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Sorties are a set of three special missions assigned daily. The missions are of escalating difficulty and must be completed in sequence. Each also possesses its own unique hazards and conditions that make the mission more difficult, from loadout limitations to enemies with enhanced offensive or defensive abilities.

Sorties reset daily at 17:00 UTC (or 16:00 UTC during Daylight Savings Time). Daily Sorties will refresh in:


Access to Sorties requires Mastery Rank 5 and completion of The War Within. Only rank 30 Warframes or a Mastery Rank 30 player whose Warframe has been polarized once can be used in Sorties.

Each daily set of Sorties is thematically linked to a preexisting Boss, which will determine the Faction present in all three missions.

Sortie missions can only be repeated after completing all three missions, and will not yield any further Sortie-specific rewards.

Sortie Conditions[]

The following are the various Conditions that can be encountered in Sortie missions:

Condition Effect Notes
Augmented Enemy Shields Enemies have +300% shields.
  • This condition is exclusive to the Corpus only.
Augmented Enemy Armor Enemies have +300% armor.
  • Mod TT 20px Corrosive Projection and ability-based percentage armor removal effects are additive to this bonus. For example, FocusCausticStrike Caustic Strike would need 4 casts to fully remove armor. TharrosStrike130xWhite Tharros Strike at 100% ability strength would need 8 casts to fully remove armor.
  • Infested enemies who do not normally have armor will be given 100 base Armor that cannot be stripped by any means.
  • The Corpus are excluded from this condition altogether.
  • With the Corrupted or during Crossfire missions, this modifier will only apply to Grineer units.
Cryogenic Leakage Maximum Warframe Shield capacity is halved. Enemies gain +25% DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage.
  • Patches of ice will be present throughout the environment, causing a constant 1 second DmgColdSmall64 Cold proc to any Tenno contacting it.
  • Shield capacity reduction has no effect on InarosIcon272 Inaros, NidusIcon272 Nidus, or KullervoIcon272 Kullervo, as none of them possess shields.
Dense Fog Limited visibility.
  • The environment will be shrouded in dense fog, limiting visibility.
  • Can only occur on the Grineer Forest tileset and will always take place during the night.
Electromagnetic Anomalies Gravity is reduced and DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic clouds will dot the map.
  • Blue bubbles will be present throughout the mission, drawing nearby players in and inflicting a DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic proc to anything inside it.
  • Gravity is reduced, affecting all airborne Maneuvers.
Enemy Physical Enhancement Enemies will deal +100% additional physical damage specified and have +85% resistance to all physical damage.
  • Additional physical damage granted to enemies can be one of the following:
  • DmgTrueSmall64 True Damage will not be resisted (e.g. BladeStorm130xWhite Blade Storm).
Enemy Elemental Enhancement Enemies will deal +100% additional elemental damage specified and have +85% resistance to all elemental damage [1].
Energy Reduction Maximum Warframe Energy capacity is quartered, and energy regeneration speed is significantly reduced.
Eximus Stronghold Eximus units spawn much more often.
Extreme Cold Mobility is significantly impaired.
Fire Maximum Warframe Health amount is halved, and recovery rate is significantly reduced. Enemies gain +25% DmgFireSmall64 Heat damage.
  • A fire hazard, identical to the Meltdown in Reactor Sabotage, will slowly spread throughout the environment.
  • Can only occur on the Corpus Ship or Grineer Galleon tileset.
Low Gravity Gravity is significantly reduced.
Radiation Hazard Enemies gain +100% DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation damage. Enemy physical damage is reduced by 75%.
  • This modifier cannot occur with Interception missions.
  • The environment will be tinted in a pale green light for ambience.
  • Green clouds will be present around the level dealing high amounts of DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation damage to units inside them. The damage done has a significant chance to cause a DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation Proc.
    • These clouds will not spawn if the selected mission uses the Grineer Sealab tileset.
Assault Rifle Only Only Assault Rifles can be used and carried.
Melee Only Only Melee weapons can be used and carried.
  • This modifier cannot occur with Assassination missions.
  • An Archweapon Deployer cannot be used.
    • However, Necramech Summon can be used.
Secondary Only Only Secondary weapons can be used and carried.
  • An Archweapon Deployer cannot be used.
    • However, Necramech Summon can be used.
Shotgun Only Only Primary Shotguns can be used and carried.
  • Despite sporting shotgun-like Alternate Fire modes, the Fulmin Fulmin and the Zarr Zarr are not classified as shotguns and cannot be used.
  • Shotgun Sidearms cannot be used.
  • An Archweapon Deployer cannot be used.
    • However, Necramech Summon can be used.
Sniper Only Only Sniper Rifles can be used and carried.
  • An Archweapon Deployer cannot be used.
    • However, Necramech Summon can be used.
Bow Only Only Primary Bows can be used and carried.
  • The Attica Attica, Nagantaka Nagantaka, and Zhuge Zhuge may also be used, but not the Ballistica Ballistica and its variants.
  • An Archweapon Deployer cannot be used.
    • However, Necramech Summon can be used.

