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Pokémon Go event extended after widespread login issues

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Second verse, same as the first

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Pokémon Go’s autumnal equinox event wasn’t scheduled to end until early next week, but prolonged server problems have led Niantic to extend it for an additional 24 hours. Players will now be able to reap the fall bonuses, which include additional Stardust and special boxes containing the new Super Incubator item, through next Monday, Oct. 3.

“We discovered an issue which prevented several players from logging into the game,” Niantic wrote on the Pokémon Go social media pages. “After working with our partners, we were able to resolve the issue and can now confirm that login functionality has fully stabilized.”

Pokémon Go and server issues go together like peanut butter and jelly (if that’s a thing you’re into), so this isn’t anything we haven’t heard before. The difference this time is that players worldwide couldn’t login for almost the entirety of yesterday, just a few days into the equinox event.

Considering that the three legendary dogs and EX Raid Battles against Mewtwo are also active on a limited-time basis right now, it adds up that players would be particularly frustrated with the login problems this week. But Niantic’s willingness to add an extra 24 hours onto the equinox celebration suggests it’s eager to make amends as fast as possible.

The Pokémon Go equinox event will now end at 1 p.m. PT on Oct. 3, giving everyone additional time to earn the rewards — which also include triple the experience points as usual and special Eggs from PokéStops.