All thanks to developers behind the augmented reality game, Pokemon Go users who cheat will now be banned from playing the game. Sanctions have been handled out by Niantic and includes a permanent ban to all users who violate the terms of services of the location based game.
Although there are different types of terms of service violation, the bans are stickily aimed at gamers who are into the use of bots, global positioning system (GPS) spoofing methods and other techniques just to get an unfair advantage in Pokemon Go
If you’re unaware of this, let me kindly explain why these cheats are been used.
GPS Spoofing allows players to move to any location in the world in order to collect rare pokemon, while bots let them quicken some specific part of the game such as evolving Pokemon and hatching eggs.
This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokemon GO clients or backends in an unauthorised manner including through the use of third party software.
Niantic said it is working to improve its anti-cheat system in order to give players a “fair, fun and legitimate” gaming experience. An appeal form has also been introduced by the developers for gamers who were wrongly banned and accounts that were terminated incorrectly.
The new ban for players who cheat will permanently prevent them from logging in to the game using their various accounts from any IP address. Besides this ban, there are also other types of ban like the one that stops players from using specific functions in the game for a period of time.