Kureze Effect - FAQs [updated: 10 Feb]

edited February 10 in Anomalies

What is the TLDR on the #KurezeEffect?

For individual medal/contribution: 

  • Interact as a Battle Beacon Combatant on 10 Battle Beacons in total during the specified time periods between January and March to earn your Kureze Effect medal
  • Agents can verify their interaction count by checking their Scanners for a new metric called Kureze Effect under the Events category

For Faction vs Faction challenge:

  • Whichever faction scores the most points during the specified time periods in January, February, and March wins

Both Rare and Very Rare Battle Beacons count for participation. NIA will deploy Rare Battle Beacons.

Please revisit initial COMM briefings (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3) for full details related to scoring and medal qualification.

January

Agent- deployment window:

  • from Saturday, 22 January 2022 1100 UTC to Monday, 24 January 2022 1100 UTC
  • Deploy and interact with Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons on any Portals

NIA deployment window:

  • Sunday, 23 January 2022 from 1430 to 1730 local time
  • NIA-deployed Rare Battle Beacons will appear in listed cities

February

Agent- deployment window:

  • from Friday, 18 February 2022 1100 UTC to Monday, 21 February 2022 1100 UTC
  • Deploy and interact with Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons on any Portals

NIA deployment window:

  • Saturday, 19 February 2022 from 1430 to 1730 local time
  • NIA-deployed Rare Battle Beacons will appear all over the world; ornaments will indicate affected Portals from now up until NIA deployment time

March

  • TBA


Who are "XM Sensitive Agents"?

Everyone in the world is sensitive to XM to some degree, whether they know it or not; you are an XM Sensitive Agent.


What counts as interacting with a Battle Beacon? What impacts the category (CAT) result of a Battle Beacon?

After a Battle Beacon battle starts When a Battle Beacon is deployed on a Portal, we begin tracking the following actions on that Portal. If the action taken matches one that will generate points towards the result of the Battle, it is counted as an interaction.

Currently, those Offensive and Defensive Portal actions are:

  • Deploy or Upgrade Resonator (note: upgrading your own Resonators does not count)
  • Attack or Destroy Resonator
  • Destroy Portal Mod
  • Destroy Link
  • Recharge Resonator or Remote Recharge

NEW: Our researchers have discovered more intel about the way Battle Beacons operate because of the mysterious forces present during the #KurezeEvent.

Interactions during the 10-minute initialization period of a Rare Battle Beacon, as well as during the battle itself for both Rare and Very Rare Battle Beacons, will be counted as a Kureze Effect interaction and will impact the CAT-level of the battle.



How do I earn the Kureze Effect medal?

Interact with 10 Battle Beacons in total during the specified time periods between January and March to earn your Kureze medal.

After you interact with your tenth Battle Beacon across Phases 1, 2, or 3 of the Kureze Effect Series, then you will receive the Kureze Effect medal.

A Kureze Effect metric will be added to your Scanner to help you track your progress.

You do not need to participate in all 3 Kureze Effect weekends. If you interact with 10 Battle Beacons during January’s Kureze Effect weekend, you will receive the medal. If you interact with 2 Battle Beacons during January’s Kureze Effect weekend, 0 Battle Beacons during February’s Kureze Effect weekend, and 8 Battle Beacons during March’s Kureze Effect weekend, you will receive the Kureze Effect medal.

Any combination of interactions that sum 10 total over the course of all 3 Kureze Effect weekends will result in receiving the medal.


How will I know which Portals NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons on?

Note: NIA-deployed Battle Beacons will override any Agent-deployed Beacons or Boosts currently active on the Portal.

Phase 1 (January)

A new ornament will appear on Portals in cities that NIA researchers have identified as being at risk starting at 14:30 on Saturday, 22 January - 24 hours before the NIA deployment window.

Ornaments will not be displayed on Portals identified by XM Sensitive Agents (player deployed Battle Beacons).

Phase 2 (February)

Ornament will appear on Portals around the world that NIA researchers have identified as being at risk starting 4 February.

Ornaments will not be displayed on Portals identified by XM Sensitive Agents (player-deployed Battle Beacons).


What is the schedule during the 3-hour NIA deployed window?

Phase 1 (January)

Rare Battle Beacons will appear starting at 14:20 local time for battle to begin at 14:30. There will be two 10-minute breaks within the 3-hour period.

Phase 2 (February)

Rare Battle Beacons will appear starting at 14:20 local time for battle to begin at 14:30. There will be two breaks within the 3-hour period.


How do you pronounce "Kureze"?

cure-ease

Victoria pronounces it here (0:04): https://youtu.be/EniW7Ps5LyQ?t=4

ADA pronounces it here (0:07): https://youtu.be/fFAMAThEGd0?t=7


How were the Phase 2 Portals selected?

The Phase 2 Portal selection was completely data-driven - certain criteria went in, Portals meeting that criteria came out. We recognize that some Portals may be in areas that are not currently accessible or require payment to gain access to them because the tool cannot take such criteria into account. If locals Agents reach a cross-faction consensus on the forum, we are happy to REMOVE such Portals from play but new Portals will not be added to replace them.


In Phase 2, why is the weight of NIA-deployed RBBs 5 versus 10 as it was in Phase 1?

The NIA will be deploying roughly twice as many RBBs in February compared to January. In order to keep the same overall point distribution, the weight needed to be adjusted.


Why was the city list for NIA-deployed Beacons for Phase 1 sequestered so long?

The Ingress team loves live events and we've been experimenting with live ops/global challenges for the last year. With the release of the Rare Battle Beacon, we want to find a way to encourage Agents to play Ingress outside, at Portals, but to do it in a way that they can be physically distanced, and play when and where they feel comfortable doing so. 

The Kureze Effect is the idea of a quarterly season, structured the same way as Anomaly Seasons in the past, and builds on the experience we had with Primary Sites, and Satellite Sites plus Connected Cells to activate players from anywhere.

By sequestering the city list, we hope to discourage long distance travel and instead encourage participation locally. Any Agent can deploy a Battle Beacon from anywhere during the Event Window and also participate. The NIA-deployed Battle Beacons are affected Portals that are a higher point value target, but this does not prevent Agents in other locations from also participating.


Which Battle Beacons count?

Rare and Very Rare Battle Beacons count.

They look like this (below):

In the Store, the 8-pack is the Rare Battle Beacon bundle and the single is the Very Rare Battle Beacon.


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