#Didact Field Challenge: Feb 14-24, 2020

Starting Valentine's Day, Feb 14 at 19:00 UTC to Feb 24 at 19:00 UTC, a global challenge will be issued to all Ingress agents to defeat Nemesis associate, Didact. This month, there are two global challenge goal tiers:

  1. BASE: 5,500,000 control fields established
  2. STRETCH: 8,000,000 control fields established

During the global challenge window, the portal network will experience a temporary fluctuation in the following drop rates:

  • 2X drop rate of ADA Refactor
  • 2X drop rate of JARVIS Virus

An access point exploit has also been detected in the Ingress scanner app. The origins of this AP exploit are unknown at this time, but it appears to be designed to counterbalance the focus on new fields created by agents:

  • 2X AP for resonator destroyed
  • 2X AP for link destroyed
  • 2X AP for field destroyed

A Didact Field Challenge medal will be awarded to agents who accomplish the following milestones during the global challenge window:

  1. Bronze: 100 fields created
  2. Silver: 300 fields created
  3. Gold: 800 fields created

Agents can also track their progress via a Didact: Control Fields Created stat on their agent profiles.

Additionally, to aid agents’ efforts in microfielding, a temporary Didact loadout kit (8,000 CMU) will soon become available on the in-app Store:

  • L1 Resonator x200
  • Common Heat Sink x8
  • SoftBank Ultra Link x3

Successfully defeating Didact by meeting either the BASE or STRETCH goals by Feb 24 at 19:00 UTC will result in the continuation of the following modifications:

  • BASE: 2X drop rate of ADA Refactor; 2X drop rate of JARVIS Virus continues to Mar 2 at 19:00 UTC
  • STRETCH: 2X drop rate of ADA Refactor; 2X drop rate of JARVIS Virus; 2X AP for resonator destroyed; 2X AP for link destroyed; 2X AP for field destroyed continues to Mar 2 at 19:00 UTC

Failure to defeat Didact will result in the temporary drop rate and AP exploit ending on Feb 24 at 19:00 UTC upon termination of the global challenge. Please note that failing to secure the global challenge will not affect Didact medal achievements already awarded to agents during the challenge window.

Lastly, please continue to share situation reports during the global challenge window with the #Didact hashtag, and we will reshare agent SITREPs from @Ingress social channels. Status updates with progress towards the global challenge BASE and STRETCH goals will be posted daily in the community forum starting Mon, Feb 17.

Good luck, agents. We are all counting on you.



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