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BlockTanks is a simple and explosive multiplayer tank game. The game was started by Kevin Champagne in January, 2016. Since then, it has gained a large amount of players and new features.

This FAQ is designed to answer the questions that many people have when first discovering BlockTanks.

Do I need to create an account?
Users do not need accounts to play - they can simply play as guests. However, creating an account allows you to have a custom username and appearance, track your progress, and level up.

Do I have to install any plugins?
BlockTanks is pure javascript and HTML, so it should work on any (new) browser without plugins. If you have a browser-specific issue, please contact the developer.

What are the controls?
Use the WSAD keys to move. Move your mouse to aim and click to fire. Use the scrollwheel (or Q and E) to switch weapons. Hold down TAB to see the team board, and SHIFT to access the help menu.

What are the black squares in the game? How do they work?
The black squares are covered areas, similar to roofs, in which a tank can hide under, shielded from other players' screens. This allows for strategic evasions and surprise attacks.

Why is the game laggy / why am I being disconnected from the game?
If the game is laggy, you might have a high ping or a slow computer. Check your ping by holding SHIFT (this brings up the help menu).

If you are getting disconnected repeatedly, it might actually be the server crashing. Contact the developer if you believe this is the case.

Can I start my own private match?
Currently this feature is not possible.

How can I support BlockTanks?
Consider purchasing a pay-what-you-want VIP membership.

This membership gives you:

- All in-game cosmetics.

- Your own exclusive tank skin (You request a custom appearance for your tank, and we put it in the game. No one else can use the skin but you.)

- An ad-free experience.

- A special in-game username label.

The next best thing you can do to support BlockTanks is to share the game with others. The game is only as strong as its community!