Update (12/18/18): Fortuna part 2 has come out on PC with many new additions and changes. This guide will be among the last to be updated on the site as it is the derivative of other content which must be updated first. However, we’ll get around to updating this for PC players. Majority of info is all accurate, just no information on Part 2 content is included.
Fortuna and the Orb Vallis collectively have over a hundred hours worth of game content to master. As a result, visiting Fortuna for the first time can be intimidating. Whether it’s activities like fishing or modular items like Kitguns, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We’ve decided to put together this “ultimate guide,” as we’re calling it, to compress all of Fortuna’s content into bite size pieces that you can use for your reference. Use the Table of Contents below to skip to any portion of the guide you are interested in.
- Vox Solaris Quest
- Solaris United Standing
- MOA Companion
- K-Drive and Ventkids
- Vox Solaris Syndicate
- Fortuna Resources Table
- Future Content
Vox Solaris Quest
Before you can access most of Fortuna, you’ll have to complete the “Vox Solaris” quest. It’s a relatively short and easy quest that shouldn’t take you much longer than 30 minutes to complete. For a full quest guide, check here, otherwise use the quick guide below to get started on your Fortuna journey! Click here to skip to next section.
1. Talk to Eudico at end of Fortuna by entrance to Vallis
2. Talk to Thursby
3. Head out to Orb Vallis (make sure you have Archwing Launchers equipped if you have them since they’re infinite and instantaneously deployed now)
4. Go to Waypoint – You’ll have to collect 3 Corpus Caches. These caches show up on your map if you have loot radar mods and make a slight humming sound when you’re closeby.
5. Once all 3 caches are collected, go to next Waypoint and kill drone.
6. Eudico will hack the drone. Defend it by killing 30 enemies. AoE Warframe can make this part quicker. Even though this is a low level quest, you shouldn’t get careless as Corpus can deal heavy damage.
7. Return to Fortuna
8. Talk to Thursby
9. Talk to The Business
10. Head back to the Vallis
11. Go to Waypoint and hack into terminal to deactivate lasers
12. Hack into terminal inside room to obtain hitlist
13. Head to next waypoint and investigate 4 dead bodies there
14. Head to prison block and hack into the terminal there
15. Wait for the hack meter to reach 100% progress. Terra Jailers drop data keys which speed up the hacking process – they are marked by red enemy icons.
16. Return to Fortuna
17. Talk to Eudico
18. Go back to Orb Vallis
19. Head to Waypoint. You’ll be greeted with an excavator. Power cell carriers may take a while to arrive, but should start arriving in large quantities after roughly 30 – 60 seconds. AoE or Defense Warframe like Equinox or Limbo can help here, but isn’t necessary as excavator has high health.
20. Once excavation is completed, head to waypoint and let dialogue finish about coolant tower failure
21. Return to Fortuna
22. Talk to Eudico and agree to help Solaris United
23. Head back to Vallis. Prepare yourself for many Corpus as soon as gates open.
24. Rush to plant K-Bomb at designated area, then kill as many Corpus as you can.
25. Return to Fortuna once prompted to do so by Eudico
26. Talk to Eudico again
27. Return to Orb Vallis
28. Mount K-Drive in front of you and boost past the Profit-Taker Orb (sprint key to boost)
29. Hack into terminal and prepare for defense
30. Defend terminal while overheat progress bar increases. Warframes excellent at defense such as Limbo or Frost can make this part a breeze.
31. Administer the Amarast once prompted at the terminal by the coolant tower
32. Return to Fortuna – Quest complete!
Solaris United Standing
After you finish the Vox Solaris quest, you will join the Solaris United syndicate in their efforts against Nef Anyo. Almost all NPCs in Fortuna have blueprints for sale that require Solaris United standing. Aside from Ticker (which we’ll discuss below), there are four primary ways to obtain Solaris United Standing: Bounties, Mining, Fishing and Conservation. We’ve broken down these methods for you in the table below.
