Access Points (often called Action Points), referenced in-game as AP, are the experience points of Ingress. Most gameplay actions, such as deploying Resonators, destroying Links, and creating Fields, earn AP for the agent and contribute to his or her Access Level.

Actions With AP RewardsEdit

Deploying a Resonator 125 AP
Capturing a Portal 500 AP + AP for the first resonator.
Deploying the eighth Resonator on a Portal 250 AP
Upgrading another player's Resonator 65 AP
Applying a Portal Mod 125 AP
Recharging a Portal's Resonator(s) 65 AP per press of the Recharge button.
Linking two portals 313 AP
Creating a Control Field Δ 1250 AP
Hacking an enemy Portal 100 AP
Destroying an enemy Resonator 75 AP
Destroying an enemy Link 187 AP
Destroying an enemy Control Field 750 AP
Submitting a new Portal 1000 AP
Submitting a Portal photo 500 AP
Editing a portal's Location, Name or Information 200 AP
Entering a correct glyph while Glyph Hacking 50 AP + time bonus, if perfect.
Redeeming a Passcode Between 50 and 1500 AP

If the same in-game action qualifies for multiple AP awards, the agent will receive all of them. For example, destroying the last Resonator on a Portal which is part of a Control Field earns an agent 75 AP for destroying an enemy Resonator, 374 AP for destroying two enemy Links, and 750 AP for destroying an enemy Field, for a total of 1199 AP.

Unlike other actions, submitting a new Portal, submitting a new photo, or editing a Portal's information does not immediately reward the agent with AP. Instead, the agent receives AP when the submission is approved.

Starting March 19th, 2020, recharging Resonators give 65 AP, instead of the standard 10 AP.

Actions Without AP Rewards Edit

The following actions do not grant AP:

  • Upgrading an agent's own Resonator
  • Destroying an enemy Portal Mod
  • Hacking a friendly or neutral Portal. The agent still receives AP for entering correct Glyphs.
  • Using an ADA Refactor or JARVIS Virus on a portal
  • Breaking Links and destroying Control Fields by using an ADA Refactor or Jarvis Virus
  • Completing a Mission
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