Vicious Circle is an uncooperative multiplayer shooter in which mercenaries compete for loot against a terrifying monster. Dirty tricks are the key to victory, and only one player can come out on top.
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Mostly Positive (143) - 72% of the 143 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 13, 2019

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August 20

News and Patch Planning (Plus a Preview of Patch #2)

Afternoon, Circle Mercs!

Now that we’re in the post-launch world, we’re all about talking with you and keeping the content and fixes coming. To that end, we plan to keep up a general cadence of weekly beats.

Tuesday News and Patches
  • We will try to keep a constant news flow so you know the latest from the devs. Also, when patches drop, we want to target Tuesday, that will give us the remainder of the week to react to potential bugs/ feedback.
Wednesday Dev Streams
  • We plan to stream the game each wednesday. As beefier updates hit, we’ll sit in the studio so you can hear the news from the dev’s themselves. On our non-content weeks, we’ll be running a standard webcam and stream setup for games with the community and Q&A.
Thursday Community play nights
  • We’ll be hitting the Discord server, cracking the energy drinks, and queueing up in-game to go toe to toe to chicken claw with the community.

We are currently Testing Patch 2!

The plan is to release Patch 2 with all its updates and fixes early next week. If that timeline needs to be pushed out, we will post an update here.

A short note on patches: We are working on releasing medium sized patches every 2 - 3 weeks depending on the stability while testing the patch.

Patches will have lots of goodies, including: NEW events & gadgets, gameplay balances, community feedback, address bugs & known issues, along with a myriad of other items.

All blocking issues will be hotfixed ASAP, and will only address the issue blocking players.

Please note that there will be a detailed rundown of the actual patch alongside its release. For now, check out the highlights of Patch #2

Highlights of the incoming patch
  • New event, Slot Machine, added to the game!
  • New baby Peggy Sue model added to the game!
  • Some minor balance changes to the mercs, Peggy Sue, and damage multiplier.
  • Updates to the Season 1 XP curves. Added an XP drip and evened out the low level curve.
  • Fixed multiple issues with the challenge and challenges not tracking properly
  • Fixed some audio ducking issues
  • Fixed Peggy Sue charge getting stuck
  • General performance improvements

Keep sounding off in the forums. Many of the fixes and new implementations for future patches are coming from your voices!


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August 16

Vicious Summer!

Vicious Summer Begins!

Today, we are hosting a large live stream event with loads of our friends from the LetsPlay Network. Groups like Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, Rooster Teeth, and many more! For the uninitiated, tune in to see a large scale tournament of Vicious Circle with several crazy events between the games. We have an egg toss, nugget eating competition, Bob Sauce, and a bunch of other silly and gross activities for today's event.

Jump in chat or in game for a chance to get matched with some of our crew as they play between events.

3:00pm-9:00pm Central Daylight Time
Rooster Teeth TV
LetsPlay YouTube Channel

See you tonight!


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About This Game

  • Unlock exclusive cosmetics and other rewards by playing and completing challenges.
  • Seasonal Battle Passes are time limited events allowing players to unlock exclusive content during the current active season.

Vicious Circle is an uncooperative multiplayer shooter set in a colorful yet gritty sci-fi universe. Gameplay is fast and frenetic with an emphasis on thwarting other players with dirty tricks at every turn. Be a mercenary and compete for loot, or take on the role of a massive monster and try to kill everything in your path. The first player to collect the biggest haul and reach the evac zone wins - unless the player controlling the big baddy gets them all first.

Work with other mercenaries to survive, but remember: only the player with the most loot wins. Should you combine forces against the terrifying monster, or sneak away to make bank while everyone else is busy? Mercenaries cannot directly harm each other, but they can use the environment and a selection of potent gadgets to outwit their opponents. Maybe lock a door at the right moment to trap another player in the same room as the monster, or use a gadget to suck the loot away from everyone around you. Just remember, what goes around comes around.

Each round, one player is selected to play as a massive creature with a simple goal: kill everyone. You won't stand a chance if the mercenaries band together, so it's up to you to divide and conquer. Use your enhanced senses to track down your foes and pick them off one by one, or barrel into combat and sow chaos. Either way, you have a selection of powerful abilities to ensure nobody makes it out alive!

Life and death work a little different near the Vicious Circle. If you die as a mercenary you'll respawn as a Lil' Dipper. These small, agile creatures can permanently take control of another mercenary's body, including any loot they had collected. But watch out, the player you possessed will become a Lil' Dipper themselves, anxious to get back into their old body...or maybe one with even more loot!

  • New Mercenaries!
  • New Monsters!
  • New Maps!
  • New Gadgets!
  • New Events!
  • New Game Modes!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 5300u or Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760 or Equivalent with at least 2GB ram
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended for 1080p 30FPS on Low Settings, SSD Recommended.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i7 8700 or Equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060 or Equivalent with at least 3GB ram
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended for 1080p 60FPS+ on High Settings, SSD Recommended.

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