An access point exploit (commonly called apex) is a premium, very rare boost which grants an agent increased AP for 30 minutes.


To activate an apex, select it in your inventory and tap “Use.” Once activated, your avatar will be surrounded by a red circle and a timer will appear on your scanner showing how much time the apex has left. You will also gain 1,000 AP (the normal 500 AP for activating a boost, doubled by the apex). A small up arrow is shown next to the AP amount to show that it was multiplied by the apex. Apexes cannot stack, but activating an apex while your AP is already boosted will simply extend the timer. You can extend the timer up to a maximum of 2 hours.


Currently, only 2× apexes are available. Niantic has indicated that in the future, 1.5× and 1.25× variants may appear.


As will all premium items, an apex cannot be dropped, hacked, or put into capsules. Apexes can be obtained by purchasing them with chaotic matter units in the store. Agents who level up to levels 2 through 8 receive an apex 2× in their field kit.

Unlike other premium objects, they can be recycled for 1,000 XM. As it is a premium item, an additional confirmation dialog is shown before this happens.


  • 2 April 2020: The apex was released. A pack of four free apex 2× was made available for a limited time in the store.
  • 3 April 2024: Apexes become recyclable.