Drop onto the surface of Fortuna III, a beautiful planet with all kinds of hidden gems – but beware! The local fauna does not appreciate intruders looking to make a quick buck off of the treasures that their habitat holds. Make use of your equipment and join temporary alliances or squads to make it out alive. Maybe you'll even be the first one on the evacuation ship to earn yourself a very, very nice living. And let's not think about what happens if you don't evacuate the planet in time, shall we?

“There are elements of The Cycle that may seem familiar, but at the concept's core is players. The ones that want to team up, the ones that want to focus on objectives, the ones out to take down some trophy monster and of course the ones who - despite everything - will go around trying to blow away other players.”

Rich Stanton
Kotaku UK


We're not handing out rule books, but getting the job done is a whole lot easier when you've got a jetpack and a laser cannon at your side.


Select a faction you'd like to support at the start of each match and fulfill their contracts. The more contracts you manage to finish, the more rewards you'll receive!


Customize your gearset with all the options you want to have available during a match. Select from a wide variety of different Weapons, Abilities and Kits and mod them to your liking.


Encounter a fellow Prospector during the match? Reconsider shooting them on sight! You can pact with others on the fly, so they might be a valuable ally. Maybe, if you wait for the right opportunity, you can even stab them in the back!


Use the rewards you receive for your efforts to craft more gear. Weapons, Abilities, Kits and a bunch of mods are at your disposal. And worry not! There is no equipment you cannot craft with the materials you find during a trip down to Fortuna III.


As far as we can tell, Fortuna III was terraformed by aliens a long time ago. The Federation tried colonizing it, but the Cycle put an end to that. We're talking world-spanning storms that kill anything dumb enough to set foot planetside. And these storms are happening more often than not, so you better get out of there before it gets rough.

Monster Scaling

The planets dangerous inhabitants have learned survive on the surface and even draw power from the storms that pass over the surface of the planet. The closer you are to the next Cycle, the stronger the enemies on the planet. So get out of there!


Still not convinced that you need to leave the planet? If none of the powerful monsters on the surface get you, you'll still have to worry about the storm itself. Powerful radiation will tear your insides apart if you don't make it to the evac ship.