Pokémon Go cheats can now be banned

Makers Niantic, Inc. say there are working to improve the "fine tuning of our anti-cheat system"

The makers of Pokémon Go have said they are clamping down on cheats.

Players who fool the app into thinking they are in a more preferential location than they actually are are among those being targeted.

Niantic, Inc. said in a statement: "Our goal is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for everyone. We will continue to work with all of you to improve the quality of the gameplay, including ongoing optimization and fine tuning of our anti-cheat system."

Meanwhile, Niantic, Inc.has updated the app's terms of use to state that players can be banned for "falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokemon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software."

However, players who believe they have been banned unfairly will have access to an appeals procedure, Sky News reports.

Pokémon Go: Everything You Need To Know

Pokémon Go's astonishing success has been highlighted after it recently became the most successful mobile game in US history. This followed statistics which suggested that in the US, Pokémon Go has become as popular as Twitter and more popular than Tinder.

Star Wars actor John Boyega is among the many millions playing and recently revealed that he caught a Pokémon on the set of Episode VIII.

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