K-Drives are hoverboards built by the Solaris out of Corpus technology that Tenno can ride on to traverse large, expansive on-land areas quickly, or even across the surface of lakes and ponds. The K-Drives are provided by the Ventkids located in Fortuna, and can be used in Landscapes; namely the Orb Vallis, the Plains of Eidolon, and Cambion Drift.


Players will initially receive a free, but basic Bondi K-Drive upon completing the Vox Solaris quest in Fortuna.

As with all K-Drives, the Bondi can be summoned through the K-Drive Launcher from the Gear menu. However, this basic K-Drive does not appear in the Arsenal, thus it cannot be altered or modded, and cannot be leveled nor will it grant points towards Mastery Ranks.

Custom-built K-Drives may be obtained by assembling individual parts traded from Standing; with each Ventkids Ranking causing more parts to become available. Alternatively, players can spend PlatinumLarge Platinum to purchase a randomly assembled K-Drive through the Ventkids' Daily Specials.

Players can manage their K-Drives in the Vehicles section of the Arsenal, where players can select their currently active K-Drive as well as mod their custom K-Drives.

Velocipods found in Cambion Drift can be ridden on like a K-Drive. Son sells K-Drive Velocipod skins for Entrati standing. These skins can be colored like normal gear, the only difference between them being the color of their eyes and the lights emitted from their wings. Equipping one of these skins on a K-Drive with Steeba or Gristlebuck will not hide the tendrils of those parts.

YareliIcon272 Yareli has the ability to summon her exalted K-Drive Merulina130xWhite Merulina. Unlike normal K-Drives, Merulina can be used in normal missions.

Affinity and Standing[]

Tricks & Scores[]

Players performing special moves and maneuvers called Tricks will earn Affinity to level-up their K-Drive, 25% of which is also converted to Ventkids Standing. The maximum Affinity gain in one successful trick chain is capped at 3,000 rewarding ReputationLarge 750 Standing; with Mod TT 20px Primo Flair equipped on the K-Drive, however, the Affinity gain cap for one successful trick chain can be increased to a maximum of 6,000 rewarding ReputationLarge 1500 Standing. K-Drives level-up at the same rate as Warframes and need 900,000 Affinity points to get to level 30. Each Board will grant 200 Mastery Points per level, accumulating to 6,000 at rank 30. The Mod Mod TT 20px Inertia Dampeners can be indispensable as every trick will start with a higher point multiplier; a maximum level mod will add +4 starting multiplier.

Ventkids Standing and K-Drive affinity can be earned in all free-roam areas. While riding a K-Drive, purple crystals will appear in various locations throughout the open-world map, which can be picked up to boost the standing gain multiplier for the current chain of tricks.


Main article: K-Drive Race

K-Drive Races are free roam missions for the Ventkids that are run by Boon in the Orb Vallis, and by Grandmother in the Cambion Drift. The goal of each race is to pass through as many gates as possible while mounting a K-Drive and then reach the final gate within a time limit. Completing the race will earn the player Standing for the Ventkids.

There are 22 races scattered across the Orb Vallis, however only 5 are active at a time. The active races refresh daily, at the same time as Daily Tribute and Standing limits. You can check the currently-available races by mounting your K-Drive and then opening the map.

Controls and Tricks[]

Main article: Key Bindings

Basic Controls[]

Basic Default K-Drive Control Key Bindings
Context PC PSN Xbox NSW
Mount/Dismount K-Drive (Interact key) X Combops4sq XB1IconX Y
Forward + Lateral Movement WASD Left joystick Left joystick Left joystick
Boost (Sprinting) Shift Hold down left joystick (L3 ) Hold down left joystick Hold down left joystick
Ollie (Jumping) Space Bar Combops4x XB1IconA B
Grind (Crouching) Ctrl L1 LB L Button
Holster/Unholster Secondary (Switch Weapon key) F Combops4tri XB1IconY Y

Use movement keys (PC default WASD ) to move K-Drive forward, left, backwards, and right. Players can dismount from a K-Drive using the Interact (PC default X ) or Melee attack key (PC default E ).

The sprint key (PC default Shift ) can be held to activate the K-Drive's boost.

To ollie, press the jump key (PC default Space Bar ). Further, press and hold the jump key charge your jump and get extra height as well as timing your perfect jump. While activating Boost will not generate extra jump height, be on the lookout for certain environmental objects, such as ramps, that can send you further and higher.

While on the K-Drive, players can switch to their secondary weapon (PC default F ) and use it as normal. Note that while in this state players cannot perform board grabs or flips.


Many objects in the environment can be grinded on, such as guardrails, pipes, tree roots, and vines. When approaching one, ollie the K-Drive up, and hold the crouch key (PC default Ctrl ) to perform this trick. To dismount the grind, just release the crouch key or use the jump key to hop off.

