The AXA shield is a variant of the very rare shield. It was introduced on 15 December 2014 through a sponsorship deal with the international investment banking firm AXA, and is adorned with their logo. They are the strongest and stickiest type of shield available. AXA shields can be hacked from any portal, but are more likely to be dropped by portals at AXA locations.
First-party Portals over AXA agency locations produce significantly more of the item when Hacked. For some time, Portals fitted with AXA Shields dropped the item more often, although this effect hasn't been borne out in recent community testing. As of Update 1.80.0, the hack rate of an AXA Shield appears to be identical to a Very Rare Shield.
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As of July 9th, 2015, 600,000 players have visited AXA agency locations and performed over 3,000,000 game actions on their Portals. Over 5,000,000 of the item were deployed in the five months following its release.