Pokemon Go Patch Disables Spawns While Driving
Apparently some players weren't being truthful when they said they were playing as a passenger.
While a lot of players have moved on from the immensely successful Pokemon Go, there are still quite a few trying to catch them all. And some continue you to do it in ways that are not necessarily safe to themselves or others. Developer Niantic Labs' latest patch for the game hopes to eliminate some of that.
Numerous accidents and injuries have resulted from players using the game while driving, and the new patch actually disabes Pokemon spawns if the player is traveling more than 30 miles per hour. A previous patch had added a check that, if the game detected a high speed, asked if the player was a passenger, Some players continued to say yes, even though they were actually behind the wheel. Go figure.
The bad part is that the patch now penalizes folks who were legitimately a passenger, or playing while on public transit. But safety comes first.
The patch, which also allowed players to take more Pokemon into a friendly gym for training and to beef up its defense, is already out in the wild. No need to try to catch this one, as your mobile device likely did it automatcially.