Ingress 2.53.2 Release Notes
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• We’ve made improvements to better handle slow data connections, which should make the Ingress app more reliable in areas with poor signal strength.
• Fixed: When no data connection is detected, the
FIRE button on the XMP carousel is disabled, consistent with disabling other menu options.
• Fixed: If enabled, Battery Saver Mode should work on app start without opening Settings.
• Fixed: Scout Controller displays the Recursed codename flair only for Recursed Agents.
• Fixed: On iOS, we no longer defer system gestures from the lower edge of the screen.
As every update, ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give 60fps mode
I don't even have a real question this time around, thank you for your continued work.
EDIT: Actually, I do. How did the Battle Beacon test go? Will there be any significant changes based on feedback from on ground and online agents? And of course, is there an approximate ETA?
Can we get an update on the numerous ongoing problems with keys and linking?
When a portal goes over the limit of links, later attempts to use the keys that were thrown before the limit was recognized are unusable at other portals until after restart. Putting keys in a capsule or locker and then removing them does not seem to help. Hacking additional new keys to the portal on top of existing keys in inventory doesn't help.
Sometimes when linking and getting a "link already exists" error, you can see similar symptoms.
Sometimes with large numbers of keys in inventory, you have to capsule keys just to get any candidates to show up, even close ones.
Will disabling the fire button hamper burster stacking? That's pretty sweet.
Fixed: Scout Controller displays the Recursed codename flair only for Recursed Agents.
I think it would be nice to have some kind of special codename flair for Scout Controller. A special flair for subscribers has been hinted at and I think a laurel or a trophy could be a nice extra to display next to the Controller's codename.
When will IOS 14 be supported, starting to miss the game
I hope @NianticBrian can help us fix somthing unique for Scout Controller on codname. 1 place we get gold 2 we get silver 3 bronze.
I hear your feature requests for 60fps mode as an optional setting; however, right now we're focused on a few other areas before we might explore this. In particular, there's still work to do around improving reliability under slower data connections and reducing loading times.
The Battle Beacon playtests on First Saturday went well; thank you to all of the playtesters who provided feedback and to Vanguards @VanJeffery and @DLKoikingu for hosting. In particular, seeing the Checkpoint Score in-app makes these battles feel more like a part of the game (versus needing to check a separate webpage or Google Sheet). It was interesting to see a cluster-style battle with 8 Battle Beacons deployed in a relatively small area. We're monitoring the changing situation in New Zealand, and our team is looking at how might we expand playtesting to more Agents. While we continue the platests, we're working in parallel to address the top feedback we're seeing on how to tune Battle Beacons and limit their potential for abuse. We'll share more info as we make progress, but I don't have a specific ETA to share at this time.
@caderoux After 2.53.2 rolls out, can you retry Linking to see if you're still seeing this? We worked on improvements that I think should help, but it has been difficult to reproduce internally so they aren't listed in the release notes above as confirmed fixes.
Thank you for your response, and apologies for the bi-weekly 60fps spam. It's one of those features that seems easy to implement, but of course I'm not a developer. Who knows what goes on in the background.
How about the comms activity always jumping to the oldest continuously?
What about COMM scrolling? First we were always "locked" at the bottom. When trying to scroll up, it would drop you to the bottom. Unable to see back in time.
Now, we are "locked" at top. Unable to scroll down. Unable to see what is happening now.
When will this be fixed?
This is a strategy game. It is absolutely necessary to see properly what’s happening in the COMM. It’s more important than battle beacons. When can we expect a fix?
no comm scroll bug fix ? its been reported so many times now..
also im getting tired almost daily have to restart scanner sometimes every 5-10m because a certain portal no matter what lvl refuses to give me outgoing link to another portal(s) even though after a restart it works, but doing this daily is starting to be only frustrating and not very friendly when u are in a field mode... many also report this bug and it does never give u any message why u cant throw that links only restart solves this.....
Game freezing when charging. Game freezing in general.
Give us back decay of 15%. No point in reducing decay when droprate of Pc/Hc increased.
COMM is bugged.
Adventur sync soon? Pissing on players who walk for 10km, and only 3 gets logged.
Eeee, nice 🥃🥃🥃
@NianticBrian I'm not too fussed about having 60FPS. It is nice to have, however, more importantly we really need halos or some other method visible on the map to identify what is a Unique Visit, Unique Capture, and Unique Drone Visit.
Nice to see fixes nonetheless
Thanks for listening to iOS users on the system gestures, it's really appreciated.
Please fix the load times. iPhone SE Model A1723 load time is 110 seconds. Yes, that’s one minute and fifty seconds!
Pokemon GO on same phone loads in 13 seconds.
I know I can buy a newer iPhone and have Ingress load in 5-10 seconds. And I did, and it did. But I prefer to play Ingress on 1st gen iPhone SE due to form factor.
"we no longer defer system gestures from the lower edge of the screen."
So glad the backpedaled on that. Number 1 pet peeve since it was added.
I want to change my main google account on my ingress account
I added Facebook to delete my previous google account, then added a new Google account
everything works for me, but logging in to the game via the old google account is still possible...
so I can use 2 or more google accounts to log in to my main account
can you fix this? I don't want my old Google account to be used to log in to the game
I agree with you!😘😘
Thank you, @NianticBrian, for the new updates information!!!!
And be on the lookout for a new updates of Ingress Prime with a new design weapons, like Energy drinks, including "Gatorade", coming soon, which is why I saw a vision of the future about "Ingress 3.0"!!
And we can enjoy celebrate 10 years of Niantic, inc.!!
@NianticBrian Would really appreciate if you could give us an update on if you would be revising the Scout Controller tier requirements or not. As started multiple times by multiple agents, the current requirements are neither realistic nor achievable.
Fixing the Comm Scroll problems should literally be your first priority. If comm isn't accurate you can't ever keep track of attacks and communications efficiently. This has been broken for so long it's insane and should be a very easy fix.
Is it possible to leave rainbow XM as an optional feature in the game
me too. old trouble🤷🤷🤷🙈🙈🙈🙈
I really hope those 60fps memes have 0 affect on your timeline. There are dozens more important things to fix, add and improve before you waste time on "60 fps".
Ingress gameplay will have no benefit from that and will only increase battery drain 2x faster. No thanks.
@NianticBrian and again, why update for 10-20-30-?? k people roll out so long? 2.52 we wait 5 days in google store😯😯😯 thx
I'm all for 60fps mode, but please fix the bugs that are ruining the game. Since a few patches, issues have returned with portals not loading. Yesterday I was fielding with Apex, and had to restart the game 7 times. I'll be riding my bike to the next portal, and I see the links/fields that are attached to it, but the portal doesn't load. Restarting the game is the only way to fix it.
There also is another bug now that lets you click on everything in the game, except portals on the scanner, and you cannot rotate the view. Menu's work, inventory works, but you can't select portals or deploy stuff.
I'm also very stunned by the fact that you are now prohibiting the burster stacking (or attempting to, I think the people that use second phones with hotspots will still be able to do it, I hope I'm wrong though) but are still not preventing GPS lock. I never understood why that mechanic is in the game when it's considered cheating. Of all the things you could do, preventing people to turn off their gps to be locked in place on android should definitely be on the top of that list, imho.
even on samsung s10+ startup times is like 30 seconds or more sometimes, on redacted i was inside the game less then 10 seconds.. since im forced to do several restarts daily thats alot of time just to wait for the scanner to start :(