Advanced Controls[]

Advanced Default K-Drive Control Key Bindings
Context Trick Name PC PSN Xbox NSW
Mid-air Spins Copter (Frontside) Space Bar  + Uparrow  or Space Bar  + Leftarrow Combops4x + Uparrow  or Combops4x + Leftarrow XB1IconA + Uparrow  or XB1IconA + Leftarrow B  + Uparrow  or B  + Leftarrow
Copter (Backside) Space Bar  + Rightarrow  or Space Bar  + Downarrow Combops4x + Rightarrow  or Combops4x + Downarrow XB1IconA + Rightarrow  or XB1IconA + Downarrow B  + Rightarrow  or B  + Downarrow
Mid-air Flips Nose Planker Right Mouse  + Uparrow L2  + Uparrow LT  + Uparrow ZL Button  + Uparrow
Tail Planker Right Mouse  + Downarrow L2  + Downarrow LT  + Downarrow ZL Button  + Downarrow
Frontside Rollout Right Mouse  + Rightarrow L2  + Rightarrow LT  + Rightarrow ZL Button  + Rightarrow
Backside Rollout Right Mouse  + Leftarrow L2  + Leftarrow LT  + Leftarrow ZL Button  + Leftarrow
Mid-air Board Grabs Nose Clutch Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow Hold R2  + Uparrow Hold RT  + Uparrow Hold ZR Button  + Uparrow
Tail Clutch Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow Hold R2  + Downarrow Hold RT  + Downarrow Hold ZR Button  + Downarrow
Frontside Clutch Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow Hold R2  + Rightarrow Hold RT  + Rightarrow Hold ZR Button  + Rightarrow
Backside Clutch Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow Hold R2  + Leftarrow Hold RT  + Leftarrow Hold ZR Button  + Leftarrow
Grabs + Flips Nose Spinja Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow , then Space Bar Hold R2  + Uparrow , then Combops4x Hold RT  + Uparrow , then XB1IconA Hold ZR Button  + Uparrow , then B
Tail Spinja Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow , then Space Bar Hold R2  + Downarrow , then Combops4x Hold RT  + Downarrow , then XB1IconA Hold ZR Button  + Downarrow , then B
Frontside Spinja Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow , then Space Bar Hold R2  + Rightarrow , then Combops4x Hold RT  + Rightarrow , then XB1IconA Hold ZR Button  + Rightarrow , then B
Backside Spinja Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow , then Space Bar Hold R2  + Leftarrow , then Combops4x Hold RT  + Leftarrow , then XB1IconA Hold ZR Button  + Leftarrow , then B
Nose Clutch Planker Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow , then Right Mouse Hold R2  + Uparrow , then L2 Hold RT  + Uparrow , then LT Hold ZR Button  + Uparrow , then ZL Button
Tail Clutch Planker Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow , then Right Mouse Hold R2  + Downarrow , then L2 Hold RT  + Downarrow , then LT Hold ZR Button  + Downarrow , then ZL Button
Frontside Skyrocker Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow , then Right Mouse Hold R2  + Rightarrow , then L2 Hold RT  + Rightarrow , then LT Hold ZR Button  + Rightarrow , then ZL Button
Backside Skyrocker Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow , then Right Mouse Hold R2  + Leftarrow , then L2 Hold RT  + Leftarrow , then LT Hold ZR Button  + Leftarrow , then ZL Button
Jump → Slam Shockwave Space , then tap LCtrl , then hold LCtrl Combops4x, then tap L1 , then hold L1 XB1IconA, then tap LB , then hold LB B , then tap L Button , then hold L Button

Players can perform tricks or advanced maneuvers by combining K-Drive controls.

Spin and Flip Combinations[]

While in the air, press the jump key again (PC default Space Bar ) to perform a Copter trick (frontside 360). The following keys will also perform spins:

  • Space Bar  + Uparrow  or Space Bar  + Leftarrow  Copter (Frontside)
  • Space Bar  + Rightarrow  or Space Bar  + Downarrow  Copter (Backside)

Holding the crouch key (PC default Ctrl ) while moving across open ground will also perform the Copter animations, though Trick Points cannot be earned from them.

The following key combinations will perform flips:

  • Right Mouse  + Uparrow  - Nose Planker
  • Right Mouse  + Downarrow  - Tail Planker
  • Right Mouse  + Rightarrow  - Frontside Rollout
  • Right Mouse  + Leftarrow  - Backside Rollout

Board Grabs[]

While in the air, holding the following key combinations will perform style grabs on the K-Drive:

  • Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow  - Nose Clutch
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow  - Tail Clutch
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow  - Frontside Clutch
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow  - Backside Clutch

While performing a grind, perform any grab combination (Left Mouse  + any movement key) to add more style to your grind.

Grab Combinations[]

Combine board grabs and spins and twists for even more stylish airtime antics. Hold the first two inputs before adding the third input.

  • Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow , then Space Bar  - Nose Spinja
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow , then Space Bar  - Tail Spinja
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow , then Space Bar  - Frontside Spinja
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow , then Space Bar  - Backside Spinja
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Uparrow , then Right Mouse  - Nose Clutch Planker
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Downarrow , then Right Mouse  - Tail Clutch Planker
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Rightarrow , then Right Mouse  - Frontside Skyrocker
  • Hold Left Mouse  + Leftarrow , then Right Mouse  - Backside Skyrocker

Slam Shockwave[]

Creates a 4m shockwave that deals 100 DmgImpactSmall64 Impact damage and direct impacts deals 1000 DmgImpactSmall64 Impact damage. The following are the controls to perform a slam shockwave.

  • Space , then tap LCtrl , then hold LCtrl

Trick Score[]

The score received for a trick chain is determined by the duration counter and the trick multiplier. The duration counter increases at different speeds for grinding, airtime, and grabbing. Grinding is the slowest, airtime is average, and grabbing in the air gives increases the counter the fastest. The trick multiplier is increased by performing tricks and grinding, and it is represented by the "x [n]" next to the duration counter. The multiplier starts at x1 and increased by x2 for every successful trick*, however, in order to earn points, the player must perform a trick (immediately increasing the multiplier to x3) or grab the board for a certain amount of time (giving the base multiplier of x1). Doing the same trick multiple times in a row will not increase the multiplier, but a trick can be repeated in a trick chain. The score received from a trick chain is then calculated by multiplying the duration counter and the trick multiplier.

