Niantic has announced a rollback on the pandemic changes that it made to Pokemon Go, even though these changes are far too early for a large amount of players.
Niantic did an excellent job of making Pokemon Go playable during the start of the lockdown, as they made numerous changes to convert an all outdoor game into a home-based adventure. However, despite the pandemic starting to hit its second wave, Niantic is already rolling back their changes.
— E Starcevic (@estarcevic_) September 30, 2020
Pokemon Go requires that the player walk outside to hatch eggs and catch Pokemon. During the depths of the pandemic’s first wave, Niantic made it much easier to play the game by improving tracking, so players didn’t have to leave their homes. They also made it easier to get resources and hatch eggs without having to stray outside too much.
Now, Niantic is rolling some of these changes back, meaning that soon players will have to go out and walk for much longer to hatch eggs, and Pokemon will no longer gather supplies automatically from Pokestops.