Introduction Edit



In the world of Hackers players are measured by their Reputation. Reputation rises with successful Hacks and network defenses and is lost when players fail to fulfil a win condition when hacking another player or have their network successfully hacked. Reputation is not affected by Simulations.

New targets searched on the World Map are chosen to have similar Reputation as the player. Player level is also taken into account. Reputation also dictates a player's position on the leaderboard rankings.

Potential Reputation changes for succeeding and failing a hack depends on the difference in Reputation between the hacker and their target. Attacking players with a high Reputation will yield larger gains and smaller losses. Likewise, attacking players with a much lower Reputation will give small gains and potentially large losses. Attacking a player with a similar Reputation will yield gains and losses of similar amounts.

Gaining and Losing Reputation Edit

The player can gain Reputation by fulfilling any of the following three goals during a hack:

a.) Take over the network - This is achieved when all nodes in the network have turned red. The nodes will turn red when a player installs offensive programs to try and take over connected nodes. Players may also install defensive programs to retain a captured node.

b.) Download the Core's database - This is achieved when a the progress bar of a captured Core reaches zero. A black progress bar will appear when a Core has been captured and will reduce while in this state. The progress bar will reset if it is recaptured by the network. The Core does not need to remain captured after the database has been downloaded to meet this goal.

c.) Steal all Business nodes resources - This is achieved when the progress bar of all Business Nodes (except netConnection) reaches zero. The progress bar is Gold for Server Farms and Databases and Red for B-coin Mines and B-coin Mixers.

The total number of Reputation points obtained will depend on what conditions are met and the difference between the attacker and the defender's Reputation). Players receive one-third of the Reputation points available for each win condition they complete. Reputation points can only be earned when hacking player-made Networks and not computer generated Missions.

As of Patch v1.020, players have a ranking based on the number of reputation points they have. Exceeding the thresholds detailed below will display your new rank/logo, along with the message "You are in the top xx% of ranked hackers!" Each rank bestows additional resources when fulfilling win conditions.

Once a player attains a rank, they are allowed to lose a small amount of reputation while keeping their current rank, as shown below. However, if a player doesn't have a successful hack for seven days, they are demoted back to the Noob rank. After a single successful hack, the player will be ranked again according to their current reputation.

Rank Appearance Title Reputation
Rank down when
Reputation reaches
Extra $ per
win condition
Extra B-coin per
win condition
1Rank 01 blackNoob--00
2Rank 02 blackRookie50040050020
3Rank 03 blackTalent75065080030
4Rank 04 blackSkilled1,0009001,75060
5Rank 05 blackExperienced1,2501,1503,500120
6Rank 06 blackAdvanced1,5001,4006,500220
7Rank 07 blackSenior1,7501,6509,500330
8Rank 08 blackExpert2,0001,900 12,000400
9Rank 09 blackVeteran2,2502,15027,000900
10Rank 10 blackMaster2,5002,40055,0002,000
11Rank 11 blackElite3,0002,750120,0004,000

Also as of Patch v1.020:

  • The minimum amount of Reputation that can be gained from a successful hack has been increased to 1 point per Win Condition.
  • The most Reputation you can gain from a single attack is 32 points, and the most Reputation you can lose for failing an attack is 16 points.
  • The most Reputation you can gain from a single defense is 16 points, and the most Reputation you can lose from a failed defense is 32 points.
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