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Warframe Update 1.021 Blasts To PS4, PS5 With New Veilbreaker Content

Warframe fans may want to put their feet up and set aside 15 mins or so, as there’s a heap of info to digest with the Warframe update 1.012 patch notes, which adds an absolute truckload of new content to the game on PS4 & PS5.

Read up on the Warframe patch notes below.

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Veilbreaker: Update 32

Although The New War is largely over, Narmer’s enslavement of the Origin System continues. But who is in control of Narmer now? Many Grineer and others remain imprisoned and helpless under the crushing influence of the Narmer Veil.

Enter Kahl-175. Having survived his brush with the Sentients, and now free from their shackles, he emerges as the Origin System’s newest savior. Wield his explosive Grineer armaments as you race against time to rescue your Brothers from Narmer’s oppressive clutches. Battle Archons alongside your Squadmates, meet the 50th Warframe Styanax*, take on all-new Missions, bend time with the Protea Caladrius Collection, and much more!

This update also has a heavy focus on Quality of Life (QOL) changes including a rework to Spearguns, the three starter Warframes (Excalibur, Mag, and Volt), improvements to Riven database collecting, a whole slew of Warframe Augment Mod buffs, and more to be discovered below.

*50th Warframe Styanax Giveaway: Login today until September 21st to receive Styanax (includes Warframe Slot and Orokin Reactor) in-game via Inbox message! Please note that the inbox will be sent 15-20 minutes after the update has gone live, which may require you to re-log if you jump into the update right after it has downloaded.

A note from the Dev team:

With Veilbreaker comes a weekly approach to the systems introduced in this update. We want a variety of options for players to plan Daily, Weekly, and Evergreen goals.

For Kahl’s Veilbreaking (and Kahl’s Garrison), we’re pushing Kahl’s weekly Garrison ‘Break Narmer’ missions to begin next week to give the team more time to polish the content. In the meantime, you can fully experience the Veilbreaker introductory Quest, Archon Hunts, and the Archon Shard System with Update 32: Veilbreaker.

With this goal of polishing comes the compromise that some of the rewards are also delayed a week, but we would rather have a more enjoyable experience vs. a rushed one. What that means for you is the free-path items through the new Chipper character, such as new Kahl cosmetics, new Mods, Styanax blueprints, new weapon blueprints etc., will be accessible when Kahl’s Break Narmer weekly missions begin. These missions are the only path to obtaining Stock, the currency used in Chipper’s offerings.

Once you have completed the Veilbreaker introductory quest, the following gameplay systems become available:

  • Kahl’s Garrison – COMING NEXT WEEK!
    • New Syndicate coming soon – this Syndicate auto-ranks with weekly gameplay progress rather than needing Standing!
    • Weekly ‘Break Narmer’ Garrison Assignments (Play As Kahl-175)
  • Archon Hunts – AVAILABLE NOW
    • Archon Shards

* More detailed information on the above systems is provided in dedicated sections below.

PlayStation Notes:

  • Added ‘Premium Bundles’ category in the in-game Market.
  • Fixed dropping other PS4 Clients when loading into Deck 12 during Exploiter Orb mission if a player with a weaker connection attempts to Host.


Kahl-175 returns! In this solo introductory quest, witness the state of the Origin System following the events of The New War through the perspective of Grineer Lancer Kahl-175. Though Narmer’s leadership was shattered by the Tenno, many have yet to escape the Veil’s influence. With a new devotion to his Grineer brothers, Kahl partners with an unlikely ally to rescue those still imprisoned.

Quest Prerequisite: You must have The New War quest completed in order to unlock the Veilbreaker Quest in your Codex.

Completing the quest will reward you with the Archon Shard Helminth Segment Blueprint to install on your Helminth.


Upon completion of the Quest, Tenno will gain access to KAHL’S GARRISON, a new Syndicate located in the Drifter’s Camp on Earth. Next week you’ll get access to Rank up with this Syndicate by completing weekly Garrison Assignments to unlock new vendors in the camp, and customize Kahl with earned customizations.

‘Break Narmer’ Garrison Assignments – COMING NEXT WEEK!

Garrison Assignments are one-per-week solo missions available at Kahl in the Drifter’s Camp. Play as Kahl to continue his heroic task of freeing more victims from the Veil.

There are three unique Kahl driven missions accessible through Garrison Assignments. Additional challenges are presented during these Assignments and are optional to complete. Completing these challenges rewards a new currency called Stock (more on this below) that can be spent in Kahl’s Garrison.

New Somachord Songs! – COMING NEXT WEEK!

Four new Somarchord Songs are available to unlock by finding Somachord Fragments located throughout Garrison Assignment missions.


