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Face Off Against the Howler, The Cycle: Frontier’s New PvE Monster, Unleashing with the Start of Season Three on March 29

Prospectors will take on the Fortuna III’s first flying enemy

BERLIN -- Feb. 2, 2022 -- The Cycle: Frontier’s third season is heading to Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 29 with fresh content and new features, and today, YAGER is sharing the first look at its upcoming PvE monster, The Howler. As the first flying enemy to land on Fortuna III, this monster will make the planet that much more dangerous and hostile as Prospectors battle for survival against this massive winged beast. Check out the Howler in action by watching the trailer below! 

Dev Update on The Howler:

The flapping wings and chilling screams of The Howler can be heard from a safe distance, but Prospectors are never truly safe from this terror of the sky. If they aren't careful, a Prospector can attract The Howler’s attention and be forced to face off with a massive airborne challenge. Only one Howler can be active on the map at a time, but even the most vigilant Prospectors can become its unwitting prey. 

If you're unfortunate enough to face The Howler, take precautions because, at 50% health, this monster is known to use its special Howl Attack, which will affect everyone in line of sight before turning into an even more reckless and aggressive monster to fight. If a team can defeat the winged monster, they will be rewarded with valuable items like Howler Darts, Howler Honey, and, if they are super lucky, Howler Syrinx.

Season 2 is currently underway with “The Depths of Tharis Island,” including new campaign missions, gear perks, the New Fortuna Pass, and a variety of general game, balance and anti-cheat improvements for
The Cycle: Frontier.

Season 3 will arrive on March 29, 2023, and will feature changes including improvements to the matchmaking system, new campaign quests to investigate The Howler, and
free loadout runs. Free loadout runs let Prospectors drop down to the surface with free basic gear provided by the faction of their choice, then let them keep everything as long as they safely evacuate. 

Season 3 has much more that will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

About The Cycle: Frontier
Available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, The Cycle: Frontier is a free-to-play PvPvE extraction shooter driven by suspense and danger. 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.

For more on
The Cycle: Frontier, visit Keep up with the latest updates by following the game on Twitter and YouTube, and join the conversation with the devs on Discord.

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