Mission Conditions[]

Apart from the above mission modifiers, the mission types in Sorties will also always have additional conditions, making them even more challenging:

  • Enemy level is based on the mission:
    • First Mission: Level 50-60
    • Second Mission: Level 65-80
    • Third Mission: Level 80-100
  • Cipher Cipher usage is disabled. Grineer Consoles will only allow up to 3 mistakes to be made before the hacking fails and shocks the user, dealing DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity Damage directly to their health.
  • Rescue Sorties will have the execution timer activate as soon as players enter the prison complex.
    • The amount of time to rescue the hostage is reduced, and once the hostage is freed all enemies will prioritize attacking them over the players.
  • Spy Sorties require all 3 Data Vaults (instead of normal 1 Data Vault) to be successfully completed.
    • The amount of time to retrieve the data if an alarm has been triggered is reduced.
    • Any failed console hack inside the vault en route to the main terminal will simply shock players without setting off the alarm.
  • Defense Sorties require 10 waves (instead of normal 5 waves) to complete.
    • Missions will usually have players defending a mobile Tenno Operative instead of a stationary Cryopod. The Operative will wander about the environment, and can be revived if their Health runs out. A player can also lend their Secondary Weapon to the Operative, similar to Rescue Missions.
    • If the players manage to box the Operative into a corner or a dead end, either forcing enemies to funnel into a hallway or preventing them from damaging the Operative, the Operative will teleport to a different part of the map.
    • If the Defense mission is on Lua however, the players will be defending a Cryopod rather than a Tenno Operative.
  • Interception Sorties require 2 waves (instead of normal 1 wave) to complete.
  • Excavation Sorties require a minimum of 500 Cryotic (instead of normal 200 Cryotic) before players are allowed to extract.
    • Resource Boosters cannot speed up the process, as the mission progresses by base amount.
    • Destroyed excavators will still produce some Cryotic, adding to the total Cryotic collected for the mission. Thus, it is possible to complete the mission even if players fail to protect the excavators provided enough is collected for the mission's objective.
  • Survival Sorties require a minimum of 10 minutes (instead of normal 5 minutes) to complete.
  • Exterminate and Sabotage Sorties will start with the enemies already alerted.
  • Defection Sorties require 5 squads of Defectors (instead of normal 2 squads) before extraction opens, while allowing up to 6 Defector deaths (instead of normal 10 deaths) before mission failure.
    • Enemy faction type will change to Infested for the duration of the mission.
    • If Fire occurs as a mission condition, fire patches will be present on the ground, but fire damage will not spread throughout the map.
    • Once extraction opens, players have 5 minutes to extract otherwise the mission will fail.
  • Hijack objectives will project a nullification field around it, preventing the use of Abilities near it.
  • Assassination Sorties will always occur on the third stage. This will spawn their respective bosses at level 100. In addition, certain bosses may have slight alterations to their patterns.
    • Special boss access requirements will not be enforced (e.g. Ambulas and Kela De Thaym will not require their respective tokens).
    • Assassination targets will not drop their unique Warframe blueprints upon mission completion (e.g. General Sargas Ruk will never give EmberIcon272 Ember components, although he can still drop Mod TT 20px Split Chamber and an Orokin Cell on death). However weapon blueprints and other drops still have a chance to be dropped as usual (e.g. Captain Vor might still drop a Cronus Cronus blueprint, or Kela De Thaym might still drop a TwinKohmak Twin Kohmak blueprint).
    • Completing an Assassination will not count towards related Junction requirements (e.g. killing Tyl Regor within the Sortie will not fulfill the Neptune Junction).
  • Plains of Eidolon sorties features three Bounty objectives. The mission completes as soon as the final objective is completed, without a need to run back to the Cetus gates to extract.
    • Completing bonus objectives will not yield any additional rewards.
    • If a Ghoul Purge is active, the sortie may include Ghoul-related incursion objectives.
  • Disruption sorties requires the completion of 8 conduits (instead of normal 1 conduit).
  • Capture, Infested Salvage, Junction, Archwing, Railjack, Orb Vallis, Cambion Drift, Zariman Ten Zero, and Albrecht's Laboratories missions will never be selected for Sorties at all.


Completing a mission for the first time will reward players with Credits64 20,000, Credits64 30,000, and Credits64 50,000 respectively for each of the three Sortie stages. These values are affected by Credit Boosters and Daily First Win Bonus. However, if a booster is earned from the final Sortie stage - it will not apply to the mission it was earned from.

Those who complete the full sequence of missions will receive a random reward from a limited pool of rewards. The rewards will differ between individual squads, but each player within a squad will receive the same rewards.

This section is transcluded from Sortie/SeasonRewards . To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Edit Reward Table

Reward Rarity Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Anasa Ayatan Sculpture Common 28.00% 3 – 4 21 ± 7
Riven Mod, one of:
Melee Riven Mod
Pistol Riven Mod
Rifle Riven Mod
Zaw Riven Mod
Kitgun Riven Mod
Shotgun Riven Mod
Ultra Rare
Ultra Rare
3 – 4
10 – 11
14 – 15
14 – 15
45 – 46
21 ± 7
67 ± 22
95 ± 32
95 ± 32
687 ± 229
687 ± 229
311 ± 104
4,000x Endo Endo Uncommon 12.00%† 8 – 9 54 ± 18
6,000x Kuva Kuva Uncommon 12.00%† 8 – 9 54 ± 18
3-Day Booster, one of
Affinity Booster
Mod Drop Chance Booster
Resource Drop Chance Booster
10 – 11
30 – 31
30 – 31
30 – 31
67 ± 22
208 ± 69
208 ± 69
208 ± 69
ExilusWarframeAdapter Exilus Warframe Adapter Rare 2.50% 40 273 ± 91
Forma Forma Rare 2.50% 40 273 ± 91
OrokinCatalyst Orokin Catalyst Blueprint Rare 2.50% 40 273 ± 91
OrokinReactor Orokin Reactor Blueprint Rare 2.50% 40 273 ± 91
Mod TT 20px Legendary Core Legendary 0.19% 526 – 527 3,632 ± 1,211

