[Beta] Release: Evolve Client 1.9.7

As part of our ongoing efforts to Keep Evolve Free, increase the size of our staff, and upgrade servers, we are testing video ads within Evolve starting today. You will see ads if you: are a user with a free account (Helix and Party+ / Premium tier users do not see ads) join a party and/or exit ...

[Beta] Release: Evolve Client 1.9.6

This version of the Evolve client patches a vulnerability discussed earlier this week against Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). The patch in the 1.9.6 combats this in the following ways: Bad ARP packets are now blocked Users attempting to conduct ARP poisoning will be flagged by the system and all future packets from them (ARP or not) are blocked Other ...

Release: Evolve Client 1.8.13

This version of the Evolve client patches a vulnerability discussed earlier this week against Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). The patch in the 1.8.13 combats this in the following ways: Bad ARP packets are now blocked Users attempting to conduct ARP poisoning will be flagged by the system and all future packets from them (ARP or not) are blocked Other ...

[Beta] Release: Evolve Client 1.9.5

The latest Evolve client release in the “stable” channel increases security and fixes common installation problems. We found over 25+ .dll files that were not signed by the original team. This should greatly reduce the amount of installation problems people have, and also reduce the connection problems some people had to the login and party ...

Release: Evolve Client 1.8.12

The latest Evolve client release in the “stable” channel increases security and fixes common installation problems. We found over 25+ .dll files that were not signed by the original team. This should greatly reduce the amount of installation problems people have, and also reduce the connection problems some people had to the login and party ...

VPN Vulnerability Identified

One of the reasons that Evolve makes it easier to play games online with friends is because of the virtual private network (VPN) adapter installed by our Party system. We became aware of a vulnerability in our VPN this morning, and are working on fixing it. In very simplified terms, malicious users can intercept and ...

Twitch Password Reset and Problems Streaming with Evolve

Recently Twitch.tv suffered a security breach, and they have forced a password reset with some of their users. If you are having problems streaming with Evolve, please do the following: Open the Evolve client Click on the red Evolve button, then Preferences Click on the Accounts tab Unlink your Twitch account Go to twitch.tv and ...

Facebook Chat

Some of you have noticed that in our latest client release, we’ve removed Facebook Chat integration.  This was not a decision we made lightly, but we had no choice.  Facebook has deprecated support for Chat integration, and is fully cutting it off on April 30th, 2015. We were seeing a lot of bugs due to Facebook ...

Server upgrades: Feb 25th, 12-4pm CDT

Evolve will be down on Feb 25th from 12-4pm CDT for upgrades. Greetings from the Evolve headquarters here. We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks to increase the capacity of our system, and we’re happy to announce that we’re ready to roll out these improvements this week. However this will require some downtime for ...

Party System Under Significant Load

We’re currently experiencing high demand on our party system. For those of you currently connected to the party system, things are working, but certain requests are taking up to 10 seconds to complete. For those of you not currently connected to the party system, the 2 minute countdown you keep seeing in your friends list ...

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