Yesterday was a big day for Ingress Agents, as the rumored Levels 9-16 were finally released to Agents in the field!
Shortly after a post from Ingress announcing new levels coming online, Agents that surpassed L8 were retroactively given their new levels. If you are curious about over all level requirements, check the image from our Scanner v.1.51.0 Update post.
XM capacity increased
Agents earning new Levels now have increased XM capacity per Level. L8 maximum is 10,000.
L9: 10, 900
Recharge at greater distances
Guardian or Achor portals too far to recharge? Well you’re in luck! Along with new Levels, Agents are able to recharge at greater distances. L8 maximum is 2,000. Recharge distance = Agent level * 250KM @50% effectiveness.
Brian Tao has provided us with an excellent visual:
Though these videos are a little old, they will give you an idea of what it looks like to fire an Ultra Strike:
Protip from Ingress:
Fire an Ultra Strike while standing directly on the center of a Portal to maximize the chance of a critical hit taking out a Shield or other Portal Mod. Once the Portal Shields are down, stand directly on a Resonator to maximize the damage and chance of a critical hit on that Resonator in order to take it out.
With the mass release of Ultra Strikes, shields have been given a buff.
New weapons on the horizon?
It was teased that new weapons will become available to Agents accessing new Levels. Though we have no information on what these are or when they will be released, it is worth mentioning. We’ll post more information about this as we obtain it.