This week’s sweeping adjustments to probably the most maligned a part of Pokémon Go — unique, legendary fitness center battles — had been the results of a “bug,” Niantic mentioned. Although the developer intends to make a number of updates to the EX Raid battle system, a number of of these updates haven’t but been correctly applied, leading to widespread confusion amongst gamers.
“With the latest batch of EX Raid Battle invites, we implemented a few changes to improve Trainer and Gym selection,” Niantic wrote in a weblog put up. “Unfortunately, a bug was introduced when these changes were made, and, as a result, some Trainers were invited to participate in an EX Raid Battle at a Gym they may not have visited in several months.”
Pokémon Go gamers reported receiving passes for the subsequent wave of EX Raid battles, set for this weekend, below unusual circumstances. While these limited-basis fights (towards the legendary Pokémon Mewtwo) are usually held in a small variety of acquainted and simply accessible areas, this weekend’s battles had been predominantly set to happen in far-flung areas. As a consequence, some trainers acquired invites to take part at gyms that they might have solely visited as soon as on trip — doubtlessly a whole lot and even hundreds of miles away from them.
Niantic mentioned that this difficulty has been mounted, with the subsequent set of invites to precisely mirror how the studio has modified up the EX Raid battle system.
There are two key tweaks coming quickly to the EX Raid battle choice course of, as detailed within the weblog put up.
“First, we’ve made changes to the ways Gyms are selected,” wrote Niantic. “While EX Raid Battles will continue to take place in parks and at sponsored locations, the number of Gyms that meet the necessary criteria for an EX Raid Battle will increase. Additionally, the average number of Trainers invited per Gym will also rise, as we’ve made a few tweaks to the way they are selected.”
Niantic continues to be conserving gamers at midnight on the actual necessities for a fitness center to carry an EX Raid battle, however no less than it’s providing extra particulars on the varieties of gamers who might have a excessive probability of receiving an elusive invitation. Niantic will now prioritize giving passes to gamers with high-level fitness center badges; it should additionally think about what number of Raid battles gamers have efficiently accomplished within the week previous to the EX Raid battle.
There stays no assure that hardcore followers of Pokémon Go who meet these qualifications will obtain entry into an EX Raid, nevertheless, which implies they might proceed to be shut out of their one probability to struggle and seize Mewtwo. The obscure nature of the unique battle characteristic continues to be a giant sticking level for gamersparticularly those that have devoted numerous hours into the cellular recreation.