There have been multiple reports indicating that 'Pokemon Go' has lost its luster and as result, a considerable number of its paying players dumped the formerly popular location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic.

'Pokemon Go' makes a much-awaited comeback

The hit mobile game received a big new update on June 22, bringing in a slew of long anticipated overhauls including sweeping to the game's multiplayer battles. Interestingly, these changes have made an appearance just ahead of the game's one-year anniversary as the early hype surrounding it nearly came to naught.

It's worth noting that there are still 65 million active players, despite a large number of trainers including the first 'Pokemon Go' master dumping the game amidst the dearth of new worlds to conquer. But much to the delight of avid gamers, the recently rolled out updates are exactly on the button.

The latest update is likely to motivate those who haven't abandoned the game to leave the comfort of their homes behind in the bid to 'catch 'em all.' The new update is expected to give the aged multiplayer a much-needed overhaul, not only making the game great again but also setting the stage for more exciting things to come in near future.

The update comprehensively revamps the way how trainers interact with Gyms.

Plus, Niantic has completely rebuilt the user interface while keeping the battles mostly unaffected. Aside from introducing new rules for assigning Pokemon to Gyms, the update has also revived the system for accumulating PokeCoins.

While some of these changes have been received very well, others failed to sweep trainers off their feet.

Nevertheless, these much-needed alterations make 'Pokemon Go' feel relatively fresher than it felt since it hit the store shelves back in July 2016.

Although the newfangled Gym features are important without an iota of doubt, the Raid Battles are relatively more exhilarating. 'Pokemon Go' players will be able to team up to battle Boss Pokemon, which they can acquire as long as they manage to beat it.

About 20 trainers can take part in a Raid Battle, giving 'Pokemon Go' loyalists a reason to bring their friends together and make them play the game again.

The old way

The basics of 'Pokemon Go' are still the same. Trainers delve into the real world in the bid to ferret out Pokemon, which are likely to spawn anywhere. On their way, trainers are likely to bump into Pokestops, which disburse useful items when you walk close to their locations, and gyms, which are safeguarded by other trainers who leave no stone unturned in order to keep other players at bay.

While all this seemed to be good, the setup got old rapidly, and it didn't take too long for trainers to figure out that there were hardly any Pokemon (aside from Dragonite) that actually had the essential stats to defend their gyms from attacks.

As a result, players began collecting powerful specimens of the aforesaid Pokemon, with many resorting to cheating in order to get their hands on the biggest and baddest creatures. This compelled players to grind against the same small quantity of superior Pokemon repeatedly to even inflict negligible damage to the gym.

Those who somehow managed to emerge victorious in the confrontation were ousted by those same avid players in no time. Over and over again, it became obvious that it wasn't really worth it, so a large number of players stopped going out of their way for this.