The Sojourner medal is awarded for performing at least one hack (or recharge, as of 20 March 2020) every day for a certain number of days.
Starting from the first hack or recharge of your streak, you need to ensure that every hack or recharge is no more than 24 hours after the previous one; otherwise, the counter will reset. (There is a little bit of a “grace period,” though its exact duration is unknown.) These hacks and recharges do not have to be at the same portal; any portal will do. Drone hacks also count for this medal. The Sojourner medal is currently the only one that relies on maintaining a streak. (The Guardian medal was another, but it was retired 2 April 2018.)
Note that sometimes due to connectivity issues, you may get a “Hack acquired no items” message when attempting to hack. It’s best to hack the portal again, just in case your previous hack didn’t register with the server. Glyph hacking puts a confirmation message in your comm panel, so that’s a way that you can verify that the hack counted. To be safe, you may want to consider hacking or recharging early in the day and again later in the day, so that you can be certain that you’re never letting too much time go by.
- The Sojourner medal was introduced on 6 March 2015.
- On 20 March 2020, due to concerns regarding COVID-19, recharges began counting toward an agent’s Sojourner streak.