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ANT Side.png
Advanced Nanite Transport
Type: Transport
Empire: Icon NS.png
Cost: 200Nanites
Health: 4,000
For Armor and Damage resistance details see this article.
Decay: 20 Minutes
ANT Collector Tool: WLT-Mandible Mining Laser,
WLT-Howler Mining Laser
Top Weapons: WLT-Yellowjacket Mining Laser,
G30 Walker,
G40-F Ranger,
M12 Kobalt,
M20 Basilisk,
M40 Fury,
M60-G Bulldog

The Advanced Nanite Transport (or ANT) is a vehicle produced by Nanite Systems, available to all factions. It can be created at any allied ground vehicle terminal.

The ANT is a purpose-built mining vehicle, able to harvest and transport a unique resource; Cortium. Cortium is a mineral that can be used to construct and power various buildings and modules, and is handled solely by the ANT.

The ANT has a four man crew, consisting of a driver, gunner, and two passengers. The driver has access to one of two mining lasers, able to harvest cortium, as well as unload stored cortium into Silos. The gunner has access to standard Nanite Systems gunner weaponry, such as the M20 Basilisk and M12 Kobalt, or a mining laser of his own to speed up harvesting. The two passengers are fully protected within the vehicle itself.

The ANT is able to store 8000Cortium by default, increased to up to 10000Cortium through the Cortium Storage passive certification.

It is possible to use the ANT's cortium supply to construct buildings. To do so, deploy the ant using the Deploy hotkey (B by default) outside of no-construction zones (shown in Red on the minimap). This will reveal a construction terminal on the rear of the vehicle.

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Certifications[edit | edit source]

