Sabotage is a Mission type requiring players to reach an objective, and then destroy it before heading to extraction. The objective that needs to be destroyed differs depending on the mission's tileset.
On the majority of tilesets located on a planet's surface, players must find a reactor room, and destroy the reactor core. To destroy the reactor core, players will need to expose the reactor core by activating a control console, then proceed to destroy each of the cylinders sticking out of it. Up to 4000 objective affinity will be rewarded based on mission level upon the destruction of all cylinders.
Missions taking place on Corpus Outposts and Corpus Ice Planets feature a Corpus reactor design with hexagonal elements on a rotating core. Missions taking place on Grineer Settlements and Grineer Shipyards feature a Grineer reactor design with four sets of three cylinders which swivel outward from a stationary core.
Core sabotage missions have a chance of triggering a five-minute Timed Extraction event upon completion via the overhead message "Core Integrity Compromised". The mission will fail if players do not extract within the time limit.
Toxin Injector Sabotage
Missions in the Grineer Forest initially task players with finding a Toxin Mixer and destroying the Biocatalyst required for the creation of the Cicero Toxin. If players in the squad have Antitoxins in their Gear wheel, they may put them into the Mixer at this stage, granting the squad an additional reward at the end of the mission depending on the combined potency of all antitoxins used (as indicated by Antitoxin Strength) prior to commencement of the second mission stage. Objective Affinity is awarded upon Biocatalyst destruction which scales with mission level, up to a maximum of 4000 affinity.
Once the Toxin Mixer has been disabled, players are then tasked with sabotage of the Toxin Injector poisoning the soil.
- If no antitoxins were inserted in the first mission stage, hacking the injector will send it into overdrive, causing it to destroy the toxin contained within. This sabotage outcome will award 1000 affinity at all mission levels.
- If at least one antitoxin was inserted in the first mission stage, hacking the injector will cause it to pump the antitoxin mixture into the soil. This sabotage outcome will award 12,000 affinity at all mission levels.
Regardless of the sabotage outcome, players must defend the Injector from enemies for 75 seconds in order to complete the second mission stage.
Gas City Sabotage
Missions in the Corpus Gas City require players to find and destroy the elemental condensers and helium-3 processors aboard the city, gaining up to 1500 objective affinity for each group of equipment destroyed. They must then hack a terminal to begin overdriving the reactor core, and defend two consoles for 90 seconds from Nullifier Crewmen (or specialized Lancers for the Kuva Lich Controlled Territory variant) attempting to reverse the sequence until the overdrive process is complete. Completion of the overdrive process will award up to 2000 objective affinity. (The standard variant on Thebe, with a mission level of 18-20, grants 1000 and 1500 objective affinity for, respectively, equipment destruction and overdrive process completion.)
- Main article: Reactor Sabotage
Introduced in Update 18.5 (2016-03-04), this Sabotage variant replaces core sabotage on the Grineer Galleon and Corpus Ship. In this mode, the player must sabotage up to two coolant stations of the reactor before destroying the reactor itself.
- Main article: Sealab Sabotage
Missions in the Grineer Sealab require players to flood the main pumping room by destroying its pipes and then hack and defend a terminal. Depending on the type of lab, players are then required to either find and kill a Manic Bombard, or destroy cloning tubes and a research drone.
- Main article: Hive Sabotage
Missions taking place onboard Infested Ships require players to destroy three Infested Hives, that are protected by five Infested Tumors each; these must be destroyed before the hive can be harmed. Each destruction of a hive will increase the Infested spawnrate as well as triggering an environmental hazard, depending on the type of Hive destroyed. The hazards range from Lowered Gravity, Laser Hazard, Turret Activation, Cryogenic Leakage, Clouds and Fields.
- Main article: Orokin Sabotage
Orokin Sabotage takes place on Orokin Void and Orokin Derelict tilesets, where the objective is to close a Void portal allowing Corpus or Grineer troops entry into the Orokin structure. Closing the portal involves a mixture of Defense-style gameplay and Assassination where a special miniboss must be killed in the process.
Drilling Machine Sabotage
Missions on Grineer Asteroids task players with finding and destroying a number of Drilling Machines scattered around the map. Up to 4 Drilling Machines can be found during a mission. Unlike most other Sabotage variants, no affinity is rewarded for objective completion in this Sabotage variant.
Archwing Reactor Sabotage
Taking place on the Archwing Trench Run tileset, this mode sees players fly through a severely damaged Corpus Ship to destroy the reactor core. The reactor room has eight Auxiliary Power Cores that must be destroyed to expose the two larger Primary Power Cores that are the main objective. Deadly crisscrossing beams activate whenever each auxiliary core is destroyed, making the area more hazardous. Unlike most other Sabotage variants, no affinity is rewarded for objective completion in this Sabotage variant.
- Main article: Fomorian Sabotage
Fomorian Sabotage is a special Sabotage Event variant that involves using Archwings to engage and destroy a Balor Fomorian before it reaches a Relay. Each Fomorian Sabotage mission has a timer displaying the time until it reaches the relay, along with a health counter showing the percent of health it has remaining.
