Niantic just added a new item called “Kinetic Capsule” to Ingress. It gives you the ability to make very rare items by walking, using items and using XM. Adventure sync is not yet added with this update. So you still have to have the scanner open while moving.
At this point in time there are four items we that can be crafted with the Kinetic Capsule, they are listed below.
- 1 Very Rare Portal Shield: 3 Rare Shield; 3 L4 XMP (or higher); 3 L4 Resonator (or higher)
- 1 Very Rare Heat Sink: 3 Rare Heat Sink; 3 L4 Resonator (or higher)
- 1 Very Rare Multi-Hack: 3 Rare Multi-Hack; 3 L4 Resonator (or higher)
- 1 SoftBank Ultra Link: 3 Rare Link Amp; 3 L4 XMP (or higher); 3 L4 Resonator (or higher)
You can now get a free Kinetic Capsule and starter pack in the shop. So go grab it 😉
I will definitely use the Kinetic Capsule to make Softbank Ultra Links, but for the rest, I don’t see me using it that often. It would be fun if we could have more than one Kinetic Capsule so we could make a lot of items (and clear our inventories a bit). I just hope that Niantic is not going to try to make us buy them, or at least also give us a way to get them without paying (if we are going to get the ability to have more then one Kinetic Capsule).
But overall I think its a fun new feature to play with and try out.