“Pokemon Go” Cheats, Tips & Tricks: Niantic Address Tracking Concerns with ‘Sightings’

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 10, 2016 06:27 AM EDT

Niantic has clamped down on GPS spoofers, something credited to apps like “PokeVision”. With the patches coming out, the question now is whether players should still use them?

As previously reported here on Game & Guide, there are several other trackers to choose from. Much of that was covered in a previous post. Just the same, “Pokemon Go” players are reminded and warned once again of the repercussions if Niantic catches them red handed.

Niantic Improves with “Sightings” feature

Aware that a lot of players are having a hard time figuring where to actually get more “Pokemon Go” characters, Niantic has released a new update which stands to track the critters. This is with reference to the “Sightings” tracker, a feature that helps inform “Pokemon Go” players of the Pokemons lurking in the area.

CNet explains that “Sightings” is the same type of tracker before Niantic took out the ‘steps’ from the original tracker. The only problem with it is that it does not tell you how close you are to the Pokemon and where to go to come near it.

The “Nearby” tracker is back with Niantic presumably doing the necessary tweaks. It lists down the Pokemons within the area as well as the PokeStops recommended for visit.

Yay or Nay for Niantic?

The improvements made on the trackers on “Pokemon Go” are seen as moves to douse third-party apps which have spoiled the normal course of the game. It could somehow cover up the bad taste left by GPS spoofers though some could opt to keep on using the cheats.

The only way that all this can come to a stop is if Niantic cracks the whip on the “Pokemon Go” cheaters. They vowed to do that as reported in a previous post but until they get up and actually punish players, the exploits will continue.

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