Archived News

May 7, 2022:

Congratulations to the Q1 special award winners! Don't be discouraged if you didn't win, keep helping us improve the game and maybe you will get lucky next time around!

Feb 9, 2022:

We are very excited to launch our new and improved website! Design work was done by weekend nachos !

Major improvements have been made to tank stats (linked from manage tanks) and a whole new tournament stats section has been added to shine some light on your tournament performance!

Tank profiles have been refreshed with more personalization options, and more will be coming later in the year!

Jan 1, 2022:

The 2021 season is complete! A new 2022 leaderboard has now been created which will track all new tanks. Good luck on the field!

Dec 12, 2021:

A few new sprites have been added to the game from our favorite Purple Heart Contest #7 submissions. Thanks to all players for your submissions and congratulations to the winners!

We are nearing the end of the year, and we are nearing the end of the 2021 leaderboard. As with previous years, a new 2022 leaderboard will begin on January 1, 2022, and the 2021 leaderboard will be archived in history. New tanks will start on the 2022 leaderboard while older can continue to play on the Overall leaderboard. Good luck in the rest of 2021 and we hope to see you in the new year!

Sept 7, 2021:

As a reminder, there is just over week left to get your final submissions in to our 2021 Purple Heart Contest #7! Winners will be awarded at the end of Q3.

May 20, 2021:

We are excited to announce that our 2021 Purple Heart Contest #7 is now live! Once again we are asking players to create new sprites. Many players have already submitted new sprites which will be judged as part of this contest. Good luck to all contestants!

Feb 14, 2021:

We are excited to announce some new improvements to the Bulletin Board! You can now mention other tanks by name in your posts and the other player will receive a notification about your message. Try it out by sending a valentines message to your favorite player!

As a reminder, we do not tolerate excessive insulting or harassment, posting of personal information, or bypassing of the swear filter on the bulletin board. We will be clamping down on individuals who are abusing the bulletin board and they will lose their ability to post.

Jan 1, 2021:

The 2020 season is complete! A new 2021 leaderboard has now been created which will track all new tanks created in 2021! Good luck!

Dec 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas to all!

There are only a few days left for the 2020 leaderboard, which will be closed as of midnight on December 31. At that time a new 2021 leaderboard will be opened for tanks created in 2021 while tanks created in 2020 can continue to compete on the overall leaderboard.

Oct 9, 2020:

Q3 2020 special awards are now out! Check your account to see if you won and congratulations to all winners! Once the awards are applied to a tank, they appear here.

May 6, 2020:

We are now hosting our 6th Purple Heart contest, another map design contest! Get busy and show us your skills, future battles and tournaments could be played on your map! Entries will accepted until June 1st.

Apr 29, 2020:

Early last year we announced that additional tank stats were available by clicking "view stats" from the manage tanks page. We have now added our remaining stats. We hope players will find these insights to be interesting. Keep in mind that these stats were added between 2016 and 2018, so for older tanks they will not be fully captured.

To make the game a little more fun and challenging, we are currently tweaking our system to prevent players from quitting the game when they are in battle, so don't be surprised if you find that you're not allowed to quit the game for a few turns. This system was first introduced in 2016 as a trial feature and it was so popular that we kept it ever since.

Due to continued COVID-19 quarantines, we will be extending our daily tournaments through much of May. Good luck to all players!

Mar 26, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused much of the world to go into lockdown, quarantine, or economic shutdown, TankPit has decided to host daily tournaments for the next several weeks. We hope this will provide some diversion for players who are stuck at home and will help to encourage social distancing. Please stay safe and healthy through these trying times.

Dec 31, 2019:

The 2019 season is complete! A new 2020 leaderboard has now been created! Good luck!

Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas to all. The 2019 year will be coming to close soon. This is the last week to compete on the 2019 leaderboard before it is frozen and a new 2020 leaderboard is created!

Nov 9, 2019:

A longstanding problem with the game has been that players can lock up all the ferries on the water with obstacles. We have often reset all obstacles on the map to deal with this, which isn't fair to players who have built bases. Due to continued abuse, we have now added a feature to automatically periodically unlock ferries after they've been locked for a certain length of time.

Nov 1, 2019:

If you use customized game hotkeys, you may want to double check them. Hotkeys have been updated to use the modern browser standard and a few special and non-standard keys may not have been mapped correctly.

Oct 12, 2019:

Q3 2019 special awards are now out, thank you to everyone who submitted entries and congratulations to the winners!

All of the bot tanks in the game are now all allowed to rank up to a maximum rank of Sergeant. We intend to experiment with allowing them to rank even higher, once we've created a better AI so that higher ranked bots will be smarter and harder to deactivate.

Jan 1, 2019:

Happy New Year's! A fresh 2019 leaderboard is now active and the 2018 leaderboard is closed. All new tanks created in 2019 will complete on the 2019 leaderboard in addition to the Overall leaderboard that all tanks compete on. Players can now switch between the leaderboards in-game in the settings.

At the start of 2018, we began gathering additional, more detail game statistics for all tanks. We've now made some of these statistics visible and we think players will find them interesting! You can find these stats for each tank on the manage tanks page by clicking "view stats". More will be coming soon!

Dec 18, 2018:

There are two weeks left to fight for your position on the 2018 leaderboard! On January 1st, a new 2019 series will begin and the 2018 leaderboard will be frozen. After that, you'll still be able to compete with your 2018 tanks on the Overall leaderboard.

Oct 8, 2018:

Try your hand at t-shirt design in our 5th Purple Heart Contest! Open until December 10th.

Oct 7, 2018:

If you're interested in chatting with other players, there is an unofficial Discord chat hosted by some players. TankPit HQ has no affiliation with this chat, use it at your own risk.

Aug 26, 2018:

TankPit is now available on Kongregate. Help expose the game to new players by playing via Kongregate, leaving a comment, and giving it a good rating!

Feb 18, 2018:

Due to popular demand, map voting is back! Active players can now vote on the next map to be played for the World game or to keep the current map. The map changes Fridays and Mondays, so be sure to get your vote in!

Jan 1, 2018:

Happy New Year! All newly created tanks will now compete on the 2018 leaderboard.

Dec 23, 2017:

We are proud to release our new website design created by weekend nachos !

Merry Christmas to all players. You have 8 days left to play on the 2017 leaderboard. We'll be opening a new leaderboard on January 1, 2018!

Jan 23, 2017:

Congrats to all players who earned special awards during the last quarter. Players now get to choose what tank they'd like to place their award on the manage tanks page.

Jan 1, 2017:

Happy New Year! TankPit is experimenting with a new yearly ladder system. Only new tanks can compete on the 2017 leaderboard, while existing tanks will be competing on the overall leaderboard. After 1 year, the 2017 leaderboard will be frozen, all tanks transferred to the overall leaderboard, and a 2018 leaderboard will be opened. This system will provide an added incentive for new and seasonal players, while established players can continue to play their existing tanks. Good luck to all!

Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon.