The Cycle: Frontier is a free Tarkov with no ammo cards – and it’s available now
The Cycle: Frontier, otherwise known as Steam’s most wanted free game, launched on Steam and the Epic Games Store earlier this afternoon. The pre-season event is actually a soft launch for the shooter, but the first season kicks off in earnest on June 22.
The Cycle: Frontier is an extraction royale PvPvE shooter, essentially a lighter, more accessible take on Escape from Tarkov in a sci-fi setting. Although this is a soft launch, characters will not be wiped when June 22 arrives.
Outside of the Fortuna Pass battle pass, which launches on June 22, you have access to just about everything the game has to offer if you start playing now. If you want to support the team, Yager has four types of Welcome Packs available for purchase, all 25% off their normal prices during this time.
The Insider, Professional, Specialist, and Elite packs will give you various cosmetic items, as well as in-game currency. Prices range from $13 to $125 (though they’re all cheaper right now).
In less than five hours, Frontier has already garnered nearly 26,000 concurrent players on Steam and has risen to No. 2 on Twitch, at the time of this writing.
For a brief history of what happened to the original The Cycle, and how it paved the way for Frontier, check out our interview with Yager, where the developer talks about the need to kill a beloved game and pivot.