Exclusive “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” Content to Be Made Available to EE Customers in the UK
EE customers in the UK are in luck since when Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is launched, they’ll have access to exclusive content! In a recent announcement, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, revealed that a deal has been struck with EE to provide its customers with special quests and higher rewards at locations known as Inns and Fortresses. Further information about these benefits will hopefully be revealed as we get closer to the launch.
This partnership appears to follow alongside EE’s upcoming rollout of its next-gen 5G service across a select group of cities in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2019, including London, Cardiff, and Edinburgh. Hanke’s hope is that the 5G service will bypass many of the issues that plagued Pokémon Go, maintain smooth gameplay, and ensure players are continually synced up with each other during collaborative play.
The cult phenomenon game Pokémon Go was also released by Niantic in 2016 and employs a similar setup to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite where players will use the real world as their playground as they hunt down loose magical creatures and prevent the exposure of the magical world.
With only certain cities being targeted to benefit from the 5G service, rural UK players are likely to continue to rely on 4G services when they play the game. However, all players across the UK should breathe a sigh of relief since Niantic has made assurances that all players will still be able to access the game – they just won’t be able to access the extra content.
Although the launch date in the UK has yet to be revealed, lucky users in New Zealand, closely followed by Australia, have had access to a beta version since mid-April. You can check out our review of the game here!
For those in the UK who are still playing the waiting game, Niantic is encouraging preregistering for the game on Google Play and signing up to receive all the latest updates.
Are you already an EE customer? Are you excited to access these extra benefits, or do you think they should be available to everyone, no matter their network? Let us know in the comments below.