A spectator feature and balancing patch are coming to Pokémon UNITE

Pokemon Unite Update
Pokemon Unite Update (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA and the first of its kind in the Pokémon franchise.
  • The developer has announced that an update with balances and a spectator feature is coming to the game.
  • The update is set to go live on August 4, 2021.

Pokémon UNITE has been extremely popular ever since its debut on Nintendo Switch. However, as it is with all multiplayer games, balance is key.

The developer of the game has announced in a tweet that an update is coming to the game, including balancing adjustments, changes to the effectiveness of some Pokémon moves, and a test release of an all-new spectate feature.

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The update is set to go live on August 4, 2021, with the spectate feature being tested from August 4 to August 6. After updating, players will need to restart the app completely in order to allow the updates to run. For the full patch notes, players can view them on the official website.

It is definitely encouraging to see the developer listen to requests made by fans, and make changes where necessary, as no game is perfect. Pokémon UNITE could definitely shape up to be one of the best online multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch.

What is your favorite Pokémon to play as in UNITE? Let us know in the comments!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.