Coming soon: Hack the Planet Weekend event

Update 9:39AM PDT metric issue has been resolved, and your hack metrics WILL be backfilled from the start time of the event (4PM UTC/9AM PDT). Now let's HACK THE PLANET!!!!! We will be extending the event by two hours and will end on Monday, April 12th 6PM UTC/11AM PDT.

Update 9:27AM PDT Agents, we're looking into the event metric not increasing. Unfortunately, the hacks are likely not going to be backfilled once this issues is fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update as soon as it is resolved.

Agents successfully generated enough Kinetic energy during the Optima Kinetic Challenge to repel NEMESIS associate Optima’s advances. But what did Optima seek to accomplish, and were they operating alone? Agents, we need your help to research and report for potential threats that may still be lurking in the Portal Network. To do this, we are asking that all Agents hack as many unique Portals as possible (Drone hacks included) between Friday, April 9th 16:00 UTC to Monday, April 12th 16:00 UTC.

We will be measuring Unique Portal Hacks (UPH) during this three day window. By Monday, April 12th 16:00 UTC, Agents must meet a global challenge threshold of 3,500,000 unique hacks combined (the sum of all Agent individual UPH) in order for us to better understand what is happening. 

  • If a Portal was hacked the day before the event started, and then hacked during the event, it would still count as a UPH for this challenge
  • Progress of the unique hack counts will be updated once per day on the News Feed
  • There will be a new event metric added to your Agent Profile for the duration of the Global Challenge to help you monitor the number of unique Portals you have hacked

The following bonuses will be enabled during the event:

  • Cool-down time of Drone Mark l will be reduced from 60 minutes to 10 minutes
  • 2X AP for Glyph Hacking (Drone included)
  • Hacking friendly Portals will also earn 100AP

If the global challenge threshold is achieved successfully, there will also be a limited time reward from Friday, April 23rd 16:00 UTC to Friday, April 30th 16:00 UTC that will enable:

  • Damage of Level 4 through 6 XMP Bursters increased by 1 level
  • 2X AP for Link and Field destroy, (187 → 374AP for Links; 750 → 1500AP for Fields)
  • Portal recharge earns 100AP

As always, please remember to be aware of your surroundings. We encourage players to follow local health and safety guidelines when playing Ingress (such as wearing masks and maintaining at least six feet/two meters of distance from other people). 

— The Ingress Team


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