If you are planning on attending the new Event, Field Test: Hexathlon, then you need to open up your prime scanner and register! The date of the event is 9-14-19.  We talk about some of the information we know in the latest podcast #65, and the details that Niantic has posted is below. Agent GoonieGuy will be attending the Birmingham, AL event, and may have some special codes to give out if you ask him!

NIA Field Test: Hexathlon

Agents, thank you for your interest in the NIA Field Test: Hexathlon, taking place worldwide on Saturday September 14, 2019. Since these are field tests of new scanner interactions, there is a chance that things will go wrong and that things may not function as expected. Thank you for helping us explore and test the limits of what we can do with the scanner!

At the Hexathlon events, you will have 30 minutes to hack the check-in portal to receive your instructions, then 90 minutes to compete in six individual challenges. Those who complete all six challenges will receive the in-app Hexathlon medal; those who complete the Hexathlon and place in the top 10% in their city for any challenge will receive the elite version of the in-app Hexathlon medal.

All sites will be run in local time, using the following schedule:

  • 2019-09-14 14:30: Check-in portal active
  • 2019-09-14 15:00: Check-in portal inactive
  • 2019-09-14 15:15: Hexathlon starts
  • 2019-09-14 16:45: Hexathlon ends
  • Afterwards: up to your local community!

You will need to register beforehand using the latest Ingress Prime scanner (2.30.2 or higher). Sign ups will close for all sites on Thursday, September 12 at 23:59 UTC!
See instructions to sign up in the scanner.

This is an individual rather than Faction-based event; there are no Faction POCs.

The check-in portals for each location are as follows:

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