If you’re wondering how to level up in Ingress, you came to the right place.  That is probably your first thought when you start playing. To level up you need to get enough experience. In this case you will need to gain Access Points (AP). You can get AP by helping your faction in portal control (resonator deployment), link and field creation, or destroying the other factions hard work. The current maximum Agent Level is 16.

Levels and needed AP/Medals:

  • L1 Agent = 0 AP
  • L2 Agent = 2,500 AP
  • L3 Agent = 20,000 AP
  • L4 Agent = 70,000 AP
  • L5 Agent = 150,000 AP
  • L6 Agent = 300,000 AP
  • L7 Agent = 600,000 AP
  • L8 Agent = 1,200,000 AP
  • L9 Agent =  2,400,000 AP + 1 gold 4 silver
  • L10 Agent = 4,000,000 AP + 2 gold 5 silver
  • L11 Agent = 6,000,000 AP + 4 gold 6 silver
  • L12 Agent = 8,400,000 AP + 6 gold 7 silver
  • L13 Agent = 12,000,000 AP + 1 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L14 Agent = 17,000,000 AP + 2 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L15 Agent = 24,000,000 AP + 3 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L16 Agent = 40,000,000 AP + 2 Black 4 Platinum 7 Gold

With these new levels comes increased xm capacity for agent scanners and an increased range for recharging. The new values are:

  • L9 Agent = 10,900 Xm / 2,250 Km range
  • L10 Agent =  11,700 Xm / 2,500 Km range
  • L11 Agent = 12,400 Xm  / 2,750 Km range
  • L12 Agent = 13,000 Xm / 3,000 Km range
  • L13 Agent = 13,500 Xm / 3,250 Km range
  • L14 Agent = 13,900 Xm / 3,500 Km range
  • L15 Agent = 14,200 Xm / 3,750 Km range
  • L16 Agent = 14,400 Xm / 4,000 Km range

An easy to see infographic available below ( a good download for those on the drive to 16) IngressLevelsInfographic5

 

Note: Each badge counts as one badge of its level as well as every level below it. For example, 1 gold actually counts as 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.

Actions that reward AP:

  • Deploy Resonator = 125 AP
  • Capture Portal = 500 AP
  • Deploy 8th Resonator on Portal = 250 AP
  • Upgrade Other Player Resonator = 65 AP
  • Recharge Portal = 10 AP
  • Establish Link = 313 AP
  • Create Control Field = 1250 AP
  • Hack Enemy Portal = 100 AP
  • Destroy Resonator = 75 AP
  • Destroy Link = 187 AP
  • Destroy Control Field = 750 AP
  • Portal Approved = 1000 AP
  • Portal Photo Approved = 500 AP
  • Portal Edit of Location, Name or Information Approved = 200 AP
  • Redeem passcode = AP can range from 50 to about 1500