Enter the post-apocalyptic world of Heavy Metal Machines, an ONLINE and FREE MULTIPLAYER game that unites action, car-chases, and battles in an extremely competitive setting. Meet our Metal City and all our characters in this game that is much more than a MOBA.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (71) - 66% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,319) - 74% of the 1,319 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 31, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are launching Heavy Metal Machines in early access right now because we want to bring more players into the game. We had been running a Closed Beta for a year now on steam, and we believe that, thanks to all the feedback and efforts of our Community, the game is now ready to be played by a larger audience.
Therefore the decision to go into Early Access was made, we'd like to get everyone's input into the state of the game and how can we make it better for the players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to have the game in Early Access for around 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The current Heavy Metal Machines experience is pretty close to what the core game play of the final product will be. That said, we have a lot of features planned to be added.
  • For starters, we will be consistently releasing new characters, so the finished version will have a larger pool.
  • Along the road inside Early Access we will be adding multiple features that help with the competitive side of Heavy Metal Machines, those include but are not limited to:
    • Custom Lobby: So you can play against another specific team of players.
    • Meta-changing characters: We plan to be revisiting balance and adding new fun ways to compete in the Arena regularly.
  • We also have things planned for improving how much fun you can have inside HMM, these will include different game modes, fully custom lobbies so you can change the rules of the game and more.
In the end, it is a matter of maturity of the game in itself. The idea is that we will have a more complete, polished game that will have a wider array of things that you can do inside it, suiting to each player's wants and needs. Right now we have just the core game play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now we have the core experience that one can expect from Heavy Metal Machines. There's a Matchmaking system that will match you against other players, balancing the skill levels on both teams. Then you will compete inside the Arena on our main Game Mode - Deliver the bomb. There is already an early - functional - version of the Voice chat and Party/Group features, those will be improved along the road.
Expanded features that are close to ready include an account and machine progression system, daily missions and playing solo or in Party against the A.I. The in-game cosmetic store is also ready, and can be accessed directly from the menu.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game is and will always be free to play. During Early Access you can buy the exclusive Founder's packs that will be gone once we officially launch - Buying the packs is not a requirement for playing.
We sell cosmetic - virtual - items for the machines and to customize how the game looks, never how it plays. This means we will never sell “pay to win” items that have a direct impact on game play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have dedicated Community Managers whose sole job is taking care of the Community. We will constantly be interacting on our dedicated Forums and official Discord server, hosting discussions on specific features that we want your input on, and more than that, we will be listening and communicating accordingly.
Our Community Team will ensure that your feedback is passed along to the development team, and this will be a two way conversation. We want to regularly provide feedback on what we are doing and how, so everyone can be on the same page.”
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September 22

The registration period for the South American Championship has started!

Heavy Metal Machines continues to grow as eSport. We had the European Championship in July, and now, a mere two months after, the time has come for ALL our players to compete on our South American Championship, featuring up to R$12.500 in cash prizes + Razer Kraken headphones.

About Heavy Metal Machines
Heavy Metal Machines says goodbye to the traditional MOBA set-up with lanes, towers and minions, instead prioritizing high-speed battles in the name of the Metal God. As you try to deliver your team’s bombs to the enemy base, you’ll be asked to chase down your opponents, predict their traps and positioning and most of all - never stand still. If that sounds like something for you, be sure to check out our official Steam page.


South American Championship Format
The South American Championship will be an open tournament on the PC only, allowing anyone to take a shot at the staggering prize of up to R$12.500 and Razer Kraken headphones. Even though the tournament will be run from South America, players from other regions can, of course, take part, if the timetable suits them.

We're a growing eSports game, and our players are growing with us. The format of this championship will allow anyone, pro player or not, to have a fair chance at winning the prize. With a Swiss qualifier and a double elimination bracket, you're guaranteed not to be left out due to bad luck! Prove your worth and claim the top prize - this is an open for all championship.

The schedule will look like this:
  • Registration opens – September 18th
  • Registration closes – October 7th
  • Qualifiers – October 8th
  • Playoffs – October 15th
  • Finals – October 22nd
The Prize pool will be distributed as follows:

If 40 or more teams register:
  • 1st: R$4.375 + Razer Kraken headphones
  • 2nd: R$3.125 + Razer Kraken headphones
  • 3rd: R$1.875
  • 4th: R$1.250
  • 5th/6th: R$625 (each)
  • 7th/8th: R$312,50 (each)
If up to 39 teams register:
  • 1st: R$3.675 + Razer Kraken headphones
  • 2nd: R$2.625 + Razer Kraken headphones
  • 3rd: R$1.575
  • 4th: R$1.050
  • 5th/6th: R$525 (each)
  • 7th/8th: R$262,50 (each)

Finding a Team
Don't have a Team? Need more people for yours? No worries! Join our Facebook Group and fill those missing slots right away!

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the open qualifiers - may the Metal God be with you! What are you waiting for? Register your team NOW!
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September 21

Patch Notes beta. - 21/09/2017

Patch Notes

  • Level required to unlock the Metal God Arena has changed from level 2 to level 4.
  • The Custom Match access code length has been reduced.
  • New load screen background with the South American Championship logo.
  • New background for the main menu.
  • Improvements on BOTs AI: now they are more focused on the game’s objective due to their class and bomb’s possession.
  • Pause button has changed on the controller to the “Start” button.
  • New Black Lotus model (skin) - Simply the Best.
    • Model tier: Idol.
    • Cost: 350 Cash.
    • South American Championship limited edition: available from September 21 to October 31.
  • Game performance improvements.
    • RAM use has been reduced by an average of 20%.
    • VRAM use has been reduced by an average of 25%
    • Loading time has been reduced by an average of 20%.
  • Characters rotation: all machines will be available for players on September 23 and 24.
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“In a world filled to the brim with MOBAs, Heavy Metal Machines puts a spin on the genre that's genuinely got me interested in it. It's free-to-play, and developer Hoplon specifically said on its steam page that it will only sell cosmetic items.”
PC Gamer

“You love MOBAs and cars? Heavy Metal Machines could scratch that itch.”
Spiele Tester

“Free to play games come in all shapes and sizes, but Heavy Metal Machines stands out as a top-down car combat game.”
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About This Game

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics HD 4000 or Nvidia GT 620
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • Processor: 2.3+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 or Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
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