A SECRET new update has been discovered by Pokemon Go Trainers this week, suggesting news of a new questline is being worked on for May’s Community Day.
Niantic look set to release a new Pokemon Go update this week, following a new discovery by dataminers.
PoGo trackers have found new evidence that suggests a fresh patch is being worked on for the game.
No release date has been found for the update, although it appears Niantic are working on several Pokemon Go news items.
Those monitoring the game’s network traffic have found text tied to a new questline.
This appears to be something that Niantic are working on for the upcoming May Community Day, which kicks off next week.
May 19 will see Charmander spawns increase, as well as the chance of catching a shiny variant and evolve a Charizard with a special move.
And while fans can look forward to the usual range of Community Day bonuses, it also looks like Niantic will be releasing a new questline for the three-hour event.
The Charmander Field Research will require players to catch a couple of Charmanders to unlock a range of items.
It’s unclear what will be included in the Field Research rewards, although it’s likely to be similar to what we saw with Mareep.
A list of new error codes were also found in the Pokemon Go network traffic, which means a new update might also be released this week.
No other evidence has been found to suggest Niantic will be releasing a massive new feature, so it could be a pretty small patch.
Those who found the new code believe the new patch could be aimed at quality of life improvements for the popular app.
It was recently revealed that Niantic are taking on another ambitious project attached to 3D mapping.
This new digital mapping enterprise will reportedly be powered by players and would help create a new “AR” map.
Here’s more from Reuters, who confirm: “AR maps would enrich the “new kind of social activity” Niantic has fostered, Hanke said.
“Mapping will start with public spaces such as parks and plazas, he said, declining to specify when. Nor did he disclose how AR maps would fit into Niantic’s games, which also include the upcoming “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.”
“But based on existing features, players would turn on their cameras to visualize characters among their surroundings.
“Software would generate a map by automatically identifying contours and objects in the scene as a user plays.
“They then could compete on a revamped game board shared with nearby players, maintaining a cycle of switched-on cameras and fresh data while helping Niantic overcome the chicken-or-egg dilemma that has slowed map makers lacking a commercial application.”