Is Warframe a Pay-to-Win Game? Let’s Find Out!

Is Warframe pay to win?

If you’ve recently played the game and want to find out if it is a money-driven game before investing your time, then you have come to the right place. This article will help you find the answer with facts.

No, Warframe is not pay to win. The game doesn’t have any drastically game-changing elements that can be bought with real money.

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There are no things that can give you a big advantage against free players which can’t be bought with in-game currency or traded for.

The only things that can be bought with real cash only (available in Platinum only) are cosmetics, which have no actual effect besides changing your appearance.

Warframe is more of a “grind to win” game, where you have to spend a lot of time redoing missions to get exclusive rewards to make a great loadout.

What about Platinum?

Platinum is the only in-game currency that you can buy with real world cash.

You can use it to buy Warframes, weapons, cosmetics, and many more. You can also use your Platinum to speed up crafting in the foundry. So doesn’t that make the game imbalance? Actually, NO.

Basically, what Platinum does is allow you to speed up things and acquire items without having to grind for them. SO it’s not pay to win but actually pay to fast forward kind of thing.

You can also acquire Platinum without spending a penny by trading with other players. So it’s not something that makes the game unfair for free players.

How do you get stronger in Warframe for free?

So how do you actually get stronger in Warframe without spending money?  Here are some tips and tricks for reaching Mastery Level 30 in Warframe for free.

Warframe Tips and Tricks

1. Grinding

Warframe is an RPG that will test your patience in grinding. Nothing beats this process if you want to win without spending any cash.

Doing as many quests as you can, defeating bosses, collecting weapons, warframes, and doing everything that makes you stronger.

You may have to wait days to finish building weapons and warframe but it would all be worth it in the end.

What you can’t afford with Platinum you can make up for with grinding. So in the end, everyone, even the free players, have the chance to win.

2. Trading

Trading is exchanging in-game items and Platinum which allows you to acquire the items you lack from other players.

This way you can get stronger more easily without spending actual cash. But in order to trade you must reach Rank 2 Mastery, so make sure to reach that as fast as you can.

Trading can be done in the Dojo at a Trading Post or in Maroo’s Bazaar. You can also trade your account’s starting Platinum or get it from other players in exchange for your items and resources.

So you can still acquire Platinum while playing for free.

3. Join a guild

Being in a Warframe guild not only lets you get free help from other players, but also gives you access to the Clan Dojo with exclusive Warframes, blueprints.

And resources that you can only acquire by joining a guild. The Clan events can also make your grinding life a lot easier.

Joining a guild gives you support from your allies and lets you beat bosses and do quests easier.

4. Join a Syndicate

Joining a syndicate and raising your standings in one would give you access to unique rewards and offers.

There are also syndicate-exclusive weapons and cosmetics which are pretty awesome to have.

There are currently 17 different syndicates with each having its own themes and goals.

So pick one which will make you enjoy the game most and get stronger for free along the way.

Ninjas Play Free

Just from the game’s tagline, Ninjas Play Free, we can already assume that the game is designed to be played for free.

It is completely up to the player if he wants to spend money to skip some grinding.

Nevertheless, Warframe is not a pay to win game and can be completely enjoyed by players who play for free.