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Links are created between Portals using the Portal KeyPortal Key of the distant portal (the key is consumed in the process). Three Links arranged in a triangle create a Control Field Δ. Creating a link gains 313 Access Points (AP).

Creating a LinkEdit

To create a link, the agent must stand within access range of the portal to be linked from, select the portal to view its data, then press the "LINK" option. The scanner will then query the agent's Portal KeyPortal Key library for portals that meet the criteria below. Upon selecting a target portal, its Portal Key is consumed, the link is established, and the AP is earned. The target portal's key may be reacquired later.

Linking follows these rules:

  • Both portals must have 8 Resonators.
  • Both portals must be controlled by the agent's Faction.
  • The target portal must be in range of the start portal, based on the start portal's Resonators and Link Amp mods. See the Link Range tables below.
  • A Link cannot cross another Link, regardless of Faction.
  • The source portal must not be contained within a larger Control Field Δ -- however, fields terminating at the portal itself are allowed even if they connect all sides.
  • No more than 8 Links can be made starting from a given portal. The 8-Link limit can be increased with the SoftBank Ultra Link mod.[1]
  • No more than 8192 Link can be made to a given portal, regardless of any mods it has.[2]

Link Range Edit

See also: Link Amp#Range Amplification

Link range depends on the levels of individual Resonators. Contrary to some other Portal mechanics, it does not rely on the rounded "Portal Level" value. Below is a table of the number of agents needed for some link range (for perfectly deployed resonators). Of course, usually it is easier to just deploy a Link Amp mod -- the below "Link Range" value is then multiplied by Amplification factor.

Link Amps Amplification
0 1 x
1 × Rare 2 x
2 × Rare 2.5 x
3 × Rare 2.75 x
4 × Rare 3 x
1 × SoftBank 5 x
2 × SoftBank 6.25 x
3 × SoftBank 6.875 x
4 × SoftBank 7.5 x
1 × Very Rare 7 x
2 × Very Rare 8.75 x
3 × Very Rare 9.625 x
4 × Very Rare 10.5 x
Agent
Levels
Deployed Resonators Link Range
L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 160 m
L 2 L 2 L 2 L 2 L 2 L 1 L 1 L 1 L 1 810 m
L 3 L 3 L 3 L 3 L 3 L 2 L 2 L 2 L 2 6.25 km
L 4 L 4 L 4 L 4 L 4 L 3 L 3 L 3 L 3 24.0 km
L 5 L 5 L 5 L 4 L 4 L 4 L 4 L 3 L 3 40.9 km
L 6 L 6 L 6 L 5 L 5 L 4 L 4 L 4 L 4 81.4 km
L 7 L 7 L 6 L 6 L 5 L 5 L 4 L 4 L 4 110.3 km
L 8 L 8 L 7 L 6 L 6 L 5 L 5 L 4 L 4 160.1 km
Multiple agents:
2 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 L 7 L 6 L 6 L 6 L 6 332.1 km
3 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 L 7 L 7 L 6 L 6 412.3 km
4 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 L 7 L 7 L 7 506.2 km
5 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 L 7 L 7 540.8 km
6 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 L 7 577.2 km
7 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 7 615.3 km
8 × L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 L 8 655.3 km

Range Formula Edit

The range of a portal can be calculated using the following formula:

160 m * (Average of all Resonators Levels ^ 4) * Link Amp Amplification

Example: The following Resonators are deployed: 4xL 3 and 4xL 2 with no Link Amps.

160 m * (((4*3 + 4*2)/8) ^ 4) * 1.0 = 6250 m

When a portal is selected, you will see a "LINK" option, when tapped the scanner will search for portals within range and of which you own the key.

See also: Link Amp#Range Amplification


Destroying a LinkEdit

Destroy an enemy controlled Link by attacking the Resonators that are deployed on the Portals that anchor the Link. For example, firing an XMP to damage a Resonator and reduce its XM health. When the number of Resonators on a portal reaches 2 or below, the Link will fail.

Destroying a link gives a fixed chance of the keys used to create links from this portal to appear at the feet of the player. [3]

Trivia Edit

  • The maximum length of a Link, using four Very Rare Link Amps, is 6,881.28km, or about 17.2% of the Earth's equator.
  • On 14-15 March 2018, the longest known link of 6,881.278km was created, 99.99997% of the maximum.[4]
  • In January 2017, Enlightened agents created a link star connecting multiple Northern European countries to Sweden, reaching the limit of 8192 inbound links.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. [ https://fevgames.net/softbank-ultra-link-amp/ fevgames.net : SoftBank Ultra Link]
  2. https://plus.google.com/101279081652126587103/posts/CNJxr7khxEW
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/Ingress/comments/8xf3y1/flip_card_behaviour/
  4. https://plus.google.com/112648211437438433523/posts/9jbnzKskynd
  5. https://plus.google.com/101279081652126587103/posts/CNJxr7khxEW