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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

BERLIN Nov. 21, 2019 – YAGER has released a new content update for The Cycle, the hit free-to-play competitive quest shooter. The major highlight is the introduction of story missions, a new contract type (in solo mode only) where players can learn more about the game’s lore and unlock exclusive rewards.

In addition, the update adds a new feature — the Navigator — which lets players get information about nearby objectives more easily without having to open the map. The patch also includes multiple visual effect enhancements, especially for monsters and the storm, as well as a variety of weapon and ability balance changes, performance upgrades, quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes.

You can get a firsthand taste of The Cycle’s new Map 2 (part of the upcoming second season of content, expected early 2020) in the public playtest this Friday, November 22, from 5-11 PM CET/8 AM - 2 PM PST. Map 2 is significantly more vertical and diverse, with four unique biomes (forest, farmland, rocky plains and desert), plus a town center with bars and a giant spaceship. Players who participate and complete a survey can also pick up an exclusive in-game banner.

The Cycle is a match-based first-person shooter with a focus on PvEvP action: complete jobs, defeat hostile lifeforms, gear up with new weapons and powers, out-score other prospectors, and make it off the planet alive before it kills you. The Cycle delivers a competitive multiplayer experience where everyone can survive, but how you stake your claim can make all the difference. Form squads with friends, make uneasy alliances with strangers, or go it alone — the choice is yours!

The Cycle is free to play in early access for Windows PC via the Epic Games Store. Players can also grab the Fortuna Pass, a special season pass available in both free and premium tiers and featuring over 150 exclusive unlockable rewards. For more information, visit

Keep up with future updates by following YAGER’s content development roadmap for The Cycle: The full patch notes for this week’s update are available at


YAGER is an independent developer of computer and video games based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999 by five dedicated developers and artists, our focus is the creation of vivid and meaningful high-quality gaming experiences. Today, 20 years after its foundation, a strong, international team of game-loving developers is busy at work bringing YAGER's vision of gaming to life as an independent self-publishing studio.

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Dan Ketterer Sandbox Strategies for YAGER [email protected]