*Performing a Nose Clutch Planker or Tail Clutch Planker only increases the multiplier by x1


  • No charge jump + grab = No points
  • No charge jump + any trick = 21 points
  • No charge jump + 2 tricks = 35 points
  • Fully charged jump + grab = 22 points
  • Fully charged jump + any trick = 51 points
  • Fully charged jump + 3 tricks = 119 points

Times used in testing:

  • No charge jump: About 1.2 seconds
  • Full charge jump: About 2.5 seconds


  • All tests were done with the Bondi K-Drive (unmodded)
  • The player must be moving to receive any points.
  • The maximum amount of points a player can receive in a single trick chain is 3000


K-Drives are assembled via a modular system comprised of 4 different parts: the Board, Reactor, Nose, and the Jet, which are then constructed into a complete K-Drive. Unlike Zaws and Kitguns, differences between K-Drive parts do not change their stats in any way and are purely cosmetic. K-Drive components are acquired primarily by the Ventkids, though select K-Drive races in the Cambion Drift can reward Infested-themed K-Drive components.

K-Drives can be assembled by the Ventkids, whose clubhouse can be entered via a vent above Legs' shop. Players may also access the clubhouse via Fast Travel.


The Board is the largest component of the K-Drive, comprising the main body upon which the Tenno ride on. It is also the only part that grants progress towards Mastery Ranking.


The Reactor component is a large part on the K-Drives rear, which houses their main power plant.


The front of the K-Drive contains the Nose component.


The K-Drives are propelled by a pair of Jets, which are found to the sides of the Reactor component.


Assembled K-Drives can be modded to improve their performance in various ways, which can help in earning more Standing as well as giving various offensive abilities to allow the K-Drive to be used against enemies. K-Drives can also be fitted with Orokin Reactors and Forma to further improve their customization, requiring no gilding, unlike traditional Modular weaponry.

View K-Drive mods List
Name Description Polarity Rarity
Mod TT 20px Air Time Reduces Gravity While Falling Down Naramon Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Bomb The Landin' Hold Grind in the Air to execute a Slam Shockwave Madurai Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Cold Arrival Dismounting deals X Cold Damage Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Extreme Velocity Increases K-Drive Speed Vazarin Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Inertia Dampeners Increases Trick Point Multiplier Naramon Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Juice Gain 55 energy per 100 Trick Points Vazarin Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Kinetic Friction Grinding builds up electrical damage Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Mad Stack Increases +X% velocity when falling. Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Mag Locks Increases Grind Magnetism Naramon Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Nitro Boost Increases K-Drive Boost Speed Naramon Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Perfect Balance Increases +X% Chance to resist falls. Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Pop Top Reduces -X% Jump Charge Time. Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Poppin' Vert Increases +X% K-Drive Double Jump Height Naramon Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Primo Flair Increases Maximum Trick Combo to 6,000 Naramon Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Quick Escape Gain invulnerability for Xs mounting a K-Drive, but will expire early upon dismounting. Madurai Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Rail Guards Increases Grind Speed Naramon Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Slay Board Launches Board on dismount Madurai Pol Uncommon
Mod TT 20px Sonic Boost Releases a Shockwave stunning enemies Madurai Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Thrash Landing Deals damage after landing a trick Madurai Pol Rare
Mod TT 20px Trail Blazer Leaves a trail dealing heat damage Vazarin Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Vapor Trail Increases Boost speed for 10 Energy/s Naramon Pol Common
Mod TT 20px Venerdo Hoverdrive Increases K-Drive jump height Madurai Pol Uncommon


K-Drives can be further customized with Scrawls, which are painted artwork that can be placed at the bottom of the K-Drive's board. Scrawls also change the artwork that appears during a successful Trick counter.


Scrawl Bundles are available in the Market.

Kubrodon Series 1

Kubrodon Series 2

Pobbers Series 1

Pobbers Series 2

Twitch Drop[]

6th Anniversary Twitch Drop
Available in Ventkids' Bash Lab.

Nightwave Reward[]



  • All K-Drives have base stats of 21.00 Boost Speed, 0.00 Double Jump Height, 1.50 Jump Charge Time, 2.50 Jump Height, and 18.00 Speed.
  • K-Drives cannot travel though NovaIcon272 Nova's WormHole130xWhite Wormhole, and will completely ignore it.
  • Before crafting their own K-Drive, players can use the Bondi K-Drive indefinitely after completing Vox Solaris. Once the player acquires a custom K-Drive however, the Bondi K-Drive is lost.
    • The Bondi appears to be made of a Flatbelly, an Arc Twelve, and the Step Tens, without a nose piece.
  • Secondary weapons can be unholstered and fired while on the K-Drive by pressing F , but will prevent the player from perfoming most tricks until the Secondary is holstered.
    • On area of effect weapons, self-stagger occurs at all ranges and is guaranteed to knock the player off their K-Drive. Furthermore, effects that provide resistance to stagger do not transfer to the K-Drive.
    • Notably, HildrynIcon272 Hildryn's Balefire Charger can be used instead of the regular secondary weapon by activating Balefire130xWhite Balefire before mounting the K-Drive.
  • Landing on top of an enemy from a high altitude will kill them.
  • Tenno can use K-Drives to ride on top of the blizzard created by the Exploiter Orb for an extended period of time.
  • All Companion abilities, including Mod TT 20px Vacuum and Mod TT 20px Fetch, are disabled while using K-Drives.
  • K-Drive Mods share the Vehicles tab with Archwing and Necramech mods in the Mod Console.
  • Affinity sharing from kills made by other players will be disabled while using K-Drives.
  • Affinity from kills by Tenno with Warframe powers will not be applied and kills will not be counted while on a K-Drive.
  • K-Drives share vehicle slots with Archwings.
    • After acquiring the first assembled K-Drive, player must have at least one K-Drive at any time. It's impossible to sell the last K-Drive in the inventory.
  • Tenno can equip a Focus Lens to their K-Drive.
    • However, it does not seem to actually gain Focus.
  • As of Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29), grinding does not add to the combo multiplier.
  • It's possible to switch from Archwing directly into K-Drive, but not vice-versa, requiring the player to dismount their K-Drive first before mounting their Archwing.


