Of the many improvements that have been made to Pokemon GO during its three year run, the addition of Adventure Sync has been one of the most popular. The feature offers players the chance to opt in to "always online" sort of tracking that gives them the ability to track distance walked even when the game is just running in the background of their phone (assuming their GPS is active). This ultimately means more Buddy Candy earned and more Eggs hatches.
Although the system is popular, it's certainly not perfect. Players have been sharing feedback on Adventure Sync since it launched and Niantic has been taking note and apparently working on some improvements behind the scenes. A new test build has started rolling out in certain areas, which is a great sign that the feature updates are quite far along and Pokemon GO players around the world may have access to them sometime in the coming months.
Although official details haven't been confirmed yet, we can still combine some information from dataminers and testing reports to pull together everything we know about Adventure Sync 2.0, so far. Keep in mind that the feature is still being tested and could change significantly before it is actually rolled out to the global playerbase.
How To Turn On Adventure Sync 2.0
Currently, Adventure Sync 2.0 is only available to players in Australia and New Zealand. The feature also seems to be gradually rolling out, so if you are in those regions and don't see it yet, just try to be patient. Once the feature becomes available in your region, players in the test report a new notification pops up to detail the additional functionality that the change brings to the mobile AR game.
Once the feature rolls out in your region, it can be toggled on and off in the game's Settings just like the current build of Adventure Sync.
What Does Adventure Sync 2.o Change?
So, here is the exciting part. According to dataminers, and reports from early testers, Adventure Sync 2.0 adds some nearby Pokemon notifications. Much like the original Go Plus tracking system, Adventure Sync 2.0 can notify players if there is a nearby Pokemon that is not already in their Pokedex. That means basically anytime a Pokemon that appears as a shadow on the nearby tracker is in rage, players will be notified and can know to open the game and see what is around.
Although this change may not seem very significant for the hardcore players who already have close to complete Pokedex recordings anyway, it is definitely a very nice bonus for the average, casual player. This sort of additional notification is also more likely to get players switching from the passive Adventure Sync back into the real game more often, which seems like a win for Niantic and a very smart move.
When Is Adventure Sync 2.0 Releasing?
At this point, there is no official word on when Adventure Sync 2.0 will receive a global release. Some features are tested in limited regions for just a few weeks, while others, like Pokestop Submissions, end up taking months or longer to eventually appear in the game for everyone. Hopefully this feature is in the former group and players around the world will be equipped with Adventure Sync 2.0 in the very near future.
Adventure Sync 2.0 seems like a great step forward for Pokemon GO and it is exciting to see the game's continued evolution and incorporation of fan feedback as the mobile title ages. Although the initial PoGO global craze is now long dead, there's no denying that the game has a mighty playerbase who spend a ton of time and money in-game. We look forward to seeing how Niantic continues to iterate and keep this core community engaged for years to come. If Advenure Sync 2.0 isn't enough to get players to log back in, the release of Gen 5 Pokemon is sure to do the trick.
Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.
Source: Pokemon GO Hub