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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
The following article/section contains spoilers. Please complete The New War and The Duviri Paradox before proceeding.

But the path right, a paradox. Here you are, a prisoner of a twisted king. Seemingly powerless.

The Drifter is a playable character as a version of the Tenno from an "unrealized possibility", or alternate reality. They are first seen in either The Duviri Paradox or The New War depending on player choice. The Drifter was initially introduced during The New War in Update 31.0 (2021-12-15).

Lore & History

The Duviri Paradox

Ever get that feeling you're stuck? Spinning inside your little wheel. Only to find... you're right back where you started.

And so it goes. Day by day, year by year, until you're dead... inside. You feel nothing. You're just a prisoner trapped in the spiral of someone else's dream...
—Drifter

Trapped in the Void's Duviri in an endless loop failing to escape from the mad ruler Dominus Thrax, one day the Drifter is mysteriously stabbed followed by a strange hand bonding itself to the Drifter and granting them powers and the ability to control Warframes that have arrived from beyond the Void. The Drifter is led by the hand to Teshin, who offers his Sun&Moon Sun & Moon and teaches them the ways of the Warframe, explaining the origins of the Tenno and the Zariman Ten Zero ship in Duviri's background. They recover a toy figure, which Teshin believes will help them escape Duviri, while peering into Dominus Thrax's emotional states that occurred on the Zariman.

Meanwhile, Dominus Thrax grows increasingly frustrated and eventually has Teshin captured and killed, who dies before the Drifter. They take control of an Orowyrm and raid Thrax's throne, completing the figurine and discovering that Duviri was a storybook inadvertently created by the Drifter themselves through Conceptual Embodiment as a result of their emotional anxieties aboard the Zariman. They seize the throne and use its time-rewinding powers to resurrect Teshin but put Thrax back in power, which the Drifter deems to be a fair trade.

No longer shackled by Duviri, the Drifter are now able to leave for the Origin System to repay the aid from beyond the Void's walls. Teshin warns that once they cross over they will not be as who they are now, but as they were then.

The New War

--[from the] future? Naw... but that'd be a lot easier to get, now wouldn't it? As far as I can make out: You're the me that got rescued from this shit. And I'm the you that did not. Not sure which of us got it worse.
—Drifter, talking to Operator in the Zariman Ten Zero

The Drifter eventually makes their way into the Origin System during The New War, which has now been thrown into disarray following Ballas and Narmer's takeover. During the process, the Drifter subsequently lost access the strange hand bonded to them, removing their borrowed capability to Transference like in Duviri. They work together with Ordis to revive the Lotus, and form an unlikely alliance with Hunhow to combat the Archons.

While reviving the Lotus, she fails to recognize the Drifter and turns hostile. They flee long enough for Eternalism to catch up, granting the Drifter Void powers while restoring the Operator, prompting the Lotus to leave. The Operator heads to the Zariman Ten Zero and meets with the Drifter, who explains that they are from a timeline where they were not rescued and were not given the powers of Transference and Warframes. However, the paradox only allows either one of them to continue on to end the threat of The New War.

Zariman Tablets

You wouldn't welch on a deal, would you?

  • A. *CORRUPT FILE DETECTED*
  • B. I saved them. All of them. Never said I'd save you.
—One of the Zariman Tablets in Duviri

Within one of the scattered Zariman Tablets discovered in Duviri, there exists an entry implying the existence of an instance during Zariman Void Jump, where the player Tenno accepted their doppelgänger's deal to save everyone, but was the only one not rescued in the process. The exact process of the saving of the other children is left unknown, but the child would be left alone in the Zariman ship adrift in the Void, with no Tenno power inherited from the deal. The adrift child in the ship would soon resort to the Tales of Duviri as a coping mechanism, their emotions and memories reacting with the Void, bringing the Kingdom of Duviri to life via Conceptual Embodiment as an archipelago floating close to the Zariman. That version of the child would become the Drifter.

Gameplay

The Drifter is their own playable character during certain quests.

  • They have 250 health and no shields.
  • Their abilities operate on a cooldown rather than using energy.
  • They can crouch, slide, and roll but cannot double jump or bullet jump.
  • Unlike Warframes, the Drifter takes DmgImpactSmall64 Impact damage from falling at high heights. This is especially noticeable in Duviri with its tall cliffs and houses.
    • Kaithes do not experience fall damage, however.
    • Rolling just before landing will negate fall damage entirely.

Duviri

  • The Drifter is equipped with a Sirocco Sirocco sidearm and one of the available melee weapons: Sun&Moon Sun & Moon, Syam Syam, Azothane Azothane, Edun Edun, Sampotes Sampotes, or Argo&Vel Argo & Vel.
  • They possess unique Melee moves not available to Warframes:
    • Target lock (default R ).
    • Target swapping (default Mouse Wheel  during target lock).
    • Parrying and projectile reflecting (blocking, default RMB , right before being attacked).
    • Power Strike (blocking + heavy attack, default RMB  + MMB ; has a cooldown indicated by a gauge beneath the reticle). Each weapon has their own Power Strike:
      • Sun & Moon: Sends forth two arcs of explosive energy that deal DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity damage and guaranteed status.
      • Syam: Releases two spinning slashes in quick succession, inflicting Lifted b Lifted.
      • Azothane: Plunges the blade into the ground to release five energy waves forward in a cone, dealing DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage and guaranteed status.
      • Edun: Quickly slashes upward to release a cloud of dust in a short range to Knockdown b Knockdown the foe, opening them to ground finisher.
      • Sampotes: Slams the ground to release a shockwave that travels forward in a line, inflicting DmgFireSmall64 Heat damage and guaranteed status.
      • Argo & Vel: Performs a charged swing that inflicts DmgSlashSmall64 Slash. Perfect parrying resets Power Strike cooldown.
    • Quick-shot (default LMB ) will quickly fire the Sirocco and immediately re-equip the melee weapon.
    • Certain enemy attacks are unblockable, and others are interruptible using the Sirocco.
  • Switching from melee to range weapon requires a key press (default F ) and allows to aim (default RMB ), while using the melee weapon (default E ) will switch to melee mode.

Abilities

The Drifter in Duviri possess 4 abilities:

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Summon Kaithe

Summon your Kaithe. Cast again to dismount. Dismounting can also be performed by melee attacking and can occur when taking damage from enemies.


Introduced in Update 33.0 (2023-04-26)

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Guiding Hand

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Restorative (Duviri)

Cast to restore 100 Health to Drifter and clear Status Effects.


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Smoke Screen (Duviri)

Cast to throw a smoke grenade that releases smoke in a 10 meter radius, turning Drifter and teammates invisible while inside of it.


Introduced in Update 31.0 (2021-12-15)

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With Drifter Intrinsics Combat Rank 3, the Drifter can unlock Transference Surge as their 5th ability, where dealing damage fills a gauge that when maxed allows the Drifter to summon their Warframe to Duviri for 10 seconds (15 with Combat Rank 8).

While riding their Kaithe, abilities 3 and 4 are replaced by other abilities unlockable through Intrinsics Riding Rank 3 and 6:

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Hoof Stomp

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Steadfast Dismount

Intrinsics

For Railjack Intrinsics, see Railjack/Intrinsics.
Main article: Drifter/Intrinsics

Drifter Intrinsics are skill point system to enhance their prowess. Intrinsics are awarded from Duviri-related activities, but Affinity Booster does not affect their gains. Acquired points can be spent using the well of golden rings in the Dormizone and Teshin's Cave.

