The Hive Sabotage mission is a variant of the regular Sabotage mission. This type of mission was first introduced in the Operation Breeding Grounds event, and is now a regular mission node on Eris.


This mission, which takes place exclusively on Infested Ships, requires players to destroy three Infested Hives, each protected by five Infested Tumors that must be destroyed before the hive can be harmed. Each Hive destroyed will trigger an environmental hazard depending on the type of Hive destroyed, and will also increase the Infested spawn rate.

  • Gas: Destruction of this hive causes orange DmgViralSmall64.png Viral clouds to spawn.
  • Frozen: Destruction of this hive turns the ship into an ice level, reducing max Shields to 50% of normal values.
  • Pulsing: Destruction of this hive causes orange DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic bubbles to spawn.
  • Stabilization: Destruction of this hive reduces gravity by 50%. (Exclusive to Quest/Syndicate missions)
  • Lancing: Destruction of this hive activates laser traps all over the ship which deal DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage to Tenno and Infested alike. (Exclusive to Quest/Syndicate missions)
  • Security: Destruction of this hive activates Senta Turrets all over the ship which will fire on Tenno and Infested alike. (Exclusive to Quest/Syndicate missions)

Corpus Resource Caches serve as a secondary objective. There are three caches hidden throughout the map, rewarding up to 2000 objective affinity, based on mission level, as well as an additional item at the end of the mission for each cache discovered.


Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconInfestedB.svg Eris Naeglar Sabotage 30 - 34 Infested Ship


  • Hives which are damaged, but not destroyed, will regenerate after 5 seconds of not taking any damage.[1]
  • Codex Scanners and Synthesis Scanners reveal Infested Tumors within a short range through terrain.
  • Enemy radar from Mod TT 20px.png Enemy Sense or similar mods will show Infested Tumors on the map as yellow arrows.
  • The max Shield reduction caused by destruction of a Frozen Infested Hive is not mitigated by Mod TT 20px.png Warm Coat.


Each tumor node destroyed grants a flat 120 objective affinity to all players within affinity range of the killing player. Hives, which are classed as enemies, scale their affinity rewards based on enemy level but will usually reward about 800 affinity at enemy level 30.

The reward level and count depends on the number of Resource Caches found. In order to receive the third reward, all three caches must be opened.

First Cache Second Cache Third Cache
Credits64.png x3000 Credit Cache 16.67% Credits64.png x5000 Credit Cache 15.49% Endo64.png x400 Endo 15.49%
Credits64.png x3000 Credit Cache 16.67% Credits64.png x5000 Credit Cache 15.49% Endo64.png x400 Endo 15.49%
Endo64.png x200 Endo 16.67% Endo64.png x300 Endo 15.49% Mod TT 20px.png Enemy Sense 15.49%
Endo64.png x200 Endo 16.67% MutagenSample.png Mutagen Sample x3 15.49% Neurodes.png Neurodes 15.49%
Mod TT 20px.png Thief's Wit 16.67% Plastids.png Plastids x350 15.49% Neurodes.png Neurodes x2 15.49%
NanoSpores.png Nano Spores x1000 16.67% Mod TT 20px.png Contagious Spread 5.64% Endo64.png x400 Endo 4.51%
Mod TT 20px.png Fever Strike 5.64% Mod TT 20px.png Firestorm 4.51%
Mod TT 20px.png Infected Clip 5.64% Mod TT 20px.png High Voltage 4.51%
Mod TT 20px.png Pathogen Rounds 5.64% Mod TT 20px.png Shell Shock 4.51%
MutalistNavCoord.png Mutalist Alad V Nav Coordinate 4.51%


Module:DropTables/data last updated: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 19:55:37 +0000 (UTC) by User:Cephalon Scientia



Patch History[]

Hotfix 29.5.4 (2020-11-25)

  • Fixed a script error that could occur when playing a Hive mission.

Hotfix (2020-07-14)

  • Fixed up numerous crashes that could occur when joining a Hive mission in progress.
  • Fixed script errors when joining-in-progress on a Hive Sabotage mission.

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

  • Fixed a script error when destroying a Frozen Infested Hive.

Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)

  • Caches and a new reward table have been added to Hive Missions.