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Greed. Brutality. Oppression. True stories, all, and the System is full of them. Dreamers? You listening? The System needs you performing your good deeds for the day. Nora needs it. Needs you to act. To change things. Hear the news, Dreamers. Hear it, or be it. Your call. Because in Nora's System, no good act goes unrewarded. This is Nora Night. You're listening to Nightwave.

Nightwave is a pirate radio station hosted by the enigmatic Nora Night. In-game, Nightwave serves as a unique Syndicate system that offers various player rewards such as Mods, Resources, Cosmetic items and more through the completion of various mission challenges.

Apart from the reward system, Nightwave will also feature various stories that further expand upon WARFRAME's lore through their broadcasts.

Mechanics[]

Nightwave can be accessed from either the Orbiter's Navigation console, or on the Main Menu, through a banner on the lower right corner of the screen. Alternatively, players can interact with the Orbiter's Radio Scanner to the right of the ramp to access Nightwave.

The Nightwave system consists of daily and weekly challenges that players can complete to earn Nightwave ReputationLarge Standing, which is used to rank up through Nightwave's 30 ranks (15 during Intermission I), with each level requiring ReputationLarge 10,000 to level up. Every rank attained grants unique rewards, with rarer rewards being available at higher ranks, which include so-called Nora'sMixVol6Cred Creds (not to be confused with Credits Credits), a special Series-specific currency that can be spent in Nightwave's Cred Offerings. Note that any duplicate Nightwave-exclusive rewards will be converted to Nora'sMixVol6Cred 50. Each series introduces a different issue of Nora'sMixVol6Cred Creds that can only be spent on merchandise during its own series. Note that unlike other Syndicate ReputationLarge Standing, Nightwave Standing is only used to increase Nightwave ranking but cannot be used to buy any Syndicate-specific merchandise (which instead is done for Nora'sMixVol6Cred Creds), with any leftover Standing upon ranking up carried over towards the next ranking up.

After reaching rank 30, players can continue obtaining prestige ranks, with each prestige rank-up awarding Nora'sMixVol6Cred 15. The amount of prestige ranks varies between Series. If the prestige rank cap is reached, any additional Standing earned will be stockpiled until the cap is raised, which will then be distributed to new ranks.

NightwavePrestige

Upon reaching Rank 30, players start gaining standing in "prestige" ranks.

Seasons[]

Nightwave's reward system is presented in limited-duration Seasons. There are two types of seasons: Series and Intermissions.

Nightwave seasons containing its own story are called Series, featuring a set of level-up rewards themed after its accompanying lore. Each Series contains five Episodes narrated by Nora Night which gradually unlock over time. All players start a new Series at rank 0, regardless of the ranks achieved in previous Series. Ranks achieved during previous Series can be seen in the Tune In screen of the Nightwave console.

Storyless Intermissions, Choice, and Mix are introduced during long downtime between Series, with variable maximum ranking and duration, and featuring both unique and from previous series rewards, allowing players who couldn't get them when they first appeared to have another chance of doing so.

Each season has varying lengths that can last up to several months. A countdown timer will appear when the current season has two weeks remaining.

Acts[]

Acts are challenges that players can complete to earn ReputationLarge Standing to increase their rank in Nightwave. They fall under three categories of difficulty: Daily, Weekly, and Elite Weekly.

Daily Challenges are introduced daily with each lasting 3 days, while 2 Weekly, 3 Permanent Weekly, and 2 Elite Weekly Challenges are introduced on a weekly basis and last for 7 days. Apart from the duration, the different Challenge tiers also offer different levels of difficulty, with Daily having the easiest tasks, and the Elite Weekly having the most difficult ones. All Daily Challenges reward ReputationLarge 1,000, Weeklies reward ReputationLarge 4,500 and Elite Weeklies reward ReputationLarge 7,000.

Weekly and Elite Weekly challenges refresh every Sunday 00:00 UTC.

Any Weekly and Elite Weekly Acts that have not been completed before the next week's rotation will be put on reserve. Once the player has fewer than 3 current weekly Acts left to complete, any missed Acts from previous weeks will be available and marked as Recovered, three at a time. Once all missed Acts have been completed, they will no longer appear, and any further Acts can be recovered in the future week rotations.

Possible known challenges for an Act are:

View Known Acts List
Main article: Nightwave/Acts


Icon Description Reward Tips and Notes
KillEnemiesWhileSliding
Accelerator
Kill 10 Enemies while Sliding
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Different from the similar Riven challenge: Counts total kills not consecutive, so you do not have to kill all enemies in one single slide, but can over multiple ones.
CompleteAnyMission
Agent
Complete a Mission
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Certain missions do not count towards this challenge:
DeployAirSupport
Air It Out
Deploy an Air Support Charge in a Mission
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • The Air Support Charge blueprint will be automatically added to the Foundry after acquiring the Landing Craft Segment (blueprint acquirable from a Clan Dojo's Tenno Lab or directly bought built from the Market).

