NL-1331 for the first time comes to New Zealand to continue its somewhat mysterious XM research mission. Christchurch is the First stop during the New Zealand trip and sources have confirmed a valuable dead drop will happen at each stop of The NL-1331 tour with the possibility of multiple dead drops happening in each city leading up to last NL-1331 stop. Look for dead Drop announcements here https://plus.google.com/u/2/+NovemberLima/posts. We will be giving out lots of gear cards to everyone in attendance as well as other similar official Niantic swag. The New 2018 NL-1331 Asia badge will be available for the first time (onsite only), and select Ingress Official Niantic Gear will be available for pre sale only. A limited amount of new Ingress store items will also be available for pre sale only. A series of official NIA Meetups with Niantic's Ethan Lepouttre and GCM Andrew Krug is happening the week of Feb 1st- 5th. Agents you are officially invited to take part in this NL-1331 event. Character badge awards will also be given out for the NL-1331 agent stats competition at each official stop along the way. The event is free for anyone to attend.
For 2018 we will be moving over to a tiered NL-1331 badge. This will work like anomaly badges where you must register for the event and hack the registration portal. You do not have to purchase anything to receive this badge but you must check in. We will also be giving out the 2017 NL-1331 Asia badge for each onsite individual who purchases a kit.
Starting with Australia, we will introduce a new collectible enamel wing/country flag pin for every country NL-1331 has an event in. These will only be available in the kit and in extremely limited amounts.
2018 country flag/wing pin (1000 made for New Zealand)
2017 ADA badge
Tour specific collectible NL-1331 commemorative card
Mobile command center patch
Rare load out card including the new Quantum capsule and Aegis shield