Pokémon GO has hit the field test stage in a few regions already, and this time around, you can play if you’re in the US of A. Here’s what you can do to get into the game’s field tests, and what you need to keep in mind when you’re trying to get in. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, as Niantic will only accept players on their own whim. Still, you might just have a good chance of catching Pokémon in your backyard before anyone else does.
The first thing you need to do is to head over to the Niantic Labs website and sign up for the Pokémon GO field tests. You’ll notice that they very strongly value confidentiality. This means that you are not to share any information about what you play and experience in the field test to anyone else. Whether you abide by their rules is up to you (and most of the information we have gleaned about the game has come to us from field testers breaking the rules). Of course, if you don’t keep things to yourself and Niantic finds out, they might terminate your field test account.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need a device that runs Android 4.3 or higher, or an iPhone with iOS 8 or higher. And if you’re running an Android device, take care that you don’t have an Intel Atom processor, as those are not supported, at least not at the moment. That’s really it for the system requirements.
Are you going to sign up for the field test? The registration could end literally any day now, so if you’re interested, you should get in on it today. Let us know if you’ve signed up in the comments below.