“It is done. Operation: Oxium Espionage is no more.”
This event has concluded on all platforms.


Weeks ago we received intel about a Corpus raid on a little-known independent research facility near Eris. The Corpus made off with a scientific jackpot, the formulation of a rediscovered experimental Orokin alloy called Oxium. This lighter than air alloy has already been deployed in a new drone dubbed the Oxium Osprey which forgoes its support role in favor of dynamic attacks.

With this new drone The Corpus think they have gained the upper hand, but we will use this development to our own ends. Oxium could be the cornerstone of new Warframe design but first we need to research its properties. Go into the field, take out the new Ospreys and bring back the Oxium. You will be rewarded for your efforts.


Operation Oxium Espionage is an event released with Update 11.9 (2014-01-29). Tenno must hunt for a new corpus proxy, known as an Oxium Osprey, for a new Orokin alloy, Oxium. The event started on January 29 and ended on February 5 2014, 12 PM EST.

What To Do[]

  • You will receive a message from the Lotus with a single objective - collect a new crafting resource called Oxium (an Orokin alloy).
  • This new resource can be found by hunting for the Oxium Osprey - a new enemy with unique behavior. The Oxium Osprey can be found in any Corpus level set. Some Corpus containers may also contain Oxium.
  • Follow your individual progress bar to see how much Oxium The Lotus requires you to collect.
  • Once you have fulfilled the objective, The Lotus will contact you to congratulate you and provide you with your reward.

What To Know[]

  • This Operation ended February 5 2014 at 12 PM EST.
  • Once you have successfully completed the Operation, it will disappear.
  • Any Oxium farmed in addition to The Lotus’ requirements will remain in your inventory to be used towards the crafting of new Warframes and future weapons.


Successfully complete the mission and you'll be rewarded with:

  • The new Mod TT 20px.png Aviator Mod - offers reduced damage while airborne
  • A 3-Day Affinity Booster

Go forth and collect, Tenno!


  • The easiest place to collect Oxium is the mobile defense mission Kappa on Sedna. The average drop per run is ~16 Oxium, though some users may receive up to 40 or 60 pieces per Kappa run (confirmed on February 1, 2014). (False for the PS4, Confirmed 3/5/2014)