Things To Do In Warframe When You Don’t Have Anything To Do

Warframe is a funny game in which it’s never really sure where the end-point of gameplay is. Are you an end-game player when you’ve done all the quests? Are you done with the game once you’ve unlocked all the nodes on the star chart? Are things like Eidolon hunts and Profit-Taker deaths when you’re done with Warframe? What about mastery rank and getting every item in the game? Who knows? But despite all this, there are times where you find yourself without much to to, whether it’s in a lull between larger updates or you’ve just completed the MR28 test and don’t know what to do with yourself.

I think it’s kinda obvious right now that I’m in this strange position.

Anyway, you need something to do but don’t know what. Luckily, as a long term player, I’ve got a few suggestions for you.

The first thing you can do is max out your Syndicates. I don’t mean getting all six of them to max rank, nor do I mean getting four of them to max rank. I just mean getting as much standing for each Syndicate as possible. Why? Because Syndicates are the best place to get new relics from whenever new (or old) Primed Warframes and weapons come out. That and the fact that there’s occasionally new stuff thrown into Syndicates, like augments, so you can grab them nice and quickly.

"Bitch, you owe me!" - Titania
“Bitch, you owe me!” – Titania

Speaking of relics, the next best thing you can do is open relics. You don’t need to be doing hour long endless fissures, but doing a few Exterminates or Captures (or, if it’s available, Sao on Neptune for the easiest Sabotage ever) every day means you get a steady supply of Primed parts coming your way. You don’t even need to try and use relics for items you don’t have – I managed to get a whole second Ivara Prime set off random players, and random players have gotten plenty of random rare parts from me. We all know that Baro Ki’Teer comes every two weeks, so even if you only get a pile of Paris Prime and Braton Prime parts, you have plenty to sell off and aren’t rushing around to get ducats for the next big shiny thing.

There’s also always a few Nightwave things to do. Even if you hit level 30 and are only getting the ‘evergreen’ post-30 rewards, it’s worth doing them anyway because occasionally cool stuff pops by in the Nightwave Cred Store. Over the winter break, things like the Guandao and Ignis Solstice Skins appeared in the Cred shop, but not everyone always has credits available. Plus, you never know when you’re going to need some Nitain.

The Wolf of Saturn Six
The Wolf of Saturn Six

If random tasks aren’t your cup of tea, there’s always Invasions that need doing. I’ve been caught off guard multiple times when it comes to building new things that use Detonite Injectors, Fieldrons and Mutagen Masses, so it’s always worth doing Invasions if they pop up. And since Defense and Survival Invasions are now only one round, they can be done much quicker.

Then there’s farming for resources. You can never have too much Kuva, nor can you ever have enough of those stupid Requiem mods. Kuva Survival is around all the time and you can also do Kuva Floods and Siphons. Cryotic and Oxium farming is also handy, and any mission on Jupiter will help get you Hexenon in case that stuff is ever needed again. Absolute worst case scenario, the Index is always available and there’s no such thing as too many credits.

(Actually, there is, but the limit is about 9 quadrillion credits and that’s a big number, but the maximum displayed is 999,999,999, one short of 1 billion. The casual player won’t ever have that many credits.)

An average day on Fortuna 69
An average day on Fortuna 69

But if none of those take your fancy, you can always head to a popular gathering area like messing around in Region Chat or dancing in Fortuna 69 and chill out there for a bit. At least then you won’t be alone in your inability to decide what you want to do in Warframe…


Also known as Doctor Retvik Von Schreibtviel, Medic writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Medic has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

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