How can I participate in the Operation Portal Recon?

Some time ago Niantic announced that closed beta of the Operation Portal Recon is released.

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  • Should I get an invitation or sign up to somewhere?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “How can I participate in the Operation Portal Recon?”

    The information below is no longer accurate.

    You may refer to this blog by Tech
    and this article by Fev

    Basically, to join the Operation:

    1. You must be

    2. You must be L16 (no longer accurate as some agents with lower levels have received invitations as well. Thank you JamesENL)

    3. You must be specially invited

      Moreover, even when you have received an invitation:

    Initially it appears that all L16 agents in the areas will be invited, however it’s not that simple. There will be a “training
    course” that the agent must take, as well as a test that must be
    passed, in order to prove that the agent “knows” what a good portal
    candidate is. If the agent fails the test they will not be eligible to
    participate until a later date (presumably after it leaves closed

    If you fail to pass the test that Ingress provided, you will not be
    able to participate in the Operation.

    You can sign in at the OPR site if you are
    invited. The Operation is in Closed Beta.

    As of May 11, 2017, OPR is available to any and all level 16 agents, referring to this official Tweet by Ingress:

    As of June 13, 2017, OPR is available to any and all level 15 agents, referring to this official Tweet by Ingress:

    Below is the full message:

    Starting today, Operation Portal Recon (OPR) will now be available
    globally to any level 16 Agent!! The portal network has grown from
    those who helped calibrate Operation Portal Recon over the last
    several months. We will be monitoring what effects that new Agents
    evaluating Portal candidates will have on the Portal Network. In time,
    additional Agents will gain access to OPR when we have determined that
    Portal Network is not affected adversely. To access the system, go to

    We want to thank all of the passionate Agents who helped us test the
    system and perfect the algorithms. Together, these Agents reviewed
    510,000 portals, rejected 67,000, and were responsible for 63,000 new
    portals being created. To show our thanks, we are going to send a
    special Operation Portal Recon T-shirt to the top 100 contributors. We
    will send an email notice to the winning agents.

    In addition, there will be a new in game medal that can be obtained by
    participating in Operation Portal Recon. It will be a tiered medal and
    will not affect leveling up. More details will be announced soon about

    ===Korean=== 오늘부터 Operation Portal Recon (OPR)은 전세계의 모든 16레벨 요원들에게 공개될 예정입니다!! 지난 몇 개월 동안 포탈 네트워크는 Operation Portal Recon에 도움을 주신 분들을 통해
    성장해왔습니다. 우리는 포탈 후보를 평가하는 새로운 에이전트가 포탈 네트워크에 미치는 영향을 모니터링할 것입니다. 포탈
    네트워크가 부정적인 영향을 받지 않는다고 판단되면 추가 요원들이 OPR에 접속할 수 있게 될 것입니다. 시스템에 접속하려면 으로 이동하십시오.

    시스템을 테스트하고 알고리즘을 완성하는 데 도움을 준 모든 열정적인 요원들에게 감사드립니다. 이 요원들은 X 개의 포탈을
    검토하여 Y 개를 거부하고, Z 개의 새로운 포탈이 만들어지도록 수고해주셨습니다. 상위 100명의 기여자분들께 감사의 인사를
    전하기 위해, 우리는 100명 모두에게 특별한 Operation Portal Recon T-shirt를 보낼 것입니다.

    또한, Operation Portal Recon에 참여하여 얻을 수 있는 새로운 메달이 생길 것입니다. 이것은 등급 구분이
    있는 메달이지만, 레벨 업에는 영향을 미치지 않습니다.

    ===Chinese=== 從今天起,審點系統OPR將開放予環球所有16級特工!有賴各位過去多月協力調試審點系統OPR,Portal的數量已有長足增長。我們將密切監察新一批審點員對Portal網絡的影響。隨著Portal網絡健康發展,我們將邀請更多特工參加審點。請在此進入審點系統:

    藉此良機,我們謹向所有曾參與封測的熱心特工致謝。這一眾特工同策同力,審校了 510,000 個Portal,駁回了 67,000個,並支持了


    ===Japanese=== 本日より Operation Portal Recon (OPR) は、レベル16のエージェント全ての方にお使い頂けるようになりました。ここ数ヶ月の皆様のご協力により、ポータルネットワークは大きな成長を遂げています。新しく参加されるエージェントの皆様がこのポータルネットワークへどのような影響を与えるのかを注視しています。懸念される影響がないことを確認した後、さらに新しいエージェントがOPRへのアクセスできるよう準備を進めています。OPRのシステムは からアクセスしてください。

    Portal ReconのTシャツをお送りします。対象者へは改めてメールで連絡致します。

    また、新しくメダルを作成し、Operation Portal

    ===German=== Ab heute ist das Operation Portal Recon (OPR) für alle Level 16 Agenten verfügbar. Das Portal-Netzwerk ist durch Agenten
    gewachsen, die geholfen haben, das Operation Portal Recon anzupassen
    und zu verbessern. Wir werden genau beobachten welchen Effekt neue
    Agenten auf das Portal-Netzwerk ausüben. Im Laufe der Zeit erhalten
    zusätzliche Agenten Zugang zum OPR, wenn wir festgestellt haben, dass
    das Portal-Netzwerk nicht nachteilig beeinflusst wird. Um auf das
    System zuzugreifen, besucht

    Wir möchten uns ebenfalls bei allen begeisterten Agenten bedanken, die
    uns geholfen haben das System zu testen und den perfekten Algorithmus
    zu finden. Gemeinsam haben diese Agenten 510.000 Portale überprüft,
    67.000 abgelehnt und waren dafür verantwortlich, dass wir 63.000 neue Portale generiert haben. Als Dankeschön werden wir den Top 100
    Mitwirkenden ein spezielles Operation Portal Recon schicken. Wir
    werden eine Nachricht an die jeweiligen Agenten schicken.

    Zusätzlich wird es ebenfalls eine neue Ingame Medaille geben, die man
    durch die Teilnahme am Operation Portal Recon bekommt. Diese Medaille
    wird keinen Einfluss auf das Leveln haben und verschiedene Tiers
    besitzen. Mehr Details dazu werden in Kürze bekannt gegeben.

    As this post states you must be Level 12 or above agent. You will not get any invitation but when you go to you will allow to take the selection test. But first you must study (As I remember you will get this first but since I passed opr redirects to home) There are video from ADA and below video in detail explained documentation of training. I recommend you should watch both carefully. Because Documentation has more details. After that take the test. you will be face 10 mcq problems. We can’t say what is precise Passing marks but surely it’s not 10/10 😉 it might 8/10. In case of you failed the test you’ll get the chance to face it after 30 days time. Good Luck and join with us to shape the future of Ingress 😀

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