  • You can preview a 3D model of a completed K-Drive by visiting Roky. Click 'Assemble K-Drive'. And select four parts. You will be shown a completed K-Drive even though you do not own the parts. This is much better than looking at part icons.
  • After performing a trick chain, be careful not to take any damage, hard landings, or run into any obstacles, as they have a chance of ruining your chain, even after it's completed. Do not become airborne after landing a trick, as this will also invalidate your score. In that case, it advised to start the next trickchain, when the scoreboard disappears from the HUD.
  • Geometry settings of "Low" can sometimes interfere with grinding, the trick lands although the player is still grinding.
  • Tricks count as valid, when the animation is fully played or the name is shown in the scoreboard.
  • An optimal trick chain should end between 100 × 30 and 200 × 15, as 3000 is the maximum amount of points for a single chain.
  • Mod TT 20px Primo Flair at max level caps your Trick Combo up to 6000, rather than the base 3000. This can be used to gain standing much more quickly. Chaining tricks to up to somewhere between 200x30 and 300x20 would be most efficient. Ventkid standing is gained at 25% total Trick Score, meaning at max level you can earn up to 1,500 standing per maxed trick chain, compared to only 750.
  • Performing Jump-spin when landing will preserve combo. Mod TT 20px Poppin' Vert mod will help to reach sufficient height, other recommended mods are Mod TT 20px Venerdo Hoverdrive, Mod TT 20px Air Time and Mod TT 20px Inertia Dampeners.
  • The Pearl has a ring which is great for beginner to moderate players to farm standing (however the location is hostile until taken over).
    1. Grind on the ring around the pearl and jump over the platforms blocking its path.
    2. When jumping over these platforms perform copters alternating left and right with each jump.
    3. End the chain when the total is between 100 × 30 and 200 × 15
  • For more advanced players, the main, long, straight pipe right behind the entrance of Fortuna can be used the same way, without having to clear out an area.
    1. Jump up and begin grinding on the pipe
    2. As soon as you hit the pipe, jump up, perform a trick, and hold Ctrl  to continue grinding
    3. Once you near the end of the pipe, charge jump while strafing around, and continue grinding up the pipe in the opposite. (grabbing the board and performing a trick during the turn-around speeds up the duration counter and increases the multiplier)
  • Expert players can try the following at the pipes near Fortuna:
    1. Grind up the long straight pipe, doing jump, front flip, jump-spin, grind.
    2. At the edge, charge the jump, turn 180° doing a side-flip and land in a grind down the pipe again.
    3. Grind down the pipe, doing another set of jump, front-flip, jump-spins to rack up multiplier.
    4. Charge the jump
    5. Cross the gap between the pipe you jumped from and the next, with a side-flip, optionally trying to collect the 2 style-points while doing so. This is very risky, but possible to do with a Bondi K-Drive w/o mods.
    6. Land in a grind, do another set of jump, front-flip, jump-spin until the very end
    7. Jump again to land on the fence across the road.
    8. Land to get your style points of 3000, although the multiplier and score is much higher.
  • The road going past Central Maintenance can also be a very good spot to farm (but one would be advised to take over the location first). The player can go around and around on the rails there, doing tricks in between landings and stack up their multiplier infinitely. You might struggle at first with performing the full 180 degree turns necessary to keep it going, but once you can do that it is an excellent farming spot.
  • It is advised to have a high Mastery Rank, because doing the tricks described here can cap out the daily limit very quickly in minutes.


  • K-Drives and MOA companions are the first modular equipment that:
  • K-Drive is the second type of vehicle built and used by Tenno. It is also the first pilotable ground vehicle, and the third pilotable vehicle after the Archwing and Dargyns.
    • Unlike Archwing, which is based on Orokin design and used exclusively by the Tenno, K-Drives are originally used by other faction, the Ventkids.
    • Though the Tenno adopt K-Drives from the Ventkids, K-Driving was originated from YareliIcon272 Yareli, who was designed and created by the Orokin.


  • Warframe enemy radar and loot radar mods such as Mod TT 20px Thief's Wit or Mod TT 20px Enemy Sense will not work while a player is mounted on a K-Drive in either Orb Vallis or the Plains of Eidolon.
  • If your Warframe is mounted on the K-Drive, entering Fortuna as an Operator will count the mission as failed and not provide any rewards.


Patch History[]

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

  • Fixed Companions not gaining Affinity from player kills while riding Merulina or K-Drive.
  • Fixed icons for available K-Drive races in an Open Landscape not appearing in the detailed map when riding Merulina.
  • Updated the “From on High” Nightwave Act description to include K-Drives.
    • It now reads: “Kill 100 grounded enemies while soaring above the Plains of Eidolon, Orb Vallis, or Cambion Drift on your K-Drive or Archwing.”
  • Fixed spawning underwater after ragdolling from a K-Drive over a body of water instead of returning to land.
  • Fixed the K-Drive Nitro Boost Mod allowing you to boost outside of the map in the Orb Vallis.

