Last Year, Pokémon Go’s developers Niantic attempted this game easier when the pandemic help people in lockdown. Developers introduced a easier to play ‘an individual setting’ which allowed player to not to visit certain locations for catch Pokémon’s and wander around training centers. Since there was lockdown in many countries round the globe, Niantic immediately pushed this update sometime around March 2020.
This update nearly halved the hatch distance for eggs placed in incubators, increased spawn rate of Pokémon’s, updated the number of Pokémon habitats and also tweaked Poke Stops so they dropped more gifts more frequently. Alongside, a one-time purchase bundle of 30 incense had been discontinued to 1 Poke Coin.
However, recently developers reveled their plans to add exploration bonus and revert some of the changes mentioned above to make more it more fun and rewarding when played outside. This created some ruckus amongst players where they said that they are still not comfortable going out and also might take a while to do that as well.
“Today, as some parts of the world are moving toward recovery, we’re announcing new exploration bonuses that make it more rewarding to play outside are coming over the next several months, including bonuses for spinning stops, playing at in-person raids, and getting in those steps’’ Developers wrote.
While many players that the pandemic update should be continues, they moved their movement to change.org where it is not picking up the pace. Pokémon GO player are now desperate for an update from Niantic because they when they pushed the update in pandemic, they said that these changes are temporary and looks like they are planning to remove it soon. As of now, over 75,000 people have signed the petition and more are coming.