Press Release


Assemble the Prime Vanguard with Prime Resurgence and Instantly Unlock or Earn an Elite Collection of Prime Warframes that Bring Ancient Power to Player Arsenals in Preparation of the Looming Sentient Attack, in Warframe’s ‘The New War’ Arriving This December
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

LONDON, Ontario - November 16, 2021 - An update to Warframe available at 2 p.m. ET today is introducing Prime Resurgence, offering players an opportunity to instantly unlock or earn an elite selection of 18 Prime Warframes through the release of the critically acclaimed action game’s next cinematic expansion, The New War, in December. A first-of-its-kind Prime Unvaulting program for Warframe, Prime Resurgence offers players unprecedented access to a collection of Prime Warframes and Prime Gear previously retired from Warframe’s reward tables, giving players a chance to level up their arsenal before The New War arrives. Throughout the program, players can gain access to some of Warframe’s most elusive Warframes and gear, bringing back long-awaited Prime Warframe’s from the Prime Vault and debuting a collection of gear for the first time on Nintendo Switch.


Players who have discovered Warframe’s free AAA single-player Cinematic Quest have become enamored by its gripping story of self identity filled with epic plot twists and non-stop action. The biggest story-based update in Warframe’s 8-year history, The New War, will extend the thrilling personal space opera for players to ‘discover their power within’ through a cinematic chapter several years in the making. To help players prepare for the continuation of their journey, Varzia Dax has ventured into the Origin System’s Maroo’s Bazaar, opening a shop to help Tenno enact the Prime Resurgence and assemble the Prime Warframes who lay dormant in recovered Orokin technology.


Warframe’s Prepare for War trailer highlights more of Varzia Dax’s story and how players can prepare for their experience in The New War with Prime Resurgence:


Each week players can look forward to bolstering their arsenal with a new rotation of 2 previously vaulted Prime Warframes, and their Weapons, and Accessories - some of the Origin System’s rarest and most powerful gear. With each new week’s gear released, the former’s will be vaulted and become unavailable. A last chance opportunity to instantly unlock or earn the Prime Warframes and gear offered during Prime Resurgence will become available to players at the end of the program.


Prime Resurgence: Assemble The Prime Vanguard


Week 1 Rotation

November 16

Mag Prime & Nova Prime

Week 2 Rotation

November 23

Limbo Prime & Trinity Prime

Week 3 Rotation

November 30

Mesa Prime & Hydroid Prime

Week 4 Rotation

December 7 

Volt Prime & Loki Prime

Week 5 Rotation

December 14

Vauban Prime & Ash Prime

Week 6 Rotation

December 21

Oberon Prime & Nekros Prime

Week 7 Rotation

December 28

Saryn Prime & Valkyr Prime

Week 8 Rotation

January 4

Ember Prime & Frost Prime

January 11

Last Chance for Weeks 1 - 4


Rhino Prime & Nyx Prime

January 18

Last Chance for Weeks 5 - 8


Rhino Prime & Nyx Prime


How It Works: Instantly Access or Play to Earn  

A new in-game event store will be introduced to Warframe in Maroo’s Bazaar on November 16 where players can awaken the ancient Orokin Prime Vanguard by interacting with Varzia Dax and exchanging a new curious resource, Aya and Regal Aya, for Void Relics or fully built Prime Warframes, Weapons, and Accessories:

  • Gather Aya from Select Missions and Bounties or Purchase Regal Aya

  • Exchange Aya for Void Relics | Open Void Relics for Prime Parts

  • Exchange Regal Aya for Fully Built Prime Gear


For step-by-step details visit:


The Prime Advantage


During unvaulting periods, Prime Warframes, Weapons, and Accessories can be instantly unlocked or earned, allowing players to tap into the power and prestige of the Prime Warframe. A Prime Warframe, Weapon, or Accessory represents technology as it was during the height of the Orokin Era and boasts superior performance and other advantages over its non-primed counterpart. Prime Warframes, in particular, offer increased base stats and additional polarity slots offering maximum customization, among other features like enhanced visual style. 


Upcoming Warframe Events


Devstream #158: The New War

What: In this final devstream dedicated to The New War, Warframe’s development team will take viewers through the finish line of bringing the next cinematic expansion to players. Viewers will be treated to the global premiere of Warframe’s new cinematic CG trailer for The New War, along with the opportunity to participate in giveaways, Twitch Drops, and more.

When: Tuesday, November 30 | 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET



For Prime Resurgence launch assets visit the press kit:


To keep up with the latest updates, be sure to follow Warframe on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download Warframe on Steam PC, Epic Games Store, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo™ Switch.



Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 60+ million registered players on PC, PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit To sign up for Warframe, visit






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