Niantic is on a roll. After failing to provide many significant post-launch updates following the launch of Pokemon Go, the team appears to have settled into a groove lately, adding new features, improving gym training and unveiling the first official in-game event (which starts tomorrow and runs through Halloween).
But there’s still one feature that has been suspiciously missing from Pokemon Go since launch: incentives to log in and play the game on a daily basis. Daily rewards are a staple of free-to-play games, but up to now, they haven’t made their way to one of the App Store’s most profitable games. Thankfully, that’s about to change.
DON’T MISS: Pokemon Go Halloween event details
After data mining the hex code featured in the latest Pokemon Go update (0.43.3 on Android, 1.13.3 on iOS), Pokemon Go Hub has discovered that Daily Quests are coming to the game. The code indicates that there will be three possible daily quests: First Catch of the Day, First PokeStop of the Day and an Unknown quest.
It’s still unclear what the rewards for completing a Daily Quest will be, but the code makes mention of an incubator. It could be the only possible reward, one of several possible rewards or something else entirely — we don’t know yet.
The code also suggests that trainers will be able to perform Streaks, i.e. complete multiple Daily Quests in a row for potential bonuses on top of the standard rewards. The code references both a Current Streak Count and a Current Period Bucket (which is described as “the currently active questing period”).
Although Niantic hasn’t announced Daily Quests yet, all of the necessary code to activate the feature is already in the app. In theory, all Niantic needs to do is turn it on, which means Daily Quests could arrive virtually any time. That said, we’re willing to bet the developer will wait until after the Halloween event.