I'm pretty sure this game went under the radar for most people. It sure did for me and I randomly came across it from an autoplay youtube video. I think it's the type of game that a lot of people here will connect with!
It's a mix so so many games so let's see if I can describe it right:
The Cycle is a Free to Play game only on the Epic Store. The best way I can put it is that it's a competitive Quest Shooter think PvEvP. It's got a lot of Destiny DNA in it with a touch of Battle Royale. However, unlock a traditional Battle Royal where your goal is to eliminate other players to win, the main goal of The Cycle is to complete more quests on the map than your opponents. Other people or squads may get in the way of doing that so this is where the PVP comes in. You're all in a race to get the most stars. Each match takes 15-20 minutes to complete and takes place on a map similar to BR's. There is a deep weapon and ability crafting system along with three different factions. This game is also really fun as a solo player! They have a built-in system called Pacting. When you make a pact with someone to complete contracts together, you lose your shield so that players who do not want to make a pact are not at a disadvantage.
I really think everyone should at least give the game a few trial rounds. I'm sure many of you will enjoy it! I always love games that come out of nowhere and really surprise me with how great it is.