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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
The following article/section contains spoilers. Please finish the quest before proceeding.

When tragedy strikes, the Ventkids search for hope in a long-lost story.

—Quest Description

The Waverider is an optional solo-only quest featuring a comic of YareliIcon272.png Yareli, a Warframe that originated K-Driving and inspired the Ventkids. Completing this quest awards the blueprint for Yareli.


Roky finds a comic Graphica called Waverider #1, featuring YareliIcon272.png Yareli who inspired K-Driving, but is fatally injured trying to unlock it. Boon implores the Tenno to unlock it in her stead. As they unravel the Graphica's pages, which depict Yareli fighting against a slave-driver named Vulgran, Nef Anyo reveals that he brokered a deal with Roky to release the Ventkids debt to him in exchange for the completed Graphica for a buyer he has on Deimos.

The Tenno complete the Graphica, but Nef Anyo claims the buyer no longer wants the Graphica and is now useless to him. Boon discovered that the buyer was Grandmother who received the completed Graphica from the Ventkids in exchange for an elixir to heal Roky. She also bought out the vents where they live, removing their debts to Nef Anyo. Grandmother reveals to the Tenno that a blueprint of Yareli was hidden inside the Waverider #1 Graphica.


Upon completion of Vox Solaris, the player will receive an inbox message from Roky, one of the Ventkids, requesting assistance. The quest can then be initiated in the Codex.

View Roky's Inbox Message[]

After starting the quest, the player will receive another inbox message from Roky, informing them about YareliIcon272.png Yareli, the original inspiration for K-Driving, and had found something. She urges them to meet her in Fortuna.

Visit Roky in Fortuna[]

Upon arrival, the Tenno find Roky lying down and Boon beside her with the prompt "What happened?". He explains that they found Roky in comatose having broken her neuro-conduit and on her possession was a Graphica dubbed Waverider #1, featuring a comic illustration of Yareli, but it is locked and believes Roky injured herself trying to unravel its secrets. Knowing there is zero chance Nef Anyo's augmentors will repair Roky, Boon only hopes that she will awaken on her own, explaining that when he was injured in the past Roky would stay by his side and tell him stories of Yareli, and urges the Tenno to unlock the Graphica so he can give Roky a story to return to.

Complete Feats to Unlock Page 1[]

Returning to the Orbiter, the Waverider #1 can be found on the Codex table. It contains a total of 5 pages and each page is unlocked by performing K-Drive feats. Players can view their current tasks for the quest in-game through the main menu (PC default ESC ).

  • Earn ReputationBlackx64.png 2,000 Ventkids in a single K-Drive Race
  • Copter x 5
    • PC: Space  + W
    • PSN: Combops4x.png + Combops4x.png
    • Xbox: XB1IconA.png + XB1IconA.png
    • Switch: B  + B
  • 50 point Grindy x 5
    • PC: Hold L. Ctrl  + Space  while grinding
    • PSN: Hold L1  + Combops4x.png while grinding
    • Xbox: Hold LB  + XB1IconA.png while grinding
    • Switch: Hold L Button  + A  while grinding
  • Kill 5 enemies with a Secondary Weapon while riding a K-Drive
    • PC: F
    • PSN: Combops4tri.png
    • Xbox: XB1IconY.png
    • Switch: Y
  • Perform 5 5x Combos

Waverider #1 tells the story of Yareli, who saved orphaned children that were enslaved by a Grineer slave-driver named Vulgran.

Complete Feats to Unlock Page 2[]

  • Earn ReputationBlackx64.png 2,400 Ventkids in a single K-Drive Race
  • Frontside Rollout x 3
    • PC: Right Click  + D
    • PSN: L2  + Rightarrow.png
    • Xbox: LT  + Rightarrow.png
    • Switch: ZL Button  + Rightarrow.png
  • 50 point Frontside Clutch x 5
    • PC: Left Mouse  + Rightarrow.png
    • PSN: R2  + Rightarrow.png
    • Xbox: RT  + Rightarrow.png
    • Switch: ZR Button  + Rightarrow.png
  • Get 5 Headshot Kills with a Secondary Weapon while riding a K-Drive
  • Earn 500 points in a K-Drive trick chain

As Yareli fought Vulgran, she rode away from his base, with the Grineer slave-driver in hot pursuit.

Complete Feats to Unlock Page 3[]

  • Earn ReputationBlackx64.png 3,000 Ventkids in a single K-Drive Race
  • Nose Planker x 5
    • PC: Right Mouse  + Uparrow.png
    • PSN: L2  + Uparrow.png
    • Xbox: LT  + Uparrow.png
    • Switch: ZL Button  + Uparrow.png
  • 50 point Backside Skyrocker x 5
    • PC: Left Click  + A , Right Click
    • PSN: R2  + Leftarrow.png , L2
    • Xbox: RT  + Leftarrow.png , LT
    • Switch: ZR Button  + Leftarrow.png , ZL Button
  • 5 Slam Shockwave kills
    • PC: Space , Tap LCtrl , Hold LCtrl
    • PSN: Combops4x.png, Tap L1 , Hold L1
    • Xbox: XB1IconA.png, Tap LB , Hold LB
    • Switch: B , Tap L Button , Hold L Button
  • Earn 1000 points in a K-Drive trick chain

Yareli lured Vulgran far away from his base, he eventually caught up to her.

