"This desolate Corpus research vessel conceals a rich cache of supplies. To locate them, I will reconstruct the ship's corrupted shipping manifests."

Infested Salvage is an Endless Mission type that tasks players with retrieving a shipping manifest from an Infested Ship. It is the source for all of NidusIcon272 Nidus' components.


The goal of Infested Salvage is to find the ship's shipping manifest by allowing the Lotus to access three data consoles scattered throughout the room. Each console however is covered by an Infested growth that blocks the Lotus' access to it, preventing decryption.

In order to unblock a console, players must collect Antiserum Charges, which are cube-shaped, blue glowing containers that are dropped by Infested enemies. These injectors can be deposited into Vaporizer units located near the data consoles, which will then form a glowing vaporizer bubble that expands outward from the Vaporizer unit. The vaporizer bubble's size expands the more Antiserum Charges are deposited into the Vaporizer unit, and if a data console gets inside a vaporizer bubble the infested growth on it will disappear, which will allow the Lotus to decrypt the console, whose progress is shown by a counter on the HUD's upper left corner below the minimap. The Lotus' decryption speed is determined by how many data consoles are unblocked at a time, with more unblocked consoles resulting in faster decryption. While Antiserum Charges are automatically picked up by walking over them, a player can only hold up to 3 Injectors at any time. The bubbles will expire after 20 seconds, which will shrink or remove the bubble entirely, thus making replenishing the Vaporizers a priority. 2 Antiserum Charges per Vaporizer at a minimum are required to cover a data console and allow decryption.

The central room of the map where the data consoles are located is filled with a Corrosive b Corrosive agent that will corrode both the Warframe's armor and the data consoles' health. For Warframes, corrosion will result in them gradually losing armor until the corrosion removes their ability to resist the poison damage present in the air, making them lose health every second. Data consoles are also affected, and will gradually lose health until they are destroyed, making them incapable of providing decryption. Corrosion does not occur inside the radius of a vaporizer bubble, and data consoles will slowly regenerate health while inside. Vaporizer bubbles thus serve the dual purpose of enabling decryption, as well as preventing players and data consoles from losing health. The corrosion effect does not occur in areas outside of the main room.

The middle of the main room contains a large holographic emitter with two consoles on it:

  • One of the consoles is a medical station which will completely restore the Warframe's armor when used, though doing so requires expending an Antiserum Charge. With an Antiserum Injector equipped, players can restore the Warframe's armor at any time, activating it in the Gear menu.
  • The other console, labeled Power Overload, will send a shockwave that kills every enemy in the map when activated; it then becomes disabled for some time before it can be used again, indicated by the alarm lights in the hallways. 

The round is won if the data manages to reach 100% decryption. After a 20-second timer, players are given the choice of whether to extract with the rewards earned so far or proceed to the next round.


Planet Mission Name Faction Level Tileset
ErisOestrusInfested34 - 38Infested Ship
There are a total of 1 Infested Salvage Missions


Rotation C of Infested Salvage grants a chance to receive random parts for the NidusIcon272 Nidus Warframe.

The mission's rounds follow the rotation sequence A-A-B-C.

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Rotation A Rotation B Rotation C
FusionCorePackSilversingle Magazine Warp 10% Endo64 150 Endo 6.67% Chassis Nidus Chassis Blueprint 14.29%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Trick Mag 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Deep Freeze 6.67% Helmet Nidus Neuroptics Blueprint 14.29%
FusionCorePackSilversingle Vitality 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Hell's Chamber 6.67% Systems Nidus Systems Blueprint 14.29%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo A3 Relic 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Hornet Strike 6.67% Endo64 300 Endo 14.29%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo I2 Relic 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle North Wind 6.67% FusionCorePackSilversingle Metal Auger 14.29%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo M3 Relic 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Reflex Coil 6.67% FusionCorePackSilversingle Stretch 14.29%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo R4 Relic 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Shocking Touch 6.67% FusionCorePackSilversingle Vital Sense 14.29%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo T2 Relic 10% FusionCorePackSilversingle Streamline 6.67%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo T3 Relic 10% VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi A10 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsSilverD Neo Z5 Relic 10% VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi A11 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi B3 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi B4 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi C5 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi T4 Relic 6.67%
VoidProjectionsGoldD Axi W1 Relic 6.67%


Up to date as of Hotfix 29.2.4



  • If armor corrosion reaches 0% and the Warframe is outside of a Vaporizer's bubble, the player can hear voices from the Infested hivemind.[1]


Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 29.2.2

  • Fixed the Infested Salvage End of Mission Reward screen UI stating 50 Endo instead of 300 Endo.
    • This is a visual issue only, the correct amount of Endo was awarded.

Hotfix 27.3.14

  • Fixed markers not pathing properly in the Infested Salvage mission.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur in Infested Salvage if you died and were in spectator mode.

Hotfix 27.3.13

  • Fixed a script error in Infested Salvage missions if you joined right as someone was activating a Vaporizer.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur in Infested Salvage missions after a Host migration that would prevent the HUD from being updated.

Hotfix 27.3.11

  • Fixed a script error that could break waypoints when joining Infested Salvage missions in progress.
  • Fixed a script error that could break Infested Salvage missions if you Transferred to the Operator at the wrong time.

Hotfix 27.3.8

  • Fixed a script error when playing Infested Salvage on Eris.

Hotfix 27.3.6

  • Fixed a script error that could occur when playing an Infested Salvage mission on Eris.

Update 23.9

  • Made some micro-optimizations to the Infested Salvage code.

Update 23.4

  • Fixed cases of enemies not spawning after destroying an Antiserum Injector console in an Infested Salvage mission.

Update 21.0

  • Improved navigation for enemies in the Infested Salvage tileset.
  • Fixed rogue trigger that was poking into other levels causing unwanted space zones in the Infested Salvage tileset.

Update 20.0

  • Improved AI navigation in a number of Infested Salvage tiles.
  • Fixed Infested areas not lowering armor for Clients in Infested Salvage.

Hotfix 19.13.1

  • Improved enemy navigation paths in the Infested Salvage game mode.

Hotfix 19.11.5

  • Fixed a script error when playing Infested Salvage.

Hotfix 19.6.3

  • Fixed not being affected by Armor deterioration in Infested Salvage when transferring from Operator to Warframe or when playing as the Client.

Hotfix 19.5.6

  • Fixed instances of enemies not spawning.

Hotfix 19.5.3

  • Increase Antiserum drop rate for 4 player squads.
  • Reduced Armor drain & damage at 0 Armor.
  • Fixed some spawning issues.
  • Fixed Armor not resetting after respawn.

Hotfix 19.5.2

  • Adjusted spawns to be more evenly spread.
  • Decryption now scales with the number of players (less players mean faster decryption).
  • Increased Antiserum drop frequency for squads of 2 to 4 players.
  • Fixed Infested getting stuck in spawn room

Hotfix 19.5.1

  • Fixed bug that was causing missing UI elements.

Update 19.5

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 28.3.3

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