There are four main Intrinsic classes that the player can invest in, with each class having a max rank of 10: Combat, Riding, Opportunity, and Endurance.

There is no way to reallocate points once invested.

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Improve the Drifter’s fighting skills.
—In-Game Description

The Combat Intrinsics strengthens the Drifter's fighting prowess in Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Deadly Decrees Each active Decree grants +10% Damage.
  • Each Decree stack applies a damage bonus.
  • Damage bonus is additive to other base damage increases such as Mod TT 20px Serration and Mod TT 20px Hornet Strike.
  • Affects certain Warframe abilities.
2 Adrenaline Surge In Duviri, Restorative boosts movement speed for 5 seconds.
3 Transference Sync Unlock Transference Surge, the ability to briefly summon a Warframe in Duviri by pressing 5  when the Transference bar is full.
  • Dealing damage to enemies fills a gauge above the ability icons. Once full, the Warframe can be summoned into Duviri for 10 seconds.
4 Swifter Strike In Duviri, Drifter Power Strike cooldown is reduced by 30%.
5 Swifter Abilities In Duviri, Drifter ability cooldown is reduced by 20%.
  • Restorative cooldown reduced to 12 seconds.
  • Smoke Screen cooldown reduced to 48 seconds.
  • Does not affect Guiding Hand or Kaithe abilities.
6 Neural Pulse In Duviri, the Guiding Hand ability will expose a weakpoint on enemies for 10s. Hitting a weakpoint will deal 3x damage.
7 Weaponmaster In Duviri, weapon critical hit chance increases by +20% additively.
  • Also affects Warframes.
8 Transference Synergy Increase Transference Surge duration by 50%.
  • Transference Surge duration increased to 15 seconds.
9 Muscle Mass Drifter deals +25% damage. In the Origin System, both Drifter and Operator receive this boost.
10 Overpowering Abilities In Duviri, using an Ability increases damage by 150% for 3 seconds.

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Enhance Kaithe-riding.
—In-Game Description

The Riding Intrinsics allows the use of Kaithe riding and provides beneficiary effects while aboard the steed.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Summon Kaithe Tap 1  to summon your Kaithe.
2 Cavalier Strength Increased resistance to being dismounted by an enemy.
3 Hoof Stomp While riding a Kaithe, press 3  to command your Kaithe to stomp, knocking enemies back and reducing their armor.
4 Fast Travel Use the map to fast travel to central Duviri locations and Materliths.
5 Smooth Path Plants and rocks are marked on the map when you ride your Kaithe.
6 Steadfast Dismount While riding a Kaithe, press 4  to dismount and gain 150 Overguard. 150 second cooldown between uses.
7 Endurance Racer Reduce cooldown between dashes.
8 Unique Identity Name your Kaithe.
9 Equestrian Bond Receive Kaithe Summon for Origin System Open World missions.
10 Herd Travel Use the map to fast travel to other Drifters.

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Give the Drifter better luck and more options.
—In-Game Description

The Opportunity Intrinsics unlocks more available Warframe, weapon, and Decree selections within Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Expanded Decrees Decree selections offer one additional option.
  • Increases number of available Decree selections from 3 to 4.
2 Expanded Arsenal Gain two additional weapon choices in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Increases number of weapon options from 4 to 6.
3 Lucky Opener Gain a free Decree when you enter Duviri.
4 Warframe Abundance Gain one additional Warframe option in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Increases number of Warframe choices from 3 to 4.
  • Also enables Teshin’s Cave offerings to be previewed in the Star Chart before entering Duviri
5 Treasure Finder +50% chance to receive Rare Decrees.
6 Fresh Hand Discard offered Decrees and get a new selection, up to 3 times per Duviri visit.
7 Maximized Arsenal Gain two additional weapon choices in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Further increases number of weapon options to 8.
8 Warframe Diversity Gain one additional Warframe option in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Further increases number of Warframe choices to 5.
9 High Value Vendor Acrithis’s stock now includes one Arcane per day.
10 Stranger in Black An unlikely ally will occasionally appear in Teshin’s Cave as a playable Warframe.
  • Unlocks the Stalker Stalker as a Warframe option.

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Boost the Drifter’s powers of survival.
—In-Game Description

The Endurance Intrinsics bolsters the Drifter's survivability in Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Fortifying Decrees Each active Decree grants +25 Health to Drifter.
  • Each Decree stack applies a health bonus.
  • Also affects Warframes.
2 Restorative Decree Gaining a Decree fully restores Health and Energy.
  • Also affects Warframes.
3 Determination One additional Revive is available in Duviri.
  • Also affects Warframes.
4 Deft Defender Parry grants +25 Health. Precise Parry grants +50 Health.
5 Born Survivor +50% additional Health.
6 Precision Power On precise parry, gain extra charge for Transference Surge.
7 Sharpshooter’s Bounty Landing a headshot restores +10 Health/s for 5s.
  • Also affects Warframes.
8 Tenacity One additional Revive is available in Duviri.
  • Also affects Warframes.
9 Tough As Old Boots Gain +5 Health/s as Drifter. In the Origin System, both Drifter and Operator receive this boost.
10 Cheat Death Fatal damage leaves you at 20% Health and invulnerable for 3 seconds. 200 second cooldown.
  • 200 seconds is equal to 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
  • Also affects Warframes.
  • Cooldown ends upon dying or entering bleedout.

The New War

  • When introduced in the Quest, the Drifter is equipped with a Sirocco Sirocco sidearm and Rumblejack Rumblejack melee weapon. They later receive Nataruk Nataruk as a primary weapon.
  • During The New War, the Drifter has access to only 3 abilities, which have different key-bindings and cooldown values from their Duviri counter-parts.
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In the climax of The New War, they lose their other abilities and can no longer use primary or melee weapons as the Sirocco becomes an Amp. Their normal gameplay as well as their health and shield values becomes functionally equivalent to the Operator.

Customization

Main article: Drifter/Customization

Notes

  • After the The New War quest, the player can be changed to play as either the Operator or the Drifter via a toggle button on the top right corner when accessing the Operator menu. Most of their armor cosmetics are not shared.
    • The roll maneuver for the Drifter uses a standard roll instead of sliding like the Operator, which travels slightly further. The distance travelled by rolling 3 times is roughly similar to an Operator sliding 4 times.
    • The Drifter is noticeably taller than the Operator, making them a far bigger target.
    • The Drifter can carry a different Amp and set of Arcanes to their Operator counterpart, making for a convenient way of quickly switching to an alternate build when necessary (i.e. a specific build for Eidolon hunts for the Drifter, another specific build for Zariman missions for the Operator).
  • The Drifter can use Operator Arcanes that grant enhancements to Drifter survivability.
  • All Amps equipped by the Drifter use the Sirocco Sirocco model, even if the skin itself is not equipped.

