One of the Nightwave Challenges in Warframe is to plunder one of Alad V’s secret laboratories on Jupiter. These are home to the Amalgams, an experimental enemy that Alad V has been trying to create in an attempt to take on the Tenno. In this guide, we will show you how to break in, plunder them, and then escape with your lives.
How to plunder one of Alad V’s secret laboratories on Jupiter
The first thing we will need to do is hunt for a particular tileset to make this challenge easier. The good news is that this is pretty easy to do. Open the Navigator, go to Jupiter, and then click on the Ananke node. This is a level 16-18 Capture mission and should not pose any significant difficulties. Now, load into the mission and keep repeating this until you get the below starting area.
There will be a large platform that you start on, then a walkway running up and to the left before you enter the main megastructure. The hidden lab is located in this area, so you can restart the mission until you get this screen or quickly finish the missions you load into and then repeat them if you wish.
As soon as you get this tileset, go up and through the door, then look up and to the right of the large pillars, into the beams near the room. Here, you will see an item called the Access Controller. Destroying this will allow you to begin the puzzle you need to solve to get access to the secret laboratory.
How to find and open the door to Alad V’s secret laboratory
The next step is to find the door. Just below the Access Controller, you will notice a small broken grate in the wall.
Break the grate and then drop down into the narrow chute and follow it until it comes to a tunnel. Turn right, and you will see a door at the end. This door will have three symbols on it: one square, one circle, and one triangle.
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The order of these symbols is very important, as they correspond to three switches that we need to press to open the door. The first switch can be found directly down the hall from the door, on the right-hand side.
Until you shoot and break the Access Controller, the three switches will be hidden behind panels like the one shown above with the symbol on them. The three switches can be found in the following locations:
- Directly down the corridor from the locked door on the right wall.
- Go back up the chute and out through the broken grill. There is a door directly above it. Walk down the corridor and find the next panel on the right-hand side.
- Head back up the corridor into the room with the Access Controller. Directly across the room is another door. The final switch is located on the left-hand side toward the end of the corridor.
If you need help finding the switches, the below video will show you exactly where they are.
Visit all three panels, noting the symbols that are on each one. Now, you will need to go and shoot the Access Controller, then make your way to the first switch. In this case, that would be the Triangle symbol. Hit that switch, then race to the next one as a timer has begun. You only have 20 seconds to get to the next two symbols, so ensure you know exactly where they are before you start. Once you hit the third symbol, the door will open, and you can head inside.
Inside this room is a purple container you can open to get a Captura scene and another door. For this door, switch to Operator form and hit the door a few times with your Amp to make it open. Inside you will find the secret lab. On the left will be another purple container you can open. The center of the room contains enemies in tanks that will break out and attack. Kill them, grab the loot from the containers, and finish the mission.
When you extract, you will complete the challenge, not before then, so make sure you wrap up the mission fully, then head for the exit. If you wish to explore the power of the Sentients for yourself, make sure you check out how to get Caliban, the Sentient Warframe.