|Method||Requirements||Notes||Standing per Hour 1|
|Bounties||Ability to kill high level enemies||−||16,920|
|Mining||Sunpoint Plasma Drill||Can store extra gems to turn in later if you hit Standing cap||70,050|
|Fishing (Bait) 2||Shockprod Fishing Spear + Synathid Bait||Can store extra fish to turn in later if you hit Standing cap||82,880|
|Fishing (No Bait)||Shockprod Fishing Spear||Can store extra fish to turn in later if you hit Standing cap||19,030|
|Conservation (Pobbers / Bolarolas)||Tranq Rifle & Echo Lures||Equinox or Ivara make hunting easy||30,000|
|Conservation (Kubrodons)||Maximum Solaris United Rank required for Kubrodon Lure.||Equinox or Ivara make hunting easy||75,000|
2 Standing per hour factors in cost of bait.
Ticker is a special NPC in Fortuna that sells bonds for Credits and various resources. Bonds are special resources unique to Fortuna which can be traded in for Standing or used for blueprints. Most importantly, bonds are required for ranking up in the Solaris United syndicate. Ticker’s inventory refreshes every few hours, so make sure you check back to see what bonds he has for sale.
If you’re a new or intermediate player, try to only purchase the bonds required for ranking up in the Syndicate as the resource costs may be challenging for you. Remember that Bounties can award bonds as well. Here are all the bonds required for each Solaris United rank:
Outworlder: 13 Training Bonds
Rapscallion: 12 Training Bonds + 15 Shelter Bonds
Doer: 10 Training Bonds + 15 Shelter Bonds + 13 Medical Bonds
Cove: 12 Shelter Bonds + 13 Advance Bonds + 10 Medical Bonds
Old Mate: 12 Medical Bonds + 12 Advance Bonds + 10 Familial Bonds
Relevant NPC: Eudico
While bounties appear to be the slowest method of grinding Standing, they have no requirements and provide some additional rewards that you might find useful. A bounty is a multi-stage mission on the Vallis where you’ll be sent to a waypoint, complete an objective, receive a reward and then move onto the next waypoint and objective. Several of the objectives are done during the Vox Solaris quest so you’ll already have experience doing some of them.
Each objective is a stage in the mission and each stage has its own reward probabilities. Lower level bounties provide drops for the Garuda Warframe, so you’ll want to do a few of these if you intend on building Garuda at some point. We recommend farming at least 2,500 Standing through bounties so you can get started with mining as it provides the fastest Standing with the lowest requirements.
Orb Vallis Mining
Relevant NPC: Smokefinger
Buying the Equipment
The process of finding ores and gems is similar to the Plains of Eidolon. If you haven’t mined on the Plains of Eidolon, don’t worry as we’ll walk you through it. First you’re going to want to gain 2,500 standing with Solaris United so you can buy the relevant equipment. Once you’ve gotten enough standing, fast travel to Smokefinger in Fortuna and purchase the Sunpoint Plasma Drill.
Add the Sunpoint Plasma Drill to your gear wheel by going to the Arsenal (you can do this while in Fortuna by hitting the escape menu –> Equipment –> Arsenal). We recommend changing your public matchmaking to Solo so that you don’t irritate other players or have to deal with host migration bugs. Head out to the Orb Vallis (no bounty necessary).
How to Mine on the Orb Vallis
If you haven’t mined before, the process is simple. Open your gear wheel and equip the Sunpoint Plasma Drill. The drill will alert you of any mining veins within a 60 meter radius. You should find some mining veins right around the entrance to the Orb Vallis immediately. The drill constantly beeps, making louder and more frequent noises when you’re headed in the right direction. Pay attention to how far away the vein is (right side of screen) so you have an idea of how close you are. We recommend using the mini-map as mining veins show up as unique icons once the drill is equipped.
Once you find an red ore vein or blue gem vein, it’s time to start mining! Mining on the Orb Vallis is slightly different from mining on the Plains of Eidolon. First, you’ll want to aim down your sights at the vein which will reveal up to 3 blinking blue dots. You’ll want to aim your sights at one of these dots to start and HOLD down your fire button. Once you do this, a wheel will show up on your screen.
