Pokemon GO Trainer Battles To Be Rolled Out In Stages
Pokemon GO players have been anxiously waiting for the release of a PvP system -- which Niantic recently promised in the form of Trainer Battles.
Based on what we've been told about the new system so far, it will definitely provide an extra bit of depth to the popular mobile game. But some players are going to have to wait longer than others to experience it.
Today, the Pokemon GO team announced plans to roll the feature out "in stages". The announcement went out over the game's official Twitter account and noted that it's to assure Trainer Battles run correctly before offering the mode to everyone.
Community note: When we release Pokémon GO Trainer Battles, we will be rolling out the feature in stages, starting with level 40 Trainers. We do this so that we can confirm the feature is running smoothly before we begin to release the feature out to more Trainers.— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 9, 2018
The feature will first release to Trainers that have hit level 40. Once the devs are certain it's working correctly, they'll roll it out to more players. Essentially, this is a beta for high-level players.
Although we don't know exactly when this mode will release into beta, hopefully, its release isn't too far off.