Starting a Battle
To start a battle, an agent must acquire a battle beacon from the store, then deploy it on a portal. Battle beacons cost 5,000 CMU and can only be purchased by agents with at least 40M AP. Battle beacons cannot be deployed on any portal that already has a beacon deployed (except for fireworks).
A battle consists of five rounds. Each round lasts three minutes. During each round, agents attempt to control the portal. When the portal is neutralized, the other faction has a brief window of time to capture it. When a round ends, the faction who controls the portal will earn points. There are a total of 12 points to be won in a battle, distributed among the five rounds as follows:
At the end of the battle, the portal will switch to the control of the faction that earned the most points during the battle, and a victory emblem for that faction will appear above the portal for four hours.
A category (Category-I through Category-VI) will be assigned to the portal according to the level of agent activity from both factions during the battle. The portals hack output will be boosted, with higher-category portals receiving stronger boosts.
- 29 September 2020: The battles feature is announced.