Niantic Labs has a new update on the horizon that will drastically change the way you engage with Pokemon Go. The new update will feature some brand new daily bonuses that will give you an extra boost depending on if you carry out a certain task each day for seven days in a row.
Over on the official Pokemon Go website, Niantic announced that they will be introducing daily bonuses to Pokemon Go. There are a number of ways to earn the bonuses, including visiting the PokeStops once a day, catching Pokemon or participating in other activities.
They roll out a list of some of these bonuses, including catching a Pokemon in Pokemon Go that will net you 500 XP and 600 Stardust. You'll earn 2,000 XP and 2,400 Stardust if you catch one Pokemon every day for seven days straight. Not bad, eh? Visiting a PokeStop and spinning the Photo Disc once each day will grant you 500 XP, and if you manage to do that once each day for seven days you'll be rewarded with an additional 2,000 XP and a number of items.
These bonuses mean that just playing the game every day will unlock extra experience point bonuses and allow you to level up a lot quicker if you're intent on reaching the upper echelon of players in Pokemon Go.
Niantic Labs has been promising to interject more events and special bonuses into the game to help give players more of a reason to stick around and play the game, and they've followed through with that, not just with the new bonus system but also with special events like the Halloween event, which saw a nice little boost to the player base.
Pokemon Go has been one of the big phenomenons to happen in the mobile app sphere, opening up a flood of revenue for Niantic Labs, the Pokemon Company and Nintendo. In fact, Nintendo's stock skyrocketed for a short while when a bunch of investors thought that they were the makers of the game. The stock price could have reached the heights of some other top tech companies out there, but Nintendo decided to quell some of that excitement by stating that they only hold a minor stake in Pokemon Go and that they weren't the developers of the game.
After Nintendo's stock finally evened out, a lot of people went back to speculating on what to expect from Pokemon Go and what it could mean for the future of the traveling mobile app.
Niantic has had to deal with a lot of nonsense surrounding the game as well. A number of people have blamed the game for odd occurrences, like people getting hit by cars, people running into cops, finding dead bodies and people attempting to sue Niantic over virtual Pokemon appearing in their yards.
At the end of the day, though, Niantic has managed to come out on top, making more than $500 million the first two months out on the market and continuing to rack in tons of cash and expanding the game to additional regions.
I'm sure there will be plenty of gamers hopping back into the game now that the new bonuses are set to get underway in the latest Pokemon Go update.