Skins are elite items that have a unique appearance. They are an optional appearance for your equipment. You will be able to equip them on appropriate turrets and hulls at any Rank, no matter the modification (Mk1-Mk7). However, it is important to note that they only differ from their original counterparts by looks and not by any extra, higher, or better statistical values. For example, there is no difference between a Thunder Mk7 and a Thunder XT Mk7 except for the new additions onto the turret. The same goes for hulls, such as Hornet Mk7 and Hornet XT Mk7.
It is important to consider that you can get these versions of turrets and hull from a total of three ways:
- Getting them as a reward by opening containers,
- Buying them in the Shop, and
- Winning them in promotions and contests held by the developers.
Here are some important facts regarding skins:
- Once bought, the skin will remain in your Garage forever.
- Augments can be equipped with skins, also again, provided that you have augments for the normal hull or turret.
- XT Skin
- Legacy Skin
- Demonic Skin
- Prime Skin
- Ultra Skin
List of Skins
The following table shows which turrets / hulls have skins available for them:
Below is a list of all the skins available for turrets and hulls, their descriptions, and appearances.
|Firebird XT||Firebird Demonic|
|The unique Firebird XT is embellished with a unique ornament, styled after the head of a fire-breathing dragon with burning eyes.||Have you been looking for a way to unleash your inner demon for a long time? Here it is. Which demon will it be today — a cunning imp, an evil witch, or a mysterious vampire?|
|Unique Freeze XT is designed to look like the head of a mammoth. Sturdy silver tusks will help you as a weapon against the enemies but also create a great protection.|
|This elegant Isida XT is styled to look like the head of a raven. It is worn with pride exclusively by the most dedicated field medics — those who are always in the line of fire to help those in need.|
|Fearsome Hammer XT's look is inspired by the rhino's head. With this skin, nobody can withstand your impact in a fight. Target the enemy and crush it with your powerful strike.|
|Twins XT is covered in the dinosaur hide preserved in the excellent condition among the caves of South Africa. Also infused with lava from the Indonesian volcanos, this skin turns plasma shots into a truly melting firepower!|
|Ricochet XT||Ricochet Legacy|
|Ricochet XT is made to look like a crocodile maw, with sharp and long teeth that will make your enemies double guess their decision to approach you in future battles.||Ricochet gets a throwback to its very first skin from 2010. Take a trip down memory lane with Ricochet legacy.|
|Creator of XT-skin for Smoky spent several years among the tropical forests of South America, learning anacondas. After returning home, he wanted to recreate the image of the giant snake in a tank turret -- and that's how it's made.|
|The designers of this skin were inspired by the marine underworld, full of dangers and mysterious inhabitants. The intimidating stare of a goliath as it muscles its way through thick schools of fish, and the rapacious moray eel as it prepares to sink its sharp teeth into its prey.|
|Vulcan XT||Vulcan Prime|
|A unique version of Vulcan, different from its standard counterpart thanks to its truly special looks. The turret is covered with golden armor plating resembling snakeskin. These aggressive looks are finished with two extremely rare rubies that look like the eyes of an ancient beast.||The Vulcan turret is always on the winning side of a heated discussion. Now, your Vulcan can keep winning arguments, and look cool doing it.|
|The king of rapid-firing gets a cool Ultra skin. Rip your enemies to shreds and look good doing it.|
|Thunder XT||Thunder Legacy|
|The exclusive Thunder XT will give you the feeling of slipping into the skin of a seasoned northern predator.||Legacy-skin for Thunder will help you return to the old atmosphere of Tanki, and if you're a veteran player -- remember your best times going into the first battle.|
|Thunder Prime||Thunder Ultra|
|Thunder is the first turret to receive a skin from the new Prime series. This skin reflects Thunder's no-nonsense and impactful style. Because a turret doesn't need to show off when it can punch hard.||In the right hands, Thunder is as graceful as it is deadly. And with this Ultra skin, it also looks downright cool.|
|Railgun XT||Railgun Legacy|
|The unique Railgun XT is notable because of its side pattern styled after an eagle's head, with a very distinctive predatory beak.||One of the most beloved turrets in the game gets a cool retro look with its very own Legacy skin. A throwback to what this deadly turret looked like before the rebalance.|
|Railgun Prime||Railgun Ultra|
|This skin was crafted from parts of the space ship that made the first expedition to Pluto. According to NASA, the mysterious «blue eye» is able to keep a precise aim on targets even at a distance of several billion kilometers. Your enemies won't stand a chance against you. P.S. No signs of life were discovered on Pluto.||Railgun is one of the main weapons of choice for eSports champions. Now, this popular turret has a cool Ultra skin to match its amazing reputation.|
|The owner of Magnum XT is easily recognized on the battlefield thanks to the menacing look of the turret. Experienced artillery users claim that this exclusive skin helps hit targets even on the largest battlefields.|
|Gauss XT||Gauss Prime|
