The Niantic Investigation: Oct. 2015 Status Update

Hello and welcome back to Fev Games as we continue our look into the Niantic Investigation for October 2015.

So what’s been going on? What do you need to know in order to jump in?
Well, the biggest things to happen this month are the first ever Flash Shard Anomalies in Boston, MA, Houston, TX, London, UK and Zurich, Switzerland. 

These hyper-intensive events centered around the control of a specific researcher who was a part of the Niantic Project.

So far, the Enlightened have Yuri Alaric Nagassa on their side, whom they claimed in Boston:


Meanwhile, the Resistance have dominated the conflict, controlling Misty Hannah in Houston, Enoch Dalby in Zurich and Carrie Campbell in London:



MistyHouston Enoch Dalby Carrie Campbell


The next researchers at stake are Oliver Lynton-Wolfe in Bangkok, Victor Kureze in Hamburg and Martin Schubert in New Orleans. More details can be found on the G+ page for IQTech Research:


Outside of that, the two biggest talking point among Investigators this month revolves around a mysterious development from Susanna Moyer. Earlier in the month, she had gone offline and, as a result, Hank Johnson and Klue took over the Ingress Report in her place. When she re-emerged, she came with a revelation regarding Strategic Explorations, the subsidiary of Hulong.

“Strategic Explorations (SE), a black-lab research and intelligence group associated with Hulong Transglobal, has injected a new ‘Storefront’ into the Ingress Scanner. Intel suggests that this ‘Storefront’ will soon roll out to all Agent Scanners.  

SE’s researchers appear to have stabilized Chaotic Matter to forge three new items: Key Lockers, Frackers and Beacons.  SE allegedly plans to offer containers of “Chaotic Matter Units” or CMUs for sale which can be used to obtain these new objects.

Here is what we know so far:

Portal Fracker: A Portal Fracker doubles the Hack Output for a specific portal for 10 Minutes or 150 hacks whichever happens first. All agents hacking the portal get this benefit.

Beacons: The Beacon utilizes frequency modulation to temporarily project holographic imagery above a Portal.  Agents can obtain various kinds of Beacons for several use cases.

Key Locker (limit 5 per Agent): The Key Locker is able to store Portal Keys in a shielded enclosure that prevents these items from impacting the Scanner Inventory limit.  Each Key Locker can hold up to 100 Portal Keys.

This is likely just the beginning of SE’s foray into Chaotic Matter development. Many more items are expected. Agents, even though these items may be tempting, you should be aware that Chaotic Matter is known to be dangerous.  It has been shown to cause mutations and has unknown effects on human physiology.. Should you choose to experiment with these new constructs, you do so at your own risk.”Ingress G+ debriefing.

The second major conversation happening right now revolves around a mysterious video that emerged. It was between Jahan and ADA. Yeah, turns out she wasn’t taken offline in August like we thought. Take a look for yourself:



So, that’s what has been happening in the world of Ingress in October. Abaddon has arrived…

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 the Niantic Project G+ as well as pages of the Niantic Researchers, sensitives and Corporations to learn more. 


Until next time!