The Area of Influence (also known as the action range or in-game as the range circle) is the area that the player can interact with in-game objects. It is represented by the orange circle surrounding the player on the Scanner game screen. The Area of Influence has a radius of 40 meters.

When a Portal is within the Area of Influence, a player can hack the portal, deploy or upgrade resonators, add mods, and recharge resonators without a key. If a player hacks or attacks an enemy portal while the portal is within the player's Area of Influence, the enemy portal may counterattack.

The Scanner will also automatically pick up XM in the Area of Influence if the XM bar is not full.

Players can pick up dropped items within their Area of Influence.

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