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Niantic Reveals a New Anti-cheat System for Pokémon Go



Niantic Reveals a New Anti-cheat System for Pokémon Go

Niantic, the developer of the popular mobile game Pokémon Go, has laid out its new strategy for combating cheating. Niantic announced that it would improve its methods for detecting cheating and banning players who engage in malicious behavior across all of the company’s games in the future.

In a blog post, the developer has now announced a new anti-cheat system for Pokémon Go that are faster and more accurate in identifying those breaking the rules of the mobile game. Niantic starts by acknowledging players’ frustrations over cheating. The blog post expressed the company’s commitment to providing an enjoyable and fair gaming experience for all players.

“We’ve invested in becoming better at observing cheating behaviors, and can now more reliably pinpoint these activities with higher speed and accuracy, preventing legitimate players from being punished incorrectly,” the post said.

It’s no secret that the Pokémon Go community has long complained about the game’s vulnerability to hackers and cheats ruining other players’ fun. Niantic previously attempted to address the issue of cheating in Pokémon Go. However, the company’s mechanism subsequently banned innocent players and was reverted.

The new anti-cheat system, which has been in development since 2021, strongly focuses on transparency, fraud prevention, and cheat detection. Niantic has therefore been hard at work developing and implementing various strategies for detecting cheaters. These measures will aid Niantic in identifying hackers without interrupting the rest of its community or affecting players’ game play.

Niantic Warning

The developer also cautioned against utilizing Pokemon Go clones obtained from unreliable sources. Niantic warned users to download legitimate game copies from app stores only. 

 “Please only use the official versions of our games. We do not support jail broken or rooted devices or third-party apps,” Niantic said.

The new anti-cheat system will also apply to all the games from Niantic. This will allow the system to be quick, efficient and spontaneous. The new mechanism will also detect and identify cheaters and hackers spontaneously and ban them immediately.

What’s your take? What are your thoughts on the new Anti-cheat System for Pokémon Go? Do you think it will help eradicate cheating in the game? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.