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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite out now: Here's everything you need to know
Grab your spellbook and keep your wand at the ready, because Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is finally released! Niantic’s latest augmented reality mobile game is available now around the world. Download it now by click on the button below!
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Latest Harry Potter: Wizards Unite update
Release date: June 19, 2019
The last update before the official release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite added a cool new feature to the game. Greenhouses now have a social component that allow everyone who contributes to collect Potion ingredients.
Other than that, the changes were largely minor in preparation for the upcoming launch in the U.S. and U.K. Check out the full patch notes on the official Reddit post.
What is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an augmented reality game made by Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go. In it, you play a fledgling wizard tasked with keeping the magic hidden from the eyes of muggles. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, you must find and return characters from the Wizarding World.
How do you play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
There are all kinds of things to do in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, including freeing magical items from dangerous creatures with spells, fighting dangerous monsters with your friends in dungeons, growing ingredients for potions, and powering up your character by attending magic lessons. Like other augmented reality games, a big part of the experience is walking around the real world, and you won’t get the full experience from your sofa at home.
When did Harry Potter: Wizards Unite come out?
After a short beta period in New Zealand and Australia, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite officially came out in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 21, 2019, although some regions could access the game early.
When will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite be available in my country?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unit is currently available in well over 100 countries around the world. Niantic has stated that the game will roll out to more countries over time, so if your country isn’t on the list it likely will be very soon.
What do you do in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is all about finding and freeing Foundables around the world. Similar to other augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, you will need to walk around outside to make the most of your time with the game. You can even battle dangerous creatures alone or with friends in Fortresses found around the world.
Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite free-to-play?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a free-to-play game. There are options to buy cosmetics and other items using a premium currency, which can be acquired through an in-app purchase.
Does Harry Potter: Wizards Unite have adventure sync?
At launch, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does not have adventure sync. This means that you must keep the app open in order for your steps to count toward unlocking Portmanteaus.
Can I choose my house in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
You can choose between any of the four houses in the Harry Potter Universe: Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, or Slytherin. However, your choice currently has no effect on gameplay, and you can switch freely between them at any time. The Sorting Hat is not found in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Is J.K. Rowling involved in the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but her work provides the basis for the world and characters. Fan favorites like Hagrid and Harry Potter himself make appearances, and all creatures and characters stay true to the spirit of the original works.
When does Harry Potter: Wizards Unite take place?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite takes place in present day, many years after the events of The Deathly Hallows.
What’s the difference between Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Pokémon Go?
Each game takes place in a unique universe, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has a bigger focus on story. There are also more RPG elements, like the ability to choose professions unlocked at level 6.