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations. Drop chances are rounded to two decimal places, following the official drop tables repository.
Expected means a player can expect to obtain at least one of a drop every N attempts on average.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 1 in 10^2,3, and 4 probability not to have recieved a single drop (99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to have received at least one drop).
The combined probability of multiple drops is 1 - ((1-A%) * (1-B%) * ...) (add drops in same rotation)

For more detailed definitions and information, visit here.
† Unaffected by any Boosters

Player Sample Drops[]

Start Date End Date Author Link Archive Link
2021-01-01 2021-12-31 u/White_Lotuss I did a sortie for every day of the year, and this is what happened on 2021-12-30 Archived
2021-01-01 2021-12-31 u/SasoDuck 365 Days of Sorties: Round IV on 2022-01-01 Archived
2021-10-01 2021-10-31 u/czibi88 I did every Sortie for the month of October. This is what I've got on 2021-11-02 Archived
2020-01-01 2020-12-31 u/SasoDuck 365 Days of Sorties: Round III (2020) on 2021-01-01 Archived
2019-01-01 2019-12-31 u/SasoDuck 365 Days of Sorties: Round II on 2019-12-31 Archived
2018-01-01 2018-12-31 u/SasoDuck 2018: 365 Days of Sorties on 2018-12-31 Archived
2017-01-27 2023-01-27 u/ArchSyker Another year has passed. Here are my drops from doing Sortie for 6 years. (+bonus initial Archon Hunt findings) Archived
2017-01-27 2022-01-27 u/ArchSyker Half a century of Sortie - 5 years of Sortie on 2022-02-19 Archived
2017-01-27 2021-01-27 u/ArchSyker Another year has passed! - 4 years of Sortie on 2021-02-16 Archived
2017-01-27 2020-01-27 u/ArchSyker 3 years of Sortie - Drop Chances on 2020-02-16 Archived
2016-11-11 2017-12-14 u/tgdm Warframe Sortie 2.0 Rewards


  • In a premade group, it is recommended to coordinate with your teammates on what Gear and Loadouts to use.
  • Stealth is recommended especially for objective-based missions like Spy and Rescue missions due to the strength of the enemy at the levels sorties take place. Alternatively, it may be prudent to simply ignore enemies altogether and prioritize heading to the objectives as quickly as possible.
  • The bubbles in Electromagnetic Anomalies can be temporarily removed by DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity, DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic or DmgVoidSmall64 Void damage, but will regenerate after 12 seconds. Detonating one will cause an DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity proc to nearby units similar to destroying an Arc Trap. Wait a second before running through a freshly-detonated bubble, as it will proc anyone running through its dissipating core.
    • Using the Operator's Void Mode or Void Dash will completely negate this effect.
  • Enemy status procs can be debilitating at the levels Sorties take place at, therefore Mod TT 20px Rapid Resilience or Mod TT 20px Quick Thinking can combat against strong damage-over-time effects such as DmgSlashSmall64 Slash or DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin.
  • The Fire Hazard condition will eventually spread to every room in the mission. Despite the lack of a timer, it would be wise to minimize backtracking and quickly devise an efficient route. Alternatively, equipping Mod TT 20px Flame Repellent or Rapid Resilience can offer some damage mitigation if heavy fire contact is inevitable.
  • Playing solo will not decrease the mission difficulty, but can lower the amount of enemies spawned depending on mission type. Solo Interception players will capture points much faster than with a full squad, while fighting far fewer enemies. However it is still recommended to play with a full squad when tackling missions where fewer players will not lower enemy count (Survival), or the number of required kills (Exterminate).
  • For Defense missions, bringing a LimboIcon272 Limbo to Banish130xWhite Banish the Operative or an AshIcon272 Ash to hide the Operative using Mod TT 20px Smoke Shadow, can simplify the mission by helping the Operative survive the onslaught.
    • Additionally, removing the weapon of the Operative tends to make them stand still, rather than slowly wander around the map on-the-ready. This can be done with or without having a secondary equipped.
    • Giving the Operative a Sonicor Sonicor can help keep the enemies away from them.
    • Specters will automatically revive the Operative when they are bleeding out.
    • An armed Operative can be very powerful with a fully modded weapon, as the weapon's damage scales with their high level. In particular, a Hikou Hikou or HikouPrime Hikou Prime modded with high fire rate (Mod TT 20px Gunslinger, Mod TT 20px Anemic Agility, and Mod TT 20px Lethal Torrent), multishot (Mod TT 20px Barrel Diffusion and Mod TT 20px Lethal Torrent), and Mod TT 20px Concealed Explosives will allow the Operative to one-hit kill anything up to level 80-100 armored Grineer (whose armor can be nullified by Mod TT 20px Corrosive Projection).
  • For missions that have weapon limitations, it is recommended to bring along a Warframe with high-damage offensive abilities, such as EmberIcon272 Ember, ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur, or NidusIcon272 Nidus, to maintain effective firepower. Likewise, it would be helpful to utilize Warframes with damage-buffing abilities such as EquinoxIcon272 Equinox or RhinoIcon272 Rhino.
    • On a related note, Exalted Weapons are unaffected by weapon-limiting modifiers.
  • If planning to enter missions with enemy elemental resistance, consider modding weapons with physical damage mods (ex. Mod TT 20px Heavy Trauma) and faction damage mods (ex. Mod TT 20px Smite Infested) in lieu of elemental damage mods in order to maximize damage potential, and using Warframes whose abilities deal physical or non-standard damage types (e.g. ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur, AshIcon272 Ash, etc.).
  • Death Squads cannot appear during Sorties; however one may acquire a Stalker Death Mark by completing a Sortie Assassination.
  • As Ciphers are unavailable for use in Sorties, the Liset's Override from Air Support Charges can be helpful in Spy and Rescue Sorties; it can help compensate for any mistakes made when hacking data vaults in Spy, and it can extend the time to rescue the hostage in Rescue.
    • Mod TT 20px Intruder is also useful in easing the difficulty of Hacking in sorties as well.
  • HildrynIcon272 Hildryn and LavosIcon272 Lavos work best for the Energy Reduction modifier due to not relying on energy for their abilities.


