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.
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.
How many Warframes are there?
There are 50 regular Warframes and 36 Prime versions of those Warframes, 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.
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:
Warframe Releases in 2020
Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes and three Regular Warframes released in 2020.
Warframe Releases in 2019
Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and four regular Warframes released in 2019:
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:
Warframe Releases in 2017
Below you will find information about all four Prime Warframes and three regular Warframes released in 2017:
Warframe Releases in 2016
Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and three regular Warframes released in 2016:
Warframe Releases in 2015
Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes and six regular Warframes released in 2015:
Warframe Releases in 2014
Below you will find information about the four Prime Warframes and five regular Warframes released in 2014:
Warframe Releases in 2013
Below you will find information about the three Prime Warframes released in 2013:
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.
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!