Monday saw the release of an ingress update adding support for new portal mods, and we promised to let you know what each new mod actually does. I can now reveal some information.
The Force Amp is a Mod that increases the power of Portal attacks by a factor of N times.
The Turret is a Mod that increases the frequency of Portal attacks by a factor of N times.
The Heat Sink is a Mod that reduces the cooldown period between Portal hacks.
The Multi-hack is a Mod that increases the number of times a player can hack the same Portal before it burns out.
The Link Amp is a Mod that increases the maximum distance of potential Links from a Portal. (maximum extra distance is 3x the original)
So for item farming you could have 2 heat sinks and 2 multi-hacks allowing for faster, more frequent hacking, or thinking offensively you could have a few force amplifiers and turrets allowing for more frequent, stronger attacks to potentially drain the xm from your attacking agent. There’s obvious more tactical combinations available, but there’s 2 possibilities.
As with portal shields, the rarity of the mod affects how effective it is. Let me know if you think of some useful combinations.