Have you been a?Pokemon GO cheater all along? If so, the good days are over as Niantic has apparently taken a strict stance to ban accounts that are known for manipulating the game.
Niantic?s latest move will ban accounts ?permanently? if the company finds players exploiting the game with the help of third party applications. Such unsportsmanlike activities give unfair advantage to some players, while the folks at Niantic are trying to offer a level-playing field to one and all.
In case you are wondering what could be the possible cheating types, here are some examples: At times, we have seen local players?catching region-locked Pokemon out of the blue. And, we have also seen players catching almost all Pokemon with little to no effort at all.
Meanwhile, Vine Report has pointed out the mother of all the cheating techniques. Apparently, there are people that sell particular Pokemon to players. Such techniques demotivate true fans of Pokemon GO. To catch them all, Niantic has finally trained the gun against Pokemon GO cheaters.
In case you belong to one of the types mentioned above, the chance of you getting banned permanently is very high. The official Pokemon GO blog says the global patch roll out to weed out cheaters will happen soon.
At the same time, many cheaters have already been banned. Here are the?exact words from the company: ?Your account was permanently terminated for violations of the Pokemon GO Terms of Service. This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing?Pokemon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software.?
Niantic looks quite serious about getting rid of the unfair advantage to some players, and thereby ensuring fairness and fun. The company says ?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.?
But then, in case, your account got terminated by mistake, Niantic has a way to get this fixed. You can fill this?form, and the company will get back with an update.