The title of this post is pretty self explanatory … Key Fracking is, simply put, farming a portal for keys while using a Portal Fracker.
For those of you who do not know … a Portal Fracker doubles the output of a portal for 10 minutes. There are certain limitations still in play as far as cool down times and number of hacks before burnout. My goal here is to maximize your key Fracking effort. I will explain it in terms of Fracking with Mods, Friends and also the use of Flip Cards.
Scenario 1: The Solo Key Fracker
So you are all by yourself and you need to bang out a veritable plethora of keys. Ideally you are attempting to frack a portal that is low level with mod slots open. DO NOT HACK the portal prior to starting this sequence.
Step 1. Destroy and low level capture the portal in question.
Step 2. Use your Fracker on the Portal.
Step 3. Hack the Portal. (Hopefully get 2 Keys) remember double output from the Fracker.
Step 4. Capsule or Drop the 2 Keys to the portal. (Yes, you could probably use the More option during a Glyph Hack to eliminate the key capsule, but that’s a different topic)
Step 5. Immediately Mod the portal with a Common Heat Sink.
Step 6. Immediately Hack the portal again. (Hopefully get 2 more Keys). The Common Heat Sink has instantly reset your cool down timer.
Step 7. Capsule or Drop the 2 Keys to the portal.
Step 8. Immediately Mod the portal with a Common Heat Sink.
Step 9. Immediately Hack the portal again. (Hopefully get 2 more Keys). The Common Heat Sink has instantly reset your cool down timer.
Step 10. Use your Flip Card on the portal and destroy it … This is why we were using Low Level Portals and Common Heat Sinks ….they are generally junk for anything other than rapid hacking.
Step 11. Low level capture the portal again. Now at this point you should have 6 keys … The Fracker is still running and you have hacked this portal 3 times. If you are quick … you have about 6 minutes running time till the Fracker dies … What I suggest now is that you use your Highest Level Heat Sink and a multi-hack. With a very rare heat sink, you should be able to hack the portal again every 1.5 minutes.
Step 12. Just keep dropping or capsuling keys and hack till the Fracker is dead hopefully netting 2 keys each hack … Then hack till burnout.
Depending on the combination of heat sink and multi-hack’s you use, you could easily get 12+ keys within 10 minutes or so.
Scenaro 2: Two Agents Fracking
This basically plays the same way … Except that with 2 people it is best to add 2 very rare heat sinks and a very rare multi-hack and just burn the portal out and then do a flip, destroy, re-mod and start again with the heat sinks, multi-hacks and Frackers. With 2 people key fracking you could easily net 40 plus keys in about 20 minutes.
Obviously the more people you have key fracking the quicker you can build up your stock of keys.
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happy Fracking !