For the photo-booth feature, see Captura.

The location of an enemy VIP has been discovered. Track them down and then capture them. Watch out, as these enemies would rather run from combat than fight. If they see you, they will run towards the nearest extraction pint. Defeat them before they can escape.
Once a target is downed, press X  to capture these targets and teleport them to a waiting holding facility.
—In-Game Description

Capture is a Mission type requiring the player to find a person of interest, incapacitate them before they escape, and capture said target before heading to extraction.


Players must first locate the Capture Target (Grineer Target, Corpus Target or Nullifier Target), who typically spawns in a room used exclusively for the Capture mission type (though the Capture Target may spawn in a "generic" room that is used regardless of mission type). Once the Capture Target spots the player, the Target will immediately start running away to avoid capture, ultimately making his way to a ship or a safehouse. If the Target reaches that location, players will no longer be able to capture him, failing the mission. In order to actually capture the Target, players must attack him until he kneels, remaining still until the player interacts with the downed target, transferring him to a safe location. Players can head to extraction once the Target is successfully captured.

The Capture Target runs faster than most Warframes, is immune to most Warframe abilities, and will have an ability to evade his pursuers (such as Radial Blast or SmokeScreen130xWhite Smoke Screen). Coupled with incoming enemy fire (who will ignore the target regardless of faction allegiance) and having much more health than the enemies present, players must get close in on the target quickly before they leave the map, where the mission will fail.

Once the target has fallen for 30 seconds, he will enter a bleedout state for the next minute. If players do not complete the capture before then, the target will die and fail the mission.

Capture missions may turn into Exterminate missions after the target has been captured. This is accompanied by Lotus saying "Change of plans, ignore your original objective, leave nothing alive". Exterminate missions of this type appear to have a much lower amount of kills needed to complete than normal.


Planet Mission Name Faction Credit Reward Addtional Credit Reward Wiki's DropTableAlias Level Tileset
Earth Mantle Grineer 1,100 0 Capture 2 - 4 Grineer Forest
Venus Venera Corpus 1,400 0 Capture 5 - 7 Corpus Outpost
Mercury Elion Grineer 1,600 0 Capture 7 - 9 Grineer Asteroid
Mars Ara Grineer 1,900 0 Capture 10 - 12 Grineer Settlement
Void Hepit Corrupted 1,900 0 VoidCapture1 10 - 15 Orokin Tower
Phobos Skyresh Corpus 2,100 0 Capture 12 - 14 Corpus Ship
Deimos Horend Infested 2,100 0 Capture 12 - 14 Orokin Derelict
Ceres Lex Grineer 2,300 0 Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard
Jupiter Ananke Corpus 2,500 0 Capture 16 - 18 Corpus Gas City
Saturn Cassini Grineer 3,000 0 Capture 21 - 23 Grineer Galleon
Europa Abaddon Corpus 3,000 0 Capture 21 - 23 Corpus Ice Planet
Uranus Ariel Grineer 3,400 0 Capture 25 - 27 Grineer Sealab
Lua Copernicus Corpus 3,400 0 Capture 25 - 30 Orokin Moon
Neptune Galatea Corpus 3,600 0 Capture 27 - 29 Corpus Outpost
Pluto Hydra Corpus 3,900 0 Capture 30 - 34 Corpus Ship
Void Ukko Corrupted 3,900 0 VoidCapture3 30 - 35 Orokin Tower
Eris Isos Infested 4,100 0 Capture 32 - 36 Infested Ship
There are a total of 17 Capture Missions

Enemy Types

Since Update 19.0 (2016-11-11) Capture enemy types are split into 3 tiers: Easy (1-10), Medium (10-20), Hard (20+). Unlike other mission types, the tier does not affect the reward given from capturing a target.

Corpus Nullifiers and white-suited Corpus Targets (capable of creating a SnowGlobe130xWhite Snow Globe-esqe barrier) do not appear on lower level Capture missions.

These white-suited Targets often wield the Glaxion Glaxion, which seems to do far more damage to players than normal.


