Seek out the Warframe Mirage
—Quest Description

Hidden Messages is an optional Quest, released in Update 14.0 (2014-07-18). The Tenno must decipher cryptic poems and solve riddles to locate the MirageIcon272 Mirage Warframe.


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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
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In order to unlock this quest, the player must complete the Pluto to Sedna Junction. Upon completion, the player will be awarded with the Hidden Messages Quest, which can be started from the Codex.

Riddle One[]

Upon starting the quest, Ordis delivers an inbox message to the player, reciting an inscribed riddle:

Three parts, three acts, three riddles for thee –
to revive the one wielding fantasy
Ancient gods so cruel, once ruled from on high

Can you name their peak where the land meets the sky?
View Riddle One Answer List

The answer to this riddle is Olympus, Mars. In Greek Mythology, Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, was considered as the only place where the land scrapes the sky – At the same time, Mount Olympus is known as the home of the twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars in real life, is also the tallest mountain in the solar system.


Olympus on Mars is an Exterminate mission using the Infested Ship tileset, with Infested enemies around level 30. During the mission, the Lotus receives cryptic transmissions about a Warframe fighting Sentients during The Old War, undeterred by the overwhelming odds in spite of the Lotus's orders to retreat.

After completing the mission, the player will receive the Mirage Neuroptics Blueprint.

Riddle Two[]

Ordis discovers another transcription on the Neuroptics:

To build the one you think witty,
seek the nymph who sang oh so pretty.
She lured him in with her song and grin,

his wife must've thought it a pity.
View Riddle Two Answer List

Calypso, Saturn. In Greek Mythology, Calypso was a nymph who is popularly remembered for her role in Homer's epic poem, Odyssey. It is said that Calypso enchanted her singing to trap the fabled Greek hero Odysseus in her island and make him her immortal husband – forcing Odysseus to be separated from his wife, Penelope.


Calypso on Saturn is a 15-minute Survival mission set in an Infested Ship with their level ranging from 25-35. The Lotus receives more cryptic transmissions where the Warframe has been captured by the enemy, unable to be saved.

The mission rewards Mirage Systems Blueprint.

Riddle Three[]

The systems reveals one final riddle:

One more act before your prize is caught.
An ancient sea creature, take a whirl or not?
Look for the monster that swallowed sailors of yore.

Make a mistake and you're sunk. Nothing more.
View Riddle Three Answer List

Charybdis, Sedna. In Greek Mythology, Charybdis was a sea monster, later rationalized as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in Strait of Messina. It is said that three times a day, Charybdis swallowed a huge amount of water, before belching it back out again, creating large whirlpools capable of dragging a ship or even a galleon underwater.


Resolution is a Hive Sabotage, levels ranging from 30-40. The Lotus receives the last imprint of Mirage Chassis Blueprint; Mirage tells the Lotus not to despair before she is disintegrated by the enemy.

With the final component in hand, Ordis reads out the last transcription:

Three acts complete, the end draws near,
soon Mirage will cause fear.
Memory lost, to be reborn,

a new warrior rises, duty sworn.

The quest is considered completed and player can start building MirageIcon272 Mirage with her blueprint from the Market.


Patch History[]

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

Quest Changes

Other Quest Changes:

  • The riddles from Hidden Messages will now appear in the TennoGuide to help players more easily find them. (or to help those who accidentally deleted the inbox messages -- oops!).

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Fixed the Hidden Messages quest guide inadvertently taking players to the proper Planet for the riddle.

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • The Hidden Messages Quest no longer requires you to finish crafting the Warframe components to move onto the next stage of the Quest. Simply earning the Blueprint is now enough to progress.

Hotfix 30.0.8 (2021-04-27)

  • Hidden Messages Quest communications will now automatically open the Inbox.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed crash after completing the first stage of Hidden Messages.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Players who have the blueprints for The Limbo Theorem, Hidden Messages, or Patient Zero will now automatically receive the quest itself upon logging in. The blueprints will be removed and if they were under construction, the resources and credits will be refunded (except for the argon crystals for The Limbo Theorem, sorry!).

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Introduced.
  1. Prelude to War is compilation of miniquests and cutscenes leading up to The New War.
  2. While not part of the main story quest, The Duviri Paradox has very interlinked story context to several critical characters in The New War.