Warframe release order & Upcoming Warframe (PRime) schedule

Last Updated: July 7, 2022 @ 21:17
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In this post will find the complete Warframe Prime release order timeline, starting from the first one, and some speculation about the upcoming Prime release order.

What is the next Prime Warframe?

The next Prime Warframe to be released is Khora Prime, which is expected in Summer or Fall 2022.

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Upcoming Warframe Prime Release Schedule

Warframe Primes are released in sequences of two females followed by two males. We had two females in 2021, so the upcoming two will be males. Based on the existing intervals, we can only speculate on the release dates; there is a little over three months gap between each Warframe Prime release. Also, there has never been a Warframe Prime release in January.

Since Gara Prime came out on May 25th, 2021, the next Prime Warframe may be released in early September, leaving just enough time for a fourth Prime release in late December 2021.

So I'm only speculating here, but it is quite possible that we can get three Prime Warframes in 2022 and four more in 2023. I have no idea about the validity of the upcoming release order, but it seems to be around a lot.

Prime WarframePossible Release DateGender
Khora PrimeSummer/Fall 2022Female
Revenant PrimeFall/Winter 2022Male
Baruuk PrimeSpring 2023Male
Hildryn PrimeSummer 2023Female
Wisp PrimeFall 2023Female
Gauss PrimeWinter 2023Male
Grendel PrimeSpring 2024Male

How many Warframes are there?

There are 50 regular Warframes and 36 Prime versions of those Warframes to choose from, making it 86 Warframes.

What's the difference between regular and Prime Warframes?

You can build both Prime and regular Warframes yourself, but the difference is that Prime Warframe part components are harder to get and require you to use Relics on Fissure missions.

In terms of performance Prime Warframes have some advantages over regular ones:

  • Prime Warframes come with higher base stats. The base stats in Warframe are Health, Armor, Energy, Shields, and Sprint Speed. A Prime Warframe will have a higher value in three of the above stats compared to a standard Warframe
  • Prime Warframes come with 1-2 extra mod polarities.
  • Prime Warframes have an extra passive skill in Void missions.

Other than these differences, Prime Warframes require a higher Master Rank, while they come with a much shinier (and fantastic) appearance compared to the basic versions.

Warframe Releases in 2022

There have been two Warframe releases in 2022, one Prime and one standard Warframe.

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Gyre
Gyre
April 27, 202231.5Female
Garuda Prime
Garuda Prime
March 28, 202231.3Female

Warframe Releases in 2021

There were seven warframe releases in 2021, four of them being Prime Warframes and three standard Warframes. Below is all their release information:

(Prime) WarframeRelease Date Introduced in UpdateGender
caliban
Caliban
December 15, 202131Male
Harrow Prime
Harrow Prime
December 15, 202131Male
Nidus Prime
Nidus Prime
September 8, 202130.7Male
yareli
Yareli
July 6, 202130.5Female
Gara Prime
Gara Prime
May 25, 202130.3Female
Sevagoth
Sevagoth
April 13, 202130.0Male
Octavia Prime
Octavia Prime
February 23, 202129.9Female

Warframe Releases in 2020

Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes and three Regular Warframes released in 2020.

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
lavos
Lavos
December 19, 202029.6Male
Nezha Prime
Nezha Prime
October 27, 202029.3Male
Xaku
Xaku
August 25, 202029.0Composite
Inaros Prime
Inaros Prime
July 14, 202028.2Male
Protea
Protea
June 11, 202028.0Female
Titania Prime
Titania Prime
March 31, 202027.3.6Female

Warframe Releases in 2019

Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and four regular Warframes released in 2019:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Ivara Prime
Ivara Prime
December 17, 201927.0.4Female
grendel
Grendel
October 31, 201926.0Male
Atlas Prime
Atlas Prime
October 1, 201925.8Male
Gauss
Gauss
August 29, 201925.7Male
Wukong Prime
Wukong Prime
July 6, 201925.3Male
Wisp
Wisp
May 22, 201925.0Female
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Equinox Prime
April 2, 201924.5.8Female
Hildryn
Hildryn
March 8, 201924.4.0Female
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Warframe Prime Releases in 2018

Below you will find information about the four plus one Prime Warframes released in 2018. The Excalibur Umbra Prime was released exclusively in China as compensation for the lack of Excalibur Prime (the first Prime Warframe), which is Global-only:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in VersionGender
Mesa Prime
Mesa Prime
December 18, 201824.2.2Female
Baruuk
Baruuk
December 18, 201824.2Male
Garuda
Garuda
November 8, 201824.0Female
Chroma Prime
Chroma Prime
September 25, 201823.9Male
Revenant
Revenant
August 24, 201823.5Male
Limbo Prime
Limbo Prime
June 19, 201823.0.3Male