  • The Capture Targets drop Credits as they're attacked.
  • Capture Targets cannot be Banish130xWhite Banished by LimboIcon272 Limbo, but can still enter the Rift Plane by walking into a Cataclysm130xWhite Cataclysm.
  • Capture Targets cannot be MindControl130xWhite Mind Controlled by NyxIcon272 Nyx.
  • Capture Targets will flee the moment the Lotus tells you that you have found them, regardless of if the capture target itself has actually seen you or you have seen it.
    • Due to this, it is impossible to score stealth damage bonuses against the target.
  • Once the target is alerted, all enemies will become automatically alerted, making stealth kills impossible after this point. Enemies will also move to your position if you decloak from stealth, and there is no way to "reset" this alert status.
  • When capturing a Nullifier Target, be aware that their nullifier shield will regenerate if it was dispelled without destroying their nullifier drone. If you are invisible or have a defensive ability on such as IronSkin130xWhite Iron Skin, it will be removed upon entering the shield, allowing enemies around to attack.
    • Due to these targets releasing non-allied units like Shield Ospreys due to a bug, enemies may focus their attack on that enemy instead of you while you capture the target.
  • Some Grineer Targets possess shields as well as armor, being the only non-boss Grineer enemies to do so.
  • Similarly, all Corpus Targets, including Nullifier Targets, have armor, being among the few Corpus units to have such a commodity.
  • Targets cannot be knocked down, but can be ragdolled by slam attacks from the JatKittag Jat Kittag and other weapons.
  • All capture targets have significantly more health, armor, and shield than their level implies. In fact, some have double the stats of that level making higher level capture targets resist several shots from weapons like the TigrisPrime Tigris Prime.
  • You can trap the capture target using GaraIcon272 Gara's MassVitrify130xWhite Mass Vitrify to trap the target and keep it from running away, making the objective easier.
  • The Capture mission type has a built-in anti-farming mechanism which reduces affinity from capturing a target to a flat 250 affinity (instead of up to 3000 affinity) if the player completes too many Capture missions of the same tier in a row.
    • Completing a non-Capture mission or a Capture mission of a different tier is usually sufficient to reset this mechanism and restore affinity rewards to their normal values.


Drop Tables

Unlike other mission types, all capture missions outside of the Void pull from the same pool of rewards regardless of level.

This section is transcluded from Capture/Rewards . To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Mod TT 20px Ammo Drum 11.06%
Mod TT 20px Rush 11.06%
HealthRestore(Large) Health Restore (Large) 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Fast Deflection 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Fast Hands 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Magazine Warp 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Quickdraw 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Trick Mag 10.84%
Mod TT 20px Vitality 10.84%
AmmoBox Omni Ammo Box 0.34%
Mod TT 20px Molten Impact 0.34%
Mod TT 20px North Wind 0.34%
Mod TT 20px Pressure Point 0.34%
Mod TT 20px Shocking Touch 0.34%
Mod TT 20px Stretch 0.34%

Drop tables outdated? Readers can update Module:DropTables/data and cross reference with official drop tables on https://www.warframe.com/droptables.

LithRelicIntact Lith A6 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith C11 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith G10 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith P8 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith P9 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith R5 13.33%
LithRelicIntact Lith T12 13.33%
Aya Aya 6.67%


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MesoRelicIntact Meso B9 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso G6 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso G7 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso H5 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso V9 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso W4 6.67%
MesoRelicIntact Meso W5 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo A11 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo A12 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo M5 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo O2 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo P6 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo S18 6.67%
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z10 6.67%
Aya Aya 6.67%


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Affinity rewards scale with mission level, up to a maximum of 3000 Affinity, and are given for capturing the target. The Steel Path Capture missions will always reward 3000 Affinity on target capture.

Planet Sector Capture
Earth Mantle 910
Venus Venera 1185
Mercury Elion 1240
Mars Ara 1460
Void Hepit 2560
Phobos Skyresh 1460
Deimos Horend 3000
Ceres Lex 1827
Jupiter Ananke 2120
Europa Abaddon 2450
Saturn Cassini 2472
Uranus Ariel 2846
Lua Copernicus 3000
Neptune Galatea 3000
Pluto Hydra 3000
Void Ukko 3000
Eris Isos 3000


