Kureze Effect - the Formation / Phase 1 - Locations

edited February 2022 in Anomalies


Since the release of our initial findings, NIA Researchers have continued to tirelessly monitor the Portal Network and have identified anomalous readings at Key Sites around the world. Mounting evidence shows these Portal locations are expected to reach their peak volatility between the hours of 1430 to 1730 local time on Sunday, 23 January 2022.

In our attempts to further study this widespread XM Anomaly, NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons distributed across the following Key Sites:  

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Quezon City, Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taichung, Taiwan
  • Bangkok, Thailand PPP o 
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Pune, India
  • Malé, Maldives
  • Athens, Greece
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Brno, Czechia
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Linz, Austria
  • Marseille, France
  • Nuremberg, Germany
  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Bristol, UK
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Asunción, Paraguay
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Each NIA-deployed Rare Battle Beacon will be scored with a weight of 10, while any Agent-deployed Battle Beacons deployed between Saturday, 22 January 2022 1100 UTC and Monday, 24 January 2022 1100 UTC across the globe will be scored with a weight of 1. Please be advised that any NIA-deployed Rare Battle Beacon will override any Beacon or Boost deployed on its Target Portal.

In recognition of your contribution to study this XM Anomaly, any Agent who has interacted as a Battle Beacon Combatant on at least 10 Battle Beacons scored across any of the three Kureze Effect Phases will be awarded the in-app Kureze Effect medal. Interactions made as a Battle Beacon Combatant on Agent-deployed Battle Beacons during the announced Kureze Effect periods will also qualify for obtaining the Kureze Effect medal.

The following single-tier Kureze Effect Anomaly medal will be awarded as soon as an Agent meets the criteria above, and will be placed among other Anomaly medals:

Please revisit the initial COMM briefing for additional details related to scoring and medal qualification.

Agents, this world depends on you, and perhaps many worlds as well.

Share your investigation progress with the NIA by posting SITREPs on social media with the #KurezeEffect hashtag.

As always, please remember to be aware of your surroundings. We encourage Agents to follow local health and safety guidelines when playing Ingress (such as wearing masks and maintaining at least six feet/two meters distance from others). For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check COMM > NEWS.

— The Ingress Team

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