|Looks aren't everything. But when it's time for battle, intimidation is always a good tactic. Gauss XT tells your enemies that you mean business, and prepares them for the hard-hitting shots that will surely follow.||This skin was crafted especially for virtuoso snipers who are skillful enough to tame the «big-eared devil». Looks cool and dangerous.|
|A turret that is versatile and deadly as Gauss deserves an equally impressive skin. Here it is.|
|Golden lion with a silver mane, shaped into the form of Shaft XT, will become your trusted battle friend and will help protect the pride of fellow lions from the enemies.|
|The elite Wasp XT is special due to its unique side ornament, resembling the wings of an ancient dragon.|
|Hornet XT||Hornet Legacy|
|The elite Hornet XT is unique in terms of its looks. Its staggering armor plates resemble the wings of a bird of prey, stressing the hulls dynamic and elegant looks.||The legendary Hornet hull gets a blast from the past with a brand new legacy skin for a touch of nostalgia|
|Hornet Prime||Hornet Ultra|
|The legendary hull has just received a fresh, new look — elegant and classic combined for a timeless design. No fluff. Just speed, maneuverability, and endurance. Now, more than ever, this hull symbolizes the fine taste and status of its owner.||The appearance of this Ultra Skin really says: «You don’t want to mess with me».|
|New emotions. New experience. New feelings. Each time you enter a battle. Hopper XT is the embodiment of individuality and advanced technologies. This skin looks like a gecko lizard and shows off Hopper's manoeuvrability. Armour plates are covered with a special material which protects the hull from electricity and radars. Hopper XT, brilliant in every way.|
|Viking XT||Viking Legacy|
|The exclusive Viking XT is memorable thanks to its exterior, featuring a distinct armor pattern that conveys northern strength and stability.||Get ready to gather surprised stares on the battlefield! All players will think they saw a ghost from the past, as you roll by with a Viking hull from the old game graphics.|
|Viking Prime||Viking Ultra|
|Viking is the first hull to receive a skin from the new Prime series. Viking is known for its adaptability in battle, and this Prime skin reflects this quality by looking great with any paint.||One of the most versatile hulls in the game now also becomes one of the hottest-looking with this Ultra skin.A noble warrior true to its name.|
|Hunter XT||Hunter Prime|
|The side panels of the Hunter XT are a stylized representation of the feathers on a bird of prey as it dives with sharp talons to make the kill. This skin embodies its owner's predatory skills.||Next in line for the Prime series is Hunter - known for its swift acceleration and agile structure. Now, more than ever, using this skin in battle will reflect the owner's grasp over key game mechanics and near-perfect aim.|
|Hunters wear camouflage to sneak up on prey. Not this one. This one wears an Ultra skin that says, "Be very afraid".|
|Decisiveness. Security. Power. Unique appearance of the second generation hovering tank. Reveals a new perspective of tanks. Crusader XT has opened a new page of history for tank manufacturing by its unique design solutions and unprecedented production quality. That's what it is, an exclusive skin for owners of the exclusive hull. Made of the special gold alloy extracted from top-secret mines, this elite skin provides longevity and aesthetics to your tank.|
|Equip the elite Dictator XT and you will easily lead the charge for your team, cover your allies, and nothing will hide from your keen sight. The shine of golden wings on the sides of the hull can be seen from a mile away!|
|A legendary hovering hull in a very special appearance! In the creation of this elite XT skin for Ares, the latest technology, an unknown alloy with classified chemical composition, and a lot of pure gold were used in order to make this skin even more exclusive and elegant. As a general rule, owners of this elite Ares XT skin are busy tankers who don't like being disturbed. If you see one of them in a battle, take a picture from a distance and don't use flash!|
|Titan XT||Titan Prime|
|Mythical XT-skin for Titan that personifies tenacity and the unbreakable will of the hull. This skin also grants its owner a truly titanic strength. Enemies, you better watch out!||Titan by name and reputation, this hull now has its very own Prime skin, reflecting its resilience and power in battle.|
|Mammoth XT||Mammoth Legacy|
|This elite Mammoth XT is special due to its unique texture. The hull is covered with additional golden plating that symbolizes the stability and unprecedented protection of this extremely heavy tank.||Archeologists have done excavation work in Barda and found well-preserved remains of an ancient Mammoth skin. Our engineers cleaned it, restored it and released to the game as the Mammoth Legacy skin.|
History of Skins
The Original Smoky XT
On February 12, 2011, there was another special event, themed at celebrating the 1 500 000th player to register in the game. For Valentine's Day, a special new turret called «Smoky XT» came out. It was more expensive and more powerful than the regular «Smoky» turret. For a week, every player ranked Warrant Officer 1 or higher could buy this turret, and use it until February 22. On the next day, the damage from «Smoky XT» was increased and two more days were added to the event. This caused a huge rift between players (as there weren't any events like this before). In the game and on the forums, «Smoky XT» became the most popular topic of discussion. On February 24, 2011, at 8:00 AM Moscow time, the turret was removed from players' Garages forever.
