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Ranks are a visual way to show and compare players' experience, as opposed to just the total number of experience points they earned. The titles and icons for the ranks in Tanki Online are based on real military ranks, with some creative input from the game designers.

There are 31 distinct ranks in the game, from Recruit to Legend. The Legend rank is final, but once a player reaches 1 600 000 points and becomes Legend, after 200 000 more points they will become Legend 2, then Legend 3, and so on indefinitely. The Legend sub-divisions have the same icon and always 200 000 experience until the next Legend rank.

Rank Chart

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Detailed Descriptions of Ranks

  1. IconsNormal 01.png Recruit
  2. IconsNormal 02.png Private
  3. IconsNormal 03.png Gefreiter
  4. IconsNormal 04.png Corporal
  5. IconsNormal 05.png Master Corporal
  6. IconsNormal 06.png Sergeant
  7. IconsNormal 07.png Staff Sergeant
  8. IconsNormal 08.png Master Sergeant
  9. IconsNormal 09.png First Sergeant
  10. IconsNormal 10.png Sergeant-Major
  11. IconsNormal 11.png Warrant Officer 1
  12. IconsNormal 12.png Warrant Officer 2
  13. IconsNormal 13.png Warrant Officer 3
  14. IconsNormal 14.png Warrant Officer 4
  15. IconsNormal 15.png Warrant Officer 5
  16. IconsNormal 16.png Third Lieutenant
  17. IconsNormal 17.png Second Lieutenant
  18. IconsNormal 18.png First Lieutenant
  19. IconsNormal 19.png Captain
  20. IconsNormal 20.png Major
  21. IconsNormal 21.png Lieutenant Colonel
  22. IconsNormal 22.png Colonel
  23. IconsNormal 23.png Brigadier
  24. IconsNormal 24.png Major General
  25. IconsNormal 25.png Lieutenant General
  26. IconsNormal 26.png General
  27. IconsNormal 27.png Marshal
  28. IconsNormal 28.png Field Marshal
  29. IconsNormal 29.png Commander
  30. IconsNormal 30.png Generalissimo
  31. IconsNormal 31.png Legend

Crystal Chart

Upon reaching a new rank, the player is rewarded with crystals, with the number of crystals increasing as the rank increases. See the chart in the image below to find out how many crystals are awarded for each rank.

From all rank rewards combined, from Private to Legend, the player will earn a total of 354 010 crystals. After reaching the first Legend rank, the player will continue to get 40 000 crystals for every new Legend rank obtained.

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Attention! Crystal rewards from rank-ups are no longer automatically added to your account. In order to receive your rank up reward, redeem it from the special missions section only in the HTML or mobile versions of the game.

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Experience Points (aka. EXP), are one of the single most important features in Tanki Online. Experience allows you to rank up, which can give you access to play in new maps, unlock new equipment, unlock higher modifications, play in battles with higher-ranked players, gain access to different Forum Groups, etc.

Reading the Experience Bar

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On the leftmost, your rank is displayed. On the actual EXP bar, the first value shows how much total EXP you have earned and the second - the amount of total experience you need to have to get the next rank. Then, your exact rank is written in words, followed by your username, including the clan tag if you are in a clan. On the rightmost, your equipment rating is shown. This figure is calculated using a complicated formula that reflects how powerful your tank is. The value of your own tank rating is displayed on the right-hand side of the EXP bar and is preceded by a "GS:" (which stands for Gear Score). There is a separate page which shows the Top 100 players efficiency-wise. This ranking is gradual and is not reset weekly. Please note that the complex formula used to calculate the efficiency/effectiveness of a tanker has not been disclosed by Developers.

Ways of Gaining Experience Points

  1. Destroying enemy tanks;
    • a player receives 15 EXP per kill in team battles, and everyone that assisted receive 5 EXP; 10 EXP per kill in DM.
    • In TDM, CTF and CP battles, when an enemy tank is destroyed by several allies then all of them receive 15 EXP in total. It does not matter who finally ended up killing the enemy as the score is divided between allies according to how much damage each tanker dealt.
    • A player gets 10 EXP per kill or when capturing a flag\point and 15 EXP when killing JGR. Assisting (help in killing) will share 5 exp per kill and 10 EXP when killing JGR.
  2. Healing allies with Isida;
  3. Interacting with flags in CTF:
    • capturing the flag;
    • destroying the player that is carrying the flag;
    • returning the flag;
  4. Controlling points;
  5. The points you receive for all of the above can be further increased by buying (or obtaining) a Premium Account or being in possession of a "Beginner's Pass".
    • Both, Premium Account and the Beginner’s Pass gives you an additional 50% EXP. However, this additional EXP does not give you an in-game advantage - the bonus EXP goes towards your total EXP and does not count in battle.

Experience points earned in team battles [e.g. capturing the flag (excluding kills and such)] depends on the number of players present in the battle - meaning that if you capture the flag in a 15 vs. 15 battle, for example, you'll get way more experience points than if you would capture the flag in a 1 vs. 1 battle.

History of Ranks

On the 3rd of February, 2011, a notification system informing players that they had ranked up was implemented. Additionally, the pop-up panel showing players what equipment was available for purchase at their new rank was implemented.

Up until the 17th of December, 2012, the highest rank achievable in the Game was Marshal. The first person to reach this prestigious rank was a tanker named T7000, in the year of 2009. On the 17th of December, 2012, the ranks Fieldmarshal, Commander and Generalissimo were added to the Game.

On December 19th, 2013, (Patch Update #208) the visual effect when a player ranked up was implemented, together with crystal rewards for ranking up (statistics for these can be found above).

On June 3rd, 2014, (Patch Update #264) the Chat became available to ranks with Gefreiter or higher.

On December 27th, 2014, (Patch Update #302) a system was introduced where players were automatically redirected to the server most appropriate for their rank upon entering the Game. This feature is no longer applicable as a result of the Server Unification update in 2017.

On the 10th of November, 2016, the brand new Legend rank was introduced to the Game. It became the 31st and final obtainable rank. More details about the Legend rank can be found in its respective Page.

Additionally, minor updates affecting ranks, such as Rank limits frequently happen due to changes in Game Balance.