14 December 2020 – 21 December 2020
Tennobaum is an annual holiday meta-event where Tenno gift each other in-game items, in conjunction with Digital Extremes donating to charity.
Tennobaum is an annual holiday meta-event where Tenno gift each other in-game items, in conjunction with Digital Extremes donating to charity. In 2020, the selected charity was Kids Help Phone, Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English, French and Arabic to young people in any moment of crisis or need. More information could be found at the FAQ page.
From 14 December on, Tenno gifted each other items from the Market, using the in-game gifting function to spend Platinum. Tenno could visit the Tennobaum 2020 webpage (currently defunct) to see how many gifts had been given community-wide, and who the most generous gifters were. There were three tiers of gifts: 50.000, 100.000, and 120.000 gifts given across the entire Warframe playerbase. At each of these tiers, a set of rewards were sent to all Tenno, and Digital Extremes pledged a certain donation amount to Kids Help Phone.
Periodic video messages from Nora Night were posted to the official Warframe twitter account.
11 December: “It’s that time of year, Dreamers. When we step outside ourselves for a breather, and figure out a way to bring some good to this messed-up System. A lot of folks in need of a lift these days, you’re probably saying. How do we go about it? Trust your Nora. She’s got herself an idea.”
14 December: “It ain’t news that things are tough right now. Toughest on the kids. Sometimes, a voice in the night can go a long way. It can be hard to have hope, but you and me can provide. If we don’t have each other’s back, who will?”
On 16 December, the Tenno community reached the first goal of 50.000 gifts given.
16 December: “We’re cuttin’ through that fog slowly but surely, one good deed at a time. Sending a couple of treats to all my sweet things to help ’em stay motivated. And the powers that be? Something tells me you’ve got their attention.”
Each Tenno received an inbox message from the Lotus containing the Acceltra Solstice skin, Mother Tennobaum glyph, and Father Tennobaum glyph.
TENNOBAUM: A Thank You
I am elated with the Tenno’s willingness to give. In recognition of that generosity, please take this gift.
17 December: “Makin’ waves and sweet smiles. That’s what this time of year is all about. You’ve done so good so far, Dreamers. Keep it up for Nora and everyone who needs a little hope.”
On 19 December, the Tenno community reached the second goal of 100.000 gifts given.
19 December: “Nora can’t match your generosity, but she wants to give something back. Check those inboxes, Dreamers. Little somethin’ extra for your troubles. But I ain’t the only one keepin’ an eye. You’ve got the big wheels turnin’ now.”
Each Tenno received an inbox message from the Lotus containing the Skiajati Solstice skin, Daughter Tennobaum glyph, and Son Tennobaum glyph, along with a 3-day Credit booster.
TENNOBAUM: Honouring generosity
Whispers of Tenno generosity have begun to echo throughout the Origin System. Others are rushing to thank you. They offer you this gift.
On 21 December, the Tenno community reached the final goal of 120.000 gifts given.
21 December: “Shhhhh. Can you hear it, Dreamers? That’s the sound of you all hittin’ your mark! Those voices in the night are gettin’ a boost that they sorely need. Nora’s still got the goods, and she’s about to spoil all her sweet things. Check those inboxes and unwrap a couple of thank-you’s from me to you.”
Each Tenno received an inbox message from the Lotus containing the Solstice Kuva Cloak, Frostfall ephemera, Grandmother Tennobaum glyph, and Necraloid Tennobaum glyph, along with a 3-day Affinity booster.
TENNOBAUM: A Thousand Thank Yous
If only you could hear the praises they are singing for you. The Tenno have brought such joy to the System’s children and their families.
They offer you this in thanks.
21 December: “I feel pride, Dreamers. It burns in me. I’m reminded of words from the past: ‘All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away.’ Savour that higher manner tonight, sweet things. You’ve earned it. From Nora Night to you and yours, may love continue to save us all.”
With the final tier of gifts achieved, Digital Extremes pledged to donate $45.000 to Kids Help Phone.
After Tennobaum was concluded, six Alert missions became available from 21 December 2020 until 04 January 2021, containing rewards from prior Tennobaums.
- Tessera,Venus: Defence (Melee only). Reward: Guandao Solstice skin and Orokin Catalyst blueprint
- Despina, Neptune: Excavation (Rifle only). Reward: Burston Solstice skin and Orokin Catalyst blueprint
- Minthe, Pluto: Mobile Defence (Shotgun only). Reward: Corinth Solstice skin and Orokin Catalyst blueprint
- Ose, Europa: Interception (Eximus Stronghold). Reward: Solstice Vanquished Banner syandana and Forma blueprint
- V Prime, Venus: Survival (Eximus Stronghold). Reward: Avia Solstice shoulder plate and Forma blueprint
- Laomedeia, Neptune: Disruption (Eximus Stronghold). Reward: Solstice Centuria syandana and Forma blueprint