  • Sorties were implemented in Update 18.0 (2015-12-03) on December 3rd, 2015.
    • At release, Sortie reward tables were divided into "seasons" that changed every few updates, with rotating Sortie rewards. This feature lasted until Update 19.0 (2016-11-11) retired the season mechanic altogether in favor of a fixed reward table.
    • During this period, among the rewards players could obtain included parts for certain Vandal or Wraith weapons, NezhaIcon272 Nezha components, Focus Lenses, the Pyra Syandana, and 3 Nitain Extracts. Click here to browse through the seasons' reward tables.
    • During the Divine Will Tactical Alert (which happened from February 11, 2016 to February 16, 2016), Sorties rewarded an additional 25 R5 Mod TT 20px Fusion Cores.
  • The Electromagnetic Anomalies modifier first appeared during Sortie Season 8.
  • Currently, there are no Sortie missions linked to the Jordas Golem, Ropalolyst, or Zealoid Prelate.
  • There are Sortie missions linked to Nef Anyo despite not yet becoming a boss.

Flavor Text[]

Sortie missions in the World State Window feature two descriptions: one for the mission selected, and another for Sortie Conditions present. Below are descriptions of missions and Sortie Conditions:

Mission 1
  • Disruption: [BOSS_NAME] is attempting to use experimental conduit technology to hide stolen resources at [MISSION_NAME]. Little Duck can guide you through the recovery.
  • Exterminate: An advanced group of [BOSS_NAME]'s units has been found at [MISSION_NAME]. Eliminate the threat before backup can arrive.
  • Hijack: A large-scale power cell component has been discovered inside an assembly plant controlled by [BOSS_NAME] at [MISSION_NAME]. Retrieve it for our own purposes.
  • Interception: Unencrypted [BOSS_NAME] transmissions have been detected at [MISSION_NAME]. Intercept these signals while they are still in flight.
  • Mobile Defense: A compromised network has been found at a remote facility held by [BOSS_NAME]. Datamasses have been deployed to [MISSION_NAME]; locate them and upload their contents to the terminals on site.
  • Sabotage: A hidden base controlled by [BOSS_NAME]'s units has been discovered at [MISSION_NAME]. Destroy all essential machinery while the opportunity presents itself.
  • Spy: Storage vaults of [BOSS_NAME]'s data have been located at [MISSION_NAME]. Retrieve sensitive information without being detected by the advanced security systems on site.
  • Survival: Provide a distraction at [MISSION_NAME] while Tenno operatives recover an artifact guarded by [BOSS_NAME]'s units.
  • Rescue: A Tenno operative possessing critical security information has been captured by [BOSS_NAME]'s units. Rescue him from the prison base located at [MISSION_NAME] before he is tortured and executed.
Mission 2
  • Defection: A prisoner manifest found at [MISSION_1] indicates that enemy defectors holding pertinent information about [BOSS_NAME]'s operations are being held at [MISSION_NAME]. Evacuate the prisoners before they are interrogated and executed.
  • Defense: In retaliation for their defeat at [MISSION_1], [BOSS_NAME]'s units have launched an attack on a stranded Tenno informant at [MISSION_NAME]. Suppress the enemy before he can be captured.
  • Exterminate: Evidence obtained from [MISSION_1] indicates an advanced group of [BOSS_NAME]'s units is deployed at [MISSION_NAME]. Eliminate them before they are alerted.
  • Rescue: Intel extracted from [MISSION_1] has uncovered a [BOSS_NAME] prison base at [MISSION_NAME]. Go there and return captive operatives to safety.
  • Sabotage: The hostage recovered from [MISSION_1] has revealed a secret base controlled by [BOSS_NAME]'s units at [MISSION_NAME]. Destroy all essential machinery while the enemy is taken off guard.
Mission 3
  • Assassination: Reconnaissance efforts at [MISSION_2] have revealed that [BOSS_NAME] is directly overseeing an operation at [BOSS_MISSION]. Strike now while the opportunity exists.
  • Rescue: Intel extracted from [MISSION_2] has uncovered a [BOSS_NAME] prison base at [MISSION_NAME]. Go there and return captive operatives to safety.
  • Spy: Intel provided by the defectors at [MISSION_2] are in communication with a concealed data network at [MISSION_NAME]. Extract information without raising [BOSS_NAME]'s attention.
  • Disruption: Reconnaissance efforts at [MISSION_2] have revealed that [BOSS_NAME] is using experimental conduit technology to hide stolen resources at [MISSION_NAME]. Recover these items with Little Duck's assistance.
Sortie Conditions
  • Fire: A fire has broken out on the ship; intense heat will be detrimental to health and recovery rate.
  • Radiation Hazard: Location has been heavily irradiated by a recent solar storm. Any Physical Damage received will also impart DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation Effects.
  • Energy Reduction: A Void energy vortex is passing through this location. Warframe energy capacity and regeneration will be severely reduced.
  • Augmented Enemy Armor: Enemies here have been outfitted with fortified armor.
  • Augmented Enemy Shields: Enemies here have been outfitted with fortified shields.
  • Enemy Elemental Enhancement: Enemy units have been upgraded with additional <DT_TYPE> Damage and possess superior Elemental Damage resistance.
  • Enemy Physical Enhancement: Enemy units have been upgraded with additional <DT_TYPE> Damage and possess superior Physical Damage resistance.
  • Eximus Stronghold: A large contingent of enemy Eximus units have been stationed here. Proceed with caution.
  • [WEAPON_TYPE] Only: Mechanical disruptors at this location are configured to disable a majority of weapons. [WEAPON_TYPE] weapons will be your only available option.
  • Electromagnetic Anomalies: Location is currently experiencing severe electromagnetic disturbances. Gravitational and DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic anomalies will be pervasive throughout the mission.


