Pokemon Go has added face masks as a brand new in-game merchandise for participant avatars, the newest influence that COVID-19 has had on the game. Pokemon Go made various minor adjustments late final evening, together with a brand new type of attire for in-game avatars – masks. These masks look just like the face masks advisable by public well being officers to be used in public settings to restrict the unfold of COVID-19. Thanks to the replace, gamers can have their avatars put on easy face masks – white for male avatars and black for feminine avatars. Both masks are at present obtainable without cost, and we’ll seemingly see “premium” masks (which will be bought with Poke Coins) obtainable on the market earlier than too lengthy. Pokemon Go will distribute particular “Verizon” masks for gamers taking part in a sponsored occasion subsequent month.
The new in-game attire displays the newest change COVID-19 has had on Pokemon Go. The game needed to shift from its mannequin of in-person occasions and informal social gatherings to a extra remoted play model. Pokemon Go inspired social distancing by growing the space gamers may work together with PokeStops and different in-game places. Other adjustments, similar to diminished egg distances, have been additionally briefly applied, however have been rolled again final month.
Ironically, the masks do not work together nicely with sure different avatar gadgets, which is able to outcome within the avatar not sporting the masks accurately. Since the masks are solely efficient when worn over the nostril and mouth, we have already seen just a few social media posts noting how Pokemon Go is even capturing the frustration of seeing somebody put on a masks the incorrect method.
You can equip your in-game avatar with a face masks by tapping on the “Style” menu in your participant menu. There is a brand new “masks” submenu with the free masks obtainable to put on. The default choice is to put on no masks in any respect.