Hotfix 35.5.9 (2024-05-01)

  • Fixed Transferring from a Necramech into a Warframe that is riding a K-Drive causing a loss of function.

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

  • Fixed missing reload SFX for various weapons while on a K-Drive.
  • Fixed a crash caused by casting Warframe ability while in ragdoll after being yeeted off K-Drive.

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • Fixed Primary and Melee Arcanes being triggered by Secondary Weapons while on K-Drive/Merulina.

Update 35.0 (2023-12-13)

  • Fixed Waypoint functionality breaking if the full large-sized map was up before mounting/dismounting a K-Drive.
  • Fixed cases where dismounting and remounting a K-Drive will leave players unable to shoot their secondary weapon.

Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

  • Fixed Overguard disappearing from the UI while riding K-Drive/Merulina.
  • Fixed becoming permanently stuck in Operator mode if a squadmate migrates while you are on a K-Drive or Merulina.

Update 33.6 (2023-07-27)

  • Modular Components that can earn Mastery will now show if that component is Mastered when viewed in a Vendor Menu (ex: viewing Zaw Strikes at Hok).

Update 33.5 (2023-06-21)

  • Fixed K-Drive mounting causing erratic camera movements.
  • Fixed a script error when hitting the last checkpoint in a K-Drive race.

Hotfix 33.0.11 (2023-05-24)

  • Fixed attachments not showing while riding a K-Drive (and secondary is equipped) on the Furis, Atomos, Lex, Bronco, and Vasto with Incarnon Geneses.
  • Fixed the Zylok’s Incarnon Form not displaying when dual wielding with a Glaive and while riding a K-drive.

Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

  • Improved the responsiveness dismounting from K-Drive.
    • Meleeing to dismount now occurs right when hitting the button, instead of on release.
    • Dismounting a vehicle no longer requires holding the Context Action button if the “Reload with Context Action Input” option under binding settings is toggled off.
  • Fixed an issue where Rhino’s Roar and faction-specific damage mods (ex. Expel Grineer) wouldn't work while riding a K-Drive.
  • Fixed mounting/dismounting K-Drive as Client dramatically shifting the camera position.
  • Fixed becoming a K-Drive (without a rider) permanently when using Transference into a body of water after jumping off of K-Drive.
  • Fixed Captura options not appearing when using a vehicle (K-Drive).
  • Fixed the weapon holster for the Drifter appearing in the center of their body when riding the K-drive.

Hotfix 32.2.10 (2023-01-18)

  • Fixed player becoming their K-Drive and losing function after using Transference near a body of water.

Update 32.2 (2022-11-30)

  • Merulina will persist with your Warframe when transferring to and from Operator.
    • Also enabled this for all other K-Drives and Warframes during Transference.
  • Fixed colliding into objects with K-Drive no longer resulting in being ragdolled off.

Hotfix 32.0.7 (2022-09-28)

  • Fixed loss of functionality after using transferring to go from K-Drive to Necramech.

Hotfix 31.6.4 (2022-07-14)

  • Fixed sound settings not being respected when driving over water with K-Drive. Splish splash was too loud.

Update 31.6 (2022-06-09)

  • Fixed Clients only being able to do one trick on the K-Drive no matter which trick prompt they use. No more one trick ponies!
  • Fixed bug where hopping on K-Drive with Nyx Absorb active causing her to be ragdolled off.

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed being unable to do tricks on K-Drive after holding aim and not indicating direction at the start of a jump.
  • Fixed camera offset issues on K-Drive if no secondary was equipped in your loadout.
  • Fixed K-Drives not doing tricks when using a secondary.
  • Fixed issue where boarding K-Drive or toggling secondary will force the aim button.
  • Fixed being unable to transfer back to your Warframe after transferring while riding K-Drive. Also fixed becoming invulnerable after dying as Operator afterwards.
  • Fixed teleporting issues when attempting to enter the gates to Cetus on a K-Drive.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed a minor hitch every time a player jumped into K-Drive.
  • Fixed inconsistent behavior between K-Drive grinding with/without the Velocipod skin.
    • Also fixed some inconsistency with K-Drive speed with/without the skin.
  • Fixed losing the HUD when equipping Shawzin at the same time as K-Drive.

Update 31.0 (2021-12-15)

  • Fixed being able to ragdoll yourself through Cambion Drift doors using the K-Drive.
  • Fixed being ejected from K-Drive and falling through when driving into the map border of the Plains of Eidolon when over water.

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Changed Limbo’s Rift status for vehicles (K-Drive, Yareli’s Merulina, etc):
    • On mount, the vehicle inherits the rider's Rift state.
    • If the rider's Rift state changes while riding, the vehicle’s will change to match.
    • If the vehicle's Rift state changes, the rider's will change to match.
  • Fixed Tenet Diplos lock-on ability not working for the Client players when using a Vehicle (Merulina, K-Drive, etc). As reported here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1270984-tenet-diplos-lock-on-not-working-on-k-drive/
  • Fixed jittering body when on a K-Drive and adjusting the camera angles.

Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)

  • Updated to K-Drive and Merulina riding so that the rider's aim end point matches the vehicle’s aim end point. This addresses cases of moving in unintended directions.
  • Fixed ability to ride on top of the Plague Star Infested boil with K-Drives (and other similar vehicles) which resulted in taking no damage.
  • Fixed a script error related to Protea getting on a K-Drive.
  • Fixed an issue with the flashlight not working as intended when on vehicles such as K-Drives.

Hotfix 30.6.1 (2021-08-10)

  • Fixed loss of functionality from using Transference while mounting a K-Drive.
  • Fixed mounting and dismounting a K-Drive while using the Tenet Diplos causing its animation to break.

