds. She also warned that you had 30 seconds remaining at 10%, which was actually 15 seconds.
    • At Update 10.6, Lotus will only warn players at 20% of life support, referring to 30 seconds. The warning at 40% was removed. If extraction is ready, Lotus will also suggest extraction.
    • Despite claims that sprinting hastens the rate that Life Support decreases, DE has confirmed that there is no correlation.
  • Update 10.3 changed several mechanics regarding level generation and reward tables;
    • The level was completely unlocked before activating the alarm, allowing players to sprint through the entire map to collect materials without running into enemies. This has since been fixed and the starting area's doors will all be locked until activated by the alarm.
    • Survival rewards were dependent on faction type and the time spent. The update changed it so rewards are now dependent on enemy level and the time spent. It also changed rewards so they stacked; players now take all rewards earned up to the point they leave, instead of the last reward.
  • Before Update 10.3, you could fail the alarm cipher and it would still go off. Doing so will count towards failed ciphers in player stats.
  • Before Update 10.3, repeated life capsules would tend to take longer to activate, and kept increasing if the players wished to stay in that location for longer periods of time.
  • On Update 10.6.0 (Halloween), Life Support Capsules and Drops were changed into Jack-o'-Lanterns.
  • Alert Survival missions will provide the usual 5-minute reward, but will only allow players to extract after the 10 minute mark, even if the extraction site has already been revealed.
  • The Excavation mission type is slated to replace Survival missions taking place on planetside tiles, which include the Grineer Forest, Grineer Settlement, Grineer Shipyard, Corpus Outpost, and Corpus Ice Planet tiles.
  • The "objective has been reached" flag is set at the 3:30 mark preventing new players from joining the session too close to the 5 minute reward mark.

BugsEdit

  • Sometimes enemies will not spawn, it can be fixed by reactivating the alarm (time will start from 0). 
  • If a player has reactivated the alarm after running out of oxygen, the player will still have 5 Health and 0 Shields, but new oxygen pickups can appear and the Lotus will continue to spawn Life Support capsules, even though they cannot be picked up or used.
  • If a host migration is made and a player died and self-revived, there is a chance that the player will lose everything from before the migration took place. [Needs further testing (tested and you lose everything)]
  • When there is more than 1 capsule in queue, with another ready to be placed in the queue, activating the capsule in a room which can occupy 2 capsules, a capsule will be delivered nearby in the same room 'instantly' without Lotus notifying you.
  • Occassionally, when the level begins, the locked door will be open. This door can be passed through and the room beyond accessed, but the door may subsequently shut and cannot be reopened unless the alarm is triggered. This can be particularly dangerous during solo missions, as the player has no way to activate the alarm.

MediaEdit

  • Survival as seen in the lobby (U9)
  • Life support capsule on Halloween
  • Life support module on Halloween
  • Candies or your life?
  • 2013 Halloween life support

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