- Main article: Deception
Formerly a mission type that phased out in Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08), this was changed into a Sabotage variant, then demoted to the first of two objectives in Grineer Settlement and Grineer Shipyard sabotage missions. The deception objective, which consists of inserting a datamass into a specific terminal, rewards up to 4000 objective affinity based on mission level.
|Planet||Mission Name||Faction||Wiki's DropTableAlias||Level||Tileset|
||4 - 6||Grineer Forest|
||6 - 8||Corpus Ship|
||8 - 10||Grineer Galleon|
||9 - 11||Corpus Ship|
|Mars||Ares||Grineer||9 - 11||Grineer Settlement|
||14 - 16||Orokin Derelict|
||14 - 16||Grineer Shipyard|
||15 - 17||Grineer Galleon|
||15 - 20||Corpus Ship (Archwing)|
|Jupiter||Thebe||Corpus||18 - 20||Corpus Gas City|
||18 - 20||Corpus Ship|
|Europa||Kokabiel||Corpus||20 - 22||Corpus Ice Planet|
||20 - 25||Orokin Tower|
|Saturn||Enceladus||Grineer||23 - 25||Grineer Asteroid|
||24 - 26||Grineer Galleon|
||26 - 28||Grineer Sealab|
|Neptune||Sao||Corpus||29 - 31||Corpus Outpost|
||30 - 34||Infested Ship|
||32 - 36||Grineer Galleon|
||34 - 38||Corpus Ship|
||40 - 45||Orokin Tower|
Many kinds of Sabotage missions contain Resource Caches. For each cache collected, the squad will earn up to 2000 affinity (based on mission level) as well as additional rewards depending on the kind of Sabotage mission. Like Spy Mission Vaults, these additional rewards will not be revealed until the mission is completed. On the mission completion screen, cache rewards will be marked with "Identified".
Sabotage missions in the Void give an additional Void Relic as an end of mission reward regardless of the number of discovered Resource Caches. These rewards are under the tiered drop tables under the Void tab. Archwing Sabotage missions do not feature Resource Caches but give an end of mission reward upon completion.
|x2500 Credit Cache||100%||x3000 Credit Cache||24.35%||Health Restore||30.2%|
- Cervantes, Earth
|x3000 Credit Cache||33.33%||x5000 Credit Cache||30.98%||x400||35.49%|
- Naeglar, Eris
|x2500 Credit Cache||100%||x400||62.06%||x80||15.1%|
|Xiphos Fuselage Blueprint||0.5%|
|x5000 Credit Cache||100%||x400||62.06%||x600||34.6%|
|Xiphos Engines Blueprint||0.5%|
|x10000 Credit Cache||100%||x400||62.06%||x600||41.42%|
|Xiphos Avionics Blueprint||0.5%|
|x3000 Credit Cache||40%||x5000 Credit Cache||30.98%||x400||20%|
- Desdemona, Uranus
|x5000 Credit Cache||100%||x400||62.06%||x600||60.29%|
|Xiphos Avionics Blueprint||0.5%|
- Stribog, Void
- Stribog, Void
|x10000 Credit Cache||100%||x400||54.48%||x600||55%|
|Xiphos Avionics Blueprint||1.01%|
- Marduk, Void
|x3000 Credit Cache||28.57%||x5000 Credit Cache||30.35%||x400||23.12%|
- Formido, Deimos
- Prior to Update 18.5 (2016-03-04), sabotaging a core in either the Corpus Ship or Grineer Galleon missions would cause the entire level to become noticeably darker owing to lights being shut down, presumably due to lack of power from the now-destroyed reactor. There was also a chance of fire hazards breaking out.
- Getting all 3 caches in Reactor Sabotage missions has a small chance to potentially reward Nitain Extract, and a Xiphos part – one part available from each tier.
- The only Corpus Gas City Sabotage mission, located in Thebe, Jupiter, has a reactor room that houses 53 MOA Cabinet Spawners, the largest number in a single room ingame. This gives the Amalthea reactor room the best chances for hacking multiple friendly Shockwave MOAs.
|PvE||Standard||Assassination • Capture • Exterminate • Hijack • Mobile Defense • Rescue • Sabotage (Assault, Hive, Orokin, Reactor, Sealab) • Spy|
|Endless||Defection • Disruption • Defense • Excavation • Infested Salvage • Interception • Survival • Void Armageddon • Void Cascade • Void Flood|
|Free Roam||Bounty (Isolation Vault, Heist)|
|Arena||The Index • Rathuum|
|Special||Granum Void • Junction • Recovery • Sanctuary Onslaught|
|Archwing||Exterminate • Interception • Mobile Defense • Pursuit • Rush • Sabotage|
|Empyrean||Skirmish • Defense • Exterminate • Orphix • Volatile|
|PvP||Conclave||Cephalon Capture • Annihilation • Team Annihilation • Lunaro|
|Other||Frame Fighter • Duel|
|Arbitrations • Crossfire • Dark Sectors • Environmental Hazards • Invasions • Kuva Siphon • |
Kuva Lich • Nightmare Mode • Nightwave • Sorties • The Steel Path • Void Fissures