We’ve known about their arrival for some time now, and they are finally making their way to the masses. Yesterday, Ingress announced it’s newest item, The Capsule. We were able to interview a trusted source close to Visur, and these are our findings so far.
Are there other rarities other than Rare?
Like with Turrets and Force Amps, Capsules seem to only have a single rarity. It’s undetermined if smaller or larger Capsules will be released.
How much space does the Capsule take up in your inventory?
Only the contents of the Capsule + 1 (the Capsule itself) counts towards your inventory. If I were at item cap (2000), and you wanted to drop a Capsule with 50 items in it for me to pick up, I would have to get my inventory down to at least 1949.
Can I put a Capsule in another Capsule?
What happens if I recycle the Capsule?
You will be given a confirmation prompt to recycle the Capsule or not. If you choose to recycle the Capsule, all it’s contents are recycled with it. Unknown if you get the cumulative XM for all the items, or just for the Capsule itself.
Do Capsules have their own category in the Items list?
At this time, no. You must access Capsules from the All inventory section.UPDATE: A server side update was made that now gives Capsules their own category.
How do I put items into the Capsule?
After opening the Capsule from your items list, tap LOAD. Find the item(s) you want to put into the Capsule, and tap the – or + buttons to specify the quantity. Tap the Transfer button to put the item(s) into the Capsule.
How do I take items out of the Capsule?
This works almost the same as depositing items into the Capsule. Tap UNLOAD, use – or + buttons to specify the quantity, and then tap Transfer to put the item(s) in your inventory.
Are items usable while inside a Capsule?
No. You can’t fire an XMP, use Keys for links, Recharge, Recycle, etc. Pretend they don’t exist except for taking up room in your inventory.
How do I get a Capsule?
Right now, you can only obtain them via passcode. No hacking them yet! Ingress is having Design Competition where folks can show off creative or original designs for a chance at a Capsule passcode.
Official help document now published: https://support.google.com/ingress/answer/6011315?hl=en