Nef Anyo suddenly interjects, implying that he made some sort of deal with Roky and taunts about her injury. Boon urges that the Ventkids won't give in, just like how Yareli refused to surrender to Vulgran.

Complete Feats to Unlock Page 4[]

  • Earn ReputationBlackx64.png 3,400 Ventkids in a single K-Drive Race
  • Backside Clutch x 5
    • PC: Left Click  + A
    • PSN: R2  + Leftarrow.png
    • Xbox: RT  + Leftarrow.png
    • Switch: ZR Button  + Leftarrow.png
  • 50 point Tail Clutch Planker x 5
    • PC: Left Click  + S , Right Click
    • PSN: R2  + Downarrow.png , L2
    • Xbox: RT  + Downarrow.png , LT
    • Switch: ZR Button  + Downarrow.png , ZL Button
  • Obtain 5 seconds of air-time on a K-Drive
  • Earn 1500 points in a K-Drive trick chain

Vulgran's whip broke in the pursuit. However, Yareli inspired the children to rise up against their slaver, beginning to tear at him like a pack.

Nef Anyo reveals that he brokered a deal with Roky, agreeing to remove all of the Ventkids' debt for occupying his vents if they surrender the completed Graphica to a buyer he has on Deimos.

Complete Feats to Unlock Page 5[]

  • Earn ReputationBlackx64.png 3,600 Ventkids in a single K-Drive Race
  • Tail Spinja x 5
    • PC: Left Click  + S , Space
    • PSN: R2  + Downarrow.png , Combops4x.png
    • Xbox: RT  + Downarrow.png , XB1IconA.png
    • Switch: ZR Button  + Downarrow.png , B
  • Earn 2000 points in a K-Drive trick chain
  • Keep a K-Drive trick chain alive for 20 seconds
  • Perform 5 10x combos

Yareli blasted Vulgran high into the sky with her water jets. The children, now free and aged, still continue to dream about her, hoping she continues to ride fast and free.

Nef Anyo grows impatient and demands the completed Graphica. However, Boon invites the Tenno to return to the Ventkids.

Return to Fortuna[]

Nef Anyo suddenly calls off the deal, claiming the buyer was spooked and the Graphica is now worthless to him. Instead, the buyer agreed to purchase the ventilation shafts where the Ventkids live in.

In the vents, Roky awakens, with the prompt "Roky's awake!" While she was asleep, she dreamed of Yareli riding with her all across the Orb Vallis. Boon fills her in on the completed Graphica, revealing that he found out the Deimos buyer is Grandmother, who received the Graphica in exchange for an elixir to heal Roky and bought out their home which effectively removes all their debts.

Back on the Orbiter, Grandmother sends an inbox message to the Tenno. She expresses disappointment at Nef Anyo's greed, but required the Graphica to revive Yareli. She delivers the blueprint for the YareliIcon272.png Yareli Warframe, Noggle Statue - Yareli, K-Drive Booster, and Yareli Prex Orbiter Decorations. The Tenno will also keep the Waverider #1 which can also be used as an Orbiter Decoration.


  • Players who already have a fully built YareliIcon272.png Yareli prior to completion of this quest will additionally receive a Riven Mod.


  • See here for the amount of standing gained per race.
  • Kills from landing on an enemy count as a Shockwave Kill.
  • Air-time can be gained by flying to the top of the map with an Archwing and then switching into K-Drive.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Inertia Dampeners can assist in achieving high point scores.
  • Long trick chains, high point scores, and multi-combos can be performed by continuously grinding:
    • Using the long pipe behind Fortuna's entrance in the Orb Vallis, jumping and turning around while performing tricks in mid-air, and then grinding backwards on the same pipe. Additional mid-air tricks can be gained by starting on the top of Fortuna's smokestack and landing for a grind on the pipe.
    • Using the circular platform on The Pearl in the Orb Vallis.



Patch History[]

Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)

  • Fixed the Waverider Comic showing duplicate challenges after re-reading pages.

Update 30.6 (2021-08-04)

  • Fixed Bindings used for K-Drive tricks may be displayed incorrectly in the Waverider Quest.

Hotfix 30.5.3 (2021-07-09)

  • Fixed progression stopper in the Waverider Quest due to some Challenges not registering properly.

Hotfix 30.5.2 (2021-07-07)

  • Fixed not receiving a Riven when completing the Waverider Quest with Yareli already owned.
    • We’re working on a script to fix accounts that did not receive the Riven.
  • Fixed Waverider Challenge display not closing after using certain other options in the Pause Menu.

Hotfix 30.5.1 (2021-07-06)

  • Fixed players that deleted their Waverider Inbox message and was thus unable to progress. After going back to your Orbiter it will progress the Quest automatically.
  • Fixed a temporary inability to progress in the Waverider Quest if you opened Roky's Inbox message while in Fortuna.
  • Fixed inability to redeem Medallions for K-Drive Standing while the Waverider Quest is active.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Introduced