Hotfix 30.5.4 (2021-07-17)

  • Fixed inability to start a K-Drive race while on Yareli’s Merulina.
  • Fixed cases of Pistol projectiles going the wrong way when fired on a K-Drive.
  • Fixed an issue with K-Drive stats showing red when it should in-fact show green as a positive change (Jump Charge).

Hotfix 30.5.3 (2021-07-09)

  • Fixed the Synth Mod Set bonus not functioning while on a K-Drive/Merulina.

Hotfix 30.5.2 (2021-07-07)

  • Fixed Radar effects (Enemy Radar, Loot Radar, etc) not working while you are riding a K-Drive/Merulina.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Change armed camera offsets when riding the K-Drive to allow for easier view of combat.
  • All K-Drives can now do a grind Slam Shockwave! Bomb the landin’ K-Drive Mod will now buff the Damage and Range of the Shockwave.
  • Added small and large grind slam FX and set the default Board to its original orange for K-Drives.
  • Fixed not being able to switch to your Secondary while on K-Drive.
  • Fixed not being able to use certain Specters while on K-Drive (Clem, Ancient healer, etc).
  • Fixed Gammacor beam offsets when riding a K-Drive.
  • Fixed Affinity numbers not showing while riding K-Drives.
  • Fixed being unable to fire Secondary weapon while sprinting on K-Drive.
    • It will now work similarly to when you are on foot, shooting simply brings you to cruising speeds.
  • Fixed Warframe ability level ups displaying as 255 when it occurs on K-Drive.
  • Fixed a harmless script error that would occur if you ran over a Ghoul's grave with a K-Drive.
  • Fixed being unable to roll, jump, shoot, use context action, etc for an extended period of time when knocked off of K-Drive.
  • Fixed K-Drive booster appearing stretched on the rail to the right of the Fortuna elevator in the Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed Inertia Dampeners not increasing K-Drive trick multiplier.
  • Fixed some rare animation pops when riding K-Drive.
  • Fixed Magnus magazine not ejecting properly during reload while riding K-Drive.

Hotfix 30.3.5 (2021-06-10)

  • Fixed Arcanes not triggering from shooting enemies while riding on a K-Drive.

Update 29.9 (2021-02-23)

  • Fixed Chat linked Infested K Drive appearing as its normal variant.

Update 29.6 (2020-12-18)

  • Fixed Clients falling through map while equipping a K-Drive.

Hotfix 29.5.5 (2020-11-27)

  • Fixed the secondary Energy color option not appearing after polarizing modular K-Drives.

Hotfix 29.5.4 (2020-11-25)

  • Fixed Infested K-Drive parts not staying connected during tricks.

Hotfix 29.5.3 (2020-11-23)

  • Fixed inability to equip Scrawls on the Infested K-Drive.

Hotfix 29.5.2 (2020-11-20)

  • Fixed Deimos / Cambion Drift K-Drive races not rewarding proper new Infested K-Drive Parts.
    • The item being rewarded was a non-usable “fake” blueprint, which would not have shown up in the Foundry or been usable. You will need to redo the races to receive the functional item. The old one can be sold from your Inventory for credits.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)


Grandmother has gotten her hands on a new Infested K-Drive and it can be yours by completing each of her Races out in the Cambion Drift! Once you’ve acquired the Ferverspine, Gristlebuck, Nodulite, and Steeba parts visit your friend Roky in Fortuna to build the Infested K-Drive!

  • Removed ability to Emote while on a K-Drive due to functionality breaking.
  • Fixed K-Drive Juice Mod not providing Energy consistently for Clients.
  • Fixed self-damage occurring when ragdolling off of K-Drive when using certain secondaries (notably the Athodai).
  • Fixed seeing the K-Drive scoreboards in the Cambion Drift Captura Scene.

Hotfix 29.2.2 (2020-10-06)

  • Fixed script error when picking up Vomvalyst energy buffs while on a K-Drive then dismounting, or mounting K-Drive while you have the buff.

Update 29.1 (2020-09-17)


Transform your K-Drive into a Velocipod! You can choose Purple, Green, and White Velocipod variants - you can color customize the bodies to suit your liking of course, the difference between them being their unique eye designs!

*Find the Velocipod K-Drive Skins from Son’s Offerings for Standing in the Necralisk!

Hotfix 29.0.6 (2020-09-01)

  • Fixed not gaining weapon XP when shooting from a K-Drive or Velocipod.
  • Fixed Velocipods not displaying max Pistol Ammo when riding - they were only showing Magazine.

Hotfix 29.0.4 (2020-08-27)

  • Fixed a K-Drive related Crash.

Hotfix 29.0.2 (2020-08-26)

  • Fixed a crash when attempting to open the Gear Wheel after mounting a K-Drive.

Update 29.0 (2020-08-25)

K-Drive Changes

For a while, we have received periodic requests to make weapons functional on K-Drives, and as a result, we have made Secondary Weapons usable while you glide in style! Please note that weapons are only usable when your K-Drive is on the ground, and will be stowed when jumping, doing flips, grinding, and other glinty maneuvers!

Mounting your K-Drive will appear as normal until you press the binding to equip your Secondary (default F key). Press again to put it away and do those sick moves.


With the expansion of K-Drive functionality, we have introduced some new K-Drive Mods for you to use! Roky in Fortuna will have all of these new wares to exchange for Ventkids Standing, so make sure you pay the Ventkids a visit!

