Pico Tanks Version 16.0 Update

Pico Tanks is now available on the App Store and Google Play globally! You can discuss this update on the official discussion thread on our subreddit.

Updates in this version

IMPORTANT NOTE: To get these changes, please ensure that you have the correct version downloaded on your mobile device. You can check which version you have by tapping on the settings ⚙ in the Pico Tanks Battle Screen.
Please go to the Pico Tanks Discord Server to discuss these changes and any issues you find. Pico Tanks is currently in beta and any feedback is appreciated. Check the Pico Tanks Beta page for when our next scheduled playtest is!

New Features

  • Added a Mohawk Rainbow topper
  • Added 46 emotes each with unique sounds
  • Added menu music which can be muted in the settings panel
  • Added a new message indicator to group chat
  • The bug report popup has been updated with a clear button, a remove screenshot button and a toggle for including your save file
  • Added a rate limit for in-game communications including emotes and team commands
  • Updated settings popup to include a toggle for Music and Effects, added a link to the support and FAQ webpage
  • Added sounds for double and triple kills
  • Added sounds for post-match reward screen
  • Added sounds for commendation likes

Balancing Changes

  • Everything has been rebalanced. Only the most notable changes are listed below!
  1. All Bodies: Energy charge rate has been lowered by about 25%
    • We felt the games were too dominated by ability usage. This change should put more focus on gunplay
  2. Mammoth Body: Now has a lot more health
  3. Monster Truck Body: Lower health and energy capacity
  4. Bubble Shield: Now has a lot more health
  5. Land Mine and Cannon Turret: Can only have one deployed at a time
    • Bunkering down in a corner with (potentially) 6 turrets and mines were too strong and not fun. This should help curb that strategy
  6. Repair Pack: Costs more energy but provides a lot more health
    • We want players to be able to save their friends by throwing repair packs at them. This change should make that strategy more feasible
  7. Repair Drone: The repair radius has been greatly increased
    • This will mean it’ll be easier to repair your allies with the repair drone (Once it’s done repairing you!)
  8. Shotgun and Helix: Similar to what they were before, but every other weapon has been buffed to match their strength


  • Tank Base names have been updated based on the results of the recent survey.
  1. Basic – Classic (by @CaptainMaxwell7)
  2. Heavy – Mammoth
  3. Sports – Flash
  4. Spring – Slinky
  5. Training – Plankinator
  • Tank Ability names have been updated based on the results of the recent survey.
  1. Attack Drone – Stinger Drone
  2. Bubble Gum Grenade – Goo Grenade
  3. Speed Boost – Nitro
  • Map names have been updated based on user suggestions in the Official Discord.
  1. HTF Forest – Backwood Basin
  2. HTF Shipping – Hostile Harbor
  3. FTC Shipping – Pico Port (by @Cooper)
  4. HTF Caves – Mystic Mines (by @Cooper)
  5. 1v1 Forest – Forest Furrow
  • The Medic weapon no longer auto-aims at friendlies
  • Made player respawn counter more visible and added temporary sound
  • Soccer Ball topper colors adjusted
  • Added a skip tutorial button
  • Added a cancel button to change player and Loadout name popup
  • Hid send message button in Friends and Clan chat tabs
  • Disconnected/reconnecting popup now covers the whole menu rather than just the social page


  • Performance should be better in most parts of the game
  • It is now much faster to navigate between the different tank item pages in the menu
  • Artillery/Cannon/Medic/Helix/Sniper Rifle no longer push players around on impact so extremely
  • When in low quality, the tank previews now render correctly in the Loadout screen
  • Fixed bridge in firing range not making noises when driving over it
  • Made some changes to our asset pipeline that means we are less likely to break save files going forward. We had to reset save files again to apply the change
  • Fixed the bug report popup showing your report with strange formatting when reopened
  • Fix the invite to group popup not filling the screen vertically
  • Fixed match rewards showing 100 coins and keys before returning to zero
  • Fixed SFX not fading in and out correctly when going to the firing range
  • Fixed player icon not showing in the battle rewards screen
  • Fixed text layout in initial player setup popup
  • Fixed error where match rewards would show the incorrect experience and battle rank range for the current level and division
  • Fixed a bug where the invite to group popup didn’t hide the invite button for people already in your group
  • Fixed crafting/upgrading wipe effect not working
  • Fixed off-screen indicators for disconnected team members
  • Fixed social page section selection button not being in the correct state on start-up
  • Fixed internet connection lost popup button not containing a label
  • Fixed dirt surfaces in Mystic Mines not making sounds