Niantic has thought about Pokemon Go fans, who play the game on their iPhones and own an Apple Watch, as the latest version 1.23.1 will show on the screen eggs that are obtained from PokeStops. The developer hasn’t forgotten about Android users, either, but more details about version 0.53.1 we’ll give you below.
First of all, there have been made changes to the distance tracking, to “better account for GPS drift.” There were some bugs that registered players as moving when they were actually sitting and many took advantage of these issues in order to rack up distances, although they were at home, or at school, and not moving. The GPS drift has been fixed, so players will no longer be able to cheat.
Usually, Niantic has released a new update every two weeks, but the last one came one month ago, because the developers were off for the holidays and the game took a short vacation as well. But the players knew that the game will receive a new update in the first days of 2017 and their hopes were very high about it. However, they were disappointed when the update was announced and they’ve read the full patch notes from Niantic, which said:
Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.53.1 for Android and 1.23.1 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.
Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops
Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
Minor text fixes.
—The Pokémon GO team”
The reason why players were angry is because they were hoping that Niantic will fix the glitch that causes Pokemon Go to freeze when players enter gyms. There are many other glitches reported by the players, but it’s known that Niantic doesn’t usually mention all fixes in their notes, but after installing a new update and starting playing, fans notice the changes.