Get hacking with Hackstreak

edited April 26 in News

Agents can now earn bonus items and AP through hacking Portals every day, with an even larger bonus for hacking 7 days in a row. After hacking for 7 days in a row, your Hackstreak resets and you can begin working towards a new Hackstreak. If a hack is missed or skipped by 1 day, the counter will be reset back to day one and the Hackstreak must be started from the beginning. Hacking via Dronenet will not count towards the Hackstreak.

For the first 6 days, any first Portal you hack in a day will have a bonus of +500 AP and 2X output of hacked items. When you hack Portals for 7 days in a row, you will earn a bonus of +500 AP and 3X output of hacked items on the 7th day. Your first hack each day will display a toast message indicating the Hackstreak status. Note that a day is defined as a day of the week, 0:00:00 midnight to 23:59:59 in your local time. For example, if you hack a Portal at any time on Tuesday local time, you will be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12:00 AM local time.

With the launch of Hackstreak, we are also adding a new achievement medal, ‘Epoch’ available in five tiers. The 'Epoch' medal will contribute to level-up requirements. The medal will increment by 1 for each completed 7-day streak; each Hackstreak cycle does not need to be consecutive. To help illustrate, when you complete a full Hackstreak cycle in the first week, your Epoch medal will increase by 1. You can either work toward your second Hackstreak cycle the very next day, or skip a day or more, and start the second cycle. Both will increase by 1 when the second full Hackstreak cycle is completed. 

  • Bronze: 2 Full Hackstreak cycles
  • Silver: 4 Full Hackstreak cycles
  • Gold: 8 Full Hackstreak cycles
  • Platinum: 30 Full Hackstreak cycles
  • Onyx: 60 Full Hackstreak cycles

- The Hackstreak AP and item bonuses can be stacked with other multipliers, such as Glyphing, Apex, and Fracker.

-Completed Hackstreaks will be added under the Streaks section of the Agent stats.

-Current Hackstreak will be added under the Streaks section of NOW, indicating progress on your current hack streak.

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 2 meters/6 feet of distance from other people). 

Happy hacking! 

— The Ingress Team

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