Excalibur Umbra
June 15, 201823.0 Male
Excalibur Umbra PrimeJune 15, 201823.0 (Chinese Founder Pack)Male
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Zephyr Prime
March 20, 201822.16.4Female

Warframe Releases in 2017

Below you will find information about all four Prime Warframes and three regular Warframes released in 2017:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Mirage Prime
Mirage Prime
December 12, 201722.7Female
Gara
Gara
October 12, 201722.0Female
Hydroid Prime
Hydroid Prime
August 29, 201721.6Male
Harrow
Harrow
June 29, 201721.0Male
Oberon Prime
Oberon Prime
May 30, 201720.6.2Male
Octavia
Octavia
March 24, 201720.0Female
Banshee Prime
Banshee Prime
February 28, 201719.11.5Female

Warframe Releases in 2016

Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and three regular Warframes released in 2016:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Nidus
Nidus
December 12, 201619.5Male
Valkyr Prime
Valkyr Prime
November 22, 201619.07Female
Nekros Prime
Nekros Prime
August 23, 2016TSG 3.0, part of 19Male
Titania
Titania
August 8, 2016TSG 3.0, part of 19Female
Vauban Prime
Vauban Prime
May 17, 201618.12Male
Inaros
Inaros
March 4, 201618.5Male
Saryn Prime
Saryn Prime
February 16, 201618.4.12Female

Warframe Releases in 2015

Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes and six regular Warframes released in 2015:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Nezha
Nezha
December 16, 201518.1Male
Ivara
Ivara
December 3, 201518.0Female
Wukong
Wukong
November 25, 201517.12Male
Trinity Prime
Trinity Prime
October 6, 201517.6Female
Atlas
Atlas
October 1, 201517.5Male
Equinox
Equinox
July 31, 201517.0Female
Ash Prime
Ash Prime
July 7, 201516.11Male
Volt Prime
Volt Prime
March 25, 201516.1Male
Chroma
Chroma
March 19, 201516.0Male

Warframe Releases in 2014

Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and five regular Warframes released in 2014:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Nova Prime
Nova Prime
December 17, 201415.7Female
Mesa
Mesa
November 27, 201415.5Female
Limbo
Limbo
October 24, 201415.0Male
Nyx Prime
Nyx Prime
September 24, 201414.8Female
Mirage
Mirage
July 14, 201414.0Female
Loki Prime
Loki Prime
June 11, 201413.7Male
Hydroid
Hydroid
April 9, 201413.0Male
Rhino Prime
Rhino Prime
March 5, 201412.4Male
Zephyr
Zephyr
February 5, 201412.0Female

Warframe Releases in 2013

Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes released in 2013:

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender
Oberon
Oberon
December 19, 201311.5Male

Valkyr
November 20, 201311.0Female
Ember Prime
Ember Prime
November 20, 201311.0Female
Mag Prime
Mag Prime
September 13, 201310.0Female
Nekros
Nekros
September 13, 201310.0Male
Nova
Nova
July 13, 20139.0Female
Frost Prime
Frost Prime
May 23, 20138.0Male
Vauban
Vauban
May 17, 20137.11Male
Banshee
Banshee
March 18, 20137.0Female
Saryn
Saryn
March 18, 20137.0Female
Frost
Frost
January 29, 20136.0Male
Nyx
Nyx
January 29, 20136.0Female

Warframe Releases in 2012

Below you will find information about the first Prime Warframe, released in version 5.0, and the eight Regular Warframes introduced in the Closed Beta and Vanilla version of the game, released in 2012.

Appropriately enough, the first Prime Warframe was Excalibur Prime, the Prime version of one of the starting Warframe options.

(Prime) WarframeRelease DateIntroduced in UpdateGender

Excalibur Prime
December 18, 20125.0Male
Loki
Loki
October 25, 2012VanillaMale
Mag
Mag
October 25, 2012VanillaFemale
Excalibur
Excalibur
October 25, 2012VanillaMale
Rhino
Rhino
October 25, 2012VanillaMale
Ash
Ash
October 25, 2012VanillaMale
Ember
Ember
October 25, 2012VanillaFemale
Trinity
Trinity
October 25, 2012VanillaFemale
Volt
Volt
October 25, 2012VanillaMale

This concludes the guide about all prime and regular Warframe releases, their release order, and the latest schedule for upcoming Prime Warframe releases. Before you go, check our Warframe Daily Tribute guide for the daily Warframe login rewards, and don't forget to check for the latest Warframe promo codes for free glyphs to decorate your warframes!