ANT Vehicle Certifications
Category Certification Name Levels and Cost
Passive Systems Cortium Storage
50Passively increases the ANT's total Cortium Storage by 1000.
150Passively increases the ANT's total Cortium Storage by 1250.
200Passively increases the ANT's total Cortium Storage by 1500.
500Passively increases the ANT's total Cortium Storage by 1750.
1000Passively increases the ANT's total Cortium Storage by 2000.
Mineral Radar
50Mineral Radar passively sweeps the area for Cortium nodes within 200 meters, highlighting them on the HUD.
100Mineral Radar passively sweeps the area for Cortium nodes within 300 meters, highlighting them on the HUD.
200Mineral Radar passively sweeps the area for Cortium nodes within 400 meters, highlighting them on the HUD.
500Mineral Radar passively sweeps the area for Cortium nodes within 600 meters, highlighting them on the HUD.
Utility Slot Scout Radar
50Enemies near the vehicle will appear on the map of nearby allies for up to 40 meters.
100Extends the range of the Scout Radar to 60 meters.
200Extends the range of the Scout Radar to 80 meters.
500Extends the range of the Scout Radar to 100 meters.
Smoke Screen
50Creates a smoke screen around the vehicle which prevents you and nearby allied vehicles from automatically showing on minimap radar, and prevents lock-on attempts for 8 seconds. Can be used every 40 seconds.
100Creates a smoke screen around the vehicle which prevents you and nearby allied vehicles from automatically showing on minimap radar, and prevents lock-on attempts for 8 seconds. Can be used every 35 seconds.
200Creates a smoke screen around the vehicle which prevents you and nearby allied vehicles from automatically showing on minimap radar, and prevents lock-on attempts for 8 seconds. Can be used every 32 seconds.
500Creates a smoke screen around the vehicle which prevents you and nearby allied vehicles from automatically showing on minimap radar, and prevents lock-on attempts for 8 seconds. Can be used every 30 seconds.
Fire Suppression
30Activate to repair 15% of the vehicle health over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also immediately extinguish the flames. Can be activated once every 55 seconds.
100Activate to repair 15% of the vehicle health over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also immediately extinguish the flames. Can be activated once every 50 seconds.
200Activate to repair 15% of the vehicle health over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also immediately extinguish the flames. Can be activated once every 47 seconds.
500Activate to repair 15% of the vehicle health over 5 seconds. If the vehicle is on fire when activated, it will also immediately extinguish the flames. Can be activated once every 45 seconds.
Transport Cloak
50While active, the Transport Cloak drains the ANT's stored Cortium in exchange for limited invisibility. Consumes 200 Cortium per second.
100While active, the Transport Cloak drains the ANT's stored Cortium in exchange for limited invisibility. Consumes 185 Cortium per second.
200While active, the Transport Cloak drains the ANT's stored Cortium in exchange for limited invisibility. Consumes 170 Cortium per second.
500While active, the Transport Cloak drains the ANT's stored Cortium in exchange for limited invisibility. Consumes 150 Cortium per second.
C-Barrier
50While active, a barrier forms around the ANT, reducing incoming damage by 20% to the top, sides front and read of the vehicle. Drains 160 Cortium per second.
100While active, a barrier forms around the ANT, reducing incoming damage by 20% to the top, sides front and read of the vehicle. Drains 120 Cortium per second.
200While active, a barrier forms around the ANT, reducing incoming damage by 20% to the top, sides front and read of the vehicle. Drains 80 Cortium per second.
500While active, a barrier forms around the ANT, reducing incoming damage by 20% to the top, sides front and read of the vehicle. Drains 40 Cortium per second.
C300 Turbo Engine
150The Cortium Turbo Engine grants powerful thrust by converting stored minerals into fuel. The C300 consumes 250 Cortium per second.
200The Cortium Turbo Engine grants powerful thrust by converting stored minerals into fuel. The C300 consumes 225 Cortium per second.
400The Cortium Turbo Engine grants powerful thrust by converting stored minerals into fuel. The C300 consumes 200 Cortium per second.
500The Cortium Turbo Engine grants powerful thrust by converting stored minerals into fuel. The C300 consumes 175 Cortium per second.
1000The Cortium Turbo Engine grants powerful thrust by converting stored minerals into fuel. The C300 consumes 150 Cortium per second.
Defense Slot Mine Guard
30Reduces damages taken from anti-tank mines by 25%.
50Reduces damages taken from anti-tank mines by 40%.
100Reduces damages taken from anti-tank mines by 60%.
150Reduces damages taken from anti-tank mines by 70%.
Reinforced Armor
100Increases the vehicle's total health pool by 10%.
Nanite Auto Repair System
30Repairs 2.5% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
50Repairs 3.13% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
100Repairs 3.75% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
200Repairs 4.38% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
500Repairs 5% every 5 seconds. Damage disables auto repair for 12 seconds.
Vehicle Stealth
30Increases lock-on time by 0.25 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 75 meters.
100Increases lock-on time by 0.5 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 50 meters.
200Increases lock-on time by 0.75 seconds and also reduces the auto-detect range of the vehicle to 25 meters.
1000Increases lock-on time by 1 seconds and also completely prevents the vehicle from being auto-detected.
Performance Slot Racer High Speed Chassis
100Improved speed and acceleration.
200Improved speed and acceleration. (More effective than previous rank)
400Improved speed and acceleration. (More effective than previous rank)
Rival Combat Chassis
100Improved traction, turning, brakes and reverse speed.
200Improved traction, turning, brakes and reverse speed. (More effective than previous rank)
400Improved traction, turning, brakes and reverse speed. (More effective than previous rank)

ANT Collector Tool[edit | edit source]

WLT-Mandible Mining Laser
WLT-Mandible Mining Laser.png
Costs
Cert Cost: Default Certification Points
DC Cost: Default Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 600 RPM
Effective Range: Close
Fire Modes: Automatic
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.4
WLT-Howler Mining Laser
WLT-Howler Mining Laser.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 875 Certification Points
DC Cost: 599 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 600 RPM
Effective Range: Close
Fire Modes: Automatic
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 2k Mined Cortium
Ammunition Pool:
Heat
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.4

Top Weapons[edit | edit source]

