Dear Metal Gladiators,
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the ending of Heavy Metal Machine’s life cycle.
HMM’s dedicated servers will be shutting down on the 30th of August, 2022. This means the game and all its related features will no longer be available, including all game modes, and the in-game Store. This applies to all platforms, including Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Here’s a timeline of the planned server shutdown
- 30th of May, 2022: Virtual currency (Cash) packages removed from Heavy Metal Machines and will no longer be available for purchase. All other game features will be available normally, including the in-game Store where players will be able to spend their Virtual currency (Cash).
- 30th of August, 2022: Dedicated servers shut down, Heavy Metal Machines no longer available, in-game Store no longer available.
What will happen with the current Ranked Season and my rewards?
- We will send out the Ranked rewards one level above your current level within the upcoming days. This means if you are currently Bronze, you will be able to claim the Silver rewards for example.
- You will have the choice of any Ranked prize from any previous Season. This will give you the opportunity to enjoy the rewards in-game until the servers are shut down.
- To choose and claim your Ranked rewards click on the following link: https://forms.gle/zSNa1sW94KtJnHRQ9
- Players who do not choose and claim their Ranked rewards until the 30th of May, 2022 will automatically receive last Season’s rewards (Dirt Devil).
- Ranked Season will continue until the 30th of August, 2022 – but no additional prizes will be sent out.
Can I still play Heavy Metal Machines after the 30th of August, 2022?
- No, since HMM is a game running 100% online, HMM will not be available to play after the dedicated servers shut down.
What will happen to the content I paid for?
- If you are currently in possession of in-game currency (Cash), make sure to spend it until the 30th of August, 2022, as the Store will not be accessible anymore after that date.
What about my in-game Items?
- Unfortunately, you will not be able to access these items after 30th of August, 2022, since the game won’t be available.
What will happen to the Discord Server?
- After 30th of August, 2022, our Discord Server will stay open, in order to give you a space to meet up and communicate with each other in the future. All channels, except #global-off-topic, will be removed and there will be no more moderation from our team.
- Until 30th of August, 2022, our Discord Server will be available normally.
What will happen with the weekly live streams?
- We will have our last HMM live stream (hosted by Batata) next Thursday, May 5th, in order for him to be able to attend to other internal projects.
Please review our EULA for a complete overview of the terms and conditions of Heavy Metal Machines. If you should have any further questions regarding any of this you can email us at email@example.com or talk to us on Discord.
Discontinuing HMM was a difficult decision. The Hoplon team has put a lot of work and passion into HMM, and we are very proud of what the game has become and the community we have nurtured. We feel we have accomplished our vision of bringing a really unique experience within the MOBA genre.
We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all the Metal Gladiators that have been a part of the HMM family over the years. We truly appreciate all the love we have seen for this game. May HMM live on in our hearts and minds!
See you in the Arenas until August 30th!