The wheel will fill up gradually as the drill heats up – Your goal is to stop it at the perfect level. The white box on the wheel represents the optimal place for you to stop drilling. Try to release the trigger as soon as the wheel fills up to the middle of the white bracket box. Occasionally, you’ll get two bracket boxes instead of one. The smaller bracket box will provide you an additional reward such as high quality gems if you’re able to stop on it. You can get multiple of these on the same vein which means it’s possible to get up to 3 or 4 rewards from a single vein. Repeat this process for each blue dot on the vein and you’ll be rewarded with ores / gems!
The Best Mining Spot on Orb Vallis
Orb Vallis Fishing
Relevant NPC: The Business
Buying the Equipment
Fishing on the Orb Vallis is a little more complicated than mining so check out this full guide if the details provided here aren’t adequate. We’re going to walk you through the basics here so you can at least get started. Before you can start fishing, you’ll need to purchase the Shockprod Fishing Spear from The Business for 500 Solaris United standing.
Once you have the Shockprod Fishing spear, you’re all set. No bait is required for any of the fish out on the Orb Vallis. Make sure you equip the Shockprod Fishing spear onto your gear wheel. You can do so while still in Fortuna by opening the game menu –> Equipment –> Arsenal.
Fishing on Orb Vallis
Once you have the spear on your gear wheel, enter the Orb Vallis. There is a lake right behind Fortuna entrance (east-side of building by the pipe) that you can use to practice fishing. Equip the Shockprod Spear and look for Servofish in the water (Luminos Dye helps). Once you spot a Servofish, aim your spear at it and shoot. The spear is a slow moving projectile so leading your shot might be necessary. Once you hit a fish with your spear, a bar will appear on your screen. Your goal is to stop the moving white cursor inside the small red bar. Congratulations – you’ve caught your first fish!
The Orb Vallis has three different types of fishing spots: Lakes, Ponds and Caves. These locations each have their own unique species of Servofish which cannot be found in the other locations. Additionally, the Orb Vallis shifts between two primary weather cycles: Cold and Warm. Some fish will only appear during cold cycles while others will only appear during Warm cycles. Lastly, certain areas of the water may start to glow teal – These are called hotspots. These are temporary areas that have a higher probability of spawning fish and can also spawn unique species of Servofish. Keep an eye out for them!
Orb Vallis Fishing Map
Fishing Reference Table
|Fish||Location||Temperature||Hotspot 1||Rarity||Unique Loot 2||Quality||Scrap||Standing|
|Scrubber||Caves||Both||−||Very Common||Exa Brain|
|Echowinder||Lakes||Warm||−||Very Common||Anoscopic Sensor|
|Sapcaddy||Lakes||Cold||−||Only species||Venedo Case|
|Tink||Ponds||Cold||−||Very Common||Dissipator Coil|
2 Each species of Servofish has its own unique loot from dismantling. All fish provide scrap.
Orb Vallis Conservation
Relevant NPC: The Business
Buying the Equipment
We may offend a few people by saying this, but currently there is little incentive to do Conservation aside for fun. If you are someone who wants to decorate your Orbiter with floofs, however, then this is for you. As with other activities, we have a full Conservation guide if you require more details than what is provided here. Before you can get started, you must purchase the Tranq rifle and at least one Echo lure from The Business.
Once you have both the Tranq Rifle and an echo lure, you’re all set. Make sure you equip both items onto your gear wheel. You can do so while still in Fortuna by opening the game menu –> Equipment –> Arsenal.
How to Track Animals
Now that you have your hunting items equipped, it’s time to head onto the Orb Vallis. Equip your Tranq Rifle and pull up the advanced map (hold down M). Your map should be marked with hunter locations for any of the animals you currently have lures for. If you only want to see one specific type of animal, hold down 2 (the lure button) and select a lure from the wheel (if you have multiple). This will equip the lure instead of the Tranq rifle. If you pull up the map while holding a lure, the map will only show hunting locations for that particular animal.
Head to a hunting spot of your choice (usually whatever is closest). Once there, you’ll find a pile of animal poop (yum) that you can use to track the animal. Go ahead and start the hunt by interacting with the poop. This spawns a set of animal footsteps that you are supposed to track to find the appropriate lure location.