Trivia

  • On their reveal in The Duviri Paradox trailer, the Drifter bared a striking resemblance to Hayden Tenno, the protagonist of Digital Extremes' previous successful video game, Dark Sector. However, Devstream 129 claimed this resemblance was coincidental.
  • Even though the Drifter does not have the power of Transference, Ordis still wishes to call them 'Operator' and they are called 'Tenno' by Hunhow, a term that was given to the Zariman survivors by the Orokin after they were rescued.
  • It is implied in the Lost Islands of Duviri Fragments that the Drifter is the only survivor of the Zariman Ten Zero's Void jump accident in their timeline.

Gallery

Patch History

Hotfix 36.0.3 (2024-06-20)

  • Fixed offset issues with the Mozi Syandana and certain leg armors when equipped on Drifter’s Vahd Suit and Greaves.

Hotfix 36.0.1 (2024-06-19)

  • Fixed Syandana offset issues when equipped on the Drifter wearing the Vahd Suit.

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

General UI Changes & Fixes
  • Fixed simultaneous inputs for Transference, opening the pause menu, and opening chat resulting in the Menu screen being aligned to the Warframe instead of the Drifter.
Ceno & Vahd Suit Now Available For Drifter

Become one with the Ostron as Drifter! The Ceno and Vahd Masks, Pauldrons, Greaves and Apparel have been converted to fit the Drifter and can now be equipped on them.

Purchasing or crafting any of these customizations will include both the Operator and Drifter variants! For those of you that already own Ceno/Vahd items, the Drifter versions will be added to your inventory upon downloading the update and logging in.

In-Game Market Change: Operator Suits that can also be used on Drifter now indicate such in their Market screen. It reads “This item provides cosmetics for both Operator and Drifter”.

General Changes
  • Your Warframe falling into a void while in Transference will no longer cause a screen fade-to-block which deactivates your Warframe’s abilities.
    • Players often hop into Drifter mode to traverse gaps, but doing so over a void would reset your Warframe once they hit the teleport volume. If you ever experienced a fade-to-black while Void Slinging over a void, this was what caused it! Now this will no longer happen, provided you are in Transference when your Warframe falls into the teleport volume.
  • Updated the Templar Prime Operator/Drifter Transference Suit Collection to clarify its usability by both the Operator and Drifter.
    • Now reads: “The dress uniform worn with pride by Harrow's faithful legions. Includes the full set for both Operator and Drifter.”
FIXES
  • Fixed the clone effect from the Temporal Prime Ephemera not copying the equipped Drifter/Operator hair, causing them to appear bald.
  • Fixed Drifter Lock-On not respecting the “Reload with Context Action Input” setting being disabled.
  • Fixed Drifter’s hair clipping into their head while riding Kaithe.
  • Fixed Drifter clipping through ground in certain areas in Duviri.
  • Fixed Drifter cloth issues during a cutscene in the first mission of the Duviri Paradox Quest.
  • Fixed Drifter dark skin tones not being lit correctly in the Orbiter during The Second Dream Quest.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Loneryder, Orizu and Harrier Pauldrons on Drifter.

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

HAZTECH & SMELTER SUIT DRIFTER CONVERSION

Representing the Solaris is now possible with your Drifter! The Smelter and Haztech Masks, Pauldrons, Cuirass, Greaves, and Apparel have all been converted to be able to be equipped onto your Drifter.

Purchasing or crafting any of these customizations will include both the Operator and Drifter variants! For those of you that already own Smelter/Haztech items, the Drifter versions will be added to your inventory upon downloading the update and logging in.

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • Fixed Drifter Configs not retaining their assigned customizations after making a Console account the primary during merge. This would often appear as if Config A’s customizations had been copied over to all Configs.
    • Any future merges will now take the primary account’s Configs. For existing merges, the Configs have been reverted to those from the primary account.
  • Fixed Last Gasp getting canceled (and as a result killing Drifter) after hitting the Melee attack binding.
    • Now, the Melee attack binding needs to be held down to end Last Gasp before it times out.
  • Fixed the videos in the Drifter Intrinsics screen not being cropped.

Hotfix 35.0.4 (2023-12-20)

  • Fixes towards Heavy Attacking while using Transference causing players to be stuck in an endless Void Blast loop as Operator/Drifter.
    • We cannot guarantee this is a perfect fix, but after testing we hope that this issue should be less prevalent at the very least!

Update 35.0 (2023-12-13)

  • Fixed an issue where lightly tapping the melee input to swap from Sirocco to Melee as Drifter would not actually perform a melee swing, resulting in players being unable to quick fire for a short period of time.

Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

ZAUBA & COMMODORE PRIME SUIT CONVERSION

As part of our ongoing efforts to convert Operator Skins for Drifter use, the Operator Zauba and Commodore Prime Suits can now be equipped onto your Drifter!

Future purchases of these customizations will now include the matching Drifter variants. For those of you that already own these collections, the Drifter versions will be added to your inventory upon log-in.

Top Fixes:
  • Fixes towards the Dex Drifter Suit not taking on black and dark saturated colors very well.
    • Pure black ended up to be more of a shiny medium silver, and saturated colores ended up with a lot of white mixed in. Only very pale colors accurately reflected player color choices prior to this fix.
General Fixes:
  • Fixed Drifter occasionally using the wrong animation after death.
  • Fixed Host migration causing Clients to return as Drifters instead of Warframes in the Orowyrm arena after defeating it.
  • Fixed function loss caused by attempting to melee as Drifter in a specific segment of the The New War Quest, resulting in a total progression stop.
  • Fixed being able to interact with the Spectral Drifter in “The Wild Hunt” segment of The New War Quest, resulting in a variety of unintended behaviors.
  • Fixed Waistbands attaching to Drifter’s feet when equipped onto the Clearvoy Prime Suit.
  • Fixed Drifter’s hood getting put back on after conversing with Teshin in his Cave during The Duviri Paradox Quest.
  • Fixed offset issues with many Chest attachments when equipped on the Dex Drifter Suit.
  • Fixed Drifter beards clipping through the Dex Drifter Hood while opened. Equipping the Dex Hood with the hood opened will now make facial hair disappear.

Hotfix 33.6.7 (2023-08-31)

  • Fixed Drifter Loneryder items being unintentionally given with the Dex Operator and Drifter Suit 10 Year Anniversary inbox.
    • Those who have received the Loneryder items prior to this Hotfix are yours to keep! Happy Anniversary!

Hotfix 33.6.4 (2023-08-15)

  • Fixed the Protovyre Apex Syandana clipping into the Drifter Keeler Suit.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Left Prisma Daedalus Shoulder Guard when equipped onto the Drifter Keeler Suit.
  • Fixed offset issues with chest attachments equipped on the Drifter Saita Prime Suit.
  • Fixed the Cognitive Relay Facial Accessory sitting weirdly on the Duviri Drifter.

Hotfix 33.6.3 (2023-08-03)

  • Temporarily removed the ability to purchase additional Operator/Drifter Appearance Config Slots in Teshin’s Cave, as it would cause players to crash.
    • This is a quick patch as the real fix requires Code. Players should have this functionality restored with our next Cert build.
    • Note: You are still able to purchase additional Operator/Drifter Appearance Config Slots in your Orbiter or Hubs (Cetus, etc.).
  • Fixed Client Drifter Melee appearing invisible and not saving customization when their appearance is changed via the Mirror in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Fixed being unable to customize the Sun & Moon sheath in Teshin’s Cave. Drifters will now see the missing “Attachments” option in this weapon’s Appearance menu.
    • This also fixes Drifter Attachment colors applying to the Sun & Moon sheath in Duviri.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur when attempting to customize your Drifter in the Orbiter.
  • Fixed blocking in the Drifter Melee tutorial in the Duviri Paradox Quest not being counted if players swapped to a different Drifter Config via the Mirror in Teshin’s Cave.

