Pokemon GO raids continue to be a source of controversy for the popular mobile game. Many fans have criticized the way raids are implemented in the game, particularly EX Raids, which currently seem to be plagued by an invite bug. Now yet another problem with raids has been discovered, where players aren’t getting credit for completing legendary raids and EX Raids in Pokemon GO.
According to a post on Twitter by Niantic Support, there is an issue where legendary raids and EX Raids don’t count toward players’ “Battles Won” statistic. The company stopped short of revealing when this issue was discovered or what possibly caused it, but it has assured fans that the problem will be fixed in a future update for Pokemon GO.
Unfortunately, when such an update will be released is still up in the air. Right now, Niantic seems to have its hands full with Pokemon GO and other projects. While Niantic has assured fans that the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite won’t impact Pokemon GO, some fans may still blame it if Niantic drags its feet with releasing a fix for the raid battle tracking bug.
Hey Trainers, if you notice an issue where your Legendary and EX Raid Battles don't count toward your 'Battles Won' stat, please know that a fix will be implemented in a future update to Pokémon GO. Stay tuned! https://t.co/wEgBxhA76I
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) November 21, 2017
Not only is Niantic developing a brand new augmented reality game in the form of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but the studio is also hard at work on additional content for Pokemon GO. Right now the studio is currently hosting a special Global Catch Challenge in Pokemon GO that is tasking players with catching a total of 3 billion Pokemon worldwide in return for special prizes. Plus, Niantic has previously stated that third generation Pokemon will slowly be added to the game starting in December.
It’s possible that Niantic may take longer than expected with the raid battle tracking fix because of a combination of its continued Pokemon GO development and its work on new projects like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Regardless of when the fix comes, though, fans should rest assured that a fix is in fact on the way, as Niantic can’t afford to lose too many Pokemon GO players by failing to address bugs in the game.
Pokemon GO is available now for iOS and Android mobile devices.