Ingress: Portal Levels and Link range

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So we did a lot of research and found out the exact formula for portal range. It’s tied to average level of resonators, and here is it:

Portal Range = 160 m * (Average Resonators Level ^ 4)

Also its a bit rounded, so instead 40960 m its 40 km. This is possibly only to display less numbers players, and that in fact full portal range is still enforced in the game…

Here is Graph for Range: http://wolfr.am/SjzwoD
And here is a bit more mathematic analysis: http://wolfr.am/T4q0UR

Here is part of what we know about ingress portal levels with deployed set of resonators and its range:

8 x L1 = 160m = 8000 Energy

1 x L2 7 x L1 = 256 m = 8500 Energy

1 x L3 7 x L1 = 390 m = 9000 Energy

3 x L2 5 x L1 = 571 m = 9500 Energy

1 x L3 2 x L2 5 x L1 = 810 m = 10000 Energy

2 x L3 6 x L1 = 1100 m = 10000 Energy

1 x L3 4 x L2 3 x L1 = 1500 m = 10500 Energy

3 x L3 1 x L2 4 x L1 = 2000 m = 11500 Energy

4 x L3 4 x L1 = 2600 m = 12000 Energy

3 x L3 3 x L2 2 x L1 = 4100 m = 12500 Energy

3 x L3 3 x L2 1 x L1 = 4400 m = 13000 Energy

4 x L3 4 x L2 = 6200 m = 14000 Energy

2 x L5 4 x L4 2 x L3 = 40000 m = 20000 Energy

8 x L2 = 2.6km

8 x L3 = 12km

8 x L4 = 40km

8 x L5 = 100km

8 x L6 = 207km

8 x L7 = 384km

8 x L8 = 655km

Resonators energy levels:

Level 1 : 1k

Level 2 : 1.5k

Level 3 : 2k

Level 4 : 2.5k

Level 5 : 3k

Level 6 : 4k

Level 7 : 5k

Level 8 : 6k

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21 Comments

  1. do you know if MU score is for local or is wordwide result? Enlightnment did a spectacular turnaround and I do not know if it is global result or a local one

  2. any idea what happens when a control field would overlap an existing opposition field ? does it block the new field ? what about if a new field completely engulfs an older smaller opposition field ?

    • Nothing, first you can’t make a link to overlap other links. In second case if you surround enemy or friendly CF with your links, they will not create field, it will be shown on map just as the links!

    • I surrounded several blue fields with one big green field. As long as no links cross other links, its possible. So what Bojan Cincur said is incorrect. There was a green field showing overlayed all over the smaller blue fields inside it, on the ingame and intel maps. Noone inside the large field can make any more links or fields, but that seemed to be the only effect. They took down my large field quite quickly, probably they didnt like being restricted ;)

      • Bojan Cincur on

        Great, thank you for sharing, I got it later but forgot to update the post. Will do it later. Hope your field survive longer next time…

    • The intel map shows links that are much longer than the ones indicated by the math in this thread. I found one between two level five portals, in Ontario Canada that is about 1000 km.

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