Upcoming changes to First Saturday as of January 2024
Virtual First Saturday can still be hosted from January 2024, but you won’t get the badge count.
In order to promote local community building, a core value of Ingress First Saturday, 2024 will bring the sunsetting of Online IngressFS for badge credit. However, we’ve heard you loud and clear that you love the online communities you’ve built through IngressFS and will continue to support the online registration process, event finder, and (optional) passcode challenge.
How to get IngressFS badge credit in 2024 – To qualify for IFS credit, you must attend an in-person event and check in with your onsite IFS organizer. See your site’s event page for specific meeting location and requirements. You must also earn a minimum of 10k AP.
Onsite Decoding challenge, restock portals, event verification – These will all remain unchanged from 2023 for in-person events.
Online IFS – Registration is the same as always. However, all elements are now optional. This includes the passcode challenge, auto-scoresheet, and group photo.
But what about….? If your location is experiencing extreme weather, civil disturbances, or other events beyond your control, you can change your event to Online within 72 hours of the scheduled event time. Your site will not be eligible for badge credit, but your event will remain in the event finder and you can still host a social event with your fellow agents.
The Organiser’s Guide will be updated after December IFS to reflect the new changes for 2024.
Questions? Ask in the organizer’s slack workspace or the global Ingress FS telegram community.