You can acquire a Shield item by redeeming Shield shards that you have collected. These shards can be earned through various activities within the game. Alternatively, you have the option to purchase a Shield item from the in-game Marketplace (coming soon), providing you with immediate protection for your Hive.

REMINDER: If you log in for 6 consecutive days, you will automatically be given a Shield on the 7th day. If you do not attack other players PvP), you will receive a free Shield each consecutive day you log in thereafter. If you attack (PvP) other players, the Shield will be removed and your consecutive day count will be reset. 

NOTE: All players are provided with a 24 hour Shield each time the game returns from a maintenance downtime. This is to allow players time to get their PvP teams in place before PvP resumes.