WLT-Yellowjacket Mining Laser
WLT-Yellowjacket Mining Laser.png
Costs
Cert Cost: Default Certification Points
DC Cost: Default Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 600 RPM
Effective Range: Close
Fire Modes: Automatic
Ammunition
Magazine Size:
Ammunition Pool:
Heat
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 4.0
G30 Walker
G30 Walker.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 875 Certification Points
DC Cost: 599 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 600 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 1000m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Automatic
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 130 before 50m
Min Damage: 115 after 400m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 2s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 75
Ammunition Pool: 1125
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.65
G40-F Ranger
G40-F Ranger.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 875 Certification Points
DC Cost: 599 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 330 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 325m/s
Effective Range: Long
Fire Modes: Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 100 before 50m
Min Damage: 20 after 200m
Max Indirect Damage: 40 before 5m
Min Indirect Damage: 1 at 8m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 3s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 60
Ammunition Pool: 780
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 1.5
Bloom per Shot: 0.2
M12 Kobalt
M12 Kobalt.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 200 Certification Points
DC Cost: 150 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 550 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 650m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 200 before 10m
Min Damage: 154 after 110m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 2.5s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 100
Ammunition Pool: 750
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.1
M20 Basilisk
M20 Basilisk.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 200 Certification Points
DC Cost: 150 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 400 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 1x
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 250 before 10m
Min Damage: 167 after 100m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 3s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 50
Ammunition Pool: 500
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.1
M40 Fury
M40 Fury.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 875 Certification Points
DC Cost: 599 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 171 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 125m/s
Effective Range: Short
Fire Modes: Automatic
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 125
Min Damage: 125
Max Indirect Damage: 150 before 1m
Min Indirect Damage: 50 at 3m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 2.5s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 8
Ammunition Pool: 160
Accuracy[?]
Min Cone of Fire: 0.5
M60-G Bulldog
M60-G Bulldog.png
Costs
Cert Cost: 550 Certification Points
DC Cost: 399 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Fire Rate: 48 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 100m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Automatic
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 400
Min Damage: 400
Max Indirect Damage: 500 before 1m
Min Indirect Damage: 50 at 5m
Reload Speed
Reload Speed: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 5
Ammunition Pool: 60

Weapon Ribbons and Medals[edit | edit source]

With any ANT weapon, it is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with a ANT weapon. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the ANTs weaponry.

Ribbons[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Icon Requirements
Sunderer Service Ribbon
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10 kills.
Driver Service Ribbon
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20 driver assists
Find out more on the Service Ribbons article.


Medals[edit | edit source]

Medal Icon Requirement Award
No Medal
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0 kills N/A
Copper Medal
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10 kills 2Certification Points
Silver Medal
Medal Silver.png
60 kills 10Certification Points
Gold Medal
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160 kills 20Certification Points
Auraxium Medal
Medal Auraxium.png
1,160 kills 200Certification Points

The ANT has access to eight separate cosmetic customization slots, each modifiying a different part of the vehicle.

Alongside the expected ability to add Camouflage, Decals, and Ornaments, the player can modify the exterior of the vehicle, use the 'Other' slot to add attachments and plating to the rear of the ANT, swap the tires and/or their hubcaps out for new ones, add lighting effects to beneath the vehicle's chassis, and add a trim effect to the body.

Though not necessarily defined as a cosmetic, the sound of the ANT's in-built horn can also be changed.