First Appearance of Railgun and Hornet XT
For the New Year 2014-2015 celebration events, it was possible to rent a unique set of items. These were the elite and exclusive, Hornet and Railgun XTs. All modifications from M0 to M3 - depending on the rank - were available, with improved characteristics and unique appearances. The cost of rent was initially very high (half a million crystals per set of M3), but declined every day until the end of the campaign - on the last day of the holiday's prices were a hundred times lower than at the start of sales. On January 12, 2015, the rental period ended, and New Year's elite items were removed from the store and Garages.
Second Appearance of Railgun and Hornet XT
Around six months later, on July 14, 2015, Railgun and Hornet XTs were added back to the game (albeit only in the M3 version and with basic characteristics) to become rare unique prizes for Generalissimos (and later, only Legends) for completing a special Daily Mission. The first lucky person who collected both items was the German player I.ReSpAwN.
Appearance of Thunder, Firebird, Wasp and Viking XT
On September 10, 2015, Thunder, Firebird, Wasp, and Viking XTs were added into the game - which could be obtained by completing a specific Daily Mission. These versions differed from their original counterparts only by looks, and not by any extra or higher statistics.
Alternate Way of Obtaining XT Equipment
On October 21, 2015, Premium Accounts were added into the game - and with the addition came the ability to buy XT items in the Garage for 500 000 crystals! So, instead of playing loads of hours in order to complete the special missions, you could now save up and buy the item you'd want for crystals.
Appearance of Vulcan and Mammoth XT
On December 25, 2015, Vulcan and Mammoth XTs were added into the game - which could be obtained by completing a specific Daily Mission or by purchasing them in the Garage. These versions differed from their original counterparts only by looks, and not by any extra or higher statistics.
Appearance of Smoky XT
On August 10, 2018, Smoky XT was added into the game - after its release, it was added into Containers and as part of a special Shop offer. This version differs from its original counterpart only by looks, and not by any extra or higher statistics.
Appearance of Thunder and Viking Legacy set
On August 10, 2018, the Thunder and Viking "Legacy" skins set was added into the game. These unique skins were designed to look like the "old" Tanki graphics from Tanki 2012. It was given only to players who had the Top 10 Stars from each faction in the event War: Domination. These versions differed from their original counterparts only by looks, and not by any extra or higher statistics.
Appearance of Titan XT
Appearance of Freeze XT
Appearance of Twins XT
Appearance of Ricochet XT
Appearance of Shaft XT
On October 16, 2018 - Shaft XT skin was added to the game which was available for purchase for a limited time period in the shop. Currently, it can be obtained only through containers.
Appearance of Dictator XT
Appearance of Demonic Firebird
The Demonic Firebird Skin was added into the game on 31st of October 2018 as part of a special star week in which you had to obtain 900 stars to earn the skin. Players can purchase it in the showcase on html5 or mobile version of the game.
Appearance of Isida XT
On December 14th, 2018 - Isida XT skin was added to the game and made available for purchase for a limited time period in the Shop, known as the "Ravenhead" XT skin. Currently, it can be obtained only through Containers.
Appearance of Hunter XT
One of the most anticipated updates finally came to the game in the form of the very first Challenge - which lasted six weeks: from December 14th, 2018 until January 25th, 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Hunter XT skin and an additional Firebird XT skin. Currently, it can be obtained only through Containers.
Appearance of Magnum XT
Appearance of Railgun Legacy
Railgun Legacy was part of the second set of challenges which started on the 1st of February (2019) until the 28th of February of 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Railgun Legacy skin and an additional Hornet XT skin.
Appearance of Hammer XT
Appearance of Hornet Legacy
Hornet Legacy was part of the third set of challenges which started on the 2nd of March (2019) until the 31st of March 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Hornet Legacy skin and an additional Shaft XT skin.
