Boosts are items which enhance portals or agents. Unlike mods, boosts which enhance portals do not occupy a mod slot.

There are currently three boost types; see their corresponding articles for more information:

  • Apex: Gives an agent double AP for 30 minutes.
  • Beacon: Puts a symbol above a portal which is visible to other agents for four hours.
  • Portal Fracker: Doubles a portal’s hack yield for 10 minutes or 150 hacks.

Activating any boost grants 500 AP (or 1,000 AP for an apex, since it doubles the AP).