Since Kahl is not equipped with a scanner of his own, these Fragments can be collected by interacting with them to pick up.

Rank up Kahl’s Garrison – COMING NEXT WEEK!

This Syndicate auto-ranks with weekly gameplay progress rather than needing Standing! Unlocking ranks means building up the Garrison with new faces and opportunities.


Stock is the currency used to purchase items in Kahl’s Garrison. Collect them via Garrison Assignments to spend on:

  • New Archon Warframe Mods
  • Kahl Customizations
  • Fog of War Ephemera
  • Styanax Components
  • Various Weapon Blueprints
  • Archon Shards

New Archon Warframe Mods – COMING NEXT WEEK

A new collection of Warframe Mods has landed in Kahl’s Garrison! They offer an increase of core stats with added effects for elemental damage dealing abilities.

*Stats shown below are all at max rank.

Archon Continuity
+55% Ability Duration. Abilities that inflict a Toxin Status Effect will also apply a Corrosive Status Effect.

Archon Stretch:
+45% Ability Range. Abilities that deal Electricity Damage restore +2 Energy/s over 5s.

Archon Vitality:
+440% Health. Status Effects from Abilities that deal Heat Damage will be applied twice.
Please note that we are aware of this not working with some fire abilities e.g. Ember’s Fire Blast, this will be corrected in a future Hotfix/Update.

Archon Flow:
+275% Energy Max. Enemies killed by Cold Damage have a 10% chance to drop an Energy Orb. Cooldown: 10s.

Archon Intensify:
+30% Ability Strength. Restoring Health with abilities grants +30% Ability Strength for 10s.

  • Likewise note that this currently has issues with some abilities that “heal over time” or trigger a heal after the ability is already running, we’ll be making improvements to this one as well.

Kahl Customizations – COMING NEXT WEEK

Kahl’s Garrison will be present in your Drifter Camp following the completion of the Veilbreaker Quest. Visit Kahl-175 there and refresh his uniform with a variety of customization options. Equipped with Voidshell technology and a variety of Helmet and Attachment options, players can kit him with a unique look that would make his Brothers proud.

Leg, shoulder, and chest Armor you own can also be equipped on Kahl!


Upon completion of the Veilbreaker Quest, you will unlock Archon Hunts. Archon Hunts are a new class of weekly Mission that are available each week. Now, you can tackle these Narmer experiments with a full squad at your side!

Archon Hunts can be started from the tracking console in Kahl’s Garrison (releasing next week), or through navigation. Equip your Arsenal for a true test of your formidable power as Old foes re-join the fray.

Archon Hunt Missions

Face veiled opponents as you navigate familiar locations through Narmer-controlled parts of the Origin System. In an Archon Hunt, Tenno must complete three missions of increasing difficulty with additional restrictions. Only one Archon Hunt is available each week, so players can try their hand at completing it solo, or tackling it with a squad. For every player in the squad, enemies grow in strength (+50% Health and Shields per). While the Archon Hunt can be replayed, the rewards will only drop once.

Restrictions are also present for added impact:

  • Restricted Respawns:
    • No Self Revive: Can only be revived by other Tenno (or Companions).
    • Last Gasp Penalty: Activating the Last Gasp Focus ability reduces the timer by 2 seconds.
    • Bleedout Shortens: Bleedout duration is reduced after each time bleedout is entered, to a minimum of 5 seconds.
  • Restricted Consumables
    • No Summons: Summons are disabled for the entire duration of the mission. This includes Specters, Necracmech, etc.
    • Cooldown Increase: Each type of Restore has a 3 minute cooldown timer applied. This cooldown affects all sizes of the restore type.

Similar to Arbitrations, Bonuses for certain Warframes and weapons are applied for the duration of that Archon Hunt. These bonuses are unique to you!

These missions are intended to be challenging, so select your loadouts carefully to overcome your obstacles and take down your opponents.

The team is aware and investigating a bug where the Archons will sometimes take exorbitant amounts of damage; we are looking to resolve this soon.

Enemy Types

Tenno who fought in The New War will remember the types of enemies that can be found in Archon Hunts. Alongside Veiled enemies, you will face Deacons. Deacons that once patrolled the Narmer-controlled system are now searching for more units to grow their flock of devout Veiled followers. Beware Tenno, coming in contact with the Deacons will be far more dangerous than your previous encounters, thanks to the posse that marches alongside them. A Deacon will stay unscathed unless you can deal with their surrounding troops first.

