How much internet data does Warframe use?

How much internet data does Warframe use


Warframe’s online multiplayer modes let teams of up to four players complete missions, as well as explore a massively multiplayer open world. These online multiplayer modes use internet bandwidth, so if you play this multiplayer mode on a fixed mobile data or hotspot connection, you might need to watch your data use while you play Warframe.

To find out how much mobile data you use online gaming, let’s take a closer look at the data it takes to download, update, and play Warframe. Remember that the easiest way to stay under a monthly data limit is to switch to an unlimited mobile data plan.


How big is the Warframe game download?

Downloading a game typically uses much more mobile data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that the file size is larger than the download size (which is compressed), and that the file size increases over time as developers release patches and updates for the game.

Platform File size
Microsoft Windows <30 GB
Playstation 4 4.19 GB
Xbox One 51 GB
Nintendo Switch 17.6 GB

If you don’t have enough internet data to download Warframe without putting a serious dent in your monthly online data, there’s an easy way to save data installing the game. Instead of downloading the game online, purchase the physical disk and install the game offline.

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How big are the Warframe game updates?

Digital Extremes occasionally releases patches and updates for Warframe, which you can keep track of in the PC Update Notes. Patches are often smaller than 1 GB, but major updates can be 3 GB or more. If you’re worried about updates pushing you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and instead manually install major updates when you have data available.


How much data does Warframe gameplay use?

Warframe uses can use as much as 115 MB of data per hour, but it varies significantly based on the number of players and the game mode. If you play in solo mode and avoid massively multiplayer maps, you’ll use much less data. Your frame rate, the tick rate of your server, and whether or not you use voice chat also affect your data use.

  • The more players in a game, the more online data – like chat logs and information about player movement – your internet network has to share with other players’ networks. The bigger your team, the more data you’ll use communicating with your teammates.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it run faster. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change your frame rate, you’ll need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
  • A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second.
  • If you use voice chat, you’ll use much more data during gameplay. Without voice chat, an online game like
    PUBG uses less than 30 MB of data per hour. With voice chat, it can use more than 50 MB of data per hour.
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