Unic scans and hacks/new portals
Do they have to be from the other team or white, when i scan/hack??
No, it only has to be unique to you. You can use the layers on the map screen to check which portals you've already captured or scanned and controlled.
So if iam res. And i hack and deploy a res.portal.
It counts as unic?
And i can scan a blue portal? And get unic scoutcontrol?
It only counts as unique the first time you deploy the first Reso on it for Capture score. Even if you change factions or Recurse it’s one-and-done.
same for scout/scout controller. Only the first time you Scan the portal. For Scout Controller you have to scan the portal AFTER at least 30 days have passed since the last Scan, no matter the person.
If you just upgrade/hack portal you just get uniq visit, you can get unic capture if the portal owner by you. You can uniq scout if you get scout controller from the portal.
Note: Using virus not be counted uniq capture, you only get 1 uniq point/portal even you change faction.
For Pioneer badge you must capture the portal, so it must be neutral. If its not neutral you must destroy it first, in order to be able to capture the neutral portal (if it's already captured by your own faction you must use a flicard, either Ada Refactor or Jarvis virus, and them destroy it).
For explorer, you need to hack, add a mod, deploy, link, send a picture, and maybe some other actions on the portal, but those are the principals I remebmer. It doesn't matter the color of the portal since can hack any.
For drone visits (not a badge yet), you just need no move your drone to the portal. It's not necessary to hack it (but if you don't you won't upgrade the Maverick badge).
For scout, there isn't such a thing. At least not a badge for uniqueness. Just upload a scan anytime and it will be marked with the yellow filter. The badge works for quantity so you can upload 10000 the same portal scan...
For Scout Controller, you must achive the controller status, that is grant by being the top scanner on the last 30 days on that portal. That means if nobody ever made a scan on that portal and it has nobody as it's current controler, you just need to do it once. If it has a controller, but no activity on the last month, one scan will also grant you the controller status. If there's is multiples scan from the current controller and its recent, you need to do the same amound he did plus one.
Thank u so much
That what i was told.thankbu
Capturing a portal now counts for explorer too. I think that used to be different, but if you're working on pioneer and explorer at the same time there's no need to also hack a captured portal to tick up both stats.
Discovering a portal will also now add to your Explorer. This was changed back in November/December 2020
I've only been playing for 5 years, and capturing a portal has always counted for explorer since I started. I do not recall the founders I know ever saying it used to be different.
Back when Explorer and Pioneer were established, they counted differently.
Players rightly claimed that a unique capture, is also a unique visit thus the explorer logic was updated to captures.
The change was made approximately, in 2013.
I don't remember exactly when