The Niantic Investigation-July 2016 Status Update

Hello there and welcome back to Fev Games as we explore the Niantic Investigation in 2016. So what’s the most important thing or things that you need to know in order to jump in?


Well, the two biggest things that have happened this month are the end of Aegis Nova and the rise of something called the New Wave. 


Let’s start with the first. At the culmination of the finale in Tokyo, the Enlightened had one goal: To put an end to ADA, the powerful AI built at Niantic who grew into something much more. The Resistance, urged by Jahan, were hoping to capture the mega Anomaly there to allow ADA to come out of the attack with minimal injuries.

It didn’t work. The Enlightened claimed Aegis Nova and the Acolyte’s attack on ADA was a success. Almost days later, news emerged from H. Richard Loeb that all data regarding ADA was being erased around the world.


Now, let’s talk about the New Wave. As far as I can tell, it began in a underground club in Akihabara, Japan. A supposed contact of PAC was led there and discovered two bits of information regarding the factions:

  1. Rumors began to emerge that a mysterious group in India, known as the “New Enlightened’, had taken Susanna Moyer and began to assist her in her mission to confront Jahan. The contact learned that by the time Susanna went off, she was one of them in some way.
  2. The PAC Contact also met up with a Resistance Agent there…one who had a odd circuit board grafted into her neck. Another had a chip implanted into his arm.


So what do we make of this? Many voices, such as Oliver Lynton-Wolfe and Hank Johnson have shared their impressions.

It is starting to emerge that the New Wave are a brand new movement of the original Resistance and Enlightened Factions. No one knows how they began or who leads these new ideologies.

But the New Wave will continue and remain a part of the world, and perhaps play a fundamental role in the upcoming Anomalies: Via Lux.


A new chapter is coming.

Serious investigators dig deeper. Seeking the truth, no matter where it may lead, is our calling. Faction, race, gender, age – none of these things matter here. To potentially dig down the rabbit hole, join us at Operation Essex. Keep a close eye at Investigate:Ingress as well as pages of the Niantic Researchers, sensitives and Corporations to learn more.