Niantic seems to have quietly released a new update, and "Pokémon GO" users are not happy about the latest changes that have been implemented in the game.
The change was not officially announced by Niantic, but a lot of "Pokémon GO" players have noticed that it seems like the game developer added 30 more seconds before a Pokestop refreshes.
The finding was first posted by a user from Reddit, issiech, where he said that normally, a Pokestop could be re-spun after five minutes, but he noticed that it seems like the timer for Pokestops are now at five minutes and 30 seconds.
There were also other "Pokémon GO" players who claimed that they have experienced the same thing. Although 30 seconds are not too much of a change, the additional time before users could again spin the Pokestop is crucial for those players who do not have a lot of Pokestops in their area. Also, Niantic has not announced the change, so either the game developer is hoping that the change won't be noticed, or it just might be a glitch in the system at the time.
In other "Pokémon GO" news, it seems like gamers in China are out of luck if they're waiting for "Pokémon GO" to be released in the country. In a report by Reuters, they revealed that the game will not be given license to be played in the country because of public safety and security risks.
It is undeniable that there have been a number of "Pokémon GO" players who have been in accidents while playing the game since they were being inattentive to their surroundings, but it has been speculated that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television is more concerned about the national security risk that the game is posing.
According to a statement released by the China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, some of the risks that the "Pokémon GO" game has is the "threat to geographical information security and the threat to transport and the personal safety of consumers."