  • There is a rare bug where when the Corpus capture target cloaks itself it will be cloaked permanently. This could possibly occur because of host or client lag.
  • Sometimes, when an assassin/death squad appears, the capture target may glitch if the person capturing him dies and the death squad leaves. Usually it will make the target appear outside the map.
  • Void capture targets will sometimes deploy units like Shield Ospreys to protect them, although these units are occasionally not allied with the caster or with the Corrupted faction, and therefore do not provide any benefit to the target.
  • Targets may fall out of the map after being ragdolled if flying out of bounds, in similar locations where the player is teleported to the previous location after falling out. This can result in the mission failure, more commonly the target will teleport back to the location before being ragdolled.
  • There is an uncommon bug where the player can actually kill the capture target. Although the target is "dead", an invisible body will still remain in its place and let the player capture it anyway, thus making it purely a visual glitch that does not affect gameplay.
  • After the target has been captured, it is possible to still perform stealth kills on Hydra, Pluto.


  • Because a capture target will only flee once the lotus exclaims you have found them (aka getting within 100 meters and aiming the reticle near their position) you can simply avoid looking at them such as the ground or moving backwards, and get close to them to avoid them from running entirely.
    • This also prevents enemies in the mission from becoming alerted as well.


Patch History

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

  • Fixed the Capture target on Jupiter becoming invincible if downed while flying around on their jetpack.
  • Fixes towards waypoints leading players on confusing paths in the Ara, Capture mission on Mars.
  • Fixed the Capture target on Copernicus (Lua) getting stuck in a loop near the Extraction location.

Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

  • Fixed enemies becoming stuck and unable to activate the alarms during Capture missions in the Corpus ship tileset.

Hotfix 31.5.8 (2022-05-11)

  • Fixed more Capture targets spawning periodically after the change of plans objective swap to Exterminate happens in Capture missions.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Fixed ability to spin the camera around when you're capturing a Capture Target.

Update 29.2 (2020-09-29)

  • Fixed Clients seeing double Markers in Capture missions.

Hotfix 28.0.5 (2020-06-17)

  • Fixed a script error when a Capture Target goes down.

Hotfix 27.3.15 (2020-04-17)

  • Fixed a script error that would occur for Clients if you loaded into a Capture mission after the Target-capturing animation had started.
  • Fixed a harmless script error that could occur when joining a Capture mission in progress right as the Target was downed.

Hotfix 25.4.2 (2019-07-25)

  • Fixes towards ability to kill flying Capture Targets (Gas City), resulting in a mission failure. As reported here.

Hotfix 25.3.2 (2019-07-12)

  • Fixed Grineer Capture Targets have a Shield that does not regenerate instead of Armor.

Hotfix 25.1.2 (2019-06-12)

  • Airborne Capture Targets in the Gas City tileset will now keep flying when critically injured, with his jetpack set on fire. Upon landing he will continue his escape, but the powerful explosion of his own jetpack will knock him down. He is yours now to capture, Tenno!

Hotfix 23.4.2 (2018-08-17)

Capture Mission Changes:

Capture Targets now have a 1 minute Bleedout timer after being downed for 30 seconds, upon which Lotus will now alert you that you’re running out of time to capture the Target. Capture missions had become an unofficial Endless mission with the tactic of leaving the Target squirming on the ground for hours while players dealt with the never-ending horde of enemies. The Bleedout timer has been added as a countermeasure to fix the unintended Endless Capture missions.

Update 23.0 (2018-06-15)

  • After the target is captured in Capture missions, the level alert levels will automatically turn off after 1 minute, and enemy spawns will stop after 2 minutes.

Hotfix 19.6.3 (2017-01-17)

  • Fixed Capture Targets not scaling with difficulty for real-time missions (Alerts, Invasions, Sorties, etc).
  • Fixed no Capture Target spawning in Kuva Siphon missions.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

Capture Mission Changes:
  • Capture enemy types are now split into 3 tiers- Easy (1-10), Medium (10-20), Hard (20+).
  • Corpus Nullifiers and white-suited Corpus Targets (capable of creating a Snow Globe-esqe barrier) no longer appear on lower level Capture missions.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Capture levels now have a single target following a longer escape route.
  • Capture targets now have increased health and special abilities.
  • Capture targets can now initiate lockdowns if they reach a room without any players.
  • New capture targets have been added to this game mode.

Update 11.0 (2013-11-20)

  • Capture targets are now more dynamic and mobile: there are a range of tougher Corpus and Grineer targets with varying abilities and weapons will flee at the first sign of danger. Stop them from boarding a shuttle and escaping!