Operation: Buried Debts is an event released with Update 24.4 (2019-03-08) that uncovers a place long forgotten by Solaris United, ultimately leading to the battle with the Exploiter Orb. It consists of two parts: First, uncovering a piece of hidden past of the Orb Vallis (unique to the Operation) and second, an ongoing effort of closing the Thermia Fractures all over the Vallis (a bi-weekly recurring event).
Phase One: Data-Hashes
- Data-Hashes scattered across Orb Vallis can be scanned once to contribute to the community goal of deciphering the hidden passcode.
- Scan anything that looks mysterious! A map just might be floating around Orb Vallis...
Zuud explains that the data-hashes are glyphs that contain a passphrase. However, as the player continues to search, Zuud becomes increasingly disturbed, citing "we can never go home."
After finding all 16 data-hashes, Eudico realizes what the passphrase opens, a place she never thought she'd return to. She tells the Tenno to head to a cave northeast of Harindi Crater. The cave contains a gate with a 16-cipher lock. Chatter insists they open the gate but Zuud fears what lies beyond, mentioning unpayable debts. Opening the gate requires no player input as the passphrase has already been automatically inputted into the terminal, reading "THE DEAD HAVE DEBTS" in the Corpus Language.
Phase Two: Thermia Fractures
- A bird's eye view will help you find Thermia Fractures! Kill Coolant Raknoids to take their canisters and put them on a Thermia Fracture. When the canister is ready, you'll need to defend it from Corpus enemies.
- A squad of 5 Coolant Raknoids can be found following the Exploiter Orb around the Temple of Profit, the north-west corner of Orb Vallis. Additional Coolant Raknoids spawn under the Exploiter Orb every few seconds.
- Only one fracture can be defended at a time, making it unwise to grab multiple canisters.
- Each fracture closed will award 1 point. Closing 4 fractures with a single Coolant canister will award 1 unit of Diluted Thermia (affected by Resource Boosters) and an additional 3 points, for a total of 7!
Phase Three: Escalation
Deck 12 is unlocked - if you know where to look. Work with Solaris United to take down The Exploiter while the operation is still active! Every Diluted Thermia resource you’ve harvested will allow you an encounter with The Exploiter, you can stockpile and share.
The Exploiter has the ability to summon a powerful blizzard around itself, whipping up winds that can freeze you solid if you’re not careful. You must find a way to weaken the Orb Mother’s chilling abilities, pick apart its defenses, and ultimately settle the score.
What You Need To Know
- An in-depth guide to locating Data-Hashes can be found here.
- You'll only be able to take part in this event for a limited time, so be sure to take on The Exploiter or you’ll have to wait until Thermia Fractures re-appear in the Orb Vallis.
- 5 Points: Operation Buried Debts Emblem
- 25 Points: and
- 50 Points: and
- 75 Points: Operation Buried Debts Sigil
- 100 Points: (Includes weapon slot and pre-installed Orokin Catalyst)
- Chassis Blueprint
- Neuroptics Blueprint
- Systems Blueprint
- Lazulite Toroid: A rare resource that is prized by Vox Solaris, trade it in for Standing!
- Exploiter Orb Articula: Add a miniature Exploiter Orb Mother decoration to your Orbiter!
- Shocking Step Ephemera & Freezing Step Ephemera Blueprint: Craft this Ephemera to add a striking effect to your footsteps!
- The event lasted from March 8 to March 25, 2019 for PC.