  • It may be necessary to relog or finish any mission (visit a Dojo) to refresh the Sortie tab of the World State Window upon the Sortie reset time arriving, otherwise the game may simply display "No Sorties are available".
    • The same might apply directly after finishing The War Within, showing no tab at all.
  • Occasionally, there is a bug that will allow players to extract after 100 Cryotic on Excavation Sorties. This is most likely due to the fact that the original amount required was 100 before adjusting.
  • There is an occasional bug where the Hijack Core / Rover will not have a nullification field around it.


Patch History[]

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • Adjusted Riven type drop rates in Sorties to be more proportional to weapon ratios.
    • Drop rates for each type have been adjusted in places where Rivens are only a portion of the drop tables (Sorties). The total chance for a Riven remains the same (ex: Sorties still have a total 28% chance of rewarding a Riven). For full details, visit the public drop tables.
  • Fixed Endo and Orokin Catalyst/Reactor Blueprints missing from the Sortie rewards UI in the world state window.

Hotfix 32.1.4 (2022-11-09)

  • Fixed end of mission transmission issues in Sorties.

Hotfix 32.0.7 (2022-09-28)

  • Fixed being unable to replay Archon Hunt if a Kuva Lich/Sister of Parvos is occupying the planet of the weekly Archon and taxed your reward.
    • This fix also applies to Sorties.
  • Fixed Sortie missions being locked despite having the node unlocked.
  • Fixed Riven pop-out being completely blank when hovering over it in the world state window (Sorties).

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

  • Fixed check marks missing next to completed Sortie missions in navigation.

Hotfix 31.6.4 (2022-07-14)

  • Radiation Hazard will no longer appear with Interception mission Sorties.
    • It is simply just not fun for everyone to get Radiation proc’d while all standing together to capture a tower.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed Sortie Disruption missions never choosing to be on a lower level node in the Star Chart.

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Sorties and Arbitrations now allow Mastery Rank 30+ players that have put at least 1 Forma into their Warframe to bypass the "Rank 30 Warframe" requirement.

Hotfix 30.7.6 (2021-09-23)

  • Removed Sortie tool-tip description in favour of just 'SORTIE'. The tool-tip description didn’t provide much insight is visible directly below if you click the tab. ‘SORTIE’ title is consistent with the other World State Window tab tool-tips and now actually identifies that tab.

Hotfix 30.1.1 (2021-05-05)

  • Fixed Damage type icons (and any other icons) not appearing in World State Window Sortie descriptions.

Update 29.0 (2020-08-25)

  • Deimos nodes have been added into the mix for Sorties missions.

Hotfix 27.5.4 (2020-05-20)

  • Fixed a crash that could occur in Sortie Defense missions due to Defense Targets patrolling outside of the combat zone.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Removed “Exterminate enemies” stage in Sortie Spy missions. This was done to fix some issues related to being unable to complete the mission due to this stage appearing.

Hotfix 26.0.3 (2019-11-01)

  • Fixed a long standing issue where UI might not have refreshed at the moment a Sortie mission expired if another, longer-running dynamic mission was also scheduled at that location.

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

  • A 3-Day Mod Drop Chance Booster has been added in place of the Sortie Credit Booster reward (replaced 3-Day Credit Booster).

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Disruption has been added as a possible mission type for Sorties!

Update 25.4 (2019-07-18)

  • Fixed Sortie roll-over + UI refresh not occurring exactly at 12 noon since the dawn of time.

Hotfix 25.3.2 (2019-07-12)

  • Fixed Life Support Towers not spawning after a Host migration in Sortie Survival missions.

Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)

  • Non-Endless Survival/Excavation/etc missions (i.e. Sorties, etc) now disable individual extraction as it leads to unnecessary Host migrations.