If you’re like most people, seeing these steps can be difficult. We recommend using your Codex scanner to find the lure spot. The Codex scanner briefly highlights any scannable objects through walls, which you can abuse by repeatedly looking through the scanner. The circle on your mini-map denotes the area the lure spot can be in, so you can simply search this area using the Codex instead of following the footsteps.
Luring and Capturing Animals
Once you’ve found the designated spot, it’s time to lure the animal out! Hold down “2” (lure button) and select the appropriate Echo lure for the animal you’re hunting. Equipping the lure will bring up a small bar to the right of your Warframe. For the first call, hold down your fire button with echo lure to call out to the animal.
The animal will respond with its own call after you finish yours. Listen carefully during the animal’s response as it will inform you of the direction the animal will come from. Your goal is to mimic the animal’s cry with your echo lure by keeping the glowing line inside the small white pointers which will move based on pitch.
After you successfully call back, hide yourself from the animal by placing an obstacle between yourself and the direction the animal is coming from. Equip your Tranq rifle and start aiming down your sights after you are hidden. The Tranq rifle continually highlights animals through walls when aiming down sights, up to approximately 100 meters.
The last step is to take the shot and tranquilize the animal so you can rescue it. Be warned as the Tranq Rifle is a projectile weapon which moves fairly slow so you should lead your shots if the animal is moving. If you tranquilize the animal without it being alerted, you are awarded with a Perfect Capture which provides the highest amount of Standing. If the animal is alerted before you tranquilize it, you are awarded a Good or Bad Capture. Be cautious of the wind as it can carry your scent to the animal, alerting it even if it can’t see you.
We recommend using Equinox or Ivara as both Rest and Sleep Arrow work on animals, allowing you to forgo using the Tranq rifle. This will drastically improve your odds of a Perfect capture and speed up your hunts, especially on animals such as Bolarolas and Kubrodons. If you have to use the Tranq Rifle, keep in mind it has alarming level sound which can cause issues during your hunt. Try bringing Banshee or Loki with the Hushed Invisibility augment to prevent this issue. Now get floofing!
Conservation Standing Rewards
Relevant NPC: Rude Zuud
Kitguns are modular secondary weapons that you can build in Fortuna at Rude Zuud. All Kitguns are comprised of three parts: The Chamber, the Grip and the Loader. Chambers define the fire style of the gun, ranging from fully automatic to semi to frickin’ laser beams (pardon our reference). Grips, on the other-hand, affect stats such as damage, range and rate-of-fire. Finally, Loaders affect the gun’s critical chance, status chance, magazine size and reload speed.
Don’t stress over remembering all this – We’re going to provide some tables that make life much easier. All blueprints shown below can be purchased for Solaris United standing and most are built using resources from mining and fishing. We also recommend checking out Semlar’s Kitgun builder if you want to dig into Kitgun stats.
Fires a wide energy beam, like a mini Arca Plasmor. Has punchthrough. Heat + Impact damage.
Semi-automatic energy blast shots that can spread to other enemies in a 90 degree arc on impact. Radiation + Impact + Puncture damage.
Fully automatic with high fire rate. Radiation + Slash + Puncture damage.
Persistent laser beam similar to mining tools. Short range, high focus damage. Radiation + Puncture damage.
−− Rate of Fire
−− Range for Beams
++ Rate of Fire
++ Range for Beams
− Rate of Fire
− Range for Beams
+ Rate of Fire
+ Range for Beams
|Name||Critical Chance||Status Chance||Magazine Size||Reload Speed||Solaris Title|
Relevant NPC: Legs
MOA Companion Basics
MOAs are modular companions that you can build in Fortuna at Legs. All MOAs are comprised of three main parts: The Model, the Core, the Gyro and the Bracket. Models determine which type of precept mods the MOA comes with. It’s worth noting you can equip any of the MOA precept mods independent of model. Cores and Gyros, on the other-hand, affect the MOA’s Health, Shield and Armor stats. Lastly, the Bracket sets the polarity of mod slots on the MOA companion.
