Pokémon Go Hits FPS Issue With Latest Update (And How To Fix It)

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2016-07-06
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The recent update has brought a bug that affects mobile devices with higher fresh rates. Niantic

Fans and players alike have been complaining about the recent Pokémon Go update from Niantic. Apparently, the update, version 0.153.0, has brought a bug that significantly affects mobile devices with higher refresh rates. Although it really depends on the player’s preferences, the bug is reportedly causing a noticeable drop in quality and affecting the overall gameplay experience.

Following the release of the aforementioned update, the game has locked itself at a frustrating 30fps rate. And this even exists regardless of how sophisticated a mobile device can be in terms of specs.

As of this writing, Niantic has yet to confirm whether it is a bug. There are also talks about the high refresh rate being completely removed from the hit mobile game.

Fortunately, players can always restore support in order to achieve higher refresh rates. All they have to do is roll back the Pokémon Go app to Version 0.151.0. The only catch is that this trick is not a permanent solution and is meant to work for a very limited time. Older versions, in particular, are expected to stop working sooner or later; hence, players will eventually be forced to upgrade if they intend to keep playing.

Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Uninstall the game by tapping App Info and then clicking Uninstall App
  2. Download the Version 0.151.0 of the game from a reliable source
  3. As soon as the download is completed, start the installation by tapping the file. There might be a need to allow for installations coming from unknown sources in order to proceed
  4. When the app finishes installing, just simply launch it and the high refresh rate support should be finally restored

Believe it or not, some players actually love the supposed bug. As it turns out, catching Pokémon can be a bit trickier when the game is played at higher refresh rates. Of course, this does not necessarily mean the bug is praise-worthy. At the end of the day, it is still affecting the overall gameplay. And considering the amount of attention it has obtained, it is very likely for Niantic to fix it soon.

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