Hotfix 33.6.1 (2023-07-31)

  • Fixed various offset issues with the Clearvoy Drifter Suit.

Update 33.6 (2023-07-27)

CURIOSITY VISAGE INK COLLECTION

Embrace the spirit of discovery. The Curiosity Visage Ink Collection includes Academe, Circuit, Kiai, and Verula Ink designs.

Purchase the Collection in the in-game Market or purchase each individual Visage Ink from the Drifter Appearance tab.

NEW DRIFTER MELEE: ARGO & VEL

Argo & Vel bolster the warrior who stands fast. Blocking will activate its staggering energy shield. Power Strike knocks down enemies and inflicts Bleed Status. Perfect Parry restores your Power Strike.

Gain instant access to the Argo & Vel for both Drifter and Warframes with Platinum from Teshin’s Cave or the in-game Market. Or unlock it with Pathos Clamps for Drifter use and gain its blueprint to craft in the Foundry for Warframe use.

ADDITIONS:
  • Added a “Drifter Mastery” category to the Mastery Breakdown on player profiles.
    • Previously, Drifter Intrinsics were counted in the Railjack Mastery category.
  • You can now purchase additional Appearance Config Slots for your Operator/Drifter! Click on the + icon next to the ABC configs to purchase with Platinum.
STEAM CONTROLLER FIXES:
  • Fixed the default Steam Input layout not working for all Drifter controls.
TOP FIXES:
  • Fixed Drifter Power Strikes getting canceled if you block or quickshot while it is spooling up.
    • Normal Drifter melee attacks can still be canceled by blocking and quickshots.
  • Fixed Clients getting stuck as Drifter in the Undercroft after getting pulled into the lobby and using Transference.
FIXES:
  • Fixed ammo for Drifter and Warframe weapons getting auto-refilled upon mounting Kaithe.
  • Fixed being able to begin Maw Fishing while the Confront Kullervo objective starts, resulting in your Drifter being teleported into the water instead of to Kullervo’s Hold.
  • Fixed being able to slide as Drifter while performing a Power Strike.
  • Fixed offset issues for the Avia and Protovyre Chest pieces on the Orizu Drifter Suit.
  • Fixed offset issues for the Asa, Kunshu, and Telos Syandana on the Orizu Drifter Suit.
  • Fixes towards several offset issues with Arm and Chest attachments on the Bishamo Hawk and Lark Armor set for Drifter.
  • Fixed Clients maintaining Drifter UI while playing as Warframe after being teleported into the Orowyrm Arena.
  • Fixed being unable to chat link the following:
    • Drifter Keeler Suit
  • Fixed the Drifter Vest being see-through at certain angles.
  • Fixed the Drifter Melee Power Strike charging SFX continuing even after it has been executed.
  • Fixed the Drifter occasionally using the wrong idle animation.

Hotfix 33.5.5 (2023-07-06)

  • Fixed the waypoint marker from the Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability lingering on Recover the Paragrimm’s Tomes side objectives after completion.
  • Fixed players hearing the wrong SFX for the Drifter’s Restorative ability if cast by someone other than themselves.
  • Fixed strange orange line appearing when casting Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.
  • More fixes towards Syandana offset issues when equipped on the Drifter/Operator Orizu Suit.
  • More fixes towards armor offset issues with the Drifter Harrier and Saita Suits.
  • Fixed several offset issues with the Protovyre Apex Syandana (Warframes and Drifter).

Hotfix 33.5.4 (2023-06-28)

  • Fixed Drifter Melee weapon being invisible upon returning to the Duviri landscape from the Undercroft if an automatic weapon was being fired at the time the player was teleported.
  • Fixes towards Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability not guiding anywhere if cast while airborne.
  • More fixes towards offset issues with the Drifter Saita Prime Suit.
  • More fixes towards armor offset issues with the Drifter Harrier Suit (notably the Protovyre Shoulder Armor, TennoCon 2019 Shoulder Plates, and Sorex Shoulder Guards).

Hotfix 33.5.3 (2023-06-23)

  • More fixes towards offset issues with the Drifter Saita Prime Suit.

Hotfix 33.5.2 (2023-06-21)

  • More fixes towards offset issues with the Drifter Harrier and Saita Prime Suit.

Hotfix 33.5.1 (2023-06-21)

  • Fixed Drifter’s Guiding Light ability not working after mounting Kaithe for the first time in The Duviri Paradox Quest.
  • Fixed several offset issues with the Drifter Orizu, Harrier, and Saita Prime Suits.
  • Fixed a script error caused by Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability animations.

Update 33.5 (2023-06-21)

  • Added ability to fully customize Drifter controls in the settings. Select the Customize Key Bindings option under the Keyboard/Mouse section and navigate over to the Drifter tab.
  • Hovering the reticle over the Drifter Melee weapons in Teshin’s Cave will now trigger a pop-up that provides its description.
    • To help inform players before they commit to purchasing it.
  • Updated all of the Drifter Melee weapons to better explain their functions (bold indicates edits):
    • Azothane: "Azothane calls the visionary warrior to turn the tides of battle. Power Strike plunges Azothane into the ground to send forth five celestial blades that apply Cold Status and then explode.
    • Sampotes: “A warrior who prefers brute force will make the most of Sampotes. Power Strike slams Sampotes into the ground to damage enemies with a shockwave that inflicts Heat Status.
    • Syam: “Syam is at home in the hands of a focused warrior. Power Strike lifts enemies into the air and unleashes a flurry of deadly slashes.”
    • Edun: "Edun befits dexterous warriors. Power Strike knocks down and blinds enemies by surrounding them with a cloud of dust."
    • Sun & Moon: “Teshin’s twin blades. Power Strike sends forth two arcs of energy that inflict Electricity Status."
  • The Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability will now track Shrine Pieces in the “Assemble the Shrine” objective in Duviri to make them easier to find.
  • The HUD “arrows” used to indicate enemy direction while fighting as Drifter in Duviri are now hidden when in a downed state.
  • Fixed Client getting stuck as Drifter for the remainder of an Undercroft mission if they lose connection and attempt to rejoin.
  • Fixed Drifter Melee weapon selection in Teshin’s Cave not saving for Clients after Host migration.
  • Fixed Clients being unable to grapple to Orowyrm with Orvius more than once in a row due to randomly switching to Drifter Melee in the process.
  • Fixed being unable to throw the Orvius on foot if another player grabs it at the same moment you are performing a quick shot with the Sirocco.
  • Fixed the Drifter becoming unarmed when switching Appearance Configs at the mirror in Teshin's Cave.
  • Fixed soft-lock occuring after unlocking a Drifter Rank and selecting another category.
  • Fixed Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability losing its VFX and SFX when casting it back to back.
  • Fixed Clients being unable to create and see a wisp when casting Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.
  • Fixed Clients seeing two wisps instead of one when Host casts Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.
  • Fixed Drifter’s Guiding Hand wisp not appearing after dying and being revived in Duviri.
  • Fixed all squad members being able to hear the Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability SFX and see the camera “pull back” effect when cast.
  • Fixed the Warframe/Drifter VFX when approaching the portal in Teshin’s Cave applying even when it is not active.
  • Fixed issue where you could temporarily wear the Drifter Loneryder Pants without purchasing them.
  • Fixes towards Drifter Keeler Suit offset issues.
  • Fixed the Drifter/Operator’s Stranger's Hood hiding Facial Accessories while in its opened state.
  • Fixed rare cases of a mutant Drifter and Operator appearing when playing through The New War Quest if the Drifter was selected during “Table for Two” stage.

