Pokémon Go players aren’t happy with the upcoming nerf to Remote Raid Pass and many are already threatening to uninstall the mobile game entirely if Niantic doesn’t back up.
Pokémon Go players decided to take action after Niantic announced major changes to Remote Raids. The developer of the hugely popular AR game has officially announced that they will be deactivating Remote Raid Pass. This will limit activity for players around the world and ultimately suppress most of the in-game changes that have come about during the pandemic.
Different leaks anticipated these Remote Raid Pass changes ahead of the official announcement, and players’ reactions clearly showed the overwhelming disappointment in the community. now that Changes are coming to Pokémon Go on April 6th, 2023Looks like boycott is imminent.
Pokémon Go players criticize Niantic for Remote Raid Pass nerf
Many Pokémon Go players responded to Niantic’s tweet about these new changes, expressing anger and disappointment. youtuber mystic7 tagged the official Guinness World Records account and called it “the worst decision in gaming”.
Other celebrities like Seribe’s Joe Merrick, YouTuber Tyler Oakley and 100Thieves’ Nicewig also questioned Niantic’s decision and are asking the developers to reconsider. Streamer DansGaming tweeted: “Ok you just killed the game for a lot of people, that’s a terrible change that’s not going to achieve what you wanted.”
anyone browsing pokemon subredditUsers can find many different threads Full of frustrated players. While many are planning to quit Pokémon Go because they really can’t play it without the Remote Raid Pass, others are planning a boycott To let Niantic know that they are not happy with these changes.
“Niantic developers have clearly never lived in rural America. The company has very rarely shown any interest in listening to players’ needs or concerns. Meeting with the community of players is great, but not possible for everyone,” fansite PokéJungle said.
Many players decided that they would take action once the Remote Raid Pass was activated in the in-game shop. Some are planning to uninstall the game entirely, while others are encouraging players to stop spending money in Pokémon Go.
Others also believe that deactivating the Adventure Sync feature, which tracks players’ location when the app is closed, will also help players make a statement against the Remote Raid Pass nerf.
In the official announcement Niantic said, “Remote Raid Passes dominate the experience of playing Pokémon Go in a way we never intended.” The changes coming April 6 are aimed at bringing more people together for in-person activities, but according to many users, there isn’t much content to enjoy in that regard.
Many players feel that Niantic should have promoted in-person raids with better rewards instead of reducing remote raids that would affect a wider portion of the user base. On the other hand, the last-man-only event in Pokémon Go was the RediGrego Elite Raid event which didn’t work for most players.
Niantic hasn’t responded to players’ concerns since the official announcement, so the future of Pokémon Go is uncertain at this point. We will have to wait till April 6 to see how the situation unfolds.
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Image credit: Niantic / The Pokemon Company