The Cycle: Frontier Big Meta Weapons Voltaic Brute and Basilisk Nerfed in Patch 2.8.0

Patch 2.8.0
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Patch 2.8.0 for The Cycle: Frontier is now up for download. This update brought balancing adjustments to some popular weapons in the current meta, including the Voltaic Brute and Basilisk.

The Basilisk is a designated marksman rifle (DMR) in The Cycle: Frontier best known for its fast fire rate and destructive firepower. To curb this weapon’s effectiveness, the developers reduced its fire rate from 0.6 to 0.5. Besides that, its projectile speed has also been lowered considerably to 45,000, down from 54,000.

Meanwhile, the Voltaic Brute has been quite an overpowered weapon in the game ever since the closed beta. Although it already received some adjustments prior to this update, it appears that the developers are still dissatisfied with the way this submachine gun decimates opponents in PvP. As a result, Voltaic Brute’s damage is reduced from nine to eight in Patch 2.8.0. On top of that, players now have a harder time getting a decent aim with this weapon due to the increased recoil.


  • Damage reduced from 45 to 40
  • Note: This is to address the "one-shotting" of our fellow Striders, an unintentional result in 2.7 when we tuned their health.
All SMGs
  • Default spread increased from 3 to 4
  • Mid-air spread increased from 3 to 4
  • Fall off damage now begins and ends sooner, from 20-50m down to 10-40m
  • Updated the description text of the Scanner tool (formerly knows as the Mineral Scanner) to reflect it's additional abilities e.g. showing Prospectors through smoke.
  • New player match parameters (beginner matchmaking) have been adjusted to lengthen the amount of time before players on new accounts are moved to the general matchmaking lobbies.
  • Healing speed forge perk values have been reduced from 10%-30% to 6%-20%.
  • Our in-game news system received a bit of a visual overhaul.
  • Fixed an issue with the Alien Forge getting stuck in the 'Forging in Progress' status.
  • Fixed a visual bug causing Forged items to appear to have no max payout when using Standard Insurance.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to mysteriously teleport against their will.
  • An exploit near Skeleton Skull has been fixed.
  • An out of bounds exploit near East Collection Point has been fixed.
  • An out of bounds exploit in Woodcutter Camp has been fixed.
  • An out of bounds exploit above the entrance to Korolev Quarry has been fixed.
  • An exploit location near Lagoon Thermal Ponds/Geothermal Plant has been fixed.
  • An unintended access point to the mountain above Root Rock Tunnel has been made inaccessible.
  • A collision issue that allowed access to an unintended area in Green's Prospect has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Report UI menu to break when switching between Cheating and Behavior tabs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Contract Progress UI to not properly update when using resources in crafting.
  • A bug with Cheating Compensation was fixed.
  • An unintended exploit that allowed Prospectors to survive virtually any fall without dying has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in interaction prompts being invisible when being deployed during a Storm/Peak phase.

The Cycle: Frontier Patch 2.8.0 is available on PC.

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