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A recent data mining job of Pokémon Go revealed new quests would be coming to the mobile game, but that might not be true anymore.

Data mining community The Silph Road has detailed new changes in the game’s next update, one of which was a removal of the previously found “quest” feature. According to the report, the upcoming v0.91.2 patch does not include any of the code referencing the eight new challenges seen in v0.91.1.

The last APK report had the Pokémon Go community buzzing, as the quest additions meant more daily challenges for trainers to complete, from catching a certain number of Pokémon to completing a raid battle. In turn, it’s unclear why Niantic got rid of all mention of the mechanic, but there are a few possibilities to ponder.

The most disappointing answer is that Niantic decided to pull the feature altogether, but that would be an odd choice for a system that seemed to have many facets to it. Not only would trainers have more to do in the game, but there were references to new characters, quest reward items, and an evolving story being introduced through the challenges.

On a more optimistic note, many Reddit users believe Niantic simply switched back to an older branch of the software update to fix old bugs. If that were true, many pieces of the current code would be missing from the notes but not gone completely. Of course, the quest system was never confirmed in the first place, so it will be awhile, if ever, that we get any word on the fate of the feature.

For now, Pokémon Go has plenty of current and future in-game activities to enjoy. The Valentine’s Day celebration is now underway, offering trainers the chance to earn three times more Stardust and a chance at finding a shiny Luvdisc. Then, on February 24th, the next Community Day will feature the rare Dragon-type Dratini as a continual spawn for a short period.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Source: Game Rant

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Pokémon Go removes references to new quest system—what does it mean?

Trainers excited over a recently leaked mechanic might be in for a disappointment.

By Evan Slead | 02/14/2018 03:30 PM PT

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A recent data mining job of Pokémon Go revealed new quests would be coming to the mobile game, but that might not be true anymore.

Data mining community The Silph Road has detailed new changes in the game’s next update, one of which was a removal of the previously found “quest” feature. According to the report, the upcoming v0.91.2 patch does not include any of the code referencing the eight new challenges seen in v0.91.1.

The last APK report had the Pokémon Go community buzzing, as the quest additions meant more daily challenges for trainers to complete, from catching a certain number of Pokémon to completing a raid battle. In turn, it’s unclear why Niantic got rid of all mention of the mechanic, but there are a few possibilities to ponder.

The most disappointing answer is that Niantic decided to pull the feature altogether, but that would be an odd choice for a system that seemed to have many facets to it. Not only would trainers have more to do in the game, but there were references to new characters, quest reward items, and an evolving story being introduced through the challenges.

On a more optimistic note, many Reddit users believe Niantic simply switched back to an older branch of the software update to fix old bugs. If that were true, many pieces of the current code would be missing from the notes but not gone completely. Of course, the quest system was never confirmed in the first place, so it will be awhile, if ever, that we get any word on the fate of the feature.

For now, Pokémon Go has plenty of current and future in-game activities to enjoy. The Valentine’s Day celebration is now underway, offering trainers the chance to earn three times more Stardust and a chance at finding a shiny Luvdisc. Then, on February 24th, the next Community Day will feature the rare Dragon-type Dratini as a continual spawn for a short period.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Source: Game Rant

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.