New Season brings scary Howler and Free Loadouts to the game
02/02/2023 - The Cycle: Frontier will launch its third season on March 29, 2023, and Berlin-based developer studio YAGER has now announced details of two additional new features: In addition to a fearsome flying monster named "Howler", players will also receive effective equipment with the "Free Loadout Runs".
The Cycle: Frontier brings an entirely new enemy type and an additional layer of danger for all players to Fortuna III in Season 3: the Howler. This flying PvE enemy has a territory in Bright Sands and Crescent Falls, where he either sleeps in his nest or roams the skies. But don't worry: Both his bloodcurdling calls and his loud flapping of wings can be heard from a safe distance. However, should the player be surprised by the Howler or launch a targeted attack, the flying monster knows how to defend itself even from a great distance. Should the enemy fall below 50% health, it will use a scream attack that deals massive damage to all prospectors in its field of vision. Defeating the enemy also brings benefits, of course: the items left behind by the Howler are of enormous value and help players improve their own quarters, create particularly powerful items or earn plenty of K-Mark when selling them. Of course, the Howler will also find its way into the campaign. The factions aboard Prospect Station - Korolev, Osiris and, of course, ICA - each have a keen interest in the latest threat on Fortuna III and will ask players to find out more about the enemy over the course of Season 3.
Despite these additions, or perhaps because of them, The Cycle: Frontier remains a high-stakes game that can also see prospectors in the wrong place at the wrong time and lose their entire inventory. To provide an additional outlet for this challenge, YAGER is introducing the new "Free Loadout Runs." Players will be able to pick a map and their "Free Loadout" at the drop terminal and travel directly to the planet. If they survive the visit to Fortuna III, they get to keep all of their items. Each Free Loadout includes a weapon with ammo, a shield, a helmet, a backpack, and items that restore health. This new mode is designed to allow players to choose quick play sessions without fear of losing progress. This mode is also the perfect start for all new prospectors taking their first steps on Fortuna III.
Source: Official website