Players that have not tried playing DDTank Mobile before may not understand how the game works. The game has a basic set of controls that is easy to learn on your own, but the confusion lies in some of the mechanics in the game. There are a lot of things to understand, which can be overwhelming for beginners who are just looking to have a good time playing something light and fun. This is why we’ve created a beginners’ guide to explain some game mechanics at length.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

DDTank Mobile is a pretty classic game that has been active for a very long time with its loyal fanbase that has kept it relevant through the evolution of gaming. Today, the game isn’t as popular as it was during its peak, but it hasn’t lost what made it such a fun game in the first place. Fast-paced gameplay with a competitive aspect makes players love to play it during their free time because it gives them a sense of excitement in manageable amounts. Here’s how you can enjoy it too.

The Combat

The combat in DDTank Mobile is pretty simple since it’s a 2D trajectory shooting game. This means that the movement is restricted to moving left and right with some skills allowing you to move upwards or fall downwards. Players’ movement will be restricted by both the time limit and the terrain, so there’s really no freedom to move wherever you want to go most of the time. This adds a sense of strategy for the player to place themselves in a position that doesn’t make them sitting ducks.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

The combat system is also relatively simple. Players can shoot one default bullet at a time by dragging their pointer inside the trajectory circle to aim where they want to fire. The number of shots and bullets can be increased by using abilities. The shot has a guiding line that predicts where the bullet will land but it doesn’t account for hazards like terrain or other units in the way so it can always fail. Shooting may seem easy but there are so many things to keep in mind that simply firing isn’t always the best strategy.


Weapons in DDTank Mobile may seem like they’re all the same – aside from the way they’re designed – but the game actually incorporates a stat system that varies with the weapon currently equipped. Depending on what weapon your character is holding, they may be weaker or stronger. Weapons can be obtained by receiving them from events, mission rewards, or by crafting them from the game’s gacha system, which is the weapon maker factory that awards a random weapon per summon.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

Weapons have different stats that affect your character’s movement, defenses, damage output, critical strike chance, and destructive power towards terrain. The balance between these stats shuffle depending on the weapon type so it’s a good idea to pick a type that you’re comfortable with. Since weapons are distributed randomly, they are graded according to their rarity. Obviously, rarer weapons have higher stats and are always better no matter the situation, so try to summon as often as possible.


Fashion is the cosmetic aspect of the game and usually doesn’t do anything other than giving your character more style. Equipping fashion items won’t make your character any stronger but this is one of the goals of players since having a really stylish character means that you’ve either been grinding hard in the game or have spent a relatively good amount of money to look better. It isn’t necessary for players to pursue fashion if they’re planning to stay purely competitive in the DDTank Mobile.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

There are two types of fashion items which are permanent and limited. Permanent items are usually purchased or acquired from big events and stay in your account forever. Limited items are usually free rewards from missions and events and only stay in your inventory for a few days. Limited items will expire regardless of whether or not you keep your account online so it shouldn’t surprise you if you log onto the game and suddenly your character doesn’t have those items equipped anymore.

Battle Items

Battle items are basically the skills or abilities that the character can use when in combat. They may be called battle items, but don’t worry, they are not consumable items that run out when you use them too many times. The way these battle items work is that they consume a portion of your energy as a cost which can only be done once per turn. Battle items don’t have cooldowns, so players can use them every turn provided that they have enough energy to cast them during battle.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

Players can choose up to four battle items that they can use before starting the battle. Most battle items are already unlocked at the beginning of the game, but as the player levels up and progresses through the content, they will unlock more battle items that they can use later on. It’s a good idea to read up on what the abilities do so that the player has a deeper understanding of how to use them and when is the best time to use these abilities in combat.

Understanding the Map

There are different maps in DDTank Mobile that have distinct features that make each battle unique from the previous ones. For example, the position of the slopes, platforms, and areas where characters can fall under are different, so the strategy in each battle can change dramatically from the previous ones. This keeps the player on their toes and doesn’t simply force them to play the same game every battle.

BlueStacks' Beginners Guide to Playing DDTank Mobile

Understanding the map is one of the first things that players need to do in DDTank Mobile. Knowing where the hazards are and the best places to go are some things that need to be kept in mind. Some maps are asymmetrical, so it might provide an advantage to the other team which is something that players will simply need to find a workaround for. As you play more games, you’ll discover more maps and understand them deeper.