NetEase announced back on October 13th that Ride Out Heroes! will be shutting down on PC, Android, and iOS on December 15th, 2021. Downloads of the game and purchases of in-game items were disabled on the same day as the announcement. The team’s full statement follows:
Thank you for the tremendous support you’ve given Ride Out Heroes! In light of changes made to the development and operational strategies of the game, Ride Out Heroes will soon cease operation. Details are as follows:
1. 15:00(UTC+8), October 13, 2021
Download across all platforms will be disabled. Players will no longer be able to download the game. Recharge and new user registration will be disabled.
2. 15:00(UTC+8), December 15, 2021
All game operations will be terminated. Termination includes the shutting down of the game servers, the official customer service, the official website (https://roh.163.com/), the official Facebook page and its public group. These websites and communities will no longer be accessible from then on.
Note: After game servers have been shut down, all account data and character info (including but not limited to characters, Tokens, items, materials, and so on) will be deleted.
Thank you to everyone who has shown tremendous support to Ride Out Heroes. In-game Diamonds can still be used until the game is officially taken offline for good. We hope you can enjoy the game while it lasts. If you have any questions or concerns, you’re welcome to contact customer service at [email protected]
Like you, we’re also extremely sad to see Ride Out Heroes go. Alas, its time has come. We’d also like to apologize for any inconveniences this decision may cause. Again, thank you for your support and understanding, and we hope to see you in more great NetEase games!Ride Out Heroes Operation Team
The game initially launched on Android in May of 2019 followed by iOS a few weeks later. A standalone PC version was then released in October of 2019. The game mixed up a few genres, billing itself as a “free-to-play multi-class fantasy battle royale” but apparently didn’t draw enough fans of any one style to create a sustainable audience. Thanks to Wakayama_PT for pointing out the news, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site soon.