When Warframe was first released, it was a game that was on a smaller scale. The concept of it was simple and the story was almost non-existent. While there was a story, it was just not one of the main reasons to play the game because it was so sparse on lore. This has changed over time. As the developers continued to update the game, they released quests that explored the lore of new and old characters, locations, Warframes, and Tennos.
With how big Warframe is now, there is much more depth to the world of Warframe. Some of this lore is somewhat scattered and requires players to piece it together from other sources. The story and lore of Warframe are expansive and can be a bit complicated. Then some quests explore the origins of characters and dive deeper into the history of certain events. An example of a major story quest that does this is The War Within Warframe. The War Within explores multiple stories set in the Warframe universe.
The War Within will also unlock a lot of other useful items and features to be used. The official site states that “The War Within is essential in order to grow your Tenno and become the warrior you were meant to be.” Like most major story quests, players should consider doing these as early as possible to unlock certain items and other quests.
Let’s jump into the story, unlockables, and requirements for The War Within Warframe storyline.
The War Within Story in Warframe
Earlier, it was stated that the game’s lore and the story aren’t technically straightforward. The same goes for this quest. Playing the quest and listening to dialogue yourself is the best option to truly understand the story. Because the story is only an hour or two long, I will only explain the synopsis. Anything else would be spoiler territory.
The War Within story focuses on the Grineer Queens, also known as, the Twin Queens. The story is mainly about these two, but there is also lore about Teshin. Most players will know him as the Conclave (PvP) Master. However, without trying to spoil anything, one of the queens is looking for another host or body. This is known as Transference in Warframe.
Transference is transferring one’s consciousness and powers into another that they control as a surrogate body. This is how the player uses a Warframe. Anyway, The War Within is also the second part of The Second Dream. So, playing that first is required. Players will also learn more about the Zariman Ten Zero incident. The Zariman Ten Zero event is how the Tenno (the player) received powers from an unknown anomaly.
The War Within Warframe Requirements and Rewards
Before undertaking this quest, some requirements have to be met first. Luckily the requirements are simple, however, if you are just beginning, you might not be able to do this for a while. This is because of the Mastery Rank requirement. Which requires crafting and leveling weapons and Warframes.
Requirements to Begin
- Reach Mastery Rank 5
- Complete Quest: The Second Dream
- Completed The Sedna Junction
If you are new, then you won’t be able to do the War Within quest within Warframe just yet. You will also have to reach Mastery Rank 3 first to unlock and complete The Second Dream quest (one of the requirements to begin this quest).
If you do complete this quest you will earn a good amount of rewards as well. This quest also has a decision and moral system, but only plays a very small part.
Quest Completion Rewards
You can expect the following completion rewards from finishing the War Within quest chain in Warframe.
- Broken Scepter Melee Weapon
- Orvius Melee Weapon Blueprint
- Riven Mod
- Grineer Queens Glyph
- Personal Quarters Segment Blueprint
The Personal Quarters Segment will unlock a side room on your ship. This is great for people who want to display different items, cosmetics, and trophies on your ship. A lot of trophies can be crafted and displayed.
The War Within Warframe is a quest that explores the origins of the Grineer Queens and the Tenno. Players looking to unlock more weapons and personal quarters should complete this quest as soon as possible. With the quest taking only an hour or two to complete, most people should be able to casually knock this out.
After you complete this quest, you should focus on upgrading your warframes with new mods, such as the Pistol Amp mod or the Rolling Guard mod in Warframe.