ANT Exterior
Name Style Acquisition
Icon ANT.png
Icon TR.png Icon NC.png Icon VS.png
APC Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT APC Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
Aenictus Grill ANT Aenictus Grill.png 250Daybreak Cash
Argos Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT Argos Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
Eciton Grill ANT Eciton Grill.png 250Daybreak Cash
ANT Pro Bundle (?)
Lasius Grill ANT Lasius Grill.png 250Daybreak Cash
Mr. Digger Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT Mr. Digger Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
Scarab Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT Scarab Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
Tharsis Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT Tharsis Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
Trilobite Cabin Icon Player Studio.png ANT Trilobite Cabin.png 249Daybreak Cash
ANT Other
Name Style Acquisition
Icon ANT.png
Icon TR.png Icon NC.png Icon VS.png
Argos Exterior Icon Player Studio.png ANT Argos Exterior.png 249Daybreak Cash
Exhaust Stacks ANT Exhaust Stacks.png 250Daybreak Cash
Fuel Cans ANT Fuel Cans.png 250Daybreak Cash
Mr. Dumper Exterior Icon Player Studio.png ANT Mr. Dumper Exterior.png 249Daybreak Cash
Scarab Utilities Exterior Icon Player Studio.png ANT Scarab Utilities Exterior.png 249Daybreak Cash
Solar Panels ANT Solar Panels.png 250Daybreak Cash
ANT Pro Bundle (?)
Tharsis Exterior Icon Player Studio.png ANT Tharsis Exterior.png 249Daybreak Cash
Trilobite Exterior Icon Player Studio.png ANT Trilobite Exterior.png 249Daybreak Cash
ANT Tire
Name Style Acquisition
Icon ANT.png
A51 Deflectors Icon Player Studio.png Harasser H51 Deflectors.png 249Daybreak Cash
A51 Luminous Deflectors Icon Player Studio.png Harasser Luminous Deflectors.png 249Daybreak Cash
Aenictus Hubcaps ANT Aenictus Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Atta Hubcaps ANT Atta Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Cataglyphis Hubcaps ANT Cataglyphis Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Dorylus Hubcaps ANT Dorylus Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Eciton Hubcaps ANT Eciton Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Lasius Hubcaps ANT Lasius Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Myrmica Hubcaps ANT Myrmica Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Ponera Hubcaps ANT Ponera Hubcaps.png 250Daybreak Cash
Lunar Ceramic Tires Lunar Ceramic Tires.png Lunar Tires Bundle (?)
Lunar Light Tires Lunar Light Tires.png Lunar Tires Bundle (?)
ANT Customizations - Lighting
Name Cost Faction Requirement Style
White Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT White Chassis Lights.png
White Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT White Pulse Chassis Lights.png
Red Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon TR.png
ANT Red Chasis Lights.png
Red Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon TR.png
ANT Red Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Cyan Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon VS.png
ANT Cyan Chasis Lights.png
Cyan Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon VS.png
ANT Cyan Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Orange Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT Orange Chasis Lights.png
Orange Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT Orange Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Blue Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon NC.png
ANT Blue Chasis Lights.png
Blue Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon NC.png
ANT Blue Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Yellow Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon NC.png
ANT Yellow Chasis Lights.png
Yellow Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon NC.png
ANT Yellow Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Green Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT Green Chasis Lights.png
Green Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash
ANT Green Pulse Chasis Lights.png
Violet Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon VS.png
ANT Violet Chasis Lights.png
Violet Pulse Chassis Lights 399 Daybreak Cash Icon VS.png
ANT Violet Pulse Chasis Lights.png
ANT Trim
Name Style Acquisition
Icon ANT.png
Icon TR.png Icon NC.png Icon VS.png
NC1 Lumifiber ANT NC1 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
NC ANT Pro Bundle
NC2 Lumifiber ANT NC2 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
TR1 Lumifiber ANT TR1 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
TR ANT Pro Bundle
TR2 Lumifiber ANT TR2 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
VS1 Lumifiber ANT VS1 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
VS ANT Pro Bundle
VS2 Lumifiber ANT VS2 Lumifiber Trim.png 399Daybreak Cash
Auraxium Lumifiber ANT Auraxium Lumifiber Trim (TR).png ANT Auraxium Lumifiber Trim (NC).png ANT Auraxium Lumifiber Trim (VS).png Awarded upon completion of the Master ANT directive.
Re-entry Lumifiber ANT Re-entry Lumifiber Trim (TR).png ANT Re-entry Lumifiber Trim (NC).png ANT Re-entry Lumifiber Trim (VS).png Explorer's and Starseeker's Eight-Year Anniversary Bundle (?)
ANT Customizations - Horn
Name Cost Style
ANT NS-A Horn Default
Horn.png
ANT Reveille Trumpet 799 Daybreak Cash
Horn Reveille Trumpet.png
ANT Horn of Liberty 650 Daybreak Cash
Horn of Libery.png
ANT NS-B Horn 599 Daybreak Cash
NS-B Horn.png

March 20, 2019 Update[edit | edit source]

  • Tank Shell resistance (type 7) from 0 to -20
  • Dev Note: These changes equate to roughly one less shot to kill from their Live versions. This brings the expectations to destroy these vehicles a bit closer to that of tank to tank combat, while still allowing them to remain more tanky as wheeled support vehicles.


Videos[edit | edit source]

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Planetside 2 ANT C-Barrier Hilarity (Also Gaiety)

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PlanetSide 2 (PC) Base Building Tutorial

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