Every Warframe Release in Order

This is a definitive list of all Warframes that you can play in Warframe in order of release date.

Included is every new prime and non-prime frame (as some call them) as well their release date and gender. You can also see what the next prime is speculated to be.

As of October 2020 there’s a total of 75 Warframe characters to choose from, 31 primes and 44 non-primes.

P.S. after you’ve checked out every Warframe there is, don’t forget to try out some promo codes for free stuff.

Warframe Prime Release Order Schedule

Below you can see the suspected Warframe prime release order schedule. Typically it’s around 100 days between every prime release so the next prime comes out roughly every season. Also there’s a pattern of releases being two males or two females in a row and then alternating.

Upcoming Warframe Releases
WarframeSpeculated Release DateType
Nezha PrimeFall 2020Male
Octavia PrimeWinter 2020Female
Gara PrimeSpring 2021Female
Nidus PrimeSummer 2021Male
Harrow PrimeFall 2021Male
Khora PrimeWinter 2021Female
Garuda PrimeSpring 2022Female
Revenant PrimeSummer 2022Male
Baruuk PrimeFall 2022Male
Hildryn PrimeWinter 2022Female
Wisp PrimeSpring 2023Female
Gauss PrimeSummer 2023Male
Grendel PrimeFall 2023Male

Warframe Releases for 2020

For 2020, so far there have been four Warframes released, two of them being a prime. The first composite Warframe, Xaku, has been introduced.

Warframe Releases for 2020
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
XakuAugust 25, 202029.0Composite
inaros prime Inaros PrimeJuly 14, 202028.2Male
protea ProteaJune 11, 202028.0Female
titania prime Titania PrimeMarch 31, 202027.3.6Female

Warframe Releases for 2019

In 2019, a total of 8 Warframes were released. Of these 4 were prime Warframes and 4 were non-prime Warframes. In terms of types there are 4 male and 4 female.

Warframe Releases for 2019
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
ivara prime Ivara PrimeDecember 17, 201927.0.4Female
grendel GrendelOctober 31, 201926.0Male
atlas prime Atlas PrimeOctober 1, 201925.8Male
gauss GaussAugust 29, 201925.7Male
wukong prime Wukong PrimeJuly 6, 201925.3Male
wisp WispMay 22, 201925.0Female
equinox prime Equinox PrimeApril 2, 201924.5.8Female
hildryn HildrynMarch 8, 201924.4.0Female

Warframe Releases for 2018

In 2018, a total of 10 Warframes got released. 6 prime Warframes and 4 non-prime Warframes were released. The first and only Umbra was released in this year. For the Chinese build the Excalibur Umbra Prime was released as a part of China Founders pack. Mesa and Zephyr from 2014 got prime releases as did Chroma and Limbo from 2018. There were 6 males and 4 females.

Warframe Releases for 2018
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
mesa prime Mesa PrimeDecember 18, 201824.2.2Female
baruuk BaruukDecember 18, 201824.2Male
garuda GarudaNovember 8, 201824.0Female
chroma prime Chroma PrimeSeptember 25, 201823.9Male
revenant RevenantAugust 24, 201823.5Male
limbo prime Limbo PrimeJune 19, 201823.0.3Male
excalibur umbra Excalibur UmbraJune 15, 201823.0Male
excalibur umbra prime Excalibur Umbra PrimeJune 15, 201823.0Male
khora KhoraApril 20, 201822.18Female
zephyr prime Zephyr PrimeMarch 20, 201822.16.4Female

Warframe Releases for 2017

In 2017, like the year before it there only 7 Warframes released. 4 prime Warframes and 3 non-prime Warframes were released. Mirage and Hydroid from 2014 got prime releases as did Oberon and Banshee from 2013. There were 4 males and 3 females.

Warframe Releases for 2017
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
mirage prime Mirage PrimeDecember 12, 201722.7Female
gara GaraOctober 12, 201722.0Female
hydroid prime Hydroid PrimeAugust 29, 201721.6Male
harrow HarrowJune 29, 201721.0Male
oberon prime Oberon PrimeMay 30, 201720.6.2Male
octavia OctaviaMarch 24, 201720.0Female
banshee prime Banshee PrimeFebruary 28, 201719.11.5Female

Warframe Releases for 2016

In 2016,  there were just 7 Warframes released. 4 prime Warframes and 3 non-prime Warframes were released. Warframes Valkyr, Nekros, Vauban, Saryn from 2013 received prime updates. There were 4 males and 3 females.

Warframe Releases for 2016
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
nidus NidusDecember 12, 201619.5Male
valkyr prime Valkyr PrimeNovember 22, 201619.07Female
nekros prime Nekros PrimeAugust 23, 2016TSG 3.0, part of 19Male
titania TitaniaAugust 8, 2016TSG 3.0, part of 19Female
vauban prime Vauban PrimeMay 17, 201618.12Male
inaros InarosMarch 4, 201618.5Male
saryn prime Saryn PrimeFebruary 16, 201618.4.12Female

Warframe Releases for 2015

In 2015,  there were 9 Warframes released. 3 prime Warframes and 6 non-prime Warframes were released. Warframes Ash, Volt, and Trinity from 2012 received prime updates. There were 6 males and 3 females.