Archon Changes

The final mission of the ARCHON HUNT will always be an Assasination – or ‘Archon Hunt’ mission – Tenno must take up arms against an Archon to complete the Hunt and earn themselves a great reward. Each weekly rotation of an Archon Hunt will feature a new Archon to defeat – Boreal, Amar, or Nira.

The Archons are not how you remember them, Tenno. Since your time fighting them solo in The New War, they have grown stronger. Each of the three Archons have received a rework to increase their difficulty level.

Their greater resistance to damage, harder-hitting attacks, and new methods of trickery make them a formidable foe – a well-equipped loadout and/or a resourceful squad are necessities to defeating these reworked Archons.

Archon Hunt Rewards

Completing all three Archon Hunt missions awards you an Archon Shard – alongside a random reward from the reward pool. Each Archon comes equipped with a different Archon Shard. Each Shard offers unique benefits when equipped to push your arsenal to new heights. As well, each Shard earned has a 20% chance of being Tauforged. You can find more information on Shards in the Archon Shards section below.

The mission reword pool includes:

  • Common:
    • Ayatan Anasa Sculpture
    • Riven Mod
  • Uncommon:
    • 3 Day Booster
    • 8000 Endo
    • 12,000 Kuva
  • Rare:
    • Exilus Warframe Adapter
    • 3 Forma
    • Orokin Catalyst Blueprint
    • Orokin Reactor Blueprint
  • Legendary:
    • Legendary Core

We are collecting your feedback in a dedicated Veilbreaker: Update 32 subforum:


Archon Shards are a source of anti-entropic radiation ideal for empowering synthetic lifeforms, most notably Archons and Warframes. Managing these Shards is done through Helminth in your Orbiter – read on below for details on what they are and how to use them.

Note: To engage with this system you must complete the Veilbreaker Quest!

What are Archon Shards

Archon Shards can be socketed in your Warframes to give permanent* additive (do not scale with mods) stat increases.

*Permanent in the sense that once socketed to your Warframe those stat increases are sustained unless you decide to un-socket it. Read the “How to Use Archon Shards” section to learn more about that.

Archon Shards are earned in the two following ways:

1. Archon Hunts:

1 x guaranteed Archon Shard is rewarded after successfully completing all three missions in the weekly Archon Hunt.

  • With a 20% chance of that Shard being Tauforged.
  • The Tauforged status increases the overall power of a base Archon Shard’s additive stats by x1.5.
    • For example: A base Amber Archon Shard will offer +15% Sprint Speed, while the Tauforged version of that same Shard will offer +22.5% (15 x 1.5 = 22.5).

2. Kahl’s Garrison (COMING SOON):

Kahl offers 1 x Archon Shard a week available for purchase for Stock!

Archon Shard Types

Each Archon drops a specific Shard color with different stat categories associated with it. Socket the same color of Archon Shards in your Warframe to focus on one type of combat advantage, or diversify your Shard usage for a more dynamic approach where you feel appropriate.

  • Azure Archon Shard
    • Drops from: Archon Boreal (Earth Archon Hunt)
    • Stat Category: Defensive
  • Crimson Archon Shard
    • Drops from: Archon Amar (Mars Archon Hunt)
    • Stat Category: Offensive
  • Amber Archon Shard
    • Drops from: Archon Nira (Jupiter Archon Hunt)
    • Stat Category: Utility

How to Use Archon Shards

After completing the Veilbreaker Quest, an inbox will be delivered to you containing the Archon Shard Helminth Segment Blueprint to install in your Helminth. This unlock a new Menu in your Helminth Segment where you can Socket and Unsocket your hard-earned Shards on your equipped Warframe. Each Warframe has a total of 5 slots available to be filled.

Installed Archon Shards can be unsocketed to be reused, at the cost of 50% of your Bile Helminth resource pool.

You can also access equipped Archon Shards from the Arsenal. Hovering over one of the Shards will give you access to jump to the Shard management screen in the Helminth if you’d like to make changes.


Our 50th Warframe STYANAX has arrived! Styanax never wonders how many enemies he will face, only where he can find them.

Styanax is free now until September 21st just by logging in! Afterwards, he can be purchased via the in-game Market, or his components can be earned through Kahl’s Garrison using Stock (COMING SOON).

Styanax’s critical chance increases with his shield strength and doubles for spearguns.

Axios Javelin
Throw an Axios Javelin. When the javelin impales an enemy against a wall, surrounding enemies are pulled into the area and suffer a burst of damage.

Tharros Strike
Summon Tharros, the shield of Styanax. Swing Tharros to repel enemies and reduce their shields and armor. Styanax regenerates health for every enemy struck.

*Tharros Strike is Styanax’s Helminth ability!

