Niantic has been passing out Pokemon Go bans like they were giving away candy lately, but there’s relief for banned trainers. Select players who have been banned recently have gotten a bit of good news, receiving an unbanned notification emails restoring their accounts. Niantic has begun to lift Pokemon Go bans, especially for accounts that had previously used Pokemon tracking services.
Thanks to one of our Pokemon Go Den subscribers, we’ve obtained a copy of the unbanned email. These emails went out today notifying trainers that NianticOps is going to lift Pokemon Go bans en mass. Restoring accounts for trainers who may have mistakenly used third party tracking apps is just one small step for Niantic.
The email as they lift Pokemon Go bans reads as follows;
We have restored access to your Pokémon GO account. Your may not have realized that an add-on app you were using was impacting our service. For this reason, we are unbanning your Pokémon GO account as a one-time courtesy. For more details on this topic, please click here.
Our goal is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate gameplay experience for all Pokémon GO players. One aspect of these efforts is maintaining the integrity of the game and the health of our servers by blocking unauthorized access, including blocking bots and data scraping operations. We may be required to ban accounts of users of third party apps that facilitate these activities as a way to protect our servers. So please keep in mind that use of third party services which use your account to access Pokémon GO servers is in violation of our Terms of Service and may result in the re-banning of your account.
Many trainers who were banned have not had their account restored however. It’s safe to say that these accounts were used to either bot or cheat the system through GPS spoofing. After Niantic has finished the process to lift Pokemon Go bans, could they possibly implement their CAPTCHA anti-cheat system?
Despite these latest bans and the efforts of Niantic to stop cheaters, it’s clear that they aren’t exactly winning the battle. There are still many bot programs out there, despite the fact that many US Pokemon Go developers have been shut down. Couple that with the latest Pokemon Go GPS hacks and you begin to see the problem that Niantic faces.
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