How To Play
Click the map button to bring up a map of the field. You can move the view around using the scope arrows. Click anywhere on the map to teleport there.
Use the mine button to plant mines around your tank. Mines block the path of enemy tanks. Be careful, enemy mines are invisible until you or an ally has detected them with radar!
The radar button allows you to scan a portion of the screen around your tank. This will reveal hidden objects such as fuel, equipment, and enemy mines.
Use the scope arrows to extend your field view in one direction, without moving your tank. Press the scope button in the middle to center the view around your tank. The scope controls are also used when the map is open.
The equipment panel lets you control how you use your tank's precious equipment. Hover the mouse over the equipment icons to see how much inventory you have gathered. Click on an icon to enable or disable use of that equipment.
Fuel is the most important resource in the game. Your tank's fuel is used up when you move, shoot, teleport, lay mines, or get hit by an opponent. If your fuel runs empty your tank will be deactivated and demoted a rank!
Click on the experience bar for information on how to advance to the next rank.
Scroll through the message list and click on a command to send it to other players on the field.
Using dual shots, your tank can fire two shots at once, causing twice the damage of a regular shot. When shooting an enemy that has armor shields on, dual shots result in the loss of two armors at a time.
Missile shots are useful for shooting over mountains, obstacles, or other tanks that are in the way of your opponent.
Homing shots will follow a target if it happens to move while you are shooting. These are useful for chasing an opponent.
Armor shields protect your tank from enemy fire and conserve fuel. Every time your tank is shot, an armor shield will be used up instead of fuel. A dual shot will use up two of your shields. Use armor shields when you're low on fuel to avoid being deactivated.
Extra radars will scan the entire screen instead of just a portion of it. Use these to uncover lots of fuel or equipment at once.
All tanks begin at recruit and advance towards the highest rank, general. Higher rank tanks carry more fuel and equipment. Click on the experience bar in the game for information on how to advance to the next rank.
|Recruit||Earn 500 promotion points.|
|Private||Earn 1,000 promotion points.|
|Corporal||Earn 4,000 promotion points.|
Earn 10,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a corporal or higher.
Earn 20,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a sergeant or higher.
Earn 30,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a lieutenant or higher.
Earn 40,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a captain or higher.
Earn 50,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a colonel or general.
|General||You've reached the highest rank!|
Your tank is decorated with awards for your achievements in the game.
|Names||Awards||How to Get Them|
|Achieve the rank of major/colonel/general.|
|Deactivate 100/200/500 tanks.|
|Be deactivated 20/50/100 times.|
|Spend 100/200/500 hours on the field.|
|Place 3rd/2nd/1st in a tournament.|
|Defender of Truth||Report bugs, cheaters, or other flaws with the game. Only the best submissions are chosen for this award.|
|Lightbulb||Submit a great idea to improve the game or website. Only the best submissions are chosen for this award.|
|Purple Heart||Submit graphical content related to the game or our contests. Only the best submissions are chosen for this award.|
|War Correspondent||Prove your journalistic excellence in the form of articles or reviews. Only the best submissions are chosen for this award.|
For more information about the last four awards, check the special awards page.
TankPit has numerous maps, but only one or two are currently available at a time (we hope to open more in the future!). Open maps are changed every day and are voted for by the players. The following are descriptions of the main maps. Additional maps are used for tournaments.
Rocks and Swamp
The origins of war started in Rocks and Swamps, a harsh marshland riddled with treacherous mountains and swamps making this land hard to navigate. Fight your way through this ancient battle-scared land and make your mark in Tankpit history.
Hone your teleporting precision for this dizzying game where one wrong positioning can trap you, unable to reach fuel through the maze. Relentless and unforgiving, Crazy Maze is challenging for the best of players.
The oceans of Appaloosa Land are teeming with fuel and equipment. Pursue enemies on the desiccated continent to deactivate them, but be careful not to run out of fuel!
Unite with your allies, take a castle as your team's base and defend it from the other armies for your honor. In this game with clearly divided quadrants, be careful about entering an opposing army's territory.
The most fierce battles take place in this wasteland. Bring plenty of water to this battlefield, because there are no breaks in the constant wars that take place here.
Navigate the glacial rivers through these frozen icelands. This game may have less action than the others, but it's every bit as challenging. Legends are born here.
Grab a ferry because Deep Six is 60% water. Snipe players from the islands or test your skills by taking a raid on land.
Try not to get lost in the disorienting rock and water patterns, as you take your game to the next level.
The urban center is a death zone. Go in search of kills and hope to make it out alive!
There are few places to hide in this wide open battle game so you'd best be ready for action at all times.
Navigate your ferry through the heart of Atlantis, or battle on the long, peninsular islands.
Explore the ancient land of the Pharaoh. Travel the twisted Nile or venture off toward the pyramids.
Neither water nor land is safe in Aquarium.
The mountainous terrain in this action-packed game is great for raiding and huge brawls.
Be careful in what direction you drive because it's easy to get trapped in Tron.
A frozen game with mountains and tributaries around the edges, and wide open space in the center.
Foundry has plenty of places to build bases. Start your own, help an ally, or rally against an opponent team!
Be careful not to get trapped on the grid of islands connecting the continents of Orbital.
You are now ready to pick a color and join the combat! Try the Practice field, a safe haven for new players, to learn the controls, find equipment, attack opponents, and rank up to private. Ask your teammates for help and be sure to read the in-game tips! If you have further questions, try asking other players on the bulletin board. Good luck!