Appearance of Striker XT
First Appearance of Prime Skins and the Release of Thunder Prime
On April 1st, 2019, Thunder Prime - the first of a new set of Prime skins - was added to the game. Thunder PR could be obtained from the last tier of the April 2019 Challenge. The developers also announced that they intend to release Prime skins for all the turrets and hulls.
Appearance of Viking Prime
On May 1st, 2019, Viking Prime - the second Prime skin - was added to the game. Viking PR could be obtained from the May Challenge on the last tier as the final reward.
Appearance of Hornet Prime
On June 2nd, 2019, Hornet Prime - the 3rd Prime skin - was added to the game. Hornet PR could be obtained from the June Challenge on the last tier as the final reward.
Appearance of Railgun Prime
Railgun Prime was part of the July challenges which started on the 2nd of July (2019) until the 29th of July 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Railgun Prime skin and an additional Titan XT skin.
Appearance of Gauss Prime
Gauss Prime was part of the August challenges which started on the 1st of August (2019) until the 29th of August 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Gauss Prime skin and an additional Dictator XT skin.
Appearance of Hunter Prime
Hunter PR was part of the September challenges which started on the 2nd of September (2019) until the 29th of September 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with a brand new Hunter Prime skin and an XT container.
Appearance of Titan Prime
Titan PR was released as part of the October challenge which started on the 2nd of October (2019) until the 30th of October 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with the brand new Titan Prime skin and an XT container.
Appearance of Vulcan Prime
Vulcan PR was released as part of the November challenge which started on the 2nd of November (2019) until the 30th of November 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with the brand new Vulcan Prime skin and an XT container.
First Appearance of Ultra Skins and the Release of Thunder and Viking Ultra set
On November 29, 2019, the Thunder and Viking "Ultra" skins set was added into the game. These Ultra skins are not just a more detailed, higher-polygon model. They also have some cool features, including a recoil animation while firing, smoke from the shot, exhaust gas from the turret and engine, and even redesigned tracks that you can actually see through. They were first planned to replace the "Prime skins, however, on December 20th, 2019, the original Viking Thunder Prime skins were separated from the re-designed versions (which are now called “Ultra”). The owners of the skins were given both versions (Prime AND Ultra) in their garages... Currently, it can be obtained only through the showcase in the Shop.
Appearance of Ricochet Legacy
Ricochet Legacy was released as part of the December challenge which started on the 1st of December (2019) until the 29th of December 2019. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with the brand new Ricochet Legacy skin and an XT container.
Appearance of Railgun Ultra
On December 20th, 2019 - Railgun Ultra skin was added to the game and made available for purchase for a limited time period in the Shop. Currently, it can be obtained only through the showcase in the Shop.
Appearance of Mammoth Legacy
Mammoth Legacy was released as part of the January challenge which started on the 1st of January (2020) until the 29th of January 2020. Players who managed to complete the Challenge were rewarded with the brand new Mammoth Legacy skin and an XT container.
Appearance of Vulcan Ultra
On February 21st, 2020 - Vulcan Ultra skin was added to the game and made available for purchase for a limited time period in the Shop. Currently, it can be obtained only through the showcase in the Shop.
Appearance of Gauss XT
On March 20th, 2020 - Gauss XT skin was added to the game and made available for purchase for a limited time period in the Shop.
Appearance of Hunter Ultra
On April 24th, 2020 - Hunter Ultra's skin was added to the game. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Appearance of Hornet Ultra
On July 1st, 2020 - Hornet Ultra's skin was added to the game. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Appearance of Gauss Ultra
On July 17th, 2020 - Gauss Ultra's skin was added to the game. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Appearance of Ares XT
On August 14th, 2020 - Ares XT's skin was added to the game with the release of the hull itself. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Appearance of Hopper XT
On September 19th, 2020 - Hopper XT's skin was added to the game with the release of the hull itself. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Appearance of Crusader XT
On December 11th, 2020 - Crusader XT's skin was added to the game with the release of the hull itself. It was possible to obtain from the limited time Ultra Container.
Old Modification Skins
On September 25th, 2020 the modification skins from M0-M2 were removed, and kept the M3 skin for all modifications.
We have started to update the game's interface and graphics (HTML5 interface, 3D bushes, ultra skins). In the future, we are going to remaster skins one by one for each turret and hull and make them more modern. There will still only be one default skin but they will be much better. In order to do this, we have had to choose only one modification skin for all turrets and hulls to remaster and this is the M3 (Mk7) modification skin. That's a technical requirement and is the first step towards implementing the plan.