Hotfix 24.2.5 (2018-12-20)

  • Removed unintentional ability to summon Arch-Gun in Melee Only Sorties.

Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)

  • Reduced the required amount of enemy deaths for the Submersible Archwing Exterminate Sortie mission.

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Kitgun Rivens have been added as a Sortie reward!

Hotfix 23.9.1 (2018-09-27)

  • Fixed cave doors not opening when playing a Sortie mission in the Plains.

Hotfix 23.1.2 (2018-07-24)

  • Sortie Interception missions now only require 2 rounds instead of 3.

Hotfix 22.8.3 (2018-01-11)

  • Plains of Eidolon Sorties are now a string of 3 encounters that must be completed in order to finish the mission.

Hotfix 22.2.5 (2017-11-11)

  • Lephantis re-added to Sortie rotation.

7 November 2017

  • Lephantis temporarily removed from the Sortie rotation.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Plains of Eidolon has been added to the list of eligible Sortie regions.
  • The Void has been added to the list of eligible Sortie regions! Sorties that occur in the Void will have every mission take place in the Void.
  • Modular Melee Rivens have been added to the Sortie Reward Pool.
  • Kuva (6000) has been added to Sortie Rewards.
  • Lenses have been removed from Sortie Rewards – basic Lenses have been added to Bounties.

Update 21.4 (2017-08-10)

  • Improved the variety of cycled Sortie missions types.

Hotfix 21.2.1 (2017-08-01)

  • Fixed 4k Endo Sortie reward not showing in Reward list on the End of Mission screen.

Update 21.2 (2017-07-26)

  • Fixed missing Nullifier bubbles in Hijack Sortie missions.

Update 21.1 (2017-07-19)

  • Fixed a super rare edge-case where the Sortie/Alert/Syndicate mission would appear as incomplete, even though you just completed it.
  • Fixed Sortie bosses not shutting up after switching World State Window tabs.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Defection has been added to the Sortie rotation!
  • Rivens overall now have a 25% chance to be earned from Sorties.
  • Fixed continued issues with Sortie Rewards not showing what was earned.
  • Fixed enemies being able to trigger lockdowns in Sortie Mobile Defense missions.

Update 20.6 (2017-05-24)

  • Fixed Sortie Defense targets dying to Grineer Fortress traps.

Update 20.4 (2017-05-04)

  • Removed Lua Spy missions from Sortie rotation due to extensive Client loading times on min spec machines. Please note that we are working to fix this and add Lua Spy missions back into the Sortie rotation.

Hotfix 20.2.4 (2017-04-20)

  • 'Dense Fog' Sorties will now always take place during the night.
  • Fixed “dense fog” condition in Sorties not being dense or foggy enough.

Hotfix 20.1.1 (2017-04-07)

  • Fixed a UI bug caused by host migration in Sorties.
  • Fixed inconsistencies with upper and lower case in Sortie descriptions.

Hotfix 20.0.6 (2017-03-29)

  • Fixed issues with Rathuum nodes being selected for Sorties.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • Sorties will only become visible after completing The War Within.

Hotfix 19.12.1 (2017-03-03)

  • Fixed attempting to give the Rescue Target a weapon in Rifle/Melee-only Sorties would instead give everyone their secondary weapon. It's quite thoughtful of them to attempt to return the favour, but the Tenno must politely decline.

Hotfix 19.11.3 (2017-02-17)

  • Fixed not being able to kill Sortie Vay Hek.

Hotfix 19.10.1 (2017-02-14)

  • Fixed Nef Anyo not appearing as Sortie mastermind during Sortie transmissions (was showing The Sergeant instead).
  • Fixed Sortie-Defense operative being labelled as "hostage" when tagging him with a waypoint.

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • Fixed a script error that occurred in a Lua Spy Sortie mission.

Hotfix 19.9.2 (2017-02-07)

  • Fixed Clients missing their Archwing weapons when spawning in water at the start of the Sortie mission.
  • Fixed Automatic weapon removal in ‘Weapon Only’ Sortie missions stripping players of their Submersible weapons on Uranus.

Update 19.9 (2017-02-01)

  • Fixed using Valkyr's Hysteria/Excalibur's Exalted Blade/Wukong's Primal Fury during a ‘Weapon Only’ Sortie resulting in "Power In Use" when casting any ability for the remainder of the mission.
  • Fixed Ivara being left without a weapon after casting Artemis Bow during a ‘Bow Only’ Sortie.
  • Fixed Mesa's Peacemaker not cooperating with ‘Weapon Only’ Sorties.
  • Fixed floating in space without an Archwing in Fortress Sorties.
  • Fixed Lotus saying her "now kill everything that moves" line when she shouldn't in Sabotage Sorties.

Hotfix 19.8.1 (2017-01-27)

  • 'Weapon Only' Sorties will now auto-unequip disallowed weapon types when loading into the mission instead of having to visit the Arsenal and manually change your loadout before initiating.
  • Fixed Sortie reward element saying you've completed the current Sortie even if you haven't finished it yet.

Update 19.8 (2017-01-25)

  • Anasa Ayatan Sculpture has replaced the 2000 Endo reward.
  • Added Grineer Kuva Fortress Assault and Infested Salvage missions into the Sortie mix.
  • Sortie missions can now be placed on nodes that may already have an active real time-mission.

