Ingress (2.0) Prime: Global Game Board Reset

Niantic has issued a press release for the upcoming upgrade to Ingress, known as Ingress Prime. Among this press release was a huge announcement that the game board (portals) would be reset as part of the upgrade.

The launch of Ingress Prime in 2018 will kick off a massive new story arc, beginning a brand new narrative for Agents worldwide. While the global game board will reset as part of the new storyline, current Agents will retain all of their current in-game progression, level and items in Ingress Prime.

Let’s repeat this.

The global game board will be reset as part of the new story line. However, your inventory and level will not. This will be the first time in the history of the game that a global reset of portals will occur. Imagine for a few seconds as the entire globe of links/fields is emptied. Every difficult portal that cost hundreds of dollars to obtain is now white. Every guardian portal still ticking over 1,000 days will be neutralized.

How do you feel about this? Is it necessary as part of the upgrade? Let us know in the comments or social area where this post appears.

UPDATE – 6:18pm Eastern (Dec 6)

Niantic has issued another update

We have heard that many of you are concerned about the game board being reset after reading our latest update on Ingress Prime. It is your feedback that has fueled this next chapter in Ingress and we will continue to listen to the community as we explore all options in the best path forward for Ingress Prime. As its release draws closer, we will communicate changes to our Agents they can expect.

Rest assured, we will make sure that your dedication, hard work, and progress is respected as we continue the development of Ingress Prime. Exciting times are upon us and we’re looking forward to sharing more information with you all in the New Year.

So as of now Niantic is promising communication with the player base about potential changes as the release of Ingress Prime nears.

UPDATE – 6:37pm Eastern (Dec 6)

Niantic responded to a question on their announcement post:

Justin Bennett: So… you didn’t say anything here? Are portals going to be greyed out or not? Yes or no?
Ingress: +Justin Bennett there are no plans at this time to do so. 

That settles that. Portals will not be wiped gray. Why didn’t Niantic put that in the announcement and instead hide this information in the comments section on Google+? Who knows.

UPDATE – 6:45pm Eastern (Dec 6)

Niantic updates the original post after the question above was asked & answered.

Edit: There are no plans at this time to neutralize all portals.