If you feel like the daylight saving change has your scheduled a little of whack, you aren’t the only one. Pokemon GO’s developer, Niantic, is also struggling to get things back in line after the falling behind an hour. The changes to Battle Raids since the clock shift have caused problems for players all around the world and the apparent fix to the issue seems to have made the problem worse in many regions.
For those who aren’t aware, Pokemon GO players are only able to participate in Battle Raids during a specific set window of daylight hours. This is meant to keep players out of parks or other public places after nightfall. Battle Raids usually run from somewhere between 6:30 or 7am through 7pm. The game originally forgot to adjust for the end of daylight saving time last week and raids were popping off at 5am and, in some regions, ending as early as 4:30pm.
Niantic attempted to release a fix to adjust for the shift in time at the end of last week, but the results don’t seem ideal. Players around the world woke up on Saturday to find Battle Raids firing off even earlier. Players in Europe are reporting Raid eggs appearing as early as 4am and Raids shutting down for the night shortly after 6:30pm.
So far, Niantic hasn’t released an official response to the problem, but it’s a safe bet that the developer is hard at work developing another hot fix to address the issue. It’s possible that the change was intentional, but it seems very unlikely that the company is trying to send players out on a Battle Raid at 4am. The Pokemon GO community is hardcore, but not quite that hardcore.
We’ll post an update once the issue has been addressed – or revealed to be intentional. Until then, good luck out there trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.