Here’s how Niantic will take on Pokemon Go cheaters
Last month, Niantic started “shadowbanning” bot accounts, cheats, and so-called scanners in an attempt to take on Pokemon Go cheaters.
Now, the company has taken things to the next level. In a post on
Reddit, which you can read below, the creator of the game announced new
anti-cheating measures that will mark those using third-party services
with a slash in the inventory.
"With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new
battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that
Pokémon GO continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers.
Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that
circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the
inventory and may not behave as expected. We are humbled by the
excitement for all the new features we announced yesterday. This is one
small part of our continued commitment to maintaining the integrity of
our community and delivering an amazing Pokémon GO experience. — Niantic"
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Unfortunately, the company didn’t share any specific information
on what exactly “may not behave as expected” means. If you use any
third-party services that violate Niantic’s terms of service, you’ll
probably find out soon enough though.
It looks like the company is trying to do everything it can to
make sure players don’t and can’t cheat, which is something that most
Pokemon Go users probably don’t have a problem with.
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