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
KillEnemiesDamageTypeFire
Arsonist
Kill 150 Enemies with Heat Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Heat Damage
KillEnemiesDamageTypeMagnetic
Attractive
Kill 150 Enemies with Magnetic Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Magnetic Damage
KillEnemiesDamageTypeGas
Biohazard
Kill 150 Enemies with Gas Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Gas Damage
BuildersTouch
Builder's Touch
Claim an item from your Foundry.
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
PlaceWaypoint
Communicator
Mark 5 Mods or Resources
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Marking a resource/mod is accomplished by targeting it and pressing the map marker (default G ) key.
  • Markers can still be placed on ones already picked up by the player (as long as not all of the squad have as well) by marking the residual light pillar (green for rare resources, bronze/silver/gold for mods of respective rarity, purple for blueprint drops).
  • Reactant is considered a valid resource (despite it being already system marked by default).
HijackCrewshipFromEnemy
Confiscated
Hijack a Crewship from the enemy
ReputationLarge 1,500
  • Requires completion of The Archwing Quest.
  • This Challenge rewarded ReputationLarge 4,500 despite being a Daily challenge, but was corrected after Update 27.5.6. Players who completed the challenge before the update kept the extra Standing.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
KillEnemiesDamageTypeCold
Deep Freeze
Kill 150 Enemies with Cold Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Environmental kills (through nitrogen barrels) count as well.
  • Sources of Cold Damage
DeepImpact
Deep Impact
Suspend 5 or more enemies in the air at once with a Heavy Slam Melee Attack
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
KillEnemiesDamageTypeBlast
Detonator
Kill 150 Enemies with Blast Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Environmental kills (through exploding barrels) count as well.
  • Destroying fighters and enemy turrets with Railjack Mod TT 20px Seeker Volleys and Mod TT 20px Shatter Burst shrapnels count for this challenge.
  • Sources of Blast Damage
DeploySpecter
Doppelganger
Deploy a Specter
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
EnergyOrbs
Energizing
Pick up 20 Energy Orbs
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • As energy orbs will not be picked up on full energy status, a repeated use of abilities is suggested to quickly complete the challenge.
  • Void Slinging into enemies in Operator mode will count towards this challenge.
  • ProteaIcon272 Protea's Dispensary130xWhite Dispensary generates Energy orbs, allowing for faster completion of this challenge.
TransmuteMods
Everything Old is New Again
Complete 1 Transmutations
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
KillEnemiesFinishingMoves
Executioner
Kill 10 Enemies with Finishers
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Stealth and Front/Back Finishers can be used to complete this act (but not Ground Finishers).
  • Easiest type of finisher are stealth finishers, so either employ a stealth frame or simply sneak up on enemies.
  • Alternatively, use a frame with blinding abilities for frontal/backstab finishers.
PerformEmote
Expressive
Play 1 Emote
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Hold the radial gear menu key (default Q ), then while holding switch to the Emote section (press Right Mouse ) and select an emote to perform.
  • The Emote must be performed outside the Orbiter (however it may be performed in a social zone, such as a Relay or Clan Dojo).
FeedMeMore
Feed Me More
Feed the Maw 10 fish in Duviri
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
AimGlide
Glider
Kill 15 Enemies while Aim Gliding
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Different from the similar Riven challenge: Counts total kills not consecutive, so you do not have to kill all enemies in one single glide but can over multiple ones.
KillEnemiesDamageTypeViral
Go Viral
Kill 150 Enemies with Viral Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Was originally called Sharing is Caring until Update 31.2 (2022-03-16).
  • Sources of Viral Damage
PlaceGlyph
Grafitti
Deploy a Glyph while on a mission
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • The Glyph gear item has to be equipped in the Arsenal before it can be deployed in a mission.
  • Hold the radial gear menu key (default Q ), then select the Glyph item.
CompleteMissionPrimaryWeapon
Hands Full
Complete a Mission with only a Primary Weapon equipped
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Doing this challenge as GarudaIcon272 Garuda makes it easier, as her GarudaTalons Talons do not count as an equipped melee weapon and thus allows her to fight in melee.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
HelpingHand
Helping Hand
Rescue an animal in Duviri
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
VisitFeaturedDojo
Just Visiting
Visit a Featured Dojo
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
Liquidation
Liquidation
Sell any item in your Inventory for Credits.
ReputationLarge 1,000 Can be done from the Mods Station and selling any single Mod for Credits, rather than opening one's entire inventory. Note that selling it for Endo will not fulfill this challenge.


Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1

PetKubrowKavat
Loyalty
Interact with your Kubrow or Kavat
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Approach your matured pet and press E  (no context prompt will be visible) to interact with it outside the Incubator.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
GetHeadshots
Marksman
Kill 40 Enemies with Headshots
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Projectile abilities (like AshIcon272 Ash's Shuriken130xWhite Shuriken) or attacks from melee weapons can also perform "headshots" if they strike a target's head as killing blow.
  • SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth can significantly slow his enemies down with Gloom130xWhite Gloom, allowing for far easier headshot aims.
  • Bringing Scourge Scourge can trivialize this challenge, with the speargun's radial debuffs making landing headshots easier. Having a headshot-specializing secondary (Knell Knell, DualToxocyst Dual Toxocyst, TenetSpirex Tenet Spirex) can further help.
KillEnemiesDamageTypeCorrosive
Meltdown
Kill 150 Enemies with Corrosive Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Corrosive Damage
KillEnemiesWithPrimary
Mow Them Down
Kill 150 Enemies with a Primary Weapon
ReputationLarge 1,000
Patron
Patron
Donate to the Leverian
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
KillEnemiesDamageTypePoison
Poisoner
Kill 150 Enemies with Toxin Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Toxin Damage
KillEnemiesWithAbilities
Power Trip
Kill 150 Enemies with Abilities
ReputationLarge 1,000
KillEnemiesDamageTypeRadiation
Reactor
Kill 150 Enemies with Radiation Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Radiation Damage
CodexScan
Researcher
Scan 15 Objects or Enemies
ReputationLarge 1,000
Salutations
Salutations
Visit Acrithis in Duviri
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
CollectCredits
Saver
Pick up 15,000 Credits
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Credits awarded from mission completion are counted towards the challenge.
  • The first mission after the daily log-in reset has an innate Credit Double boost applied.
  • SecuraLecta Secura Lecta has an innate chance for increased credit drops from its victims.
FindMod
Shiny
Pick up 8 Mods
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Mods must be picked up during a mission. Mods as a mission reward (i.e. from Nightmare Mode missions) do not count.
KillEnemiesDamageTypeElectricty
Short Circuit
Kill 150 Enemies with Electricity Damage
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Does not require the pure damage type, any killing blow with a weapon that includes some of that damage in combination counts.
  • Sources of Electricity Damage
CompleteMissionSecondaryWeapon
Sidearm
Complete a Mission with only a Secondary Weapon equipped
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Doing this challenge as GarudaIcon272 Garuda makes it easier, as her GarudaTalons Talons do not count as an equipped melee weapon and thus allows her to fight in melee.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
KillEnemiesWithSecondary
Smaller is Bigger
Kill 150 Enemies with a Secondary Weapon
ReputationLarge 1,000
Swatter
Swatter
Kill 3 Drones or Ospreys with your Melee Weapon.
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Kills obtained at range via Gunblades or through hurling thrown melee weapons such as the Orvius Orvius count for this challenge.

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
KillEnemiesWithMelee
Sword Dance
Kill 150 Enemies with a Melee Weapon
ReputationLarge 1,000
CompleteMissionMeleeWeapon
Swordsman
Complete a Mission with only a Melee Weapon equipped
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • GarudaIcon272 Garuda's GarudaTalons Talons do not count as an equipped melee weapon, so she must bring another.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
FindSyndicateMedallions
The Hunt is On
Find 5 Syndicate Medallions. You can search by yourself or with a squad.
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Other players picking up medallions will count.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
ThePersonalTouch
The Personal Touch
Place 1 decoration in your Orbiter or Dormizone
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
KillEnemiesKDrive
Thrill Rider
Kill 20 Enemies while riding a K-Drive, Kaithe, Velocipod, Merulina
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Requires completion of the Vox Solaris Quest.
  • YareliIcon272 Yareli's Merulina130xWhite Merulina only counts secondary weapon kills, but not kills from her other abilities.

Was added during Intermission III
ToppingOfftheTank
Topping Off the Tank
Successfully defend an Excavator without allowing it to run out of power.
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Taking out Power Carriers and taking their batteries first before calling for an Excavator to land will help in completing this challenge.
Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
BulletJump
Trampoline
Bullet Jump 150 times
ReputationLarge 1,000
  • Only Bullet Jumps while in a mission will be counted for this challenge.
TwoForOne
Two For One
Pierce and kill 2 or more enemies in a single Bow shot.
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
KillEnemies
Warning Shot
Kill 200 Enemies
ReputationLarge 1,000
YourMove
Your Move
Complete a game of Komi in Duviri
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
Note: Each challenge saves/updates its objective automatically with each step, so no progress is lost if a mission fails or is abandoned.

