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Heavy Metal Machines Developer Hoplon Issues Official Statement About Recent Hacking Incident

Game developer Hoplon today announced that they have been in contact with the Metal Sect about the recent attempted shutdown of the Heavy Metal Machines arena, and have been assured by their leader Metal Herald that a suspect is in custody. The elite hacker, who goes by the handle ‘Stingray’, has reportedly been taken to an undisclosed location where he will be prepared to enter the arena to answer for his crimes.

According to a statement received by the team at Hoplon from Metal Herald, “the childish hacker Stingray made a foolish attempt to subvert the word of the Metal God, and temporarily shut down our broadcast servers. Our Acolytes are working under the watchful eye of the Metal God to restore full access to the Heavy Metal Machines arena, but until then we will be broadcasting the glorious battles of the arena on a new schedule:


Wednesday: 18:00 BRST until 24:00 BRST

Saturday: 18:00 until 24:00

North America

Wednesday: 16:00 EST until 22:00 EST [4pm until 10pm]

Saturday: 20:00 EST until 02:00 EST [8pm until 2am]


Thursday: 17:00 CET until 23:00 CET

Saturday: 13:00 CET until 19:00 CET

“This upstart Stingray will soon find out the price to be paid for defying the Metal Sect,” Metal Herald continued. “He tried to destroy the arenas, but he will soon find out that true Metal enlightenment will only come through the spillage of his own blood in the arena he tried to feebly take down!”

UPDATE: Stingray is the newest addition to the roster of playable characters in Heavy Metal Machines, the hard-rocking vehicle combat game where legendary vehicles team-up to destroy one another in the blood and oil-soaked arenas of Metal City. The game is currently in closed beta on Steam for PC, which players can sign up to get into and experience the insane action and battles.

To find out more about the exciting world of Hoplon’s Heavy Metal Machines, please follow them on Twitter and Facebook or visit To learn more about Stingray please visit

About Hoplon

Founded in 2000, Hoplon is comprised of a one-hundred-person team specializing in video game development, publishing and support services with titles like APB: Reloaded to their credit. Already a fan-favorite in their native Brazil, in mid-2017 Hoplon plans to delight North American audiences with their most ambitious title to-date, Heavy Metal Machines. For more information about Hoplon, please visit . To learn more about Heavy Metal Machines, please visit or follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @HMM_Hoplon_EN.

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