Warframe is a sci-fi action game, and it’s free to play for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game features six different classes of so-called Warframes (warrior, mage, defense, assault (tank), healer (support), and stealth) that you can equip to fight against the game’s enemies. In this post we’ll cover the basics of how to farm extractors in Warframe!
What is an Extractor in Warframe
An extractor is a device that allows the user to extract resources from the game’s maps. Each extractor provides a specific amount of resources on a set timer. These items can be found and collected on each map at any time (the ones you do not own will be red on the minimap). The Extractor does not need to be used right away, as they collect resources even while unclaimed, but it is recommended to use them as soon as possible to maximize your profits.
How do Extractors Work
Each map offers three to five different extractor locations that must be captured and claimed by a squad before the resources can be collected (see Screenshot 1). Once captured and activated, each extractor will offer a set amount of one specific resource for a short period of time before they are depleted and need to be reactivated.
Warframe Extractor, is it Worth it?
Whether or not an extractor is worth it really depends on the player’s goals and needs. If the player is in need of a certain resource, then it is definitely worth it to use an extractor to get that resource as quickly as possible. However, if the player already has a decent stockpile of the resource, then it might not be worth it to activate an extractor.
You have to buy the extractor first before you can use it, if you want to know what ones are worth it or not. I would say that each Warframe player should make an educated decision about if they want to invest in an extractor, based on their goals and needs.
How Much Does a Warframe Cost?
Warframes cost different currencies depending on the specific Warframe and the way you’re buying them. It can range from mere credits (credits are the in-game currency) to platinum (platinum is a form of premium in-game currency). 3,000 credits for a Warframe is a fair price when you have a lot of excess credits to spend. However, you can also get them for free by doing things like the daily quests or alerts. If you’re looking to spend money on a Warframe, I’d recommend buying it outright with platinum to save on the grind.
Pros And Cons of Having an Extractor in Warframe
There are a few pros of having an extractor:
- You can get resources quickly and easily.
- You don’t have to spend any time running around the map to find resources.
- The extractor will continue to provide resources even when you’re not playing the game.
There are a few cons of having an extractor:
- Each extractor will have a specific resource that it provides, so you have to have a use for the resources it provides.
- If the player wishes to save on credits, then they must invest in a desired Warframe before they can activate an extractor on the desired map.
Warframe Prices Change all The Time
Warframe prices change all the time, so look up how much they cost here. Generally, I’d say that it’s a good idea to buy a Warframe outright with platinum if you have the cash, as it saves on the grind.
However, there are other ways to get Warframes for free – like doing the daily quests or Alerts. So it really depends on what you want and how much you’re willing to spend.
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