  • Primo Flair - Increase Maximum Trick combo to 6000.
  • Bomb The Landin - Tap and Hold Grind in the air to execute a 20m Slam Shockwave.
  • Juice - Executing tricks charges Energy: 55 Energy per 100 Trick Points.
  • Vapor Trail - Add 10 Boost Speed. Consumes 10 Energy/s.
General Changes
  • You can now hold “X” and release it to dismount from K-Drive.

Update 28.3 (2020-08-12)

  • Potential fix for ultra-rare script error that could occur when losing your K-Drive above a teleport volume with perfect timing.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

  • Fixed holding waypoint button while mounted on K-Drive not removing live marker.
  • Fixed holding G to remove waypoints not functioning while on a K-Drive.

Hotfix 27.3.15 (2020-04-17)

  • Fixed a script that could occur if you flipped off your K-Drive at the right moment and sent it flying into the hallway between Cetus and the Plains of Eidolon.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur if you dismounted a K-Drive at the last second and sent it flying into a loading tunnel while another Tenno watched.

Hotfix 27.3.12 (2020-04-14)

  • Fixed a script error when initiating a K-Drive Race in the Orb Vallis.

Hotfix 27.3.10 (2020-04-08)

  • Fixed a script crash that could occur if you boarded a K-Drive too soon after entering an open level (Vallis/Plains).

Hotfix 27.3.8 (2020-04-02)

  • Fixed a script error when summoning the K-Drive.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Fixed mounting a K-Drive with a Scanner equipped not restoring it after dismounting.
  • Fixed K-Drive’s spawning backwards when using hotkey vs. Gear Wheel.

Update 27.1 (2020-02-04)

  • Fixed K-Drives spawning ridiculously far away after being left on top of water in Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed script error that could occur if you joined a mission while the host was running a K-Drive race.

Hotfix 25.7.6 (2019-09-18)

  • Fixed K-Drive races not appearing properly on the minimap when using the default K-Drive from the Vox Solaris Quest.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed the K-Drive disappearing if riding it from the Plains into the Cetus doorway. Also fixes sometimes being left without the use of Abilities.
  • Fixed inability to Chat link some K-Drive Mods.

Hotfix 25.6.1 (2019-08-08)

  • Fixed an issue on K-drives where Polarity slots cannot be swapped if player overwrites starting polarity.

Update 25.5 (2019-07-31)

  • Fixed inability to redeploy your Arch-Gun after mounting / dismounting your K-Drive.
  • Fixed missing wipe-out animation when crashing into an obstacle while on your K-Drive.

Hotfix 25.4.1 (2019-07-24)

  • Fixed Bullet Jump animation no longer playing in the direction of the jump after wiping out with the K-Drive.
  • Fixed inability to color K-Drive Jets. As reported here.

Hotfix (2019-07-16)

  • Fixed an issue where you could lose your K-Drive forever if it de-spawned in a body of water.

Hotfix 24.5.6 (2019-03-26)

  • K-Drive Race Affinity has been increased!
    • Affinity gained per Gate is now 500 (previously 200)
    • Affinity gained per Race completion is now 2500 (previously 1000)

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

  • Corpus inspired Runway, Highbrow, Two-Sloops, and Thugs Blueprints are available from Roky! Lord a tha board!
  • K-Drive races now award Affinity towards the actually K-Drive, not just Ventkid Standing!
  • Fixed issue with Orb Vallis Investigation and Rescue Bounties where the mission would not start if the player was on a K-Drive.
  • Fixed center piece of the Host’s K-Drive not having customized colors in the Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed crash related to the K-Drive End of Mission screen.
  • Fixed K-Drive hovering on trees (properly this time).
  • Fixed K-Drives appearing black when viewing them in the Arsenal.

Hotfix 24.2.12 (2019-01-30)

  • Fixed cases of inability to customize your K-Drive.
  • Fixed a loss of functionality when K-driving with Quick Thinking equipped.

Hotfix (2019-01-18)

  • Improvements towards Clients getting easily knocked off their K-Drives when casually riding, as opposed to the Host.

Hotfix 24.2.9 (2019-01-18)

  • K-Drive Race Change
    • Increased the Standing gains from K-Drive races from 50 to 100 per gate:
    • The amount of Standing rewarded is based on the number of gates * 100 if you successfully complete the race.

Hotfix 24.2.8 (2019-01-15)

  • Fixed cases of the Scan Aquatic Lifeforms Mod not working, such as after dismounting from a K-Drive.

Hotfix 24.2.7 (2018-01-09)

  • Fixed K-Drives becoming constantly stuck to the roof of Vallis bunkers.

Hotfix 24.2.1 (2018-12-18)

  • Fixed inability to complete Mastery Rank tests (the increased Mastery for K-Drive and Moa-Pets was not being included).

Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)