Hotfix 33.0.13 (2023-05-26)

  • Fixed the Rank 1 Endurance Intrinsic “Fortifying Decrees” (Each active Decree grants +25 Health to Drifter) granting more than +25 Health if there are several of the same Decree already active.
    • In other words, if you had 2 of the same Decree and selected a third, it would count each individual one into the Health granted (+75) upon selecting the third Decree, instead of the intended +25 for the one.

Hotfix 33.0.11 (2023-05-24)

  • Added a “Copy Suit Colors” button to the Drifter Syandana and Attachments customization screens.
  • Improved the VFX on Drifter’s “Guiding Hand” ability.
  • Fixed Clients getting stuck as Duviri Drifter (instead of Focus Drifter if unlocked) in the Undercroft after getting pulled in from Landscape and using Transference.
  • Fixed the Rank 2 Endurance Drifter Intrinsic “Restorative Decree” (gaining a Decree fully restores Health and Energy) not applying to Warframe in the Undercroft.
  • Fixed the Rank 1 Endurance Drifter Intrinsic “Fortifying Decree” (each active Decree grants +25 Health to Drifter) not applying until after you dismount from Kaithe.
  • Fixed Clients at times seeing other players’ Drifters without bodies after loading into the Duviri landscape or Undercroft.
    • Fixed Drifter spawning on the other side of the bridge with no Kaithe in The Duviri Paradox Quest after jumping off of it - causing halt in quest progress as Kaithe is required to complete further stages.
  • Fixed previewing Protovyre customizations on your Drifter in Teshin’s Cave granting the ability to make progress on and even complete the associated challenges. Completing the challenge would send the next evolution’s item, even if the base version was not owned.
    • We are working on a script to address affected accounts - we will update you here once we have the details and start time.
  • Fixed players being unable to summon their Kaithe after dying during the Drifter combat tutorial in The Duviri Paradox Quest.
  • Fixed Sigils appearing uneven when equipped on the Drifter Bishamo Hawk/Lark Cuirasses.
  • Fixed several Chest armor offset issues when equipped on the Drifter Bishamo Lark set.
  • Fixed offset issues with several Syandanas when equipped on the Drifter Bishamo Hawk set.

Hotfix 33.0.10 (2023-05-12)

  • Fixed script error that would cause players to lose functionality for the ‘Guiding Hand’ ability in the Quest and in regular Spiral missions.

Hotfix 33.0.7 (2023-05-09)

  • Removed unnecessary spaces between durations and measurements (150 s to 150s) in the Drifter Intrinsic descriptions to improve readability.
  • Made fixes towards being unable to use Drifter’s Restorative ability when prompted to in The Duviri Paradox Quest - causing a halt in Quest progress.
  • Fixed becoming invincible after interacting with the mirror in Teshin’s Cave with the Rank 10 Endurance Intrinsic “Cheat Death”.
    • Also fixed interacting with the mirror before entering Duviri causing the Endurance Ranks 2, 4, 7 and the Combat Rank 10 Intrinsics not working.
  • Fixed Clients Transfering to Drifter from Excalibur Umbra while waiting to load into the Undercroft causing the entire squad to get permanently stuck in the loading area - causing halt in progression of Spiral and Circuit stages.
  • Fixed case where you could enter Duviri as Warframe instead of Drifter from Teshin’s Cave.
  • Fixed interacting with mirror in Teshin’s Cave as Warframe creating a Warframe x Drifter abomination.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Zenoriu and Erlang Prime Oculus when equipped on Drifter.
  • Fixed camera placement on Drifter being too low after using Transference in the Dormizone for players on the Paradox Path.
  • Fixed Clients Drifter appearance not being accurately updated for other players.
  • Fixes towards potential script errors from Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.

Hotfix 33.0.6 (2023-05-04)

  • Fixed the Telos Syandana when equipped on Drifter sitting too far down their back.
  • Fixed players hearing each other’s Guiding Hand audio FV when cast.

Hotfix 33.0.3 (2023-04-28)

  • Changed the Drifter’s second ability in Duviri from “Target Radar” (reserved for The New War) to “Guiding Hand”.
  • Fixed Drifter swapping to regular Melee instead of the Orvius if it was picked up while they were riding Kaithe - causing them to be unable to grapple to the Orowyrm.
  • Fixed Drifter Melee weapons that you got recently (purchased with Platinum or Pathos Clamps) not being equipped when entering the Duviri Landscape.
  • Fixed being able to go from Drifter to Operator using Transference if the player has chosen the Paradox Path. As reported here.

Hotfix 33.0.2 (2023-04-27)

  • Updated the shape and mesh of Drifter Beard 004 to prevent clipping issues.
  • Fixed Drifter going into wacky inflatable arm flailing tube man mode during the Bombastine and Teshin first encounter cinematics if you had a Drifter Animation Set equipped.
  • Fixed a crash related to the Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.
  • Fixed some visual VFX from the Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability.
  • Fixed the Drifter Melee weapons not indicating how to earn them in-game when viewing in the in-game Market.

Hotfix 33.0.1 (2023-04-27)

The Duviri Paradox Quest Fixes:
  • Fixed players that complete The Duviri Paradox Quest immediately after the Vor’s Prize Quest being unable to customize their Drifter in the Dormizone.
  • Fixed jump-scare worthy camera placement on Drifter after falling off bridge with Kaithe during “Find a Way Across the Bridge” stage in Quest.
  • Fixed Drifter’s Guiding Hand ability leading players away from the intended location during the “Let The Hand Guide Your Escape” hint at the start of the Quest.
Duviri Experience Changes:
  • Made several improvements to the Drifter animations during the Orowyrm fight:
    • Polished the Drifter’s landing animation when hopping to the last node on the Orowyrm.
    • Updated the Drifter to Orowyrm transition with brand new VFX and SFX - it is much more epic now!
Duviri Experience Fixes:
  • Fixed Drifter bleedout/revive status missing in HUD.
  • Fixed Clients being stuck as Drifter (and being unable to Transference back to Warframe) in the Undercroft after losing connection to the session.
  • Fixed having the “Melee with fire weapon input” toggle ON preventing Drifter from being able to perform Quick Shots while in Duviri.
  • Fixed issue where respawn animations would get canceled in Duviri when Transferring between Warframe and Drifter (using Transference Sync from Rank 3 Combat Drifter Intrinsic).
FIXES
  • Fixed the Feldune Drifter Hood missing the hood open/close toggle functionality.
  • Fixed issues with the Drifter facial hair clipping into their faces and appearing patchy.
  • Fixed Drifter hair not appearing during the Vor’s Prize Quest while the Ascaris Negator is equipped.
  • Fixed Drifter Facial Hair descriptions using PH text.
  • Fixed several armor pieces having offset issues when equipped on the Drifter Loneryder Suit and Bishamo Sets.
  • Fixed Drifter ability UI overlapping with “Transference Ready” pop-up for Transference Sync (Rank 3 Combat Drifter Intrinsic) while using controller.