Rally Point
Draw enemy attention to Styanax. His resolve uplifts nearby allies, regenerating the squad’s energy over time. Styanax and his allies also regenerate shields for every kill assist they contribute.

*Rally Point is Styanax’s Railjack ability!

Final Stand
Exude might and valor. Rise into the air and throw a barrage of Axios Javelins. The javelins deal damage to nearby enemies wherever they land. Direct hits to enemies deal greater damage.


Styanax’s speargun matches his might. Throw Afentis to pin an enemy and nearby enemies will also be stunned. Throw Afentis onto the ground to create a field that buffs allies. When allies bolstered by Afentis kill an enemy, they maintain the buff for a short time after they leave the field.

The Afentis blueprint can be purchased for Stock in Kahl’s Garrison. *Reminder that we’re pushing Kahl’s weekly Garrison ‘Break Narmer’ missions (this includes access to the Garrison) to begin next week to give the team more time to polish the content.

Styanax Synmora Helmet
Remember your courage with each step. An elite helmet for Styanax.

Styanax Agogean Helmet
Love the light of dawn even as you know the shadow of death. A distinguished helmet for Styanax.

Lanex Syandana
A syandana for the intrepid.

Styanax Leverian
Visit Drusus Leverian to uncover the origins of this battle hardened Warframe.


A distinguished look befits a decorated warrior. This collection includes the Styanax Synmora Helmet, Styanax Agogean Helmet, Lanex Syandana, Styanax Voidshell Skin with Fieldron Form Material Structure, and Tharros and Axios Display decoration.


The Slaytra is a powerful reiteration of the traditional Grineer Machete that doubles the duration of bleed from slash damage.

The Slaytra blueprint can be purchased for Stock in Kahl’s Garrison. *Reminder that we’re pushing Kahl’s weekly Garrison ‘Break Narmer’ missions (this includes access to the Garrison) to begin next week to give the team more time to polish the content.


What the Aegrit lacks in quantity it makes up for in destructive power. Toss the Aegrit onto your enemy’s position then detonate remotely at the right moment for maximum destructive effect.

The Aegrit blueprint can be purchased for Stock in Kahl’s Garrison. *Reminder that we’re pushing Kahl’s weekly Garrison ‘Break Narmer’ missions (this includes access to the Garrison) to begin next week to give the team more time to polish the content.

Stand by your brothers in arms and defend the defenseless with the items in this pack:

  • 350 Platinum
  • Slaytra Machete
  • Afentis Speargun
  • Ascension Speargun Skin
  • Aegrit Thrown Weapon
  • Fog of War Ephemera
  • Kahl’s Fortitude Sigil*
  • For My Brothers Glyph*
  • Noggle Statue – Kahl-175
  • 7-Day Affinity Booster
  • 7-Day Credit Booster

Items marked with a * are exclusive to this pack for a limited time. In an effort to continue to make Supporter packs more player-friendly, everything else listed can either be purchased separately from the in-game Market for Platinum or can be earned (Slaytra Machete, Afentis Speargun, Aegrit Thrown Weapon). The free path to the listed weapons will be available next week with the release of Kahl’s Garrison.


The latest and greatest in the Void has brought forth ethereal capabilities for these Warframes. Don the morphic material created in the Zariman Void Jump.

Styanax Voidshell Collection
Includes Styanax Voidshell Skin and the Fieldron Form material structure.

Excalibur Voidshell Collection
Includes the Excalibur Voidshell Skin and the Lunaro Striker material structure.

Wukong Voidshell Collection
Includes the Wukong Voidshell Skin and the Rubedo Impression material structure.

Nova Voidshell Collection
Includes the Nova Voidshell Skin and the Pearlescent Plastid material structure.

Void Adornment Bundle II
Collect them all! Wukong, Excalibur, and Nova Voidshell skin with their material structures are available in this bundle.

These new Voidshell Collections are available for purchase in the in-game Market.


Take command. Eliminate your adversaries. Restore order. The Protea Caladrius Collection contains the:

Protea Caladrius Skin
Take command. Eliminate your adversaries. Restore order.

Daecret Tonkor Skin
Guardians of the highest order merit a dignified look.

Monitivus Thrown Weapon Skin
Sometimes elegance goes well with destructive power.

The Protea Caladrius Collection is available for purchase in the in-game Market.


Styanax Community Display
Encapsulate the power of Styanax in this stunning display from TBGkaru.

Kahl-175 Community Glyph
Unveil your support for the veil-breaking warrior, Kahl-175, with this amazing community Glyph by MissMagicka

The Styanax Community Display and Kahl-175 Community Glyph are available for purchase in the in-game Market.


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