Pokemon GO’s equinox event offers players the chance to hatch special eggs and earn bonus Stardust and experience points without participating in any raids. This old school event is an exciting change of pace for players who have spent the last two months battling Legendary Raids, but some of the fun has been spoiled by log-in issues.
So far the Pokemon GO equinox event has been plagued by two problems. Early in the event, there was a bug that made it so that some players were not receiving the correct bonus Stardust amounts. That issue was resolved fairly quickly, but it wasn’t the end of the problems for Niantic and Pokemon GO players. Starting yesterday morning, many players were having issues logging into the game.
After eventually finding a resolution to the issue, Niantic released the following official statement…
“Early this morning, we discovered an issue which prevented several players from logging into the game. After working with our partners, we were able to resolve the issue and can now confirm that login functionality has fully stabilized.”
“As a result of this outage, the equinox celebration will be extended by 24-hours and will now end at 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 3. We greatly appreciate your patience and hope to see you out and about earning Stardust and hatching Eggs.”
This announcement likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise to players who are accustomed to Niantic events. So far, most events that have had a major problem have ended up being extended by at least a day. Hopefully this change in the schedule gives players enough time to hatch something exciting from the special 2km eggs (here is everything available in the equinox eggs).
Good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.