Originally shared by Ingress
It’s been known for some time that Lawson Portals exist atop powerful channels of Exotic Matter known to locals as ‘Dragon Veins.’ For the last 3 years, Agents have been able to take advantage of this vast sub-network of Portals, which covers every prefecture in Japan. Now, however, the Lawson Portal sub-network is about to enter an extraordinary and anomalous period...
From 16 MAY to 22 MAY, it is predicted that all Portals in the Lawson sub-network will be subjected to a new and sophisticated XM amplifier and will begin to display a special Lawson beacon above it -- however this beacon will also have the effect of doubling all hack outputs, similar to a Portal Fracker. Each Portal in the Lawson sub-network will be able to produce double the output for up to 630 hacks per day -- after which it will revert to normal Portal behavior and the beacon will be removed. Checkout operatives at Lawson stores will also be offering the opportunity to win Ingress themed items by purchasing ITO EN and other products in store.
Agents, your help is needed in testing this new XM amplifier. All hacks made on Lawson Portals during the test window above will be measured by Faction -- as well as the number of Portals that have been hacked to the research limit of 630 per day.
Based on the number of times Lawson Portals are hacked up to the research limit during this test period, Lawson Powercubes may experience an increased amount worldwide during the week following the test. The scale of increase will vary based on below 2 conditions:
Challenge 1: if 63 Lawson Portals are hacked to the research limit
Challenge 2: 4x if minimum of 1 Lawson Portal is hacked to the research limit, with a minimum of 1 in each prefecture; or to 8x if 630 Lawson Portals are hacked to the research limit, with a minimum of 1 in each prefecture.
In addition, the Faction with the greatest number of Lawson hacks during the course of the research test will be rewarded by having their Faction beacon displayed above every Lawson Portal during the week following the test.
Good luck, and happy hacking.