Icon Description Reward Tips and Notes
ActivateDeimosRequiemTotem
Ancient Obelisks
Activate 3 Requiem Obelisk on Deimos
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Intermission III
AyatanSculptures
Animator
Retrieve the Ayatan Statue for Maroo in Maroo's Bazaar
ReputationLarge 4,500
CompleteMissionTypesAssassination
Assassin
Complete 3 Assassination missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Only counts per mission, so multi-target assassinations (Ceres or Neptune) will not count extra.
BeastSlayer
Beast Slayer
Defeat the Orowyrm
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
Bloodthirsty
Bloodthirsty
Kill 20 enemies in 5 seconds.
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Recommended strategies for completing this challenge:

''Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
SabotageCaches
Cache Hunter
Find 6 caches across any Sabotage missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
Collector
Collector
Collect 100 resources from Duviri
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
PerfectConservations
Conservationist
Complete 3 different Perfect Animal Captures in Orb Vallis
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Perfect captures depend on not scaring away or hurting the animal, as well as tranquilizing them quickly.
  • Only counts up to 1 animal per attempt/lure, so even if multiple animals spawn at once and are captured perfectly it will increase just by one.
  • Different subspecies of the same animal will count as different animal captures.
  • IvaraIcon272 Ivara excels in this challenge, as she can use Prowl130xWhite Prowl to remain hidden and not alert the animal, even as she shoots it with the Tranq Rifle.
    • LokiIcon272 Loki can also do well in this challenge as he can move fast while using Invisibility130xWhite Invisibility, but take note that it is an activated activity and not a channeled ability like Prowl, the latter able to sustain continuous stealth better.
CompleteConduits
Don't Blow It
Complete 12 Conduits in Disruption
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of the Natah Quest.
  • Conduits do not have to be completed in succession, only total.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
CompleteKuvaSiphonMissions
Don't Fear The Reaper
Complete 3 Kuva Siphon Missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • Kuva Flood missions are a variation of Kuva Siphon, so they also count towards this challenge.
  • Destroying the Siphon is not required. Only completing the mission itself will contribute toward the challenge.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
BountiesPoE
Earth Bounty Hunter
Complete 3 different Bounties in the Plains of Eidolon
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires presence at completion of all stages of a Bounty to count, so if one loads in after the first stage has already been completed the challenge will not count it.
  • All bounties must be different. Repeating a bounty, even after completing a different one in-between, will not count.
  • The same tier of bounty in a different rotation will count.
  • Eidolon, Ghoul Purge, and Operation: Plague Star bounties also count towards this challenge.
RareFishPoE
Earth Fisher
Catch 3 Rare Fish in the Plains of Eidolon
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Rare species are:
  • Only counts per successful catch, so resource boosters do not double the counter.
MineGemsPoE
Earth Miner
Mine 3 Rare Gems or Ore in the Plains of Eidolon
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Rare Gems or Ore are:
  • Only counts per successful mine, thus:
    • Resource boosters do not double the counter.
    • Acquiring two valid gems/ores from one vein by "critical" mining will double the counter.
    • Skipping the popup reward animation before the rare item is shown will not count, even though the ore/gem was obtained.
MissionsOfXType
Eliminator
Complete 3 Exterminate missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
EternalGuardian
Eternal Guardian
Complete 2 Void Armageddon missions.
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 2
Complete3RailjackMissions
Explorer
Complete 3 Railjack Missions
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
FeedHelminthResource
Feed the Beast
Feed the Helminth any Resource
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Intermission III
FinelyTuned
Finely Tuned
Play 2 different Shawzin songs in Duviri
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
RailjackBoardingPartyWithoutWarframeTakingDamage
Flawless
Clear a Railjack Boarding Party without your Warframe taking damage
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
DestroyCrewshipForwardArtillery
Forward Thinking
Destroy a Crewship with Forward Artillery
ReputationLarge 4,500 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
FriendlyFire
Friendly Fire
While piloting a hijacked Crewship, destroy 3 enemy Fighters
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
Resources
Gatherer
Collect 4,000 Resources
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Collected resources are counted upon mission completion.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
HelpClem
Good Friend
Help Clem with his weekly mission
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of the A Man of Few Words Quest.
  • Speak to Darvo at any relay to start the mission.
  • If you have already done the mission recently, it only becomes available again after 7 days, potentially locking you out of completing the weekly Act solo due to the overlapping reset windows. However, other players can still take you to their mission if you are in a squad.
SolveCipher
Hacker
Hack 10 Consoles
ReputationLarge 4,500
HeavyOrdnance
Heavy Ordnance
Kill 500 enemies with an Arch Gun
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
HighGround
High Ground
Complete 3 Void Flood Missions.
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 2
HorsingAround
Horsing Around
Fly your Kaithe for 1000 meters
ReputationLarge 4,500 Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
IDecree
I Decree
Collect 10 Decrees in Duviri
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
InvasionMissions
Invader
Complete 6 Invasion missions of any type
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Completing invasion missions beyond 3/3 completion for battle pay counts.
CompleteMissionTypesCapture
Jailer
Complete 3 Capture missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
OpenLootLocker
Kleptomaniac
Open 30 Lockers
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • A Kubrow or Kavat companion equipped with the Mod TT 20px Scavenge mod will allow for faster completion of the act.
  • A Warframe equipped with Mod TT 20px Master Thief is also a good option.
  • The Corpus Gas City tileset on Jupiter is recommended for the act, as it contains the largest number of lockers in the game.
Loyalty
Loyalty
Gain 5,000 Standing with any one Syndicate faction.
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Non-faction Syndicates are counted toward this challenge.

