Pokemon Go 0.167.0 update – Login error & players unable to authenticate
Two weeks ago, Pokemon Go received a new feature called GO Battle League. But the newly added feature was plagued with bugs and many players were experiencing lags and freezes. Many players are also facing delays while battling which results in the losing of matches.
Earlier, Niantic released a new update with version number 0.165.2 to fix the GO Battle League issues. Still, many issues with GBL didn’t not got fixed and Niantic addressed all of them on their official blog with it’s status.
Today, Niantic has released a new update for the game with version 0.167.0 which has further addressed GO Battle League issues. But with the latest update, many players are facing login issues and they have not been able to login into the game.
Players have taken the route of Twitter and forums to express this ongoing issue. Well, the issue is popping up mostly to Samsung owners. However, some other device owners are also getting the authentication error. Have a look at a few complaints down below.
Niantic is currently aware of this issue and they have acknowledged this on their official blog. Niantic has confirmed that they are currently investigating the issue. We are keeping a close watch on this issue and will update you with more information whenever a fix arrives. You can check below the official issue description & status from Niantic.
Players are unable to log into Pokémon GO
Issue description: We are investigating reports of players experiencing an “Unable to authenticate” error when trying to open the Pokémon GO app.
Issue status: Investigating
From a quick refresher, Pokemon Go is one of the best-augmented reality games that are currently available on the market. The game was launched in 2016 & since then it has been running strong. Pokemon Go generated revenue of $1.4 billion for Niantic in 2019.
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