Succeeded by
[[Pluto to Sedna Junction]] since Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

This device is used to bypass Orokin encryptions.

—In-Game Description

Orokin Ciphers are a resource that still drop, but no longer have a use. They are acquired by successfully opening Vaults in Orokin Derelict missions – along with a random Corrupted Mod.

Prior to Update 22.0 (2017-10-12) five were used in the crafting of the key that unlocked the Hidden Messages quest. As of Update 22.0 (2017-10-12) the Hidden Messages quest is automatically unlocked upon completing the Pluto to Sedna Junction, even for those players which still had to craft the key as they had acquired the old quest blueprint from an earlier version of the game.


  • Ciphers are a guaranteed reward if players successfully open a vault and deliver the Orokin Artifact to extraction. One Cipher per player is rewarded per run.
  • They are unsellable and untradeable.
  • Before Update 22.0 (2017-10-12), the The Hidden Messages quest was the only time Orokin Ciphers were used. Since Update 30.7 (2021-09-08), Orokin Ciphers can be used to feed the Helminth to gain Bile.