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
KillEnemiesWithMech
Necralizer
Kill 100 enemies with a Necramech
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Intermission III
NightandDay
Night and Day
Collect 10 Vome or Fass Residue in the Cambion Drift.
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
CompleteDifferentKDriveRacesInOrbVallis
Now Boarding
Complete 3 different K-Drive races in Orb Vallis on Venus or in Cambion Drift on Deimos
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
CompleteMissionTypesSpy
Operative
Complete 3 Spy missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
FormaWeapons
Polarized
Polarize with Forma 1 time (not in Simulacrum)
ReputationLarge 4,500
CompleteMissionTypeDefense
Protector
Complete 3 Mobile Defense missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
CompleteMissionTypesRescue
Rescuer
Complete 3 Rescue missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
CompleteMissionTypesSabotage
Saboteur
Complete 3 Sabotage missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
SynthesizeSimarisTargets
Sanctuary Researcher
Complete 3 Scans for Cephalon Simaris
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Simaris' daily Synthesis targets provide 2-4 scans. To get new daily scans, completed ones must be turned in before daily reset (00:00 UTC)
  • Scans by other players and of other players' targets do count as well, but the player must be in range of the scan if it is not their target.
  • Aborting a mission after scanning the target keeps Nightwave progress but not Simaris progress.
  • Personal Research from the console behind Simaris can be used to get more scans, but each one can only be completed once.[verification needed]
SkeletonsintheCloset
Skeletons in the Closet
Kill 50 Dax enemies in Duviri
ReputationLarge 4,500

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
SortieWarframe
Sortie Specialist
Complete 1 Sortie
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • A Sortie is deemed complete once all three missions are completed.
  • Completion will not trigger if the Sortie had been completed earlier the same day (Sortie and Nightwave reset windows do not overlap).
NightmareMissions
Sound Sleeper
Complete 3 Nightmare missions of any type
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Nightmare missions are unlocked for a planet once all nodes (except Dark Sectors) of that planet are completed.
SyndicateDailies
Supporter
Complete 5 Syndicate missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
Weekly EliteSanctuaryOnslaught
Test Subject
Complete 8 waves of Sanctuary Onslaught
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of The New Strange Quest.
  • Waves do not have to be completed in succession, only total.
  • Elite Sanctuary Onslaught waves count toward this challenge.
TheOldWays
The Old Ways
Complete 1 mission with only a single pistol and a glaive equipped.
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Warframes with an Exalted Weapon are unable to complete this act because these can't be unequipped.
  • All pistols fulfill this requirement, even if they are dual pistols.
  • Any glaive (weapon type) fulfills this requirement, not just the Glaive Glaive.

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
KillTuskThumper
Tusk Thumpin'
Kill a Tusk Thumper in the Plains of Eidolon
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires being within 200 meters of the Thumper when it dies.
  • Any variant of Tusk Thumper will count.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
UnlockRelics
Unlock Relics
Unlock 3 Relics
ReputationLarge 4,500
UnlockDragonVaults
Vault Looter
Unlock 4 Dragon Key vaults on Deimos
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Dragon Key Vaults are located in any mission on Deimos (except Orokin Derelict Defense and Cambion Drift).
  • Deimos Capture is the easiest mission to farm vaults on, as players can quickly kill the capture target and then search for the vault in peace.
  • Players can equip all 4 Dragon Keys in their gear simultaneously to open these vaults solo. Ensure you have a Warframe that can withstand the lowered health and shields (InarosIcon272 Inaros is recommended) and a weapon with high damage to compensate for lowered damage output.
IsolationBounty
Vault Raider
Complete an Isolation Vault Bounty Mission in the Cambion Drift on Deimos
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of the Heart of Deimos Quest.
  • Arcana Bounties do not count.

Was added during Intermission III
BountiesOrbVallis
Venus Bounty Hunter
Complete 3 different bounties in the Orb Vallis
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires presence at completion of all stages of a Bounty to count, so if one loads in after the first stage has already been completed the challenge will not count it.
  • All bounties must be different. Repeating a bounty, even after completing a different one in-between, will not count.
  • The same tier of bounty in a different rotation will count.
  • Profit-Taker Orb and Exploiter Orb bounties from the Vox Solaris Syndicate also count towards this challenge. The second mission of the Profit Taker bounties are especially the fastest.
RareFishOrbVallis
Venus Fisher
Catch 3 Rare Servofish in the Orb Vallis
ReputationLarge 4,500
MineGemsOrbVallis
Venus Miner
Mine 3 Rare Gems or Ore in the Orb Vallis
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Rare Gems or Ore are:
  • Only counts per successful mine, thus:
    • Resource boosters do not double the counter.
    • Acquiring two valid gems/ores from one vein by "critical" mining will double the counter.
    • Skipping the popup reward animation before the rare item is shown will not count, even though the ore/gem was obtained.
  • Rare Gems and Ores acquired within Deck 12 do not count.
ZarimanBountyHunter
Zariman Bounty Hunter
Complete 4 different Bounties in the Zariman.
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Requires completion of the Angels of the Zariman Quest.
  • The Bounties must differ in their mission type (Exterminate, Void Cascade, etc.), not in their difficulty tier.
  • Unlike other Bounty-related Acts, waiting 2.5 hours for the new Bounty rotation does not allow the player to repeatedly complete the same mission type to progress.

