Does Last Epoch Have Seasons Cycles Explained
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Does Last Epoch have seasons? Cycles, explained

The meaning of Cycles.

If you’re used to video games like Diablo 4 and its seasons, you’re probably wondering how it works for the Last Epoch, which has its own thing called Cycles.

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So what are Cycles, and do they work the same way as seasons do? We’ll explain everything about this unique system that Last Epoch has.

Last Epoch: Do Cycles work like seasons?

As soon as you jump into Last Epoch, you’re greeted with quick character customization and a choice of either a Standard or Cycle character. To anyone new to this action RPG, Last Epoch does have seasons, but they’re called Cycles.

Creating a Cycle character is like creating a seasonal character in Diablo 4, they’ll stick around until the next Cycle arrives and you can create a new character and build. Every few months, Eleventh Hour Games will introduce new content and rewards for Cycle characters. If you don’t care about the seasonal content, go for a Standard character.

Does Last Epoch Have Seasons Cycles Explained Standard
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With each new Cycle comes updated mechanics and activities for all players who create Cycle characters. It’s recommended that you create a Cycle character if you’re planning on coming back often to Last Epoch to try new classes, builds, and updated content.

Luckily, once the Cycle ends, your character won’t disappear forever. That Cycle character will transform into a Standard character, sometimes called a Legacy character, where you can access the usual Last Epoch content. So, you can still play with that character, but you cannot access any “seasonal” content from that Cycle, or any future Cycle.

Cycles are essentially Last Epoch’s version of seasons but with a different name. If you’re a Diablo 4 fan, you’ll understand how these “seasonal” characters work and you should feel comfortable with Cycles. Speaking of characters, you should check out our guide on how to customize your character in Last Epoch to create the best character during Cycles.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.