What is the logic behind the timer of the Sojourner Badge?

Does the 24 hours timer start:

  • when you hack a portal on a particular day


  • does it use the calendar days and check if you did hack a portal on a
    particular day


  • does it simply use a fixed international timezone to calculate the 24
    hour cycle


  • does it use the agent’s hacking cell’s timezone to start it?

If it’s the calendar days method than the explanation of the badge would be a little bit misguided because you could hack a portal on 00:01 on Saturday and then hack another one on 23:59 on Sunday and it would be practically two days between two hacks.

If it’s based on the agent’s last hack for a particular day then the explanation still would be problematic?

The third option would be a little bit unfair (or timezone racist) for the rest of the world.

The last option (the cell’s timezone) would/could be both unfair for travellers and/or non-travellers.

Does anyone know any details about it?


NIA has issued an explanation yesterday on the inner workings of the Sojourner Badge.

Greetings Agents, there have been some questions on how the Sojourner
medal works, so we decided to create a quick overview:

  • The medal tracks the longest streak of consecutive 24 hour periods in which you have hacked a Portal.

  • To keep this streak active, you must hack at least one Portal every 24 hours. If you hack at 10:00 AM one day, then you’ll need to do a
    hack by 10:00 AM the next day to keep the streak alive.

  • The 24 hour counter starts over every time you hack a Portal. If you hack at 10:00 AM, then again at 3:00 PM, you have until 3:00 PM the
    following day to hack again.

  • You may hack any Portal – it does not have to be the same Portal every time.

  • The stat shown as ‘Consecutive Days Hacking’ reflects your longest streak, not necessarily your current count (unless they are the same)

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