Unlike Kitguns, your choice of MOA parts is not that significant. We recommend prioritizing your choices based on looks rather than stats as differences are minor. However, we’ve created some tables that show the stats so you can see and decide for yourself. Break a leg!
Comes with Stasis Field and Shockwave Actuators precept mods. Top Hat!
Comes with Tractor Beam and Security Override precept mods.
Comes with Whiplash Mine and Anti-Grav Grenade precept mods.
|Core||Gyro||EHP 1||Health 2||Shield 2||Armor 2|
2 Gilded stats
K-Drives and the Ventkids
Relevant NPC: Roky
K-Drive and Ventkids Basics
The Ventkids are another Syndicate located in Fortuna which allows you to build your own custom K-Drives. K-Drives are “vehicles” (hoverboards) you can use out on the Orb Vallis to travel faster. You are awarded a K-Drive launcher as part of completing the Vox Solaris quest so make sure to equip it to use your K-drive out on the Orb Vallis. Check out our full K-Drive guide for more details on the topics covered in this section.
In order to gain Ventkids Standing, you’ll have to do tricks on your K-Drive out on the Orb Vallis or Plains of Eidolon. These tricks earn you score which increases the “fancier” you get and the longer you keep your combo going. 100% of your score for a successful trick is added to your K-Drive XP while only 25% is added as Standing. That means the maximum score, 3000, adds 3000 xp to your K-Drive and 750 Standing to the Ventkids syndicate. It’s worth noting that the default K-Drive does not gain XP.
The two methods provided below are some of the fastest ways in game to get maximum score. Make sure to equip the K-Drive launcher you were provided as part of the Vox Solaris quest rewards and head out to the Orb Vallis.
The Fortuna Pipe Method
As soon as you enter the Orb Vallis, turn left (towards the Bounty NPC) and hug the building around the corner until you get to a large pipe. This is the holy grail of grinding pipes and it is, in our opinion, the fastest way to gain Standing. The video above shows both the location of the pipe and the method for gaining max score, but we’ll briefly run you through the steps as well:
- Uncharged or slightly charged Jump
- Alternate between Spin (jump key) and Flip (right click) while in air to build multiplier
- As you near landing, hit Grind (crouch key) then do a Half-Spin (Space)
- Try to aim your screen down the center of the pipe as you land
- Hold your crouch key BEFORE hitting the pipe to start grinding
- Charge jumps when you near end of pipe to make turning around easier (can alternate between Flip and Spin to build score when charging jumps)
- Jump and repeat until score adds up to over 3,000
- Stop grinding and land on pipe to finish score
While this may feel complicated at first, it will come naturally after a little bit of practice. Try to get in the habit of always doing Copter (Space in air) and Half Spin (Crouch + Jump in air) to build multiplier quickly. Each 3,000 score should take 30 seconds or less depending on how “optimal” you perform, meaning you can obtain 1,500 standing per minute consistently with this method easily. You can expect closer to 2,500 – 3,000 standing per minute once you are experienced and fast with maxing score. If you prefer, you can also use the Charged Jump method which alternates between Flips and Spins while in air to build multiplier but we think this is faster.
The Pearl Ring Method
Mark “The Pearl” on your map and head over after you enter the Orb Vallis. This is a Corpus occupied area, so you’ll have to clear out all enemies before you can start farming Standing / XP. You do not have to do the small capture mini-game to clear the area. Once you have killed all enemies, you can begin the “grind.” Either see the video above for a full loop or see the step by step instructions below for details.
- Turn on your booster and normal jump onto the rail
- Grind on rail by keeping your screen centered on it until first platform obstacle
- Normal jump over the platform. While you’re jumping, let go of crouch button momentarily and do a spin (jump button)
- Hold crouch button then tap jump button while holding crouch so you perform “Half-spin” & “Grindy” tricks to increase multiplier.
- Repeat for two full circle cycles
- Jump off to a safe area without obstacles so you don’t accidentally cancel your score (see video for how to go nearly uninterrupted)
Vox Solaris Syndicate
Relevant NPC: Little Duck (Backroom)
What is Vox Solaris?
