No Plans To Increase Max Player Limit for Pokemon GO
Anyone who has played Pokemon GO is well aware that the game has a bit of a ridiculous experience curve after the first 20 levels or so. Reaching level 40 takes a lot of hard work and has relatively little advantage over other players who have passed level 30. Even still, some max level players are hungry for more experience points. Unfortunately for them, it sounds like level 41 isn't in the cards for now.
Pokemon GO product manager Matt Slemon was recently interviewed by a German publication, and during the chat the idea of raising that max level came up. According to the interview, level 40 players shouldn't expect any kind of increased level cap in the near future…
“No, for now. No level increase is planned. Level 40 stays the maximal level.”
This doesn't come as a huge surprise, but as Niantic continues to push out tons of major updates for the game, like the upcoming PvP battles, it makes sense that the community is looking towards the future. The fact that levels after 30 don't hold much meaning, aside from bragging rights and a day or so early access to some new features, does seem like an indication that the leveling system should be reworked at some point in the future. For now at least, it seems like Niantic is probably more interested in changes that impact the majority of players, most of whom are still well below level 40.
Be sure to check back often over the next few days as more details about the upcoming PvP features are released and new strategies emerge. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is currently available in select regions on Android and iOS devices.