“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” Adds Updates to Potions Usage and New Sponsored Daily Tasks

Earlier this week, developer Niantic should have finished rolling out a brand-new update to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The release notes for update 2.18.0 didn’t mention any fixes to glaring bugs, like the dysfunctional Adventure Sync on Android devices, but rather introduced new features into the game, the most important of which was the addition of the new Registry Family for the 1920s Wizarding World Convergence. The other big update was the inclusion of an optional sponsored Daily Task, which provides another opportunity to earn rewards. Check out the rest of the new features in the release notes below:

  • 1920s Wizarding World Convergence: A new event that will introduce a new Registry Family based on the Fantastic Beasts era of the wizarding world. Collect and unlock 1920s Portmanteaus to discover new Encounters and complete the Newt’s Menagerie, Circus Arcanus, and Paris Street Registry Pages
  • Some users will see an additional Daily Task added consisting of a sponsored video. This task will be optional and not prevent the collection of the Daily Task completion reward.
  • Beam colors on the map have been adjusted to help differentiate between Emergency, Severe, Very High, and High Traces.
  • A new icon has been added to enable the use of Potions from the Map.
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir can now be used after a Trace or Combat has begun.
  • Players can now select more than one potion at a time during a Trace or Combat Encounter.

The change in beam colors on the overworld map seems like a great quality-of-life update that you likely didn’t realize would be helpful until you saw it. However, the update to potions usage is the most significant change to gameplay. The option to use potions from the map could really help witches and wizards prepare for a potentially difficult Encounter. In addition, the choice to use more than one potion during Encounters opens up tons of possibilities. All these new features were likely incredibly helpful during the two events that took place this week.

The most-anticipated event this month took place from August 18 to August 20. The 1920s Wizarding World Convergence allowed witches and wizards to travel back in time and fill out the new Registry Pages, based on the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. If you have any photos of your magical exploits in 1920s Paris, be sure to tag us on Instagram!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Following the conclusion of the Convergence, this month’s Community Day took place yesterday. The event focused on increased spawns of Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes Traces such as Proprietor George Weasley, Proprietor Fred Weasley, Lee Jordan, and Puking Pastilles Display