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Ingress Said to Be In Beta For 18 Months? Plus more Updates on the Augmented Reality Game

February 18, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Well we’ve covered Ingress a lot, including our Beginner Guide, and numerous contests for invite codes. One of Niantic Labs employees, Joe Philley had some interesting things to say in his post, mostly in the comments. But basically Ingress won’t be getting reset after beta, the beta will be going on for another 18 months or longer. Ingress will also be raising the level cap pretty soon, AP are counting for the new cap, and more factions/RPG elements coming soon.

So it looks like we’ll have some interesting changes coming to Ingress soon. Joe also stated in the comments that he doesn’t think it’ll take long to implement more levels into Ingress. Which is a great thing for those that have already reached L8. What’s interesting is that if you’ve been an L8 for a while, and you have the AP amount to be L11 or L12, you’ll be skipping Levels 9, and 10. Another thing Joe commented on is adding more portals. He said that the team is working on getting them out there faster. Which is always a good think. Waiting 4-6 weeks for a portal to be added is quite a long time, at least in my book.

Also after open beta, we’ll still be having passcodes to decode and rush to redeem. Now these are not invite codes, but codes for those already playing the game. these pass codes allow you to gain more items like resonators, portal shields, and more. But it is easier to get them by hacking portals. As usual with beta’s, there will definitely be some bugs that Niantic will need to work out, so be sure to report them to the team. But this is pretty exciting.

Now for all the cheaters out there, Niantic has a dedicated group of their team which is going after them and catching cheaters and abusers every day. So if you see abnormal activities or someone from LA in Boston hacking portals then in New Orleans, be sure to let the team know so they can be caught.

How many of you are still looking for invites? Let us know in the comments below.