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  Vehicle Combat MOBA Heavy Metal Machines Kicks Off In-Game Heavy Metal Cup Event
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Florianopolis, Brazil - 19 June, 2018 - Brazilian studio Hoplon have launched their own take on the World Cup with a special in-game event for their high-octane, free-to-play motorised MOBA, Heavy Metal Machines - the Heavy Metal Cup Event.

The Heavy Metal Cup Event runs until July 17, during which time players can get their hands on exclusive in-game content. All event-exclusive items and skins earned and purchased will remain in players’ garages forever.


  • The Bomb - the very heart of every Heavy Metal Machines match - will be reskinned to become a football for the duration of the event.

  • The character Wildfire will receive a new skin, based on the current World Cup logo. To earn this skin, players must team up between the 19th and 26th of June and complete 15 matches in the same group.

  • The character Rampage will receive a skin based on the Russian flag.*

  • The character Clunker will receive a skin based on the French flag.*

  • The character Stingray will receive a skin based on the Polish flag.*

  • The character Windrider will receive a skin based on the Brazilian flag.*


*Please note that these skins are only available via in-game transactions. More details can be found on Steam.

Players old and new should also keep their eyes on Heavy Metal Machine’s official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter), Steam page, Discord, and its in-game messaging, as Hoplon will be announcing several opportunities to earn extra XP during the event. The developer will also be setting challenges for players, successful completion of which will provide a glimpse at new characters coming soon to the extreme world of Heavy Metal Machines.

Heavy Metal Machines is currently in open beta and is available for free via its official website or Steam. Full assets for the Heavy Metal Cup Event can be found at the game’s dedicated press room.


About Heavy Metal Machines

Heavy Metal Machines is a one-­of-­a-­kind 4v4 multiplayer arena combat game where two teams battle it out across three deadly arenas to be the first to score a goal and destroy their opponent’s base. Players choose from a roster of psychotic post-apocalyptic road warriors with each over-the-top personality bringing their own unique death machine, delivering a distinct style of gameplay with awesome upgrades and customizations to match. Over a dozen vehicles are available, dealing destruction while being accompanied by a dynamic, mood­setting heavy metal soundtrack. Having launched on January 2017 into Steam Early Access, Heavy Metal Machines is currently in open beta with over 720,000 downloads so far. Watch a trailer showcasing the action of Heavy Metal Machines here.


About Hoplon

Founded in 2000, Hoplon is one of the leading game developers in Brazil, with a team of over 70 highly skilled professionals. Located in Florianopolis and a part of the technological centre in Southern Brazil, Hoplon is responsible for pioneering projects in the country and strengthening the Brazilian gaming industry through such titles as Heavy Metal Machines, Apocalypse: The Party’s Over and Taikodom. For more information about Hoplon, please visit or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.