Update 33.0 (2023-04-26)

THE DUVIRI PARADOX QUEST

Ever get that feeling you’re stuck? Spinning inside your little wheel, day in and day out. Only to find… you’re right back where you started. The Drifter is trapped in Duviri, suspended in a never-ending cycle of life, death and rebirth for the entertainment of the Mad King, Dominus Thrax. When all hope feels lost, an unexpected arrival and the reappearance of friends both old and new may finally spell the answer to escape the Paradox.

The Duviri Paradox Quest is a solo experience and is available immediately upon login for all existing players via the Codex or the new Duviri region in your Navigation.

All players have access to this Quest, provided they are not currently committed to a restricted segment of another Quest (ex: The War Within, The New War, etc.).

Completing the Quest rewards you the following:

  • Your very own Histornam Kaithe mount to use in Duviri
  • The Sun & Moon Melee Weapon for Drifter
  • The Sun & Moon Melee Weapon Blueprint for Warframes
  • The Mountain’s Edge Dual Nikanas Stance Mod for Warframes
  • Access to enter The Duviri Experience, The Lone Story, and The Circuit

Share your feedback and bug reports on The Duviri Paradox Quest here:
https://forums.warframe.com/forum/1826-the-duviri-paradox-quest/

DRIFTER INTRINSICS

Within TESHIN’S CAVE you can unlock the true power of the Drifter. Earn Drifter Intrinsic Points by completing the main stages of the Spirals, tackling side objectives within the Duviri landscape, and by surviving The Circuit.

Intrinsics strengthen the Drifter by providing enhanced COMBAT capabilities, improved power and versatility when RIDING Kaithe, increased OPPORTUNITY, and a higher proclivity towards ENDURANCE while in Duviri.

INTRINSIC SPECIFICS

Steadfast Dismount - Overguard:
Overguard is a defense mechanism that grants additional Health protection and provides Knockdown Immunity as long as there is an amount remaining. Read on to learn more about combat in Duviri!

Deft Defender - Precise Parry:
Perform a Precise Parry by timing a Melee block at the exact moment an enemy is attacking. Doing so allows you to perform a finisher on them by Melee attacking while they are vulnerable.

Rank 9 Intrinsics:
All Rank 9 Intrinsics apply outside of Duviri to both your Drifter and to Operator, which will allow you to take your earned abilities and apply them to your combat and experiences outside of the Paradox’s grasp.

Equestrian Bond - Kaithe Summon:
Tenno who have unlocked this Intrinsic will be able to summon their Kaithe for Warframe and Drifter to ride in Open Landscapes using the KAITHE SUMMON item in their Gear Wheel (similar to Archwing Launcher). Once equipped, it will automatically appear in the left corner of your Gear Wheel (similar to the Omni Tool in Railjack missions). Kaithe abilities are available as well!

  • Note: Operators are currently not set-up to ride the Kaithe either in Duviri or in Open world missions, we may revisit the tech necessary for this functionality to occur but it won’t be available on launch.

Mastery Points
Drifter Intrinsics also grants Mastery Points towards your next Mastery Rank test! Each Intrinsic Rank unlocked rewards 1,500 Mastery Points for a total of 60k after completing all categories.

SELECT DRIFTER MELEE WEAPON

The Drifter is keen on close combat - give them the tools they need to devastate the enemies patrolling Duviri. In addition to the Sun & Moon Dual Nikanas earned from completing The Duviri Paradox Quest, there are other Melee weapons available to earn or purchase. Find them located in the far right corner of Teshin’s Cave.

Each of the following Melee weapons can be used for both Warframe (Duviri and Origin System) and Drifter (Duviri only) combat and have unique attributes for each!

SUN & MOON
Teshin’s twin blades.

  • Warframe: Sun & Moon is the first of the Dual Nikana category! Paired with the new Mountain’s Edge Stance Mod, create sharp movements with wide reach.
  • Drifter: Power Strike sends forth two arcs of explosive energy.

SYAM
Syam is at home in the hands of a focused warrior.

  • Warframe: Its Heavy Attacks send forth shockwaves.
  • Drifter: Power Strike unleashes a flurry of deadly slashes.

AZOTHANE
Azothane calls the visionary warrior to turn the tides of battle.

  • Warframe: Block and melee attack at the same time to plunge Azothane into the ground, damaging nearby enemies with a shockwave and adding to the combo counter.
  • Drifter: Power Strike plunges Azothane into the ground to summon five celestial blades that temporarily fight alongside Drifter and then explode.

EDUN
Edun befits a dextrous warrior.

  • Warframe: Heavy Attack to throw Edun. Edun explodes after it is embedded in an enemy.
  • Drifter: Power Strike stuns and blinds enemies by surrounding them with a cloud of dust.

SAMPOTES
A warrior who prefers brute force will make the most of Sampotes.

  • Warframe: Its Slams and Heavy Slams have an extended area of effect.
  • Drifter: Power Strike slams Sampotes into the ground to damage enemies with a shockwave.

There are two ways to obtain these Melee weapons:

1. Instant Access with Platinum:
Immediately unlocks for use by both Drifter and Warframe alike. The purchased Melee weapon can be equipped for Drifter via Teshin’s Cave before entering Duviri and via the Arsenal for Warframes. Each Melee weapon can be purchased individually or in the following bundle in the in-game Market!

HEAVY STRIKE MELEE BUNDLE
Strike your enemies down with weapons that are just as elegant as they are powerful. The Heavy Strike Melee Bundle includes the Azothane, Syam, Edun, and Sampotes melee weapons for your Drifter (Duviri) and Warframes (Duviri and Origin System).

2. Earn Blueprints with Pathos Clamps:
Immediately unlocks to be used by Drifter. For Warframe use, a Blueprint will be sent to your Foundry to be crafted.

After obtaining your new Melee weapon, you can practice your melee skills on the dummy located to the right of the weapons. Here you can get familiar with the basics of meleeing as the Drifter.

Earning Mastery for these new Melee weapons is tied exclusively to Warframe use.

Read on to the DRIFTER COMBAT section below to learn more about how to wield your Melee weapon and more!

DRIFTER COMBAT
Ready your Drifter with the skills necessary to take on the dangers of Duviri.

DRIFTER WEAPON ATTACKS
In addition to the base Melee (Duviri only) and ranged attacks, the following can be performed with Drifter to catch enemies off guard.

Quick Shot (Ranged)
Hold Right Mouse Button + Left Click to take a quick shot with your Sirocco pistol while your Melee weapon is equipped.

Power Strike (Melee)
Hold Right Mouse Button + Middle Mouse Button to use your current equipped Melee weapon’s specialized attack. After performing a Power Strike, a cooldown meter will appear underneath your reticle to indicate when it can be used again.

Target Lock (Melee)
Press R to lock onto an enemy in your reticle (use again to disable and refocus onto another target if needed) to focus your Melee strikes on them.

