The Coildrive is a Corpus ground vehicle that can be found in the Orb Vallis. Serving as a combat capable transport, it can be found patrolling the roads, or lying inactive inside one of the Corpus' maintenance sheds. If you get near one of these vehicles, the occupants will hop out and proceed to engage.


  • Special Duty Coildrives, appearing only during bounty missions, have hackable consoles at the front of the wheels.
  • Whilst it is in movement, it is capable of killing fauna and destroying a player's K-Drive.
  • It currently has no Codex entry despite being scannable.


  • Coildrive is the first hostile ground vehicle introduced into the game, followed by Grineer Tusk Thumper.
  • Despite not being capable of flight, it still counts as a dropship for Riven Challenges that require players to kill enemies off of dropships.

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed script error that occurred when damaging a Coildrive in the Orb Vallis.

Hotfix 31.0.7 (2022-01-07)

  • Fixed Coildrive mesh lingering after completing the Ambush Bounty stage in high level Bounties in Orb Vallis.

Update 29.8 (2021-02-11)

  • Fixed Bonewidow's Meathook working against Coildrives and Dropships. As reported here.

Hotfix 29.6.5 (2021-01-09)

  • Fixed Orb Vallis Coildrives gaining 5x fire rate.

Hotfix 27.4.3 (2020-05-05)

  • Fixed inability to approach Orb Vallis Coildrives to initiate a hack due to the Coildrive constantly shocking and knocking you back.

Hotfix 27.3.11 (2020-04-09)

  • Fixed issues with Coildrive damage volumes not reflecting the actual size of the Coildrive.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Fixed Clients seeing FX on Special Duty Coildrive when it should be disabled when caught in the ambush trap in “Defend the Coildrive” Vallis Bounty missions.

Hotfix 27.0.12 (2020-01-23)

  • Fixed Coildrives in Orb Vallis never despawning if the player doesn't move and the Coildrive has passengers still inside.

Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

  • Fixed the Ambush Coildrive being invincible if the player previously abandoned a Coildrive Defense without hacking it.

Hotfix 24.0.6 (2018-11-13)

Sound Additions & Changes
  • Added an activation ‘hack success’ sound to the Orb Vallis Coildrive Ambush encounter missions.

Hotfix 24.0.2 (2018-11-09)

  • The Ambush Coildrive is now invincible from the start to prevent griefing or accidental kills. If damaged, it’s Shield will reduce but the Bounty will not fail.
  • Fixed the Ambush Coildrive attacking itself after a Host migration occurs.

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

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