Pokémon Go servers down for many

Pokémon trainers have always had to deal with hardships like tough gym leaders, that meddling Team Rocket, and finding rare legendary creatures. But now you can add a new obstacle to the list: overloaded servers.
Pokémon Go is down for some people trying to load it up in the United States. Many players are getting a screen that confirms the location-based monster-catching app’s servers are overloaded, and others are getting an “unable to authenticate” warning message. These issues are primarily due to an influx of players after the game debuted yesterday on the iOS and Android app markets in the U.S. Since launching yesterday evening, Pokémon Go has already shot to the top of the download and revenue charts on Apple and Google devices. That’s an impressive performance in the $36.9 billion mobile gaming industry, but it also means that the servers for the always-connected game are struggling under the demand.
While some people are still able to get connected to the game, server issues are causing bugs where nothing else appears on the world map. Allow this tweet to illustrate:
When I’m looking for Pokemon, but the servers are down and no Pokemon are showing up. pic.twitter.com/52u9yHG3Q7
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) July 7, 2016

GamesBeat has asked developer Niantic, the studio responsible for the game, for a comment on the state of the servers, and we’ll update this post with any new information.
When Pokémon Go’s servers are down, the app is nearly unusable. Beyond the errors, Go relies on an internet connection to load in map data and to sprinkle Pokémon around your world. Without a cellular connection, it game would know your GPS location, but it wouldn’t load in the world around you. This is one of the reasons why the game does not work on Wi-Fi-only tablets.

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Pokémon Go servers down for many
Pokémon Go servers down for many

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