Warframe Releases for 2015
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
nezha NezhaDecember 16, 201518.1Male
ivara IvaraDecember 3, 201518.0Female
wukong WukongNovember 25, 201517.12Male
trinity prime Trinity PrimeOctober 6, 201517.6Female
atlas AtlasOctober 1, 201517.5Male
EquinoxJuly 31, 201517.0Female
ash prime Ash PrimeJuly 7, 201516.11Male
volt prime Volt PrimeMarch 25, 201516.1Male
chroma ChromaMarch 19, 201516.0Male

Warframe Releases for 2014

In 2014, a total of 9 Warframes were released. Of these 9 there were 4 prime Warframe released and 5 non-prime Warframes. Warframes Rhino and Loki from 2012 and Nyx from 2013 were given prime versions. There were 4 males and 5 females.

Warframe Releases for 2014
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
nova prime Nova PrimeDecember 17, 201415.7Female
mesa MesaNovember 27, 201415.5Female
limbo LimboOctober 24, 201415.0Male
nyx prime Nyx PrimeSeptember 24, 201414.8Female
mirage MirageJuly 14, 201414.0Female
loki prime Loki PrimeJune 11, 201413.7Male
hydroid HydroidApril 9, 201413.0Male
rhino prime Rhino PrimeMarch 5, 201412.4Male
zephyr ZephyrFebruary 5, 201412.0Female

Warframe Releases for 2013

In 2013, a total of 12 Warframes were released and was the year that the most Warframes were released. Of these 12 there were 3 prime Warframe released and 9 non-prime Warframes. Ember and Mag from the previous year were given prime versions. There were 5 males and 7 females.

Warframe Releases for 2013
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
oberon OberonDecember 19, 201311.5Male
valkyr ValkyrNovember 20, 201311.0Female
ember prime Ember PrimeNovember 20, 201311.0Female
mag prime Mag PrimeSeptember 13, 201310.0Female
nekros NekrosSeptember 13, 201310.0Male
nova NovaJuly 13, 20139.0Female
frost primeFrost PrimeMay 23, 20138.0Male
vauban VaubanMay 17, 20137.11Male
banshee BansheeMarch 18, 20137.0Female
saryn SarynMarch 18, 20137.0Female
frost FrostJanuary 29, 20136.0Male
NyxJanuary 29, 20136.0Female

Warframe Releases for 2012

In 2012, a total of 9 Warframes were released. Of these 9 just one was a prime Warframe (Excalibur Prime) while the rest were non-prime Warframes. There were 6 males and 3 females.
Warframe Releases for 2012
 WarframeRelease DateUpdateType
excalibur prime Excalibur PrimeDecember 18, 20125.0Male
loki LokiOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaMale
mag MagOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaFemale
ExcaliburOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaMale
rhino RhinoOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaMale
ash AshOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaMale
ember EmberOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaFemale
trinity TrinityOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaFemale
volt VoltOctober 25, 2012Closed Beta/VanillaMale
Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.
Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.

13 Comments

  1. its cool that sites have these SPECULATED or GUESS lists but until i hear it directly from DE themselves i cannot and will not get hopes up only to be let down. Plenty of lists similar have been published and been proven incorrect, So until the devs release it, it shall remain fan speculated no matter how much anyone tries to rationalize it. If its correct then whoopdie doo. but highly doubtful

    1. The “speculated” list is actually derived from a pattern that has been present in prime releases at least as far back as 2017.

      Nezha is next.

  2. disapointed… inaros? really? bring nezha already, it’s winter, cold as it gets, even colder without my nezha prime… hope it still gets here maybe on spring or even summer, but still in 2020 cause next winter is a year away
    PS: I’m just joking about using seasons that only apply to half of the world instead of months, that are global lol, but I am trully disapointed on inaros… such a boring frame…

  3. Maybe the nidus and these lore breaking “prime” frames will release as different name?
    Like “Excalibur umbra ” it just a name change .Or better they change the lore..I still excised for inaros prime look forward to play the sandtank XD

  4. This is a great resource, thank you for putting this together Dan 🙂

    I did notice one thing, however, that needs to be corrected… Nova was actually released on July 13, 2013, in Update 9.0 … see the following post on the official forums:
    https://forums.warframe.com/topic/77575-update-9-vors-revenge/

    This jumped out at me because I started playing in January of 2014, just prior to the Cicero Crisis event on PlayStation 4. At that time on the console, Valkyr was the newest warframe that had been added — Nova definitely already existed, with her Molecular Prime that could clear whole maps with spectacular chain reactions in its original form 🙂

  5. Your comment is quite sad, Ava. Sadly, this is how life works. All of us die leaving behind experiences and dreams left untouched. Just try to make good use of the remainder of your days.

  6. 2023 for Wisp… I’m definitely not sticking around. It’s kind of sad for some of us who are sick or have other issues. They should release these primes faster and not take old ones off the store either. It just is like … why play this, put effort into it. The things I love will be released when I might be gone.

  7. Wait did you say Harrow Prime? I’m crying. Not because i’m happy. Because that will mess up the lore sooo much!

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