Developers of Pokemon GO, Niantic Labs, just released a new update for the augmented reality game. The update fixes a lot of bugs that the community has been complaining about, such as the Pokeball accuracy.
Aside from fixing and tweaking a few things, the update also adds a new “nearby Pokemon” feature. The recent patch removed the three step tracking system from the game, this new system will detects Pokemon in the vicinity of the player. In the previous update, Pokemon GO users got an option to customize their character, and now Players can also rename their in-game character.
The update fixes the Pokeball curve bug, the iOS power saving mode issue, as well as a bug that denied experience for some trainers.
A list of all the changes included in the update are listed below:
- Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing.
- Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
- Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
- Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons.
- Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely.
- Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
- Added visuals of Team Leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark.
- We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
- Minor text fixes.
The “Nearby Pokemon” feature is still in its testing stage so expect a few bugs while using the new system. The update did not add a proper Pokemon Tracking system to Pokemon GO, so players still do not have a reliable way to track down Pokemon.
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