The Cycle: Frontier crosses both PvE and PvP in a mixed genre of massively online shooter experience. While the real PvP duels will begin once you reach the endgame, there will always be players looking to test their kits.
Therefore, it pays to be prepared when going on a mission. Having the right PvP kit will make it easier for enemy players and help you take over an area to farm resources in peace.
The following guide will set you up with the best starter kits for PvP combat in The Cycle: Frontier.
The Cycle: Frontier Best PvP Starter Kits
Note that your battle kit consists of in-game weapons, armor, utilities, and consumables.
Best Starting Weapons For PvP
The C-32 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, S-576 PDW Submachine Gun, and B9 Pump Trench are probably the best starting weapons you can have for PvP in The Cycle: Frontier.
For players looking to take headshots from afar, the C-32 Sniper Rifle is a valid choice. It is available from the start of the game and costs 6,800 K-Marks. It has excellent default range and deals 57 damage per shot.
For players looking to get up close and personal, consider the S575 PDW submachine gun to rip through enemies. While its bullet damage is low, its high rate of fire is guaranteed to shred enemy players provided you can empty an entire magazine on them.
Finally, there’s also the B9 Shotgun which can potentially take out enemy players with a single close-range blast. You will need to enter directly into their face to deal 80 damage per shell. A single explosion will shrink them down to size. Two will leave a mess. You can purchase the B9 Trengun for 1,200 K-Marks at the start of the game.
Best starting armor for PvP
The common helmet and shield you start with are good enough for the duration. They give you 500 and 600 durability respectively with standard 10 point armor.
You will, however, need to upgrade them to their unusual tier as soon as possible to increase your overall durability and armor. Printing an uncommon helmet and shield won’t be that difficult in the early game, but will give you a huge advantage in any PvP encounter.
Best Starting Backpacks For PvP
The best of you will never need a backpack big enough for a PvP skirmish. The small backpack you start with should therefore be more than enough.
That being said, you can upgrade by printing a medium backpack if you have the resources. The large inventory space will allow you to store more consumables and equipment.
However, printing a better backpack should never be your priority when heading to farming resources for PvP kits. Those K-Marks and farming time can be better spent on your consumables, armor, etc.
Best Starting Consumables For PvP
You are going to need good healing to survive every PvP duel. It is therefore recommended to stock Weak Stim and Weak Medkit.
Weak Stims and Weak Medkits give you an immediate 15 and 100 health boost respectively. The former is handy for quickly healing and jumping on advancing enemy players. The latter can be considered a second life to quickly regain your health after escaping a firefight with some health.
Also, a good old fashioned grenade should always be part of every kit to flush out campy enemy players.