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Niantic Permabanned more Than 1 Million Cheaters across Pokemon Go, Ingress and Wizards Unite

Trainers, Niantic has openly discussed the anti-cheat measures in Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite confirming that they issued punishment to more than 5,000,000 players/cheaters and permabanned over 1,000,000 players/cheaters since January 2020.

Niantic made a report regarding its anti-cheat measures and revealed some pretty interesting details on their official blog.

Here is everything you should know:

  • Since 2020 they issued punishments to more than 5 million cheaters across all their games
  • Over 20% of these punishments are permanent bans
  • That’s over 1,000,000 players/cheaters banned
  • Many players/cheaters (over 90% ) who received their first warning/strike, stopped cheating
  • They will continue to improve their detection and enforcement capabilities
  • They listen to the community and players’ reports to accurately detect cheaters
  • They will be adding additional security measures in Ingress regarding the Ingress Portals getting spoofed during Ops
  • They want the players to use only the official versions of the games which are available on Google Play Store, Apple App Stoe, and Samsung Galaxy Store

If you’re not familiar with warnings/ bans and the three-strike policy in Pokemon Go, we suggest checking this link.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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