Spider Tanks officially launched their tank-battling, play and earn, MOBA style game back in October. Now they bring us news about the next generation of tanks a parts., known as Generation 2
Soon, Spider Tanks will close all sales for Generation 1 NFTs. They will never be sold again. Though some items sold in the future may be similar, any new Tank Parts added will be Generation 2, which are not quite the same as Generation 1.
Spider Tanks is free to play, but if players want to earn while playing, they’ll probably want to invest in Tanks and Tank Parts. Players earn Victory Points from winning matches, which converts to SILK tokens at the end of every day. The number of Victory Points a player can earn is based on their rank, the rarity and level of the Parts they used in the battle, and how many times those parts have already been used that day.
Tank Parts feature diminishing returns to encourage players to try out different builds. The curve is set so that each Part should receive about 95% of its potential VP for that day by the time it hits 20 wins. That Part can still earn Victory Points, but the numbers get increasingly smaller.
So what does this have to do with Generation 2 Parts? All generation 2 Tank Parts start at level 0. Generation 2 Tank Parts also have lower Victory Point Potential (VPP), decreasing their maximum earnings from winning matches. Players can still level up Generation 2 Tank Parts to increase their VPP values, but it will be more of a grind than with Gen 1 Parts.
We haven’t been given an official date for the end of sales for Gen 1 Parts, but I expect it to be soon. Head over the official Gala store to stock up!
How to play Spider Tanks
Players act as Pilots in Spider Tanks. Every Pilot needs a Tank. And every Tank comes with a few parts. The most important parts are the Body and the Weapon. The Body determines how much armor your tank has, how fast it moves, and how quickly it regains Energy, which is used to trigger abilities.
There are a wide variety of Tank bodies to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. But you almost might want a Weapon. These come in many options as well. From a Gatling gun, to homing missiles, to healing turrets, and more! Your Tank and Weapon selections should match your planned playstyle.
On top of those, players may also equip Skins, or paint jobs for their Tanks, and equip Props. These are cosmetic items, but some do offer small bonuses as well.
And finally, each Player can pick two Abilities for their Tank. Abilities take Energy to use and have cooldowns before they can be used again. Abilities include effects like Shields, Healing, Slows, etc.
The game features several different game types such as Capture the Flag, Team Death Match, and Chicken Chase! Since this is a team based game, having a complementary group of tanks can make a big difference. Is someone playing a big, slow, heavy damage tank? Then maybe you can support them with healing or attacks that slow your enemies down, giving the big tank time to get into position. Or maybe you want a whole team of fast moving tanks for a capture the flag match! There is definitely a lot of room for making strategic decisions.
Matches are usually pretty quick. Tanks don’t gain levels or stats during a game. It’s all about going in with the right setup and achieving the match goals for your team.
For more about Spider Tanks read our how to play guide, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join the Gala Games Discord. Spider Tanks also created their own wiki – https://spider-tanks.fandom.com/wiki/Spider_Tanks_Wiki.