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Pokémon Go’s new update makes more difficult to cheat in the game

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Written by Mia Miller

Pokemon Go players had complained that is much harder to cheat because of new update.

Almost a month after the app took the world by storm, Pokémon Go has now been updated with some major changes that should make it more difficult to cheat in the game.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Pokemon GO players meet at Sydney Opera House on July 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The Opera House hosted a Pokemon gathering,  adding lures to all nearby Pokestops. The augmented reality app requires players to look for Pokemon in their immediate surroundings with the use of GPS and internet services turning the whole world into a Pokemon region map. The hugely popular app has seen Nintendo shares soar following its limited release in the US, Australia and New Zealand on July 6.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

 Pokemon GO players meet at Sydney Opera House in Australlia.

Developer Niantic pushed out versions 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 of the game over the weekend, and there are some notable upgrades and downgrades.

For starters, the footprints that used show up below Pokémon inside of the “Nearby” section of the game have been removed.

Players had complained that the footprints system didn’t make any sense. Some claimed it just didn’t work. It was believed the number of footprints (1-3) was supposed to show how close you were to a Pokémon.

Speaking from experience, I can’t say the footprints mechanic ever worked. Good riddance!

Another feature that got removed was the battery saver mode. With battery saver mode turned on, the screen would go black when your phone was held upside down, and then it’d vibrate only when a new Pokémon spawned or when you were at a PokéStop.

Also speaking from experience, the mode frequently glitched and didn’t work. Sayonara. You’re better off getting a battery pack or battery case for your phone to extend playing time.

With version 1.1.0, you can also re-tweak your Pokémon trainer avatar. Previously, you couldn’t. You were stuck with whatever look you picked at the beginning. It’s a good change.

Niantic also adjusted a number of Pokémon stats in an effort to balance the game.

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