We consider a quantum Otto cycle with a q-deformed quantum oscillator working substance and classical thermal baths. We investigate the influence of the quantum statistical deformation parameter q on the work and efficiency of the cycle. In usual quantum Otto cycle, a Hamiltonian parameter is varied during the quantum adiabatic stages while the quantum statistical character of the working substance remains fixed. We point out that even if the Hamiltonian parameters are not changing, work can be harvested by quantum statistical changes of the working substance. Work extraction from thermal resources using quantum statistical mutations of the working substance makes a quantum Otto cycle without any classical analog.