Target Lock also works on Conservation animals (not including ambient).

Parry (Melee)
Hold Right Mouse Button to counter enemy melee and ranged attacks with a well timed block! Use X to perform a finisher while they are vulnerable. Reflect ranged attacks from ranged enemies right before projectiles hit you.

DRIFTER ABILITIES

The Drifter is equipped with abilities for increased mobility, tracking, and combat! Once you have unlocked your Abilities via the Duviri Paradox Quest, you can test them out freely in Teshin’s Cave!

1. Summon/Dismount Kaithe
Unlocked at Rank 1 of the Riding Drifter Intrinsics.

Summon your Kaithe. Cast again to dismount. Dismounting can also be performed by melee attacking and can occur when taking damage from enemies.

2. Guiding Hand
Cast to release a guiding light that will lead you to the next main objective, or other side objectives in the area. Guiding Hand will prioritize Conservation targets once a Conservation encounter has started.

3. Restorative
Cast to restore 100 Health to Drifter and clear Status Effects.

4. Smoke Screen
Cast to throw a smoke grenade that releases smoke in a 10 meter radius, turning Drifter and teammates invisible while inside of it.

CUSTOMIZE DRIFTER

Approach the mirror in Teshin’s Cave to change your look to your liking! Select your Drifter’s Clothing (Facial Accessories, Transference Suit, Sigil, Attachments, Animation Sets, and Syandana) and their Features (Head, Hair/Beard Style, Eyes, Voice, and Visage Ink).

There are endless combinations to dazzle the Duviri citizens and really give them a show!

New Drifter Transference Suits!
The Drifter Loneryder and Feldune outfits are here and available for purchase! Each piece from these collections can be purchased separately or as a collection available in the in-game Market:

Drifter Loneryder Collection
Look sharp after miles on the dusty trail. Fitted for The Drifter. Includes the Loneryder Hood, Suit, Sleeves, and Pants.

Drifter Feldune Collection
Ready yourself for the heat of battle. Fitted for The Drifter. Includes the Feldune Hood, Suit, Sleeves, Pants and Gear.

New Visage Inks!
Several new Visage Inks are available to add more style to your Drifter! The Sharpshooter, Heavy Striker, Manipura, and Aru Visage Inks can be purchased with Platinum individually or in the following collection available in the in-game Market:

Paradox Visage Ink Collection
The Tales of Duviri storybook finds expression in these designs. The Paradox Visage Ink Collection includes Sharpshooter, Heavy Striker, Manipura, and Aru Visage Ink.

*Visage Ink can only be applied to Drifter. Each of these Visage Inks can also be purchased individually.

New Drifter Beards!
Facial hair is here for Drifter! There are 4 styles of beard to choose from when customizing your Drifter in the Arsenal, Dormizone, or Teshin’s Cave. In addition to the one free scruff style (Drifter Beard 004), the others can be purchased with Platinum from those locations.

New Drifter Hairstyle!
A new hairstyle, Operator Cut 002, from the featured Drifter in The Duviri Paradox trailers is available for free to all Tenno with a Drifter -- whether you have completed The Duviri Paradox Quest, or have accessed them in another way.

New Drifter Animation Sets!
The Drifter Agile and Noble Animation Sets are here! They are available to equip for free in the Drifter customization screens under the Clothing > Animation Set tab.

*Drifter animation sets are unique to the Drifter and cannot be equipped on Operator (and vice versa).

CHANGES
  • Updated the Drifter mini-map icon.
FIXES
  • Fixed the default female Drifter Suit missing some textures.
  • Fixed various Drifter Gear Waistbands being positioned under the player.
  • Fixed cases of the Drifter’s eyes opening slightly too wide and failing to look around.
  • Fixed your equipped Visage Ink appearing in the background of the in-game Market when previewing cosmetics on Drifter.
  • Fixed the weapon holster for the Drifter appearing in the center of their body when riding the K-drive.

Hotfix 32.3.3 (2023-02-17)

  • Fixed the Drifter’s teeth inheriting color from their chosen skin color.

Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

NEW DRIFTER CUSTOMIZATION: VISAGE INK

Take your Drifter customization to the next level with Visage Ink! Purchase and select from a wide range of designs that can be customized to your liking via the new “Visage Ink” option under “Features”.

The following Visage Ink Collections can be purchased via the in-game Market. Each Visage Ink can also be purchased separately. These bundles will only be visible to players that have completed The New War Quest.

MULTIFORM VISAGE INK BUNDLE
Enjoy an eclectic variety of expressive designs. The Multiform Visage Ink Bundle includes the Gneissic Visage Ink and all the designs from the Cloned Flesh, Taxmen, and Devotion Visage Ink Collections.

CLONED FLESH VISAGE INK COLLECTION
Set yourself apart. The Cloned Flesh Visage Ink Collection includes Bulwark, Exome, Helix, Hunter, and Siege Visage Ink designs.

TAXMEN VISAGE INK COLLECTION
Invest in self-expression. The Taxmen Visage Ink Collection includes Airlock, Collateral, Dividend, Futures, and Hull Breach Visage Ink designs.

DEVOTION VISAGE INK COLLECTION
Wear your heart on your sleeve. The Devotion Visage Ink Collection includes Affections, Amorous, Cherub, and Eros Struck Visage Ink designs.

Note that Visage Ink can only be applied to Drifter.*

Cloth Improvements:

We also fixed one-frame jitter/stuttering on cloth in motion, specifically when rotating around quickly. This was most noticeable with the cloth on the Drifter Vest and Sleeves where a small “snapping” could occur on rotation.

Fixes:
  • Fixed being able to select Operator/Drifter skin colors from general color palettes by selecting the “All Colors” option.
    • As a reminder from when we released the Refacia Kit, our desire is to maintain a lore-driven feature that fits within the ecosystem of Warframe for all to enjoy. The “All Colors” option being selectable was not intended and allowed access to colors that aren’t lore appropriate.
  • Fixed the Drifter’s feet being off screen in their Clothing Appearance screen.

Hotfix 32.2.9 (2023-01-11)

  • Fixed the randomize button on Drifter skin tones using all color palettes owned instead of the intended tones available through the Operator UI and Refacia Kit.

Update 32.2 (2022-11-30)

  • Reduced the cooldown on the Drifter’s Restorative ability in The New War Quest from 13 to 15 seconds.
  • Fixed the Zenoriu Mask being invisible on the Drifter when playing as Client. As reported here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1305288-zenoriu-mask-not-showing-for-drifter-in-public-missions/
  • Fixed the Ki'Teer Cornu Diadem, Zenoriu Earpiece, Zato Earpiece/Oculus, Revenant Mephisto Mask/Diadem, and Respa Prime Mask looking incorrect on Clients.
  • Fixed the Drifter being invisible during the entire “Table for Two” stage of The New War Quest.
  • Fixed Drifter being squashed down to Operator size when sitting in the Transference chair in the Orbiter.
  • Fixed dark pixels appearing on several Syandanas for the Drifter.
  • Fixed several Syandana positioning issues on the Drifter Grineer Suit.
  • Fixed issue where changing your equipped chest piece on Drifter with a Focus badge would cause the badge to become giant and appear to float. As reported here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Warframe/comments/yk8u9p/drifter_attachments_are_pretty_cool/

Hotfix 32.1.4 (2022-11-09)

  • Fixed offset issues with the Circadian, Harkonar, Iliac, Kuva Braid, Kyroptera (default, Ormolu, Panoply), Laddak, Maggor, Vanquished Banner (default and Day of the Dead), Quaro, Rakta, Salix (default and Solstice), Suparna, Thorac, Yomo, Amphor, Apoxys, Dessicata, Flox, Harkonar, Kuva Cloak, Mucusk, Sordario Syandanas when equipped on the Nightwave Drifter Suit.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Broca, Centuria, Dominus, Kahtuss Prime, Kryoptera Syandanas when equipped on the TennoCon 2022 Drifter Suit.
  • Fixed offset issues with most Syandanas when equipped on the Drifter Grineer Suit.

