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How To Play

The Basics

move To Move:
Click on an open section of ground and your tank will attempt to drive there.

fuel Fuel:
Click and hold the mouse button over a fuel can to pick it up. You can also deposit fuel by clicking and holding over an empty space.

eq Equipment:
Click and hold on an equipment to add it to your inventory. Equipment is helpful in battle.

obstacle Obstacles:
Click and hold on an obstacle to pick it up. You can drag an obstacle behind your tank. Click and hold on an empty space to drop it. (Hint: If you collect a lot of obstacles you can build a base.)

Ferry Ferries:
Your tank can travel over water using a ferry. There are two ways to get on a ferry: if it is next to land, you can click on it and your tank will then board. You can also teleport to a ferry by using the map.

Tank Tank Statistics:
Place your mouse over any tank and their name, rank, number, and awards are shown in the information area on the right hand side.

Shoot Enemies:
You can attack an enemy tank by simply clicking on it.

Mine Mines:
You can only safely drive over mines of your own color. Click on enemy mines to destroy them.

Tank Controls

Map Button 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.

Mine Button 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!

Radar Button 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.

Scope Controls 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.

Equipment Bar 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 bar 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!

Experience Bar Click on the experience bar for information on how to advance to the next rank.

Message List Scroll through the message list and click on a command to send it to other players on the field.

Equipment

Offensive Defensive

dual shot 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 shot Missile shots are useful for shooting over mountains, obstacles, or other tanks that are in the way of your opponent.

homing shot Homing shots will follow a target if it happens to move while you are shooting. These are useful for chasing an opponent.

armor shield 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 radar 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.

Ranks

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.

Rank Promotion Requirements
Recruit Earn 500 promotion points.
Private Earn 1,000 promotion points.
Corporal Earn 4,000 promotion points.
Sergeant Earn 10,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a corporal or higher.
Lieutenant Earn 20,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a sergeant or higher.
Captain Earn 30,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a lieutenant or higher.
Major Earn 40,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a captain or higher.
Colonel Earn 50,000 promotion points.
Deactivate a colonel or general.
General You've reached the highest rank!

Awards

Your tank is decorated with awards for your achievements in the game.

Names Awards How to Get Them
Stars:
Single/Double/Triple
Achieve the rank of major/colonel/general.
Tanks:
Bronze/Silver/Gold
Deactivate 100/200/500 tanks.
Honors:
Combat/Battle/Heroic
Be deactivated 20/50/100 times.
Swords:
Shining/Battered/Rusty
Spend 100/200/500 hours on the field.
Cups:
Bronze/Silver/Gold
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.

Maps

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

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.

Crazy Maze

Crazy Maze

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.

Appaloosa Land

Appaloosa Land

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!

Castles

Castles

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.

Desert

Desert

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.

Iceland

Iceland

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.

Deep Six

Deep Six

Grab a ferry because Deep Six is 60% water. Snipe players from the islands or test your skills by taking a raid on land.

Levels

Levels

Try not to get lost in the disorienting rock and water patterns, as you take your game to the next level.

Metropolis

Metropolis

The urban center is a death zone. Go in search of kills and hope to make it out alive!

Crazy Waters

Crazy Waters

There are few places to hide in this wide open battle game so you'd best be ready for action at all times.

Atlantis

Atlantis

Navigate your ferry through the heart of Atlantis, or battle on the long, peninsular islands.

The Nile

The Nile

Explore the ancient land of the Pharaoh. Travel the twisted Nile or venture off toward the pyramids.

Aquarium

Aquarium

Neither water nor land is safe in Aquarium.

The Pit

The Pit

The mountainous terrain in this action-packed game is great for raiding and huge brawls.

Tron

Tron

Be careful in what direction you drive because it's easy to get trapped in Tron.

Elements

Elements

A frozen game with mountains and tributaries around the edges, and wide open space in the center.

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry has plenty of places to build bases. Start your own, help an ally, or rally against an opponent team!

Orbital

Orbital

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!