Pokemon Go, the AR recreation from Niantic that took the world by storm a couple of years in the past, is as soon as once more within the information, and never for the correct causes. Niantic makes a number of codes accessible once in a while and permits customers to redeem them to get in-game rewards and objects. This is without doubt one of the ways in which Niantic makes issues fascinating and retains the gamers hooked.
The sport is offered on each Android and iOS cell gadgets, and Niantic has now introduced an pointless change that targets gamers on Android gadgets and the way they redeem codes on their telephones, making them want that they had an iOS system.
Pokemon Go Makes Adjustments to How Gamers Redeem Codes
Developer Niantic took to its Help deal with on X/Twitter and revealed that it’s making adjustments to supply code redemption for gamers utilizing Android gadgets, and gamers will now have to go to the Pokemon GO internet retailer. The change will go into impact beginning on February 13, 2024.
Niantic stated that it hopes this modification might be an “straightforward transition” for the gamers, however the gamers don’t appear completely happy about it. Niantic acknowledged:
We hope this might be a straightforward transition for Trainers and can present a one-stop store for everybody! When you’ve got any further questions concerning the supply code redemption course of, please go to the Niantic Assist Middle for extra data.
This can be a large departure from the simple approach, as gamers have been capable of redeem the codes within the recreation’s app itself. This has already been the case for customers on iOS gadgets, as they wanted to go to the online retailer, and solely Android customers have been capable of redeem the codes in-app.
Nevertheless, in a few days, Android customers may even have to go to the sport’s internet retailer, so it doesn’t matter if gamers have an iPhone or a Samsung; they’re handled the identical.
The Recreation’s Neighborhood Reacts to This Controversial Change From Niantic
Niantic additionally stated that trainers having a Pokémon Coach Membership account might be ready to “redeem affords” by linking their recreation account to “one other supplier” after which utilizing it to log in to the shop. This isn’t the one disappointing change Niantic has made to the sport, as gamers have been additionally sad when it introduced restrictions on Distant Raid Passes in early 2023.
Good lord! You guys have every other horrible concepts to share. I am going to wait, ought to solely take you 5mins…
— Michael (@Toruk1989) February 9, 2024
The gamers aren’t proud of Niantic’s determination about code redemption, and lots of coined it as an pointless change and a trick to make gamers go to the web site and get site visitors. A participant stated that the group was ready for the information on the PvP bug, and as an alternative of doing one thing about it, the developer introduced this as much as make issues inconvenient for the gamers.
Oh yeah, individuals positively needed this. No information concerning the latest PvP bug, however thank GOD we’ve got an announcement concerning the reality they made it LESS handy to redeem codes for GO. Glorious work guys, actually fixing the true points right here
— Magmarman26 (@Magmarman26) February 9, 2024
Gamers acknowledged that no one requested for or needed this replace, and one fan added that Niantic solely has “horrible concepts” to share with gamers. Many took a dig at Niantic and stated that it retains taking good options from the sport, and shortly no one might be sticking with the sport.