Pokemon GO developer Niantic made the shocking announcement that they’ll be banning certain players from playing the game. We’re just biting our nails wondering if all our hard work and unhatched eggs are going to go to waste! So why is Niantic banning players — and are you one of them?
Relax, trainers. Niantic is cracking down on cheaters who are trying to modify the game, and banning them from the game. Unless you’re one of the people making the game unfair for everyone else, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Here are the violations of Pokemon GO‘s terms of service that will get you banned from the game, per Niantic:
“This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software.
“Our goal is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for everyone. We will continue to work with all of you to improve the quality of the gameplay, including ongoing optimization and fine tuning of our anti-cheat system.”
That’s right; if you’re using tricks to make your GPS think you’re in another location to access other pokemon, then you’re out of luck. No more Pokemon GO for you! It’s still unclear how Niantic is going to track down the cheaters at this time. But if you find yourself getting banned and have idea why, the good news is that in that Niantic will allow players to appeal their punishment!
It seems like every day that there’s a new update to the game that’s been taking over our lives. Pokemon GO was last updated on August 9, with an improved tracking feature that will also show players where pokemon have recently been seen nearby. Helpful!
HollywoodLifers, are you scared you’ll get banned from Pokemon GO? Tell us in the comments!