Pokémon GO developer Niantic Labs began distributing a second wave of email invites to eligible field testers in the United States yesterday.
The new batch of invitations didn’t come without a small hiccup, however. Yesterday evening, a Nintendo News reader said, “I got in, but now I’m having issues getting my Google Play app to realize that I should be able to access the beta.”
Unfortunately, Niantic’s email had a small typo in the URL link that prevented users from accessing the Pokémon GO field test app. Specifically, there’s an extra letter in the link, as seen here:
- https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.nianticlabsc.pokemongo/join (incorrect)
- https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.nianticlabs.pokemongo/join (correct)
Simply deleting the “c” after “nianticlabs” will result in a working link. However, a few of Nintendo News’s Twitter followers (thanks, Postman, Jason and Ricky V) told us this morning that Niantic re-sent the email with the corrected URL.
If you’ve been chosen as one of the lucky field test participants, how are you enjoying Pokémon GO thus far? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or on our social media channels.
The final version of Pokémon GO is still set to arrive on Android and iOS devices in 2016.