Battle Beacon Playtest
Starting this weekend, we’re working with local Vanguards VanJeffery and DLKoikingu to playtest Battle Beacons in New Zealand and Taiwan. We look forward to hearing valuable feedback from playtesters so we can continue to tune and iterate on the feature before making it more widely available on the Ingress Store in the future.
Battle Beacons are competitive, Faction-based challenges for Portal ownership. Your objective is to control the Target Portal across 5 Checkpoints, at 3-minute intervals between Checkpoints. Scores are visible to Agents in the Ingress app on the Map Screen and Portal Details. Giving Agents an option to host their own scored battles isn’t a replacement for Anomalies, but it’s a new way to play Ingress that we can experiment with right now.
Battle Beacons are still in-development and subject to changes, and the playtest is designed to experiment with different mechanics and values. When deployed on a Target Portal, any Agent within range will be able to see and interact with the Battle Beacon.
We’re beginning with playtests in New Zealand and Taiwan to start, and may expand the playtest to more Agents in more regions. If you’re interested in participating, stay tuned for more info after this first wave of playtesting.