Deciphering Shaper Glyphs

While interacting with Portals, Shapers can open a temporary channel to send classified intel to Agents by showcasing a message in a series of Glyphs. Successfully translating this message allows you to obtain more items in a Portal Hack via a mini-game. The mini-game will show a series of glyphs, which then must be retraced quickly and accurately for maximum reward.

Be patient, start slowly, and have fun. Glyph hacking, like any skill, requires practice to achieve superior timing and precision.

To Glyph Hack:
  1. Select a Portal within your Action range to open its details view.
  2. Long press the HACK button and drag your finger to select the Glyph icon and initiate the sequence.
  3. Watch carefully and memorize the incoming Glyphs sent to your Scanner. Trace the Glyph sequence before the time runs out to increase your chances of getting a bonus for your Hack. Your chances of getting bonus items increase as you become faster and more accurate with tracing Glyphs.