Taking down the Profit-Taker Orb during four different missions is the goal of the heists, introduced with update 24.2 and is very important if you not only want to raise your standing with Vox Solaris, but also gain access to Baruuk and other new stuff. To gain access to those missions you first need to play through The War Within and also gain the highest rank (‘Old Mate’) with Solaris United. If you’re still grinding through the daily standing farm, you might want to take a look at our Solaris United Guide to minimize the time needed and to become as efficient as possible.
Once you have all the requirements, simply go to the backroom on Fortuna (on the right side behind Eudico) and start the missions by going to the mission table. You will be able to start the first heist (‘Phase 1’) and progress through the missions until you’re finally able to take down this Profit-Taker Orb. Oh, and this walkthrough is full of spoilers regarding the upcoming heists, so don’t read further if you want to experience everything on your own!
Phase 1: Acquire the satellite protocols
Eudico will tell your about the Profit-Taker Orb and explain the reasoning while it’s finally the time to take it down. You’ll get some additional information from Biz, Little Duck and Eudico before you are sent out to the Orb Vallis to meet with a Quill that does offer satellite protocols. Those will help in turning off the currently impenetrable shields of the Profit-Taker Orb. So head to the elevator and get out on the field.
What you need to do in order to finish this phase:
- Use your Archwing Launcher and fly to the cave (entrance might be outside the yellow circle). Enter it and kill enemies – exterminate style.
- Find the dead Quill body and search it for information or clues.
- Use your fishing gear and catch fishes until you found three clues (use Luminous Dye if possible). Make sure to kill spawned enemies once Little Duck tells you to.
- Get outside, find the camp and capture it. Make sure to not let the console die!
- Find the drone, shoot it down and kill enemies after it got hacked. Also don’t forget to protect it while killing enemies around you.
- After the mission is done, fly to Little Duck, who is waiting outside of the Fortuna entrance. You’ll get access to Phase 2 here.
Warframes and weapons to bring
If you manage to get a group, it doesn’t really matter what you bring as long as you can survive and deal some amount of damage. The enemies are pretty tough and will be at least level 45+ and you should also expect some stronger ‘mini boss’ types out there. Some great Warframes to bring are:
Mesa: Can and will burst everything down if you have a strong build.
Nova: A Slow Nova is a very good choice, especially if you find some team mates to fight with and for you.
Ember: Might be a bit squishy, but dealing with enemies while running around or keep fishing will reduce the time needed quite a bit.
Saryn: Doesn’t have the burst potential of a Mesa, but his can be super nice and help you with survivability.
Of course there a lot of other viable Warframes in the game and you can always just bring the Warframe you feel most comfortable with. Just make sure that your chosen Warframe will be able to survive against higher level enemies.
Picking the right weapon will also help you out a lot, because some of the enemies have nullifier bubbles, some will fly or jump around and other enemies simply have a huge amount of health and shield. So bringing a Amprex, a good shotgun or a Arca Plasmor is a good idea.
Phase 2: Acquire the Profit-Taker’s harmonic schema
The second phase starts right after you talked with Little Duck outside of the elevator. If you want to start the phase later on, you can simply go back to the backroom inside of Fortuna (where you started the first heist mission) and go on from there.
Here is what you need to do in the second phase:
- the Enrichment Labs and kill the three directors. Simply follow the red markers and be as quick as possible, because there will be a time limit.
- Head outside to the quest marker and kill the two big Ambulas. You might also want to quickly get rid of all other enemies, because you don’t want to get shot down once you took the required data and try to run (or better: fly) away.
- Get inside the building, grab the data and head back to Fortuna.
This mission is super short, which is also the reason why a lot of players use it to farm the different important rewards – namely Gyromag Systems, Atmo Systems and Repeller Systems. The three directors always spawn on the same spots, so if you manage to get yourself a 4-man-team, each member kills one director, while the fourth player waits outside, kills the Ambulas and grabs the data mass. This will result in a mission time of only two minutes, making it a super quick way to farm rewards!
Warframes and weapons to bring
This mission is centered around high health and damage targets and you should bring Warframes or weapons to kill those as soon and as fast as possible. Mesa does a very good job at that, but you can also bring any other Warframe and your best weapon. Tigris Prime comes to mind, but simply bring whatever you like and use most.
Otherwise, whatever you successfully during the first phase of the Profit-Taker heist, will also work here. Just make sure you’re able to survive everything the mission will throw at you and you’re good to go!
Phase 3: Steal a Gravimag
This mission will not only get you closer to killing the Profit-Taker Orb, but also reward you with those big, heavy Archwing weapon launcher you’re going to need to kill the final boss of the heist. To do that, you’re going to need a Gravimag installed.
Here is what you need to do in this phase:
- Take the elevator and get out on the Orb Vallis.
- To the Enrichment Labs, go to the quest marker and use the vent there. You don’t need to break it, just get there, activate it and keep on moving.
- Jump down, hack the console and then head outside to reboot the antenna relay. There are two of those, one inside the labs, one outside. Once you activate one of the relays, you have 45 seconds to activate the other. If you have at least one other team member, split up and activate the relays together. If you are alone – hurry up!
- Now the Profit-Taker Orb will move down from his current position and start attacking you and your team. Shoot at it until you gathered enough data (a.k.a. dealt enough damage). Then head back to Fortuna and get ready for the last phase.
In order to deal enough damage you need to have weapons with the right damage type. The Profit-Taker Orb will display a symbol of the current damage type needed right above his head on the front. So if you see a toxic damage symbol, use a weapon with toxic damage. Same is true for every other damage type in the game. And don’t worry if you or your group doesn’t have the right damage type right now, since the required damage type changes based either on your damage dealt or on time – so if you can’t damage the shields for 20 seconds, the required damage type will change automatically.
Warframes and weapons to bring
Getting the right loadout is somewhat tricky and if you are able to get a premade group, make sure to split all damage types. If not, bring a good primary and a good secondary weapon of your choice (a good combination would be Vectis Prime (high puncture and good impact damage) and Akstiletto Prime (high impact damage)), but make sure to have different elemental damage types. If you do have a weapon that can achieve full status then that might also be very helpful.
In terms of the best Warframe choice – bring whatever lets you survive the high amount of incoming damage. A Rhino or an Inaros might be good choices, but you can also just pick a Volt and CC every enemy while gaining overshields.
Another idea might be using Titania to fly around while evading shots from the ground. Or simply get into your Archwing and use it to get a good distance between you and the Profit-Taker Orb.
Phase 4: The show-down
Now you ‘simply’ need to head out, kill the Profit-Taker Orb and get back to Fortuna. Sounds easy, but trust me – it isn’t. The Profit-Taker Orb fight is one of the toughest boss battles in the game and requires a good amount of preparation as well as an understanding of the different phases.
A guide for ‘Phase 4’ would be way too much to write for this guide – so we wrote a long and comprehensive guide about this fight alone! Check out our guide if you want to know more details about the fight, the right weapons and Warframes and more!
The newest addition to the Fortuna expansion is fun-to-play and will present to you some very unique challenges. Farming for rewards is very grindy and can become boring, but that’s Warframe for you and if you can’t handle the grind then…I don’t know, play another mission or something.
The heists itself are interesting, the story is great and fighting the Profit-Taker Orb at the end is not only tough, but also rewarding. So head into the game, fight that big son of a bigger Profit-Taker Orb and have fun while doing so!