How can a portal be defended?

We’re being told that there will be three aspects to each portal’s defences:   Attack, protection and strength.

  • Attack: A guardian/object that will attack the challenger
  • Protection:  An object that will defend/shield/hide the portal
  • Strength: a level of power/lives that will be depleted (and will need to be replenished) by successful attacks

Therefore each player will travel the wizarding world collecting the objects and characters that they can choose to deploy on a portal.  Just like in Ingress, the player will hold a store that they can deploy as they see fit.  We are being told though that Niantic have learned from Ingress because protections will be up-gradable by other players providing they are of a higher level.  Let’s hope Ingress 2.0 includes this feature too!

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