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 2
Note: Each challenge saves/updates its objective automatically with each step, so no progress is lost if a mission fails or is abandoned.

Icon Description Reward Tips and Notes
KillEnemiesWeekly
Eximus Eliminator
Kill 30 Eximus
ReputationLarge 4,500
MissionComplete
Mission Complete
Complete any 15 missions
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Certain missions do not count towards this challenge:

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
KillEnemiesWeekly
Not a Warning Shot
Kill 500 Enemies
ReputationLarge 4,500
Note: Each challenge saves/updates its objective automatically with each step, so no progress is lost if a mission fails or is abandoned.

Icon Description Reward Tips and Notes
Antiquarian
Antiquarian
Open one of each era/tier of Relic (Lith, Meso, Neo, Axi).
ReputationLarge 7,000 Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
ArchonHunter
Archon Hunter
Complete an Archon Hunt.
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 3
HallsOfAscension
Ascendant
Complete 4 Halls of Ascension on Lua
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of The Second Dream Quest.
  • Solutions to each puzzle can be found on the Orokin Moon page, along with their appearances.
  • Apollo, Lua (Disruption) may generate conduits within a Hall of Ascension.
CeremonialEvolution
Ceremonial Evolution
Evolve any Incarnon weapon in-mission 5 times
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of Angels of the Zariman Quest.
  • See Incarnon for more details.
  • For Incarnon Primary and Secondary weapons, players do not need to fully charge their Incarnon meters, so one option is partially charge the meter, activate Incarnon mode, then deactivate Incarnon mode repeatedly until this Act is completed.

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
KillEnemiesonTheSteelPath
Cold Steel
Kill 1000 Enemies on The Steel Path
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Intermission III
IndexRounds
Day Trader
Win 3 wagers in a row without letting the enemy score in one match of The Index
ReputationLarge 7,000
DefenseMissionWaveXWithFriendsClan
Defense
Complete a Defense mission reaching at least wave 20
ReputationLarge 7,000
EliteBeastSlayer
Elite Beast Slayer
Defeat the Orowyrm in Steel Path
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
Complete8RailjackMissions
Elite Explorer
Complete 8 Railjack Missions
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
EliteSanctuaryOnslaught
Elite Test Subject
Complete 8 Zones of Elite Sanctuary Onslaught
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of The New Strange Quest.
  • Waves do not have to be completed in succession, only total.
KillEnemiesHardcore
Eximus Executioner
Kill 100 Eximus
ReputationLarge 7,000
FallenAngel
Fallen Angel
Defeat 5 Void Angels in the Zariman.
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 2
DefeatRopalolyst
Flying High
Defeat the Ropalolyst
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary
KuvaSurvival
Hold Your Breath
Survive for over 30 minutes in Kuva Survival in the Kuva Fortress
ReputationLarge 7,000
Hydrolists
Hydrolyst Hunter
Kill or Capture an Eidolon Hydrolyst
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • A bounty for the Hydrolyst is available from Konzu at night to easily find a group.
  • See Eidolon Hydrolyst for more details on how to fight this boss.
KillEnemiesHardcore
Kill Shot
Kill 1,500 Enemies
ReputationLarge 7,000
CrystalClear
Mirror, Mirror
Complete 3 waves of Mirror Defense.
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 4
NightmareMissionsHardcore
Night Terror
Complete 5 Nightmare missions of any type
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Nightmare missions are unlocked for a planet once all nodes (except Dark Sectors) of that planet are completed.
KillExploiterOrb
Nothing but Profit
Kill The Exploiter Orb
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker

Perplexed
Perplexed
Complete 3 puzzles in Duviri
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
OrbHeistFullParty
Profit-Taker
Kill the Profit-Taker
ReputationLarge 7,000
CollectResources
Resource Scavenger
Collect 20 different type of Resources
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker

RiseoftheMachine
Rise of the Machine
Kill 300 enemies using a Necramech without getting destroyed.
ReputationLarge 7,000
Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
Hardcore Sortie
Sortie Expert
Complete 3 Sorties
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • A Sortie is deemed complete once all three missions are completed.
  • Completion will not trigger if the Sortie had been completed earlier the same day (Sortie and Nightwave reset windows do not overlap).
Speedster
Speedster
Finish a Capture mission in less than 90 seconds
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Running a low level Capture mission with high-speed Warframes such as VoltIcon272 Volt, GaussIcon272 Gauss or WispIcon272 Wisp is the best method to complete this challenge.

