Warframe: Relic System

As an old Warframe player and being so attached and hooked to the game it’s a great free to play games out there and probably one of the best in terms of developer involvement with the community and constant updates and reworks and it’s latest recent update spectres of the rail brought some changes which are still hard to adjust to.


Digital Extremes is a great developer when it comes to its baby Warframe, they constantly try to provide new content and ways to keep the game fresh for new and mostly old players.

There is a sort of hit and miss when it comes to the new update which introduces the Relic system instead of Void keys, well firstly the Void can literally be known as the Void because it’s completely devoid of players now because there is in incentive to go there other than farming some resources such as Argon crystals.

Veteran players like myself usually consist of players who just want to relax after a long day at work and farm the new prime weapons and warframes with their friends when they come out.

Well with the new relic system one has to do tons of things before actually being able to claim said prime part. Firstly our stack of Void keys are now null and void as DE decided that every new prime frame and weapon will have their own relics, so well you have to farm them and that can take up to hours depending on your luck.


But hey, it doesn’t stop there then you have to hop along like the ninja you are to farm void traces to have a better chance at the said drop, well that’s a little bearable because you end up getting a lot of other parts which you might now actually need but hey everyone’s got them too now.

This has drastically changed the trading market in Warframe. Parts being sold by people are worth practically nothing when it comes to primed frames other than Ember or Frost and people are now selling sets and parts at a lower rate hoping someone will buy them which are very few.

The new system will take time to adjust to but it’s a big hit on the veteran players and the warframe trade market alike, it could be argued that it’s a means to get more hits towards the prime access.

The only thing so far in the recent updates was the ability of conversation of duplicate mods to Endo that I like. The Endo system is something everyone could get behind on.

In my opinion the Relic system needs a huge rework, if you are grinding that bad the drop rates are still low the mission where DE said they are encouraging less of a grind is actually false. The grind now is more real my friends. The Grind is real.