Our Guide to Some of the Best Tips and Tricks for “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”
If you aren’t playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, what are you waiting for? The list of countries with access is only growing, so we’ve amassed all the tips you need to make the most of this exciting new release!
First off is customizability. Each player can create a profile for their in-game avatar that includes their Hogwarts House, their profession, and even their own wand. Players are able to mix and match wand components, such as wand core and flexibility, to create their own tailored wand, or even mimic their favorite character’s!
Another fun feature is the professions. After reaching Level 6, players will unlock the ability to embark on a career path as an Auror, headed by Harry Potter, a Professor, led by Professor McGonagall, or a Magizoologist, directed by Hagrid. The three leads will guide the players through skill trees to increase their abilities during battles, but be warned – each profession has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Aurors, for example, do immense damage and are the best at taking on the Dark Arts, but they cannot heal themselves, unlike Magizoologists, who have healing abilities.
Though you are able to switch professions in the game, you can only play as one at any one time, so it’s advisable that when attacking high-level Fortresses, players team up and spread themselves out across the different professions to maximize the chances of success.
Another useful tool is potions brewing. Players will pick ingredients up as they go or grow them in Greenhouses, which can be turned into potions, which can inflict damage, heal, and even boost player abilities. There’s a nifty trick for anyone on a time-crunch through the Master Notes function. If players tap on the brewing cauldron’s handle and are able to correctly guess the correct sequence of patterns, the brewing time will be reduced by 15%!
One exciting feature of the game is Portkey Portmanteaus. Portmanteaus can be picked up on the map and once opened, will whisk the player off to a famous Harry Potter location! Players can unlock these by both using a key and walking a specified distance. Players will receive a gold key that’s best left to the Portmanteaus that require shorter distances to unlock since it has an unlimited number of uses. Silver keys can be earned but are only able to be used once.
As exciting as this all is, one thing that players mustn’t forget is to keep an eye on their spell energy levels. Unlike in other mobile games such as Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, spell energy doesn’t naturally replenish itself over time, so players will need to visit Inns and Greenhouses, as found on the map, in order to refill so they are ready to battle, whether in Fortresses or against Confoundables.
Players should be aware that codenames cannot be changed and can only be used by one player so must be chosen wisely!
Players with rooted or jailbroken devices should also be careful since they won’t be able to access the game. For players affected, Niantic is advising checking in with their help center for further information.
For players in the United States, there’s even more exciting news, with 10,000 AT&T and Cricket Wireless stores being designated as Fortresses and Inns. These sponsored Inns and Fortresses will offer extra rewards such as enhanced XP and spell energy, exclusive quests, and more virtual enemies compared to other Inns and Fortresses. In conjunction, over 200 Simon Malls, Mills, and Premium Outlets will also become sponsored Fortresses and Inns, with all the same benefits.
Players can already benefit at AT&T stores, which have been Fortresses since June 21, but will need to wait until July 15 for Cricket Wireless stores to present themselves as Inns.
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