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker

HighLevelSurvivalWithFriendsClan
Survival
Complete a Survival mission reaching at least 20 minutes
ReputationLarge 7,000
Terminated
Terminated
Destroy 3 Necramech Isolation Vault guardians.
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of the Heart of Deimos Quest.
  • The Tier 3 Isolation Vault Bounty from Mother spawns three hostile Necramechs, allowing to complete this challenge in a single vault run.
  • SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth's Gloom130xWhite Gloom will make this challenge easier, as he can significantly slow the hostile Necramechs within his aura and thus allowing easier aiming of their weakpoints.
Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
TheManyMadeWhole
The Many Made Whole
Exchange 10 Riven Slivers for a Riven Mod
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
CompleteSteelPathMissions
The Path Less Travelled
Complete 5 Steel Path Missions
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of all Star Chart nodes.
  • See The Steel Path for more details.
  • At least 90 seconds must pass within the mission to count.

Was added during Intermission III
ThePriceofFreedom
The Price of Freedom
Free one Captured Solaris using a Granum Crown.
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 1
UnlockRelicsHardcore
Unlock Relics
Unlock 10 Relics
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Only counts the player's relics being unlocked, so a full squad in a Fissure mission will not count for 4 relics.
VitalArbiter
Vital Arbiter
Complete an Arbitration Mission
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Nora's Mix Volume 5
KillTuskThumperDoma
Walk Without Rhythm
Kill a Tusk Thumper Doma in the Plains of Eidolon
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Higher chance of spawning while playing a high level Bounty.
  • Requires being within 200 meters of the Thumper when it dies.
  • See Tusk Thumper Doma for more details on how to fight this enemy.

Was added during Series 2: The Emissary

Note: Each challenge saves/updates its objective automatically with each step, so no progress is lost if a mission fails or is abandoned.

Icon Description Reward Tips and Notes
HighLevelSurvivalWithFriendsClan
Survival with Friends
Complete a Survival mission reaching at least 60 minutes while playing with a friend or clanmate
ReputationLarge 5,000
  • Timer begins after the Alarm is triggered.
  • Using NekrosIcon272 Nekros' Desecrate130xWhite Desecrate to roll for additional Life Support Packs off enemies comes in handy.
    • This is more effective with dismembering weapons, as Nekros has more corpses to Desecrate.
    • Since Desecration is client-side, multiple Nekros can sometimes Desecrate the same corpse for even more drops.

Was only available during Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
KuvaSurvival
Hold Your Breath
Survive over 60 minutes without using Life Support Modules in Kuva Survival
ReputationLarge 5,000
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • Timer begins after the Alarm is triggered.
  • Using NekrosIcon272 Nekros' Desecrate130xWhite Desecrate to roll for additional Life Support Packs off enemies comes in handy.
    • This is more effective with dismembering weapons, as Nekros has more corpses to Desecrate.
    • Since Desecration is client-side, multiple Nekros can sometimes Desecrate the same corpse for even more drops.
  • Life Support Modules can be turned into Kuva Harvesters without breaking the challenge.

Was only available during Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
SortieFriendsClanHardcore
Sortie with Friends
Complete a Sortie while playing with a friend or clanmate
ReputationLarge 5,000
  • Requires completion of The War Within Quest.
  • Completion is triggered at the end of the third mission, so mission 1 and 2 can be completed solo or random beforehand.
  • Challenge will not trigger if the Sortie had already been completed earlier the same day, only on the first successful completion.

Was only available during Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
OrbHeistFullParty
Kill Profit-Taker with Friends
Kill Profit-Taker while playing with a friend or clanmate
ReputationLarge 5,000

Was only available during Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
DefenseMissionWaveXWithFriendsClan
Defense with Friends
Complete a Defense mission reaching at least wave 40 while playing with a friend or clanmate
ReputationLarge 5,000 Was only available during Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
ExterminationWithoutAlarms
Silent Eliminator
Complete an Extermination mission with only level 30 or higher enemies without triggering alarms
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Warframes who can turn invisible such as LokiIcon272 Loki's Invisibility130xWhite Invisibility and IvaraIcon272 Ivara's Prowl130xWhite Prowl, equipped with a strong melee weapon can trivialize this challenge.
  • The following Exterminate missions fall within the level range and have no alarms for enemies to trigger;

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 1
ChildAtHeart
Child at Heart
Play a game of Frame Fighter, Happy Zephyr, or Wyrmius
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
GildKitgunZaw
Gilded
Gild 1 Modular Items
ReputationLarge 4,500
KillConvertKuvaLich
Choose Wisely
Kill or Convert a Kuva Lich
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker
MachineInterface
Machine Interference
Complete a Spy mission with 3 manual console hacks and no alarms
ReputationLarge 7,000

Was added during Series 3: The Glassmaker

AFirmShake
A Firm Shake
Shake the hand of a fellow Tenno using the Handshake Emote.
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
Augmentation
Augmentation
Install an Augment Mod on your Warframe.
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
DeathFromAbove
Death from Above
Kill 10 enemies with ground slams.
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
AcquireRareMods
Enhance!
Pick up 8 Rare Mods
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • Mods must be picked up. Acquiring rare mods as a mission reward (e.g. from Nightmare Mode missions) does not count.
  • The Index and Empyrean missions are a great source for enemies that have a high chance of dropping Rare Mods.
  • Ambushed Coildrives drop a guaranteed Rare Mod at the end of the defense phase during Fortuna Bounties.