Implemented Sortie generation logic that ensures the missions selected don't weigh too heavy on endless variants.

  • Fixed a couple of Corpus Lua nodes whose tileset was incorrectly pointing at the Grineer variant.

Hotfix 19.7.2 (2017-01-23)

  • Fixed "objective complete" transmission playing as soon as you spot the Defense Target in Sorties.
  • Fixed the Defense Target not playing "I'm down!" VO when downed in Sorties.

Update 19.6 (2017-01-11)

  • Fixed an issue where if you received a Booster as a Sortie reward, the World State Window would show all Sortie rewards as being owned.

Hotfix 19.5.1 (2016-12-22)

  • Fixed Rivens showing as uncommon instead of common Sortie Rewards.

Update 19.5 (2016-12-22)

  • You can now acquire Riven Mods for Shotguns and Secondary weapons as Sortie rewards.

Update 19.4.2 (2016-12-20)

  • Removed Nitain from Sortie Reward table and added 3-day Boosters in its place.
  • Changed Exilus Adapter BP reward to a fully-crafted Exilus Adapter.
  • Reduced length of "endless" mission variants as follows:
    • Survival - was 15 minutes, now 10 minutes.
    • Excavation - was 1000 Cryotic, now 500 Cryotic.

Hotfix 19.3.2 (2016-12-14)

  • Fixed Energy Reduction Sortie Modifier not being applied to Warframes.

Update 19.2 (2016-12-01)

  • Lua is now an available location for Sortie missions!
  • Fixed a crash that occurred during the Assassinate Vay Hek Sortie mission.
  • Fixed bad enemy spawning in Uranus Exterminate Alerts & Sorties.
  • Fixed incorrect description appearing for "Pistol Only" Sorties. It now reads"Secondary Only".
  • Operators will no longer be affected by Energy Reduction Modifier in Sorties.

Hotfix 19.1.1 (2016-11-25)

  • Removed 3 Day Boosters from Sortie rewards for the time being due to it creating issues.

Update 19.1 (2016-11-25)

  • 2k Endo reward chances were radically reduced.
  • 3-Day Boosters, Forma (built), Greater Focus Lenses, and 3x Nitain Extract added to possible rewards.
  • Sortie Rewards are now displayed in color by rarity.
  • The Kuva Fortress is now eligible for Grineer Sortie mission locations.
  • Fixed Sortie using old faction ownership of Mars & Phobos.

Hotfix 19.0.3 (2016-11-14)

  • Greater Focus Lens added to lens variation.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Season are removed.
  • The new pre-requisite to access Sorties is completion of The War Within.
  • Nezha Parts have moved to the Tenno Lab in player Dojos.
  • Vandal and Wraith weapon parts have moved to the Invasion System as rewards for their respective factions.
  • Sortie Rewards are now set as:
    • 2,000 Endo
    • 4,000 Endo
    • Exilus Adapter Blueprint
    • A random Focus Lens
    • Legendary Core
    • Orokin Catalyst Blueprint
    • Orokin Reactor Blueprint
    • Rifle Riven Mod

Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08)

  • Sortie Missions can now have more environmental wrinkles, traps, and obstacles within. Stay Alert!

Update 18.13 (2016-05-27)

  • Fixed Kela De Thaym’s Assassination Sortie mission requiring 100 Rathuum points.

Update 18.10 (2016-04-29)

  • Fixed Extraction becoming available after collecting 300 Cryotic in Sortie/Alert Excavation missions.

Update 18.9 (2016-04-20)

  • Infested Sortie missions on Corpus Ship and Grineer Galleon tilesets will now have a more creepy atmosphere.
  • Fixed Sortie missions occurring on Crossfire nodes defaulting to Extermination instead of the intended mission type.

Update 18.8 (2016-04-06)

  • Tweaked Sortie Assassination fights so they will no longer be melee only.

Update 18.7 (2016-03-30)

  • The final Sortie Mission now has a chance to be an Assassination Mission against a level 100 boss!
  • Fixed some confusing wording on Sortie Mission prerequisites.
  • Fixed Lech Kril being associated with Phobos instead of Ceres in Sortie missions.

Hotfix 18.6.3 (2016-03-23)

  • Players can now replay Sortie Missions they have already completed, but will only receive in-Missions rewards such as XP, drops, and enemy scans, etc. This means there isn't another chance for daily Sortie Reward Pool.

Hotfix 18.4.13 (2016-02-22)

  • Fixed Sortie rewards not being highlighted if you had earned it on the previous day.

Hotfix 18.4.12 (2016-02-16)

  • Infested Sorties will no longer generate Hijack Sortie Missions because their tiny baby claws are too small to reach the core.
  • Fixed the Defense objective in Sortie Defense Missions being teleported to a side room on the Grineer Asteroid tileset, preventing the Mission from being completed.

Hotfix 18.4.10 (2016-02-11)

  • Hacking terminals in Sortie Spy Missions will no longer trigger alarms when failed, giving only the damaging shock to the player.
  • Sorties will give 25 R5 Fusion Cores upon completion in addition to a prize from the Sortie Season from now until February 16th when Divine Will ends.
  • Fixed a 'Node Locked' message appearing when clicking on a completed Sortie Mission.

Hotfix 18.4.7 (2016-02-04)

  • Fixed the 50 R5 Fusion Core Sortie Reward displaying as having given 25 in the EoM screen, even though it has actually provided 50.

