Almost everything in Warframe requires Credits. You’ll need to spend Credits on crafting, buying Blueprints and materials, upgrading your warframe mods, and well, just about everything.
At a certain point, the lack of credits becomes a problem. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to go about gaining a lot of credits, assuming you have made your way to a place called The Index.
Situated on Neptune, The Index is a place where you can bet the Credits you have on a match versus an AI opponent. The more you put in, the more you stand to win.
Matches work like this: You kill an enemy, they drop a small green glowing object. If you pick up that object and return it to your base without dying, you earn a point. If you’ve got more than 5 of the little guys (confusingly also called Indexes), you get 7 points. For every increment of 5, you get more and more bonus points for turning them in. The goal of the game is to finish with more points than your opponent.
But there’s a catch: For every point you’re carrying, your Warframe will be easier to kill. Carrying around a lot of points lowers your shields and health. That’s why many people use the ultra-tanky Rhino while doing Index runs.
Of course, the cash reward isn’t that simple. If you simply beat the AI (something that isn’t too hard), you’ll get the money you put in back. But if you want to get a full-on payout, you’ll have to score more points. If you put in 30,000 Credits, you need to score 50 points. For 40,000, 75 points. For 50,000, 100 points. Then, you’ll get your payout of 75,000, 135,000, or 200,000, respectively.
Oh, and keep an eye on the clock. It’s slowly ticking down, but every time you score, time gets added to the clock. Don’t carry around too many points and forget to add time to the clock. Make sure you succeed and get paid.
Head back over to our main Warframe guide for everything else you need to know about Digital Extreme’s loot shooter.