Umbra Deploy Challenge
From December 20th, 1800 UTC to December 30th, 1800 UTC, we need your help in defeating Umbra. A global challenge has been issued to all agents to deploy 30,000,000 unique resonator slots before the Global Challenge window ends on December 30th.
For the duration of this special event, the following modifiers to resonator deployment will be in effect:
- 3X AP for final (8th) resonator slot deployed
- Each agent can deploy up to two L8 and two L7 resonators per portal
To counterbalance the effects on deploys, NEMESIS has ensured the following AP surge will also be in effect:
- 2X AP for resonators destroyed
- 2X AP for link destroyed
- 2X AP for field destroyed
A new metric will be enabled in your scanner at the start of the event. You may have to deploy your first Resonator in order for it to show up. As a reminder, this event is for deploys only. Upgrading a Resonator will not count as a deploy. Personal medals can be unlocked even if Global threshold isn't met
In addition, agents are able to unlock the following global reward by deploying at least thirty million resonators that will continue through Monday, January 6th, 1800 UTC:
- 3X AP for final (8th) resonator deployed
The First Saturday Bundle for 50 x L1 Resonators will be available to purchase during this event.
Make sure to follow along our official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for the latest updates, and visit the Ingress Forums to strategize with fellow agents. Good luck!
Awesome!!!!! I love these challenges
Do we need to deploy to unique slots for the medal ?
Of course this gets posted hours after I link the whole city up 🤣
Thanks for this!
Of course this starts the day I fly out to a receptionless area and finishes the day before I get back 😅😅😅
That sounds fun !
Another challenge badge... again, blue top tier badge... yaaaay ... way to go, Niantic.
Didn’t we already defeat Umbra back in October?!!
So...fully deploy 180 portals yourself and you get the top badge? Easy. Will have it done in a few hours.
@NianticBrian Think you can bump up some numbers and offer us an Onyx badge for this?
Bronze = 15 fully deployed portals
Silver = 75 fully deployed portals
Blue? = 180 fully deployed portals.
Does each resonator slot on a portal only count toward the badge once? In other words, a single portal is only worth 8 deploys max? Or does recapturing during the event count for up to 8 more points?
I like this challenge 😀
So, its cassandra all over again?
This is going happen during Christmas? Alot of agents are going want to be home with there families not stressing out about having enough points for a badge.
I love these challenges and the way they get players out, so first of all: Many thanks for setting this up!
But the numbers are pretty low. Where's the actual challenge?
Time to start trolling your local rivals, then, so they'll start tearing things down!
I guess a few people will be travelling so good to have an event like this.
I won’t be travelling far but should still manage to get the final medal.
Here we go! One more ugly pathetic cartoon medal.
And I won't build fields for destroyers cargress/busgress.
Pretty much the same for me Cap' Would love to be in Sydney CBD during this..
Not allowing upgrades sucks - we have very low green activity locally.
Otherwise, solid event.
"So...fully deploy 180 portals yourself and you get the top badge? Easy. Will have it done in a few hours."
It's to satisfy PoGo players whom cries and need gold medals. They need easy challenges.
Bitterest of OG bitter vets with 0 Pokemon Go interest, reporting in.
This one is pretty well-done and allows for multiple people to get the badge even without having to travel to other towns/cities, but while still having to get out and move for a while. It's pretty nicely balanced. No cynicism required.
Ready to get my ICE👏QUEEN👏 badge
Is this correct, for the highest tier badge u need to deploy a reso on 1440 unique portals? Visited 218 portals last week, but these are portals that i visit very often. So i would think 1440 would be a kind of challenge :p
😛 On 1 portal u can upgrade like 48 Times (or something like that, dont know the exact number anymore) so that would sound logic
Well, the 20th thru the 30th. So, yes, over Christmas. Unless you plan on partying all those days. Then, well...Party on Garth!
At least this challenge ends before IFS, so I don't accidently get to 1440 with IFS. What's with Niantic making badges so blue. First Nemesis: Umbra. Now this. In some other challenges, we could avoid the by going a notch higher. In this case, to avoid the blue badge, we underperform.
To clarify, the statement "As a reminder, this event is for deploys only. Upgrading a Resonator will not count as a deploy." refers only to the event scoring, and not the ability to deploy two 7s and 8s, correct? An Agent will still be able to upgrade a second R8 on a portal they've previously deployed.
Seeing the medal I would have called it "Loreal Deploy Challenge". 😜 🤣
"Each agent can deploy up to two L8 and two L7 resonators per portal." Good! 👍😁
My goal is "600". Bad days to try 1440 with all the family waiting you at home.