Day/Night and weather cycle explained in Lightyear Frontier
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Lightyear Frontier: Day/night and weather cycle, explained

The days go by in a jiff.

Like all other farming games, players can expect a day and weather system in Lightyear Frontier. This guide will explain everything you need to know about the day/night and weather cycle in Lightyear Frontier to prepare you for your adventure.

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Lightyear Frontier day and night cycle

From my time with Lightyear Frontier, I have noticed that the day/night cycle is shorter than most other farming games. To put this in perspective, Lightyear Frontier has four times of day: Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night. Each period lasts four and a half minutes. I timed this myself to double-check.

  • Morning: 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Noon: 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Evening: 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Night: 4 minutes 30 seconds.

In other words, a full day in Lightyear Frontier equals 18 minutes in real-time. This time goes by incredibly quickly when you are busy gathering resources, crafting oils, farming, etc.

Since planting seeds and growing crops is a huge part of the game, and most crops take a few in-game days to develop fully, it’s actually a bonus that the days go by so quickly. If the in-game clock were longer, growing crops would feel like more of a chore.

The good news is that Lightyear Frontier has no combat, meaning you don’t have to be too scared of nighttime or worry about danger lurking in the dark. Feel free to roam around as you please, gathering anything you need for the next day. Just remember to use your flashlight!

Lightyear Frontier weather cycle

Lightyear Frontier has a weather system that can affect how you play the game. For example, rain can occasionally come down and water your plants for you. This is actually a good thing, as it removes the hassle of having to water them yourself.

I have experienced rain in Lightyear Frontier about every four in-game days. However, this could be different for you since it is still unclear how the game’s weather system works.

While rain is the only “real life” weather I have encountered besides beautiful sunny days, I have experienced weather called “Hazardous Events.” These events happen every few days and cause dangerous Noxious materials to fall from the sky. If these materials reach your garden, they will destroy your crops.

weather in Lightyear Frontier
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You can easily remove the hazardous materials by using your vacuum and sucking it out of the sky before it reaches your garden!

That’s all you need to know about the weather system in Lightyear Frontier. Upgrading your mech could help you deal with Hazardous Events, so ensure you know how to get Polyberry Oil. It’s an essential resource for upgrades.


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