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
KillEnemiesHardcore
Grove Guardian
Kill 1 Silver Grove Specter
ReputationLarge 7,000
  • Requires completion of The Silver Grove Quest.
    • Players who haven't completed the quest can still complete the challenge by having other players use their Apothics on the shrine (consider the Recruitment Chat channel to find a group). Players who haven't started the quest while below the MR requirement can't complete this nightwave.
  • An Apothic must be placed at the Silver Grove shrine, as in the Silver Grove quest. The shrine can be found in any mission (except Defense) that has the Grineer Forest tileset. Each player can use up to 2 Apothics of one type.
  • Lotus will tell players carrying an Apothic when the Silver Grove is nearby. The entrance is very small and narrow, so players must search carefully.
  • Player must be within the grove when the specter is killed for it to count towards completion of the challenge.

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
KillKuvaThrall
Hush
Kill a Kuva Thrall or Hound
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
MadLab
Mad Lab
Plunder one of Alad V's secret laboratories on Jupiter.
ReputationLarge 4,500
  • See the guide on the Corpus Gas City's secret laboratories.
  • Players are required to extract after opening and looting the two purple caches in the secret lab.

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
Medic
Medic
Revive a fellow Tenno or a Companion.
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
MercyKillEnemy
No Mercy
Mercy Kill an Enemy
ReputationLarge 1,000 Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
PilotDownedMech
Reanimator
Find and pilot a Fallen Necramech
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
ClearLichInfluencedNode
Reclaimed
Clear a personal Kuva Lich Influenced Node
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5
StayOnTop
Stay on top
Kill 20 enemies using a Necramech while hovering.
ReputationLarge 1,000

Was removed following Nora's Mix Volume 5

Cred Offerings[]

Apart from the ranking rewards, Nightwave also features a Cred Offering store, where players can purchase various items such as VaubanIcon272 Vauban components, Orokin Catalyst, Orokin Reactor, Nitain Extract, Aura and Conclave Mods, weapon blueprints and skins, Warframe Cosmetics, and Orbiter Decorations.

During each series of Nightwave, players can earn an exclusive special Cred currency by ranking up, which are then used to purchase the aforementioned Nightwave offerings. Note that after the end of the particular series, this currency will expire and the next Nightwave series will introduce a new currency to spend. Any unspent Cred after a particular series can be sold from the inventory for Credits64 5000 each.

During the downtime between Nightwave series (including Intermissions), the store will be inaccessible until the next series begins.

Note that the shop's items are on 7-day rotation, so not all of them will be offered at any given point.

Main article: Nightwave/Offerings


Weapon Blueprints (Nora'sMixVol6Cred 50 each)

Alternate Helmets Blueprints (Nora'sMixVol6Cred 35 each)

Decorations

Gear Items

Resources (always available)

Others (always available)


Current Series[]

Nora's Mix Volume 6[]

Nora's Mix Volume 6 began on May 15th, 2024.

This mini-series lacked an involved story, serving as an interim gap between Nora's Mix Volume 5 and Series 4 for rank rewards. It had 30 Ranks using Nora'sMixVol6Cred Nora's Mix Volume 6 Cred as currency, and could be continued for 60 more ranks after max for additional Creds.

Ranking Rewards[]

In the order of ranking and total cumulative standing respectively:


Previous Series[]

Series 1 — The Wolf of Saturn Six[]

Main article: Nightwave/Series 1


Series 1 began on February 27th, 2019 and lasted until May 19th, 2019.

Story[]

Series 1 introduced the Wolf of Saturn Six, a Grineer fugitive that escaped from the previously undisclosed Saturn Six Max-Pen with his Saturn Six Fugitive pack, and are actively hunting the Tenno.

Series 1: WOLF OF SATURN SIX
Teasers
Nightwave: Series 1 Trailer
Nightwave: Series 1 Episode 2 Teaser
Nightwave: Series 1 Episode 3 Teaser
Nightwave: Series 1 Episode 4 Teaser
Nightwave: Series 1 Episode 5 Teaser
Episodes
Introduction to The Wolf of Saturn Six
With SFX

 (download, history)

  • "Greed. Brutality. Oppression. True stories, all, and the System is full of them. Dreamers? You listening? The System needs you performing your good deeds for the day. Nora needs it. Needs you to act. To change things. Hear the news, Dreamers. Hear it, or be it. Your call. Because in Nora's System, no good act goes unrewarded. This is Nora Night. You're listening to Nightwave."