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Overdrive is a tank's special ability, which instantly activates all supplies for yourself and nearby teammates. Overdrive has a number of strategic uses, such as giving yourself a boost when supplies run out, sharing supplies in a group, helping a damaged teammate when they are escaping with the enemy flag, and many more. This ability requires careful planning and assessment of the situation in order to be used effectively. On average, one player will be able to charge and use their overdrive 2-4 times in every 10-minute battle, depending on how well they play.

General Info

  • Overdrive needs to charge to 100% before it can activate
  • Overdrive activates all Supplies (apart from Gold Boxes) when activated
  • the charge gradually accumulates through playing.
  • available for all players (Recruits and higher)
  • activates by pressing Shift (the key can be changed in Settings)
  • doesn’t spend your own supplies
  • applies to you and all your teammates nearby (in a radius of approximately 2-3 hull length)
  • can be enabled or disabled in PRO Battles
  • disabled by default in Format battles (except Parkour)


Overdrive begins to charge slowly after you have joined the battle. Deaths and weapon changing don’t interrupt or reset this constant charging. You can speed up the charging by earning battle points from killing enemies, healing your teammates with Isida, capturing flags and points.

Note: When Overdrive charging progress reaches 100%, a small star sign appears below your health bar. This also applies to your allies, so you will see if any of your teammates have Overdrive ready to use. Once Overdrive is activated, its charging progress resets and Overdrive begins to charge again slowly. Performing actions (killing, healing, capturing) doesn’t give you additional charging points whilst Overdrive bonuses are active.

Appearance

Once the Overdrive charge reaches 100%, a small star appears below your health bar (Overdrive ready.png) and looks like this:

Overdrive ready on tank.png


To activate Overdrive, press the Shift key (this key can be reassigned in the Settings page). A prominent visual effect will appear like so:

Overdrive activated appearance.png

When activated in a group, Overdrive will look like this and affects tanks within this proximity. Notice how the two furthest tanks on the top-left and bottom-left did not get affected, as they were too far away:

Overdrive range.png