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Pokémon GO Battle League Down: Niantic Performs Maintenance After Downtime

Pokémon GO Battle League went down twice this week for different reasons.
Pokémon GO Battle League went down twice this week for different reasons. | Courtesy of Niantic

Pokémon GO Battle League went down earlier this week, shutting thousands of players out of the game's player-v-player league. Here's what you need to know.

Pokémon GO Battle League Down: Niantic Performs Maintenance After Downtime

Pokémon GO Battle League went down Friday when Niantic decided to investigate errors around ratings and rankings in Season 1.

"To add more context," Niantic support wrote on Twitter, "we have adjusted rankings and ratings from GO Battle League's preseason for Season 1. Regardless of your preseason rank, you should now be rank 1."

"This change was made to give everyone a cleaner slate to start out Season 1 with, as we have adjusted the rating/ranking system. This reduction will allow for the improved rating system to take effect, leading to fairer matches and ratings down the line. While rankings will continue to be reduced between future seasons, the adjustments will not be as steep as this one."

The downtime lasted around half an hour.

Wednesday evening Niantic followed up on that downtime with four hours of server maintenance.

Pokémon GO Battle League should now be operating as normal.