Hotfix 18.4.6 (2016-02-01)

  • Fixed an issue with non-repeatable Sortie rewards not displaying a check if received. This was a visual bug only.
  • Fixed Sortie rewards not properly displaying the current season for Clients.

Hotfix 18.4.5 (2016-01-29)

  • Season 4 is here - but why the long wait, you ask? Read on to find out!
  • We've categorized Sortie Rewards in two: repeatable and non-repeatable. The world state window now displays these two categories.
  • Non-repeatable Sortie Rewards have a check box in-front of them. Once you receive that reward, the box is checked off, ensuring you won't receive it again in the currently active Season.
  • When a non-repeatable reward is removed from the list, it's reward spot is substituted by a 25 x Rare 5 or 50 x Rare 5 Core bundle.
  • Repeatable rewards can be received multiple times, as the name implies.
  • Please note that repeatable and non-repeatable assignments could change depending on feedback and more. For example, while many players are frustrated with getting repeat Lenses, some recipes rely on duplicate Lenses to craft. We will be watching and reading over the next while to assess.

Update 18.4 (2016-01-22)

  • Sortie Transmissions will stop playing after the player has left the Star Chart menu.

Hotfix 18.3.1 (2016-01-14)

  • Fixed Sortie Defense NPCs wandering across the map instead of staying close to their original position at the start of Wave 1.

Update 18.3 (2016-01-13)

  • Sortie Mission length has been adjusted for the following mission types:
    • Defense - 10 waves instead of 15.
    • Survival - 15 minutes instead of 20.
    • Excavation - 1,000 Cryotic instead of 1,200.
    • Interception - 3 rounds instead of 4.
  • Sortie Defense Missions will now have players defending an able-bodied Tenno Operative instead of a single Cryopod.
  • Sortie Defense Missions will now increase in difficulty starting on Wave 5. We've essentially compressed the difficulty and scaling from 15 waves into 10 waves. This change will also be present for any Defense Mission with a 'fixed duration'.

Hotfix 18.2.2 (2016-01-07)

  • Fixed an error causing modular Corpus enemies to spawn in Infested Sortie Missions.

Update 18.2 (2016-01-05)

  • Enemy Elemental/Physical Damage and Enemy Elemental/Physical Resistance have been combined into a single Sortie when selected. Enemies will have both increased Elemental Damage plus Resistances or Physical increased Damage plus Resistance when this Sortie Modifier is applied.
  • The Energy Reduction Sortie Buff has been increased limit one-quarter of max Energy instead of one-half, in addition to a slower energy recharge rate.
  • Fixed the 'dense fog' FX on Sorties not properly applying to the Earth's skybox.

Hotfix 18.1.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Removed Orokin Catalyst and Orokin Reactor from Sortie rewards.

Update 18.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Nezha parts added to Sortie Season 2 rewards.
  • Fixed Rank 3 Fusion Cores being represented in the UI of Sortie Rewards instead of Rank 5 Fusion Cores. This was a UI bug only.

Hotfix 18.0.7 (2015-12-11)

  • Removed Spy-Vault Sortie popups as there is nothing actually in these vaults for Sortie missions.
  • Sorties will now rotate through all Mission types and Sortie modifiers before repeating any potential Missions.

Hotfix 18.0.6 (2015-12-09)

  • All Sortie Rewards are now tradeable.
  • Reduced the size of Nullifier bubbles on Hijack Sortie Missions.
  • Doubled the number of enemies spawned in Sortie Exterminate Missions.
  • Enemies in Sabotage and Exterminate Sortie Missions will start the Mission in alert.
  • Sabotage and Exterminate Missions will no longer appear as the final Sortie Mission.

Hotfix 18.0.5 (2015-12-08)

  • Sortie rewards are now listed alphabetically in the World State Window.
  • Fixed an incorrect description in the second Mission of a potential Sortie.

Hotfix 18.0.4 (2015-12-08)

  • 20 Wave Defense Sorties have now been reduced to 15 Waves.
  • Excavation Sorties now require 1200 Cryotic instead of 1500.
  • Enemies will now prioritize killing the Rescue target in Rescue Missions.
  • Sortie Missions will now display a countdown indicating the number of resources required to complete the mission in Defense and Excavation game modes.
  • Fixed the final Sortie Mission becoming available for play after the first Mission was completed.

Hotfix 18.0.3 (2015-12-05)

  • Made Excavation Sorties require more than one dig-site (just like alerts).

Hotfix 18.0.2 (2015-12-04)

  • Fixed Eximus Stronghold Sorties not properly spawning Eximus enemies.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)


Sortie Missions are now available for all Tenno Mastery Rank 4 or higher!

  • Sortie Missions are difficult endgame Missions for experienced Tenno that can be completed alone or with a group.
  • Each Sortie Mission will have its own unique requirements or enemy modifiers, favoring Tenno that have a versatile arsenal.
  • Players can access Sortie Missions through the Sortie Icon through the upper right hand corner of the World State Window in Navigation.
  • Sortie Missions will change daily, and players must complete all three connected Missions to receive a reward from that Season's pool.
  • Each Sortie Season will last for a period of 15 days before cycling in a new Season with an updated loot table.
  • Players can review the rewards for the current Season in the World State Window.
  • Please note: Sorties must be played in order and all three missions must be completed to receive a reward!

Last updated: Hotfix 27.0.9 (2020-01-09)