'Pokemon GO' New: Niantic Pushes an Update That Kills Maps & Scanners; See How You Can Get Out of the Glitch Immediately

By Staff Reporter , Updated Oct 11, 2016 09:06 AM EDT

Whether Niantic deliberately implemented it for a specific reason or not, the latest update on the "Pokemon GO" unceremoniously killed maps and scanners in the process. The new security update from Niantic disabled third party applications that enable tracking and scanning of Pokemons. The developer has been keen on disabling third party apps that literally changes the way they planned; the game would be.

After shutting down PokeVision in the past, they did so with several other illegal apps in the "Pokemon GO" game. Nevertheless, the campaign to shut them off completely, has been to no avail. Now, it looks like the latest "Pokemon GO" update sees to it that these illegal applications will not have any space in the game.

According to the latest news, the new "Pokemon GO" update from Niantic asks users to reCAPTCHA. Once done, anyone with an illegally downloaded apps will be left behind and shut out of the game. A third party app called FastPokeMap said "It's not just FPM that was shutdown, every app/site just died. We have to reverse the api again."

According to Forbes, it's the API update of the "Pokemon GO" that literally made the Niantic latest update successful.

Other third app companies that were affected by the API update were ScanGO, PokeSensor and other third party apps that tried so hard to capitalize on the growing popularity of the "Pokemon GO" game.

In July this year, the "Pokemon GO" was launched by Niantic and since then, the game picked up its pace and became the top earning mobile game to this day. Are you aware of the latest Pokemon GO update from Niantic? What do you think of this latest security update that disables third party apps? Don't miss all upcoming Niantic updates by reading them here on GamenGuide

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