HWS Connect is your connection between the game and a web interface that allows you, the player, to interact with our HWS servers while outside of the game!
While you are ingame:
- Press SHIFT + TAB (or whatever your hotkey for the steam overlay is)
- Click on webbrowser (2)
- Type connect.hws.global in the addressbar and press enter (3)
- Click on the “Login through Steam” button (4)
- Or just click on the link in the multiplayer lobby description before you start to play on HWS (1)
Important: HWS Connect uses an authentication with Steam Servers, managed by Valve Inc., and is required to have integration to your identity and the game. No personal information is shared or stored by HWS at any time. This integration works via your Steam ID.*
By allowing Steam to handle verifying YOU are actually YOU, steam passes us a steam session ID which let us know who you are. With this ID we can link your character to a secure identity and offer you great things!
Empyrion <> HWS <> Website / App
Note: A smartphone (Android) App is currently under development and will be released soon. However you can use the website without limitations aswell on your smartphone.
The main goal of HWS Connect was and is to provide you more depth, control of your character and overall enhance your gameplay a lot.
After the last years more and more features got added which even extend the default game to more possibilities.
Special HWS Connect Features
HWS Connect Daily Loot
an unique feature only available on HWS is a kind of crate / chest / loot system you can get every 24 hours (at 3PM (cb:time))
in the future there will be different packages depending on certain conditions
HWS Connect Hotview
- Activate up to 3 Hotviews you prefer
HWS Skill Tree
Enhance your gameplay with unique decisions for your character and soon your Origin
- buy ships, buy items, chat with players, play Lottery and more is done with few button clicks