Hotfix 32.1.3 (2022-11-08)

  • Fixed the Despot Cape Syandana clipping into the Drifter’s shoulders/upper back.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Asa (default and Phased), Deru, Hecate, Graxx Spitfire, Ki'Teer Straed, Despot Cape, Harkonar (default and Wraith), Kuva Cloak, Massif Prime, Yamako (default, Rubedo and Prisma), Quaro, Suparna, Synkra, Thorac, Vexillus Cloak, Yomo, and Stratum Syandanas when equipped on the male Drifter.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Ayla, Bennu, Centuria, Deru, Despot Cape, Eklis, Gigelor Prime, Graxx Spitfire, Jotunheim Music, Ki’Teer Straed, Mucusk, Nave Prime, Opulas Robe, Reshantur Cult, Salix (default and Solstice), Telos, Valesti, and Zamariu Syandana when equipped on the female Drifter.
  • Fixed offset issues with the Phased Asa, Asa, Glistor, Mozi, Synkra, and Imperator Festive Syandanas when equipped on the Nightwave Drifter Suit.

Hotfix 32.1.1 (2022-11-03)

  • Made several placement adjustments to various armor pieces and Syandanas when equipped on Drifter.
    • We will continue to make adjustments where needed - if you find an issue with a specific Armor attachment or Syandana please provide a screenshot for our team to assess. Here are some notable fixes (this list is not exhaustive):
      • Fixed multiple issues with Graxx Spitfire Syandana when equipped on Drifter.
      • Fixed Armor offset issues when equipped on the Drifter Voidshell skin.
      • Fixed some Syandana offset issues when equipped on the Female Drifter.
      • Fixed the Etheria Shoulder Plate sitting too deep into the Drifter’s arm.
      • Fixed multiple issues with the Mittahk Prime Leg Plates when equipped on Drifter.
      • Fixed multiple issues with Syandanas when equipped onto the Templar Prime Drifter Suit.
  • Fixed the Attachments Energy color slot not applying selected colors to Ephemeras when equipped on Drifter.
  • Fixed being unable to change the colors of the Nyctalus and Eros Ephemera other than Energy when equipped on Drifter.
  • Fixed some Syandanas producing dark pixel rectangles on chest's of Drifter.

Update 32.1 (2022-11-02)

  • Armor attachments (Chest, Arms, Legs) and Syandanas are now available to be equipped on the Drifter!
    • This is the first step towards bringing more customization options to the Drifter. For transparency on the process, the team is required to go through every single attachment and modify it for the skeleton of the Drifter (which includes adjusting those attachments for each suit as well, not just the base). With hundreds of armor pieces and Syandanas, the process is long. Which is why we started with the Drifter since their skeleton is similar to Warframes. Operator attachments may come down the line later, along with our continuation development towards applying Operator suits to Drifters.
  • Updated the Operator/Drifter customization screen:
    • Bundled Clothing/Features options into categories.
  • Added Search function to the lists of customizations.

Hotfix 32.0.9 (2022-10-05)

  • Fixed the Eros Wings Ephemera’s selected colors not updating when equipped on Drifter.

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

  • Drifter eye FX will now be hidden when in the midst of the Smoke Screen ability.
  • Updated the volume of Drifter vocalization on jumping.
  • Improved the skybox lighting in the Drifter Camp.
  • Fixed the Drifter loadout only copying colors from the Operator’s left eye in The New War quest.
  • Fixed Voidshell Material Structures not applying to the Drifter/Operator Voidshell Skin.
  • Fixed Crash that occurred in New War Quest related to Last Gasp when starting as the Drifter.

Update 31.6 (2022-06-09)

  • Fixed Spoiler character using weapon animations while in the Dormizone.
  • Fixed the Spoiler character waistband appearing underneath them.
  • Updated various Customization screens:
    • Spoiler character customization
  • Fixed a spoiler character appearing in the final scenes of the War Within and The Sacrifice, causing issues in the cinematics.
  • Fixed the Vox Solaris Mask positioning issues on a spoiler character.

Hotfix 31.5.4 (2022-05-02)

  • Fixed collar and hood missing on the [Spoiler] Skin (rewarded once completing the Angels of the Zariman quest) with ‘Open Hood’ option toggled on.

Hotfix 31.5.3 (2022-04-29)

  • Fixed Amp attaching to elbow when customizing colors on [spoiler character].

Hotfix 31.5.1 (2022-04-27)

  • Polished some facial animation for the Operator and [spoiler character] unarmed idle and talk animations.

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Added ‘Hair Z’ customization for a Spoiler character from The New War quest.
  • Smoothed out the cloth movement sounds on a certain important character in The New War quest that starts with the letter “D”.
  • Changed intervals for pain grunts when taking damage on Spoiler character in the New War.
  • Updated the lighting on materials for a Spoiler Character/Operators.
  • Fixed the Lumis and Zenoriu Earpieces not aligning on a post-New War character's ear.
  • Fixed being unable to swap certain spoiler characters in the Arsenal in the Dojo.
    • We removed this option in non-Arsenal areas.
  • Fixed previewing new skin on a spoiler character after The New War Quest not swapping to previous selection when using controller.
  • Fixed bad visual VFX when using the Protovyre Ephemera with a spoiler character in The New War Quest.
  • Fixed a certain spoiler character’s face appearing distorted while replaying The Sacrifice quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera was too zoomed in when using a certain spoiler character in Cetus, Fortuna, and Necralisk.
  • Fixed being unable to ‘switch’ (spoiler) when editing Focus in Cetus, Fortuna, or Necralisk.

Hotfix 31.1.7 (2022-02-23)

  • Fixed Amp appearing in town hubs on a post-New War character.

Hotfix 31.1.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed crash when attempting to change the appearance of an end-of-quest character.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed Void Dashing and rolling in quick succession as a post-New War character resulting in becoming stuck in a broken animation.
  • Fixed a post-New War character being shown when replaying the cinematics of certain Quests.

Hotfix 31.0.8 (2022-01-12)

  • Reduced jump exertion sound interval for a post-NW character.
  • Fixed a script error when customizing a post-New War character.

Hotfix 31.0.7 (2022-01-07)

  • Fixed not seeing your equipped post-New War character in your Profile.
    • We’re looking into other players not seeing it.

Hotfix 31.0.6 (2022-01-04)

  • Fixed Virtuous Arcanes not functioning for a post-The New War character.
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