Selecting a server
There are currently 24 servers working around the clock. Usually, there is a restart of all servers at 01:00 UTC+0 to around 01:10 UTC+0 or 02:00 UTC+0 to around 02:10 UTC+0. These times vary depending on Daylight Savings. Downtime is sometimes lengthened if major maintenance is required.
There are no differences between the servers, but usually the lower-numbered / first servers have more players. The greater the number of players on a server, the higher the chance that you will experience lag. Therefore, if there are lags on a particular server you can always choose another one with less players on it. You can see the current population of each server on the homepage of the game. You can also switch servers while logged into the game, by using the server switcher in the top right corner of the screen.
You can use the following links to access these servers from your browser:
Standalone Flash Player
Alternatively, if you prefer to use Standalone Flash Player, you will find the necessary links below:
Just copy one of the following links, go to File → Open → and paste it.
After you enter a link for the first time it is saved in the menu.
There are three ways to get into private battles using Standalone Flash Player:
- You can join the battle using a browser. Then you need to copy the URL from the address bar and open it using Standalone Flash Player. In this case you get right into the battle.
- You can copy the URL right into the chat and then click on it (in this case other players will also be able to see the battle)
- You can be invited by a friend who is currently in the battle, but you must be on the server where the battle is held
Tanki Online Client
If using the client, there are a few different ways of switching servers. The easiest way is to simply use the Server Selector at the top right of your screen to easily switch between servers, like so:
Another way to go to a different server is by clicking on battle links. If the link pasted is from a different server, a set of brackets which include the server will appear to the right of the Map name.
The final way is to switch servers using your Friends List. If a friend of yours is in a different server to you, click the server and you will be automatically redirected to theirs.