Archives by Day

August 2022

The Cycle: Frontier

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Yager
Release Date: June 8, 2022

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


As an Amazon Associate, we earn commission from qualifying purchases.

'The Cycle: Frontier' Gets Release Date And Pre-Season Debut, Season 1 Includes Fortuna Pass Goodies - Trailer

by Rainier on May 26, 2022 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT

The Cycle: Frontier is a match-based FPS where you compete to fulfill contracts (quests) during a match that lasts approximately 20 mins. Staying on the planet for longer than that is bad for your health.

Prospect for resources and other riches on an abandoned alien world ravaged by a deadly storm, inhabited by monsters, and frequently raided by other ambitious Prospectors.

Welcome to Fortuna III, a treacherous world of alien beauty where the stakes are high and the rewards even higher.

Drop down onto the surface and fill your pockets with treasures and resources. Be wary though, only those who make it out alive are allowed to keep their spoils. Keep an eye out for bloodthirsty beasts and greedy players – or set out to actively hunt those and steal their hard-earned prizes for yourself.

Secure a seat on the nearest evac ship to safeguard your loot. Upgrade your gear, purchase new equipment and complete faction-based contracts to increase your gains and unlock new combat options. Prospecting is a risky venture, but greed is sometimes rewarded by the promise of glory. After all, fortune favors the bold in the eye of the storm.

YAGER has announced that the new extraction FPS The Cycle: Frontier will launch its preseason event on June 8, 2022, for PC, free to play on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

The Pre-Season will last for a period of 2 weeks, after which the game will fully release with the start of Season 1 on June 22, featuring the full suite of in-game items and rewards contained in the new edition of the Fortuna Pass, The Cycle’s exclusive season pass, making its comeback for the first time since the first version of the game. Tons of goodies will be up for grabs in the Pass, just play the game and evacuate successfully to start getting your hands on those!

Note that there will be no wipe between the Pre-Season and Season 1, so make sure to jump in as soon as possible!

Changes and adjustments

We've been hard at work since Closed Beta 2 to bring you the best experience the game has to offer. On top of numerous improvements regarding weapon & progression balance, enemy AI and general economy, we've refined the planet surface even further and made it all more beautiful than ever.

There will also be a brand new PvE dungeon full of loot and nasty creatures, a perfect challenge for reckless Prospectors looking to strike a fortune!

Style is everything

Last but not least, character customization will finally arrive, allowing you all to incarnate the Prospector of your dreams. Veterans among you will be happy to know all cosmetics unlocked in the first version of the game will be made available as well, on top of any accumulated Aurum remaining on your accounts.

The in-game shop will also open its door on June 8. On that note, starter packs will be 25% off for the duration of the Pre-Season. A great opportunity to get your hands on those early!

The life of a Prospector is full of danger, but any extra peril is sure to be worth it. You can go it alone or team up but be wary, the more valuable your haul the bigger the risk. Tread recklessly and risk attracting the attention of a pack of sneaky Striders or a monstrous Crusher. Cause too much noise fending off the wildlife and you may give away your position to another trigger-happy player. Remember, losers come home empty-handed, so watch your back.

Fortuna III is a lush, mysterious planet on the edge of the galaxy. Once prized for its natural resources, it was ravaged by the Cycle, a radioactive storm that quickly wiped-out civilization, leaving behind ghost settlements and forcing survivors to retreat to the orbiting station. The storm is still a threat and yet the surface is full of spoils and treasures. Will you hunker down to survive the stormy night or use this risky opportunity to look for rare materials?

Returning to the relative safety of Prospect Station will allow you to secure your spoils and turn in your completed contracts. Use your newfound resources to improve your personal quarters with permanent upgrades and purchase new equipment. Tune up your favorite weapons with a neat array of mods and gear up with the perfect tools for your next drop. This may not be a corner of paradise but it’s home. Your home.

The Cycle: Frontier will launch for PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) on June 8, 2022.

More articles about The Cycle: Frontier
blog comments powered by Disqus