Vox Solaris is a special syndicate in Fortuna that can only be accessed if you have completed “The Second Dream” quest. For now, there isn’t much that can be done with this Syndicate since there are only two ranks available. All offerings are Operator cosmetics so there is no functional rewards offered here yet, but it’s highly likely that this syndicate will be expanded on in future updates. We recommend being prepared by at least maxing out your Standing.
You can increase your Vox Solaris standing by turning in Toroids to Little Duck. Toroids are special resources that can be found in caves or from enemies in certain locations on the Orb Vallis. There are three primary methods we recommend farming Toroids. We personally prefer the cave methods, but many users have had more success with killing enemies using the traditional Nekros / Hydroid looting squad so go with whatever you feel more comfortable with.
1. Search a single cave repeatedly, aborting when you fail to find a Toroid and extracting when you find one
2. Trek across 9 caves on Orb Vallis, checking each one for Toroids then extracting
3. Killing enemies at Temple of Profit (Sola Toroid), Spaceport (Vega Toroid) and Enrichment Labs (Calda Toroid)
Orb Vallis Toroid Map
Fortuna Resources Table
|Resource||Activity||How to Obtain|
|Anoscopic Sensor||Fishing||Echowinder (Lake, Warm)|
|Dissipator Coil||Fishing||Tink (Pond, Cold)|
|Ecosynth Analyzer||Fishing||Synathid (Cave, Both, Hotspot)|
|Entroplasma||Fishing||Tromyzon (Pond, Cold, Hotspot)|
|Exa Brain||Fishing||Scrubber (Cave, Both)|
|Lathe Coogulant||Fishing||Longwinder (Lake, Warm, Hotspot)|
|Muon battery||Fishing||Brickie (Pond, Warm)|
|Neural Relay||Fishing||Recaster (Pond, Cold, Hotspot)|
|Parallel Blode||Fishing||Mirewinder (Cave, Both)|
|Rotoblade||Fishing||Eye-Eye (Pond, Warm)|
|Sagan Module||Fishing||Charamote (Cave, Both, Hotspot)|
|Thermal Laser||Fishing||Kriller (Lake, Warm)|
|Venedo Case||Fishing||Sapcaddy (Lake, Cold)|
|Smooth Phasmin||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Travocyte Alloy||Mining||Ore (Refined) – Red Mining Vein|
|Heart Noctrul||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Axidrol Alloy||Mining||Ore (Refined) – Red Mining Vein|
|Goblite Tears||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Venerdo Alloy||Mining||Ore (Refined) – Red Mining Vein|
|Star Amarast||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Hespazym Alloy||Mining||Ore (Refined) – Red Mining Vein|
|Radiant Zodian||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Marquise Thyst||Mining||Gem (Refined) – Blue Mining Vein|
|Gorgaricus Spores||Scavenging||Hanging from mushrooms in Fungal areas of Orb Vallis (orange on map)|
|Mytocardia Spores||Scavenging||On ground in Fungal areas of Orb Vallis (orange on map)|
|Tepa Nodule||Scavenging||Found on ground in caves|
|Thermal Sludge||Scavenging||Found in resource containers around the Orb Vallis|
|Sola Toroid||Scavenging||Found in certain caves or killing enemies at Temple of Profit|
|Calda Toroid||Scavenging||Found in certain caves or killing enemies at Enrichment Labs|
|Vega Toroid||Scavenging||Found in certain caves or killing enemies at Spaceport|
Future Content: Orb Fights and Vox Solaris
Fortuna isn’t fully released yet, in case you couldn’t tell by the giant, unkillable mecha-spiders roaming the Vallis. The Orbs, as they are called, will be fightable in a future update and should be a great challenge for both newer and veteran players alike. It’s also likely that the Vox Solaris syndicate will be expanded on with more ranks in the future. Who knows what rewards await us? We hope our guide to Fortuna has helped you figure out its plethora of content. Feel free to share your advice on tackling Fortuna in the comments below.