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Pokémon Go Rolls Out In 15 More Countries

by Mike Futter on Aug 06, 2016 at 05:42 AM

Niantic has added 15 more countries to the worldwide Pokémon Go rollout. The newly online locations include parts of Asia and Oceania (the region that includes Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and more).

As with all other rollouts, be aware that you may run into server problems as new players create accounts and come online. However, Niantic has taken steps recently to mitigate server load.

This includes blocking trackers like Pokevision. Niantic also severely limited functionality related to the Nearby feature and allegedly increased the server call time that allows new Pokémon to appear on your map.

[Source: Niantic Labs on Twitter]


Our Take
I'm looking forward to Niantic getting past the rollout phase, which is clearly the priority. While those of us already playing are certainly eager for feature improv#mce_temp_url#ements, it's understandable why Niantic wants to get the game out to more people. Once it is, hopefully we'll see the company move quickly on quality of life and stability updates.