  • Introduced new Arcanes
    • Magus Drive: ON TRANSFERENCE IN: Increase K-Drive speed by 25/50/75/100% for 5/10/15/20s.
  • NEW K-DRIVE MODS (Can be obtained from the Ventkids)
    • Cold Arrival: Dismounting deals X Cold Damage to enemies within Xm.
    • Mad Stack: +X% velocity when falling.
    • Quick Escape: Gain invulnerability for Xs mounting a K-Drive, but will expire early upon dismounting.
    • Perfect Balance: +X% Chance to resist falls.
    • Pop Top: -X% Jump Charge Time.
    • Poppin’ Vert: +X% K-Drive Double Jump Height
  • Fixed the UI breaking and Echo-Lure/Tranq/Mining Lasers not functioning after dismounting a K-Drive.
  • Fixed Conservation UI (and other custom scopes) being disabled when dismounting a K-Drive.
  • Fixed inability to use Warframe abilities after mounting a K-Drive with a Fishing Spear equipped.
  • K-Drive Races now require and reward Standing! Boon has adapted the high risk high reward lifestyle - glinty!!
    • The amount of Standing required is based on the number of gates * 5 regardless win or lose the race.
    • The amount of Standing rewarded is based on the number of gates * 50 if you successfully complete the race.
    • High value tricks will reward you more Standing.
  • Renamed the Archwing Mod category to ‘Vehicles’. Both Archwing and K-Drive Mods can be found here now.
  • A successful K-Drive grind grab is now called a ‘Knuckle Duster’.
  • Fixed MOA Companions and K-Drives only giving 3000 Mastery as opposed to the correct 6000 Mastery. The missing Mastery will be retroactively added on login.
  • Fixed being able to K-Drive grind on flat-ground (and generally improved grind detection).
  • Fixed an inescapable possessed K-Drive when activating it while ‘checking the bodies’ during an Orb Vallis Bounty ‘Recovery’ phase.
  • Fixed appearing to pick up Credits while K-Driving but no Credits actually being obtained.
  • Fixed the Orb Vallis terrain sounds sometimes abruptly panning from front to back (in Surround) while K-Driving.
  • Fixed sometimes not hearing the K-Drive mounting sound.

Hotfix 24.1.5 (2018-12-13)

  • Fixed glitchy/floating K-Drive animations when dismounting/mounting over water/coolant.

Hotfix 24.1.3 (2018-12-05)

  • Fixed K-Drive GrindSwap trick not triggering when jumping from rail while grinding.
  • Fixed ‘Stay Frosty’ Challenge being impossible due to K-Drive height calculations.

Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

  • Numerous performance optimizations across the entire game! The previous K-Drive performance improvements have also been re-integrated in a more stable state. We’ve touched upon shaders, particle system, weather, and more!
  • Chat will now autocomplete when attempting to link a Zaw, MOA Companion, K-Drive, and Kitgun.
  • Fixed an issue with the 'Grindy' K-drive trick gathering point when not actually grinding.
  • Fixed Resources obtained while K-Driving not actually saving to Inventories.
  • Fixed K-Drive custom names not displaying in the End of Mission screen.
  • Fixed duplicate K-Drive objective marker appearing when replaying the Vox Solaris quest.

Hotfix (2018-11-23)

  • Reverted some K-Drive performance improvements in order to fix rampant K-Drive crash as a result. More stable performance improvements will come from further testing.

Hotfix 24.1.1 (2018-11-23)

  • This Hotfix includes continued performance optimizations across the whole game -- with some specifics to K-Drive and Texture Streaming (it now reacts more quickly with a lower performance cost).

Hotfix 24.0.10 (2018-11-21)

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when mounting a K-Drive.
  • Fixed overly large K-Drive/Dargyn minimap markers.

Hotfix 24.0.9 (2018-11-21)

  • Changed the Trail Blazer and Air Time K-Drive Mod images.

Hotfix 24.0.8 (2018-11-15)

  • Optimized K-Drive FX performance for lower performing machines.

Hotfix 24.0.7 (2018-11-15)

  • Fixed ability to run around underwater after ragdolling off a K-Drive into it in the Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed Archwing End of Mission progress not displaying after buying or building a K-Drive.

Hotfix 24.0.4 (2018-11-12)

  • Removed the Ventkid Standing icon from the K-Drive race completion screen. Ventkid Standing is simply earned by doing tricks out in Orb Vallis. *Ventkid Standing for races will be coming in a future update as noted in Update 24!
  • More fixes towards Loki Switch Teleport being able to kick other players off of K-Drives.
  • Fixed sometimes seeing other players on their K-Drive playing normal idle animations (ie. no K-Drive poses).

Hotfix 24.0.3 (2018-11-10)

  • Fixed a crash when dismounting a K-Drive running the 32-bit version of Warframe.

Hotfix 24.0.2 (2018-11-09)

  • The Zaw Foundry category is now the ‘Modular Weapon’ category. It includes Zaws, K-Drive, Kitguns, Moa and Amp parts.
  • Removed the cap of 5 tricks in a single jump. You may now trick infinitely if your jump is good enough.
  • Fixed spamming left click before entering a grind giving more points then a normal grind.
  • Fixed Loki being able to Switch Teleport other players off their K-Drive and ride off into the snowy abyss while they cry in the snow.
  • Fixed custom built K-Drives appearing to not be connected and animating separately.
  • Fixed ability to K-Drive under water after ragdolling into it.
  • Fixed K-Drive jump FX lingering if the rider falls off while charging a jump.
  • Fixes towards wonky K-Drive movement/animations due to latency.
  • Fixed a small hitch when using a K-Drive for the first time.
  • Fixed lingering K-Drive race Icons on the HUD.

Hotfix 24.0.1 (2018-11-08)

  • Removed unintended ability to use the K-Drive in the Fortuna elevator.
  • Companions will now teleport to you immediately after you dismount from Archwing or a K-Drive (if you’re in a safe zone).
  • Removed K-Drive Mods from Boosters and the Transmutation table.
  • Fixed Boon missing from certain K-Drive race locations in Orb Vallis.
  • Fixed a case of having permanent ability block if you get on K-Drive in certain areas near the Fortuna elevator.
  • Fixed K-Drives ignoring lasers and not triggering alarms.
  • Fixed K-Drive not being immune during a certain phase of the Vox Solaris quest.
  • Fixed getting stuck on your K-Drive in a certain pile of rocks in Vallis.

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.5.6 (2019-03-26)

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