Kureze Effect - the Direction / Phase 2
The #KurezeEffect appears to be spreading around the world and affecting a wide range of XM-rich locations. Our Researchers have not been able to narrow it down to a list of cities. It is almost everywhere, somewhat tied to the local level of XM activities. We expect to see Phase 2 of the Kureze Effect to take place during 18-21 Feb 2022 (72 hours), and to reach its maxima on 19 February 2022.
Starting now, NIA will ornament Portals expected to be deeply affected by the Kureze Effect. NIA will deploy a Rare Battle Beacon on 19 Feb 2022 on those Portals when their level of Kureze Effect goes beyond the threshold. We expect such spikes to happen only between 1430 and 1730 local time.
NIA also urges Agents to deploy Battle Beacons of any rarity on Portals they identify as potentially under the influence of Kureze Effect during the Phase 2 timeline (18-21 Feb). Trust your instinct. There is a reason
Kureze Effect FAQs: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/17975/kureze-effect-faqs
- Selected Portals around the world will get ornamented between now and until 18 Feb 2022 1100 UTC. The ornaments will look like this:
- Between 19 Feb 2022 14:30 to 17:30 local time, NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons on selected Portals.
- It is possible for a given Portal be deployed with a Rare Battle Beacon by NIASection14 more than once within Phase 2.
The final score for each Faction will be the weighted total of all Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons Point Values over all Checkpoints deployed between Friday, 18 Feb 2022 1100 UTC and Monday, 21 Feb 2022 1100 UTC (72 hours) across the globe. Each Battle Beacon will be weighted based on the Battle Category, which is based on offensive or defensive actions on the underlying Portals. From CAT-I to CAT-VI, the weighted values are 1-2-3-6-7-8 respectively.
For example, if a given Battle Beacon Score is Checkpoint 1: ENL 2; Checkpoint 2: RES 3; Checkpoint 3: ENL 4, and Battle CAT-V, then the Enlightened earn 42 points (6*7) and the Resistance earn 21 (3*7).
Each NIA-deployed Battle Beacon will be further given a multiplied weight of 5.
Interim global results for each Faction will be announced periodically through in-app News Feed and Ingress Community Forum.
The final score for Phase 2 will be announced within 24 hours through in-app News Feed and Ingress Community Forum, together with:
- Top 10 Regional Cells with highest points scored in total
- Top 10 Regional Cells with highest points scored by RES
- Top 10 Regional Cells with highest points scored by ENL
- Top 10 Regional Cells with highest percentage of points scored by RES
- Top 10 Regional Cells with highest percentage of points scored by ENL
Kureze Effect Medal
Any Agent who has interacted with at least ten (10) Battle Beacons scored at any of the three Kureze Effect Phases will be awarded the in-app Kureze Effect medal. This medal will be awarded as soon as an Agent meets such criteria. Agents who have already been awarded the in-app Kureze Effect medal in the previous event phase will not receive a second medal in this phase.
For example, if an Agent interacted with 3 Battle Beacons deployed by XM Sensitive Agents during Phase 1 and interacted with 7 NIA-deployed Battle Beacons during Phase 2, they will receive the Kureze Effect Medal by the end of Phase 2.
To assist Agents in their efforts, the "Kureze Effect" metric will remain on your Agent Profiles for the duration of the Kureze Effect to help you monitor individual progress.
Also available during the season of Kureze Effect in the Ingress Store:
- Limited-time Kureze Effect load-out kit with re-release of the 2019 Victoria medal (30800 CMU)
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). For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check COMM > NEWS.
— The Ingress Team