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Pickups are in-game objects that the player can collect by running near or over them. They range from those useful on the current mission (ammunition, health) to resources and mods that can be later used and equipped. Many pickups are shared with teammates.


All lootable objects such as Storage Containers, and lootable corpses will all show up on radar when equipped with the Thief's Wit, Loot Detector, and Animal Instinct mods. 

  • During Invasions, Spy mission vaults, and the Battle Damage/Self-Destruct Environmental Hazards, Butcher and Crewman corpses will appear depending upon the faction that owns the tileset; either the owner for Invasions and Hazards, or the opposite faction for Spy vaults (e.g. Butcher corpses in Corpus vaults). They can also spawn on specific parts of Earth.
    • Corpse behavior depends on mission type as well. In Invasions and Earth, the corpses will automatically dispense pickups when walked over; in all others, the corpses must be manually interacted with (default X  on PC).
  • Storage lockers come in three types - green (openable), red (locked), and black (permanently locked/broken). Green lockers can be opened simply by interacting with them. Red lockers can be unlocked using the Master Thief mod or a Kubrow with the Scavenge mod. Finally, black lockers can never be opened by any means. Lockers do not show up on the radar.
    • Corpus and Grineer Caches in Earth and Orokin Void Sabotage missions also resemble storage lockers, though their lights are white, and the locker glows brightly whilst also emitting a low humming noise. These lockers do show up on the minimap.
  • The four varieties of Storage Containers (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Reinforced) are 'opened' by force, dispensing loot when destroyed; they have very little HP and can be damaged by anything from melee strikes and gunfire to syndicate auras and Warframe abilities (Common and Uncommon containers have around 10 object health). The exact type of loot depends on the container type and area (lootables in hidden areas have a higher chance to yield rare resources, and mods up to rare in the Orokin Void).
    • A unique variant of the Orokin container with red lights and smoke emitting from it will explode like an Explosive Barrel when destroyed.
  • The Master Thief mod and NekrosIcon272 Nekros's Desecrate130xDark Desecrate ability are affected by pickup spawn patterns.
  • Syndicate Medallions appear only in Syndicate missions, but do appear on the minimap (using the standard 'loot' icon).

Grineer Lootables

Corpus Lootables

Orokin Lootables


Containers and dispatched enemies all have a chance to drop ammunition packs. Packs are universal in the sense that all players are able to pick it up if they need that type of ammo. If a glowing vertical line is seen, but there is no ammo pack on the ground, it means the player has picked up the ammunition, but another party member has not. The ammo type is indicated based on the color and shape of the pack, and the quantity of ammunition received by a player depends on the type of weapon used and the weapon itself. Orbs provide Health, Energy, Affinity or something special.


Picking up an ammo pack will refill only the ammo pool of their respective weapon. However, with the introduction of the ammo mutation mods in the Sling-Stone Event, one can convert different ammo packs as ammunition for the weapon equipped with one of these mods. The conversion will only happen if such modded weapon is equipped (not holstered) and the other weapon ammo is full (e.g. will not convert rifle ammo if your rifle ammunition is not full).


  • Refills 20 rounds of most Secondary ammo or 1.25 rounds per ammo mutation rank of converted ammo. Certain Secondary weapons, particularly those that deal damage in an area of effect, will only refill 10 rounds.
  • Pistol Scavenger increases the amount of pistol ammo recovered per drop.


  • Refills 10 rounds of any Shotgun ammo or 2.5 rounds per ammo mutation rank of converted ammo.
  • Shotgun Scavenger increases the amount of shotgun ammo recovered per drop.


  • Refills 20 rounds of any Rifle ammo or 1.25 rounds per ammo mutation rank of converted ammo.
  • Rifle Scavenger increases the amount of rifle ammo recovered per drop.


  • Refills 10 rounds of sniper rifle ammo or Arrows or 2.5 rounds per ammo mutation rank of converted ammo.
  • Sniper Scavenger increases the amount of sniper/bow ammo recovered per drop.
  • Sniper ammo pickups are the least common drop out of all ammo drops.



  • This will refill all ammo of any type of firearm.
  • This type of ammo is only available in Conclave missions, Arena missions, and the Simulacrum.
  • Not to be confused with the Omni Ammo Box gear.







  • White orbs dropped from Sentient enemies.
  • Refills Void energy for use of abilities in Operator mode.


  • Yellow orbs grant 100 Affinity to the player's current equipment.
  • These drop from lockers, containers and Kubrow Dens.

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Modules are dropped by all enemy types. The drop rate is higher for heavy enemies and Bosses almost always drop at least one mod. Higher level enemies tend to drop higher ranked mods. 

It is common courtesy for players to mark an uncommon or rare mod drop with a waypoint (default G ). If aimed correctly, the waypoint turns into a "module" waypoint and marks presence of a mod for all other players. Mods sparkle blue when they have not been picked up by all players in the squad. If a blue sparkle is seen, but there is no mod on the ground, it means the player has picked up the mod, but a party member has not. When Thief's Wit is equipped, mods are shown on the mini-map until the player has picked them up – it no longer shows mods uncollected by other team members.

Rare mods and Fusion Cores can be identified by the golden light beam produced.



Life Support Modules


Life Support Modules are dispensed from dead enemies in Survival missions. Each module restores 4.67%, or 7 seconds, of the total life support when picked up. They are automatically marked with a yellow marker which is invisible while zooming.


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Resources are dropped by containers and enemies. The drop rate varies by the type of resource. Resource drops are uncommon when compared to other drops. The type of resources available depend on the location on the star map. Each area on the star map has at least 3 resources available with different rarity on their chance to drop. When Thief's Wit is equipped, resource drops are shown on the mini-map if any party member hasn't pickup it up yet.
Resource Green

Rare resources are green in color and have slight glow to make them easier to detect.
Resource Blue
Additional "research" resources can be found for use in Clan Research, such as Detonite Ampule, Fieldron Sample and Mutagen Sample. These resources are blue in color in-game and only drop in quantities of 1.


  • Credits are dropped by lockers, containers and enemies.
  • Nearby credits will stack together to form piles.
    • Depending on the size of the stack, the quantity can range from 10 credits to 300 credits.
  • Credits collected by any Tenno are shared with the group.



Syndicate Medallions are pickups only available in Syndicate alert missions. These pickups can be converted to Syndicate Standings when turned in to the Syndicate representatives in Relays. They are not auto-picked up when walked over and have to be manually picked up using the action key.


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  • If any materials fall off the tile, they are treated like any other entity and will often (albeit rather unreliably) be transported back to their original position.
  • Developers often replace Corpus Canisters with special skins during festival events, most notably during Easter, Halloween, and Christmas (when Corpus Canisters were changed to Easter eggs, pumpkins, and Christmas presents, respectively).
  • Before Update 15.0, blueprint pickups resembled pink orbs.

Patch History

Hotfix 24.2.6
  • Corpus Lockers/Caches that can be opened now display a holographic symbol to indicate such. Corpus Lockers/Caches without the holographic symbol cannot be opened.
    • This change comes from vocal feedback regarding the unlock/locked visual changes to Corpus Lockers, and the conflict between the lack of contrast.

Update 24.2

  • Replaced old Corpus lockers of various types with shiny new and improved Corpus lockers on numerous tilesets.

Update 22.0

  • (Undocumented) Added an innate 3 m pickup radius for Warframes and Operators when on foot

Hotfix 19.5.1

  • Conclave: Fixed script error with pickups

Update 15.0
Colour Blind Locker changes:

All in-game lockers have a new representation of being locked or unlocked. This new representation focuses on symbols and shapes to be accessible to our colour blind players.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Pickups

  • What do weapon drops do?

    3 messages
    • Theese were probably weapons stolen by Drahk Masters, if they hit you they disarm you and you need to get your weapon back buy grabbing it f...
    • Ok. Guess it was saying Pick Up Pistol because it might've stole my Aklato.