Heavy Metal Machines Gets Even More Serious with the Launch of ‘Ranked Mode’

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Heavy Metal Machines Gets Even More Serious with the Launch of ‘Ranked Mode’

New update now live in the free-to-play vehicle combat PC MOBA, bringing a challenging mode to test your skills against other players and a different way to play with a game pad

Florianopolis, Brazil – July 25, 2019 – Hoplon, the developers behind post-apocalyptic car-combat MOBA, Heavy Metal Machines, today announced the launch of its new in-game ranked mode.

Contributing to another aspect of Heavy Metal Machine’s competitive universe, the ‘Ranked Mode’ focuses on the individual performance of each player, which was previously provided by the Leaderboard. ‘Ranked Mode’ is a special match search queue, separated from Casual Mode, in which the matches played are accounted for an individual player score. The score is calculated with each player being placed in a Division; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Heavy Metal.

Ranked Mode will be divided into seasons, with each season lasting a few months. At the end of the season, players will receive exclusive in-game rewards according to the highest Division they reached during the current season. To enter the new mode, players need to have at least five completed matches in their game account (custom matches do not count).

In addition to the new ranked mode, Heavy Metal Machines can now be played with a Game Pad, allowing players to have more choice with how they want to play, whether it’s with the keyboard and mouse, or a controller.

The gamepad will expand the accessibility of Heavy Metal Machines, and now new players that already enjoy racing games with a gamepad will be able to jump straight in with ease.

Rodrigo Campos, CEO commented: “We are thrilled to be announcing the new Ranked Mode for players, and the reintroduction of game pad support. With Heavy Metal Machines, we feel there is a playstyle for each individual, and with the new ranking system this allows each player to shine. Our tournaments are open to all, no matter their skill level, so there’s no excuse not to just invite your friends and team up, to take on the competition.”

The fifth season of the Metal League starts on 10th August 2019 and features seasonal tournaments with weekly qualifiers stages which are open to all player with no entry fees. For more information about the Metal League and to find out how to take part please visit the website http://blog.heavymetalmachines.com/en/2019/03/07/patch-notes-the-metal-league-has-arrived/

From the Brazilian studio Hoplon, Heavy Metal Machines, features dedicated European servers and it is available for free both on Steam or as a downloadable game client.

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. Heavy Metal Machines was officially launched on September 2018.

About Hoplon

Founded in 2000, Hoplon is one of the leading game developers in Brazil, with a team of over 80 highly skilled professionals. Located in Florianopolis and a part of the technology 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 www.hoplon.com or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

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