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The game servers work around the clock. Usually, there is a restart of all servers at 02:00 UTC+0 or 03:00 UTC+0 (depending on Daylight Savings), which makes them unavailable for around five-ten minutes. Downtime is sometimes lengthened if major maintenance is required.
There are multiple methods to enter the game. You can use any that you prefer. These alternative methods can be found below.
Entering via Browser
The following is one of the most common and easiest methods, entering Tanki straight from your browser. You can use the following direct link to access the servers from your browser.
- Refer here for troubleshooting.
All you need is a browser to play - no downloads or anything.
There may be more FPS drops on a browser compared to the client.
Entering via official Game Client
Tanki has its own reliable and optimized client which anybody can obtain.
1 Download the client. Check to ensure that you meet the System Requirements.
2 Open the installation package (double-click) and follow the on-screen installation wizard. (Windows).
3 Now that the client is installed, simply launch the client by selecting it from the Start Menu, or searching for it.
The client is usually faster than the other methods of entering the game.
Battle links may become a hassle as the client has no address bar to enter battle links. The easiest way to get around this to send yourself a private message in the chat with the link to join. You can send yourself a private message by typing Your nickname: followed by the link.
Issues tend to be more common in the client than in other methods of entering the game, such as a browser. Development is still in progress, and bugs should get less frequent as time goes on.
|Blank screen.||Follow these instructions|
|Server connection closed||Follow these instructions|
|Error #2032||Follow these instructions|
|Payment page issues||Use a browser instead.|
Entering via official Mobile App
TO Mobile is available to download for free in the Google Play store (an app that comes with all Android smartphones). Simply go to the Play Store and search for "Tanki Online", press "Install", and then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, you can use the link below which will take you directly to the Play Store.
TO Mobile has many unique features. Some of them are good and positive, such as the free items and special events, while others are not so good, such as the battle list which isn't available. Below is a list of the most major positive and negative features of the app.
- Containers can be obtained for free every 100 shards, a player can obtain 10 shards for free from watching ads, and this feature isn't available in the HTML Tanki client;
- You can earn increased battle rewards, free Shards, and increasing micro upgrade speed ups by 20 min by watching ads;
- It is possible to "set" supplies that are on cooldown to automatically activate when they are available; this can be done by tapping them during their cooldown. This feature gives a significant advantage to Mobile users as it allows them to keep their hands free to use the controls;
- There is a horizontal "aim assist"; if a tank is in the path of your turret, your shots can hit the target even if you're aiming a bit to the right/left of them;
- Events unique to TO Mobile such as the "Parade of the Beginners" is available.
- Special offers unique to the mobile version such as "First Purchase Bonus" and "Piggy Bank".
- The controls can take time to get used to;
- The icons can be confusing at first;
- PRO Battles can't be accessed (neither the battle list);
- Reporting violators using the vote system isn't possible;
- Promo codes can't be claimed in the Mobile version;
- Both PC and Mobile players play together in the same battles;
- Clans system hasn't been added yet.
The developers are actively working towards adding as many "missing" features as possible and overall improving TO Mobile.
Creating a new Tanki Google account
1 Everyone who enters the game for the first time will see this form.
2 Instead of filling in all the forms, you can just click on the Google icon.
After that, if you haven't logged into Google, the following window will appear:
3 After entering your e-mail and password connected to Google, a player will see the following window, you will need to enter a nickname for Tanki Online:
After entering the desired nickname, you'll be loaded straight to the Lobby as the rank of Recruit. From that moment, you will be able to enter the game by simply clicking on the Google icon.
Choosing the password is not possible when creating a new Tanki account through Google, you must contact Tech Support to request a password that will enable you to log in via all the other login methods.
Creating a new Tanki Facebook account
1 Everyone who enters the game for the first time will see this form.
2 Instead of filling in all the forms, you can just click on the Facebook icon.
After that, if you haven't logged into Facebook, the following window will appear:
3 After entering your e-mail and password connected to Facebook, a player will see the following window:
4 After clicking Play Now, you will need to enter a nickname for Tanki Online:
After entering the desired nickname, you'll be loaded straight to the Lobby as the rank of Recruit. From that moment, you will be able to enter the game by simply clicking on the Facebook icon.
Choosing the password is not possible when creating a new Tanki account through Facebook, you must contact Tech Support to request a password which will enable you to log in via all the other login methods.
Entering via Miniclip
Miniclip is a third-party gaming site which can be used as an alternative to all of the login methods listed above.
Use the following link to access Tanki Online on Miniclip.
|Entering the game through wrong parameters||Ensure that the username and password are correct. If the issue persists, login via http://tankionline.com/ instead|
Miniclip is a 3rd-party website in which the availability of cannot be guaranteed.
Entering via Steam
Steam is a popular third-party gaming site which can be used as an alternative to all of the login methods listed above.
1 Create an account on Steam here.
2 Download the Steam client. (check the system requirements here)
3 Open the installation package (double-click) and follow the on-screen installation wizard.
4 Now that the Steam client is installed, you can launch it by selecting it from the Start Menu, or searching for it.
5 Ensure that you are signed in on Steam, then click the "Play Game" button here to load and install Tanki on your Steam client.
Steam has features for screenshots, etc which can be useful at times.
Steam is a 3rd-party website, and therefore Tanki Online cannot guarantee its availability or maintenance.
|Entering the game through wrong parameters||Ensure that the username and password are correct. Try to log in with your Steam password|