Emotes allow a Warframe or Operator to perform visible actions using their body for the purpose of communication and socialization. They can be accessed and activated through the in-game Gear menu (default Q , called "Item Popout" in the key bindings). The emote wheel can be customized in the Arsenal, allowing for different combinations of desired emotes to be used in a mission. Emotes are purely visual, and have no other effect on gameplay.

List of known Gestures[edit | edit source]

The following are the known list of actions that a Tenno can perform using the Emotes feature:

Apart from these emotes, Tenno can also perform Nartas, which are longer and more complex movement routines that are essentially Katas. Operators cannot perform the Nartas that are not toggled.

Another type of Emote that can be performed are Handshakes, which are emotes performed simultaneously between two players. In order to perform a Handshake, a player must first perform the Handshake emote, which will set them up. Once set up, another player can perform the Handshake emote on the player already set up to initiate the actual Handshake action. Apart from the normal Handshake gesture, each of the six Syndicates also possess their own different Handshakes. These are passively activated when initiating a Handshake with a member of the same Syndicate.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As of Update 24.2, emotes can be cancelled by any keyboard input.
  • Longer emotes such as Meditate or Nartas can prevent knockdown effects.
  • Emotes can also be cancelled by clicking on the same emote that you had just chosen.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.10

  • Fixed missing FX on the True Master emote.

Hotfix 29.6.2

  • Fixed the Rank 30 Emote Icon being stretched.

Update 29.5

  • Removed ability to Emote while on a K-Drive due to functionality breaking.
  • Fixed controllers sometimes canceling Emotes just as they had started.
  • Fixed being able to use Emotes in Necramech as a Client. Mr.Roboto no more.
  • Fixed the True Master Emote having a stretched icon.

Hotfix 27.4.2

  • Fixed Clients inability to see themselves perform any further Emotes after performing an Emote.

Update 25.7

Back in Update 25.4 we added the Shawzin to the Market for 40 Platinum - a placeable Decoration to remind you of The Sacrifice. Immediately the comments rolled in of ‘I wish we could play it’! And today that day has come:

All Shawzin purchases now come with a free ‘Shawzin’ Emote that you can equip to play your signature instrument! Those who have already purchased the Shawzin will retroactively have the Emote. With over half a dozen Scales, 3 frets and 3 strings, your song opportunities are endless. We cannot WAIT to see what you all come up with!

We have added 3 new Shawzin Decorations to the market with a different flair:

MIMICA SHAWZIN - custom colour Shawzin! This Shawzin features an adaptive enamel that senses and mimics the coloring of any musician playing it.

DAWN SHAWZIN - Like the morning’s first light, this Shawzin will wake the spirit within.

And NELUMBO Shawzin - with it’s own sound-pack, it’s completely unique!

SHAWZIN has been renamed to DAX SHAWZIN for clarity.

Simply change your Shawzin while using the Emote using the menu provided!

Some nifty features to explore with your Shawzin:
  • Numerous different musical scales to choose from
  • Play single notes and chords
  • Play along with Mandachord rhythm section
  • Practice songs included (and a "slow playback" feature also available)
    • "This Is What You Are", "We All Lift Together", and "Smiles From Juran" songs included!
  • Add vibrato and whammy bar effects
  • Record your Shawzin songs and share with friends by linking in Chat once you’ve achieved at least 4 Clems (points) by playing your track back
    • Shawzin can auto playback songs or you can play along
    • Metronome mode option (120bpm with quantization feature)

Shawzin music can be heard in Squads and aboard landing crafts. Relays do allow you to play, but you will only hear your music and not your peers.


The MOAnimation Contest’s winning emote by Zeaban works on all MOAs with an Emotion Module installed! Direct a Boast emote at your companion MOA to check out the new reaction.


  • Fixed players watching two Warframes attempt a handshake in Relays, Cetus, and Fortuna not actually seeing it happen. Truly the most secret of handshakes!

Update 24.2

  • All keyboard inputs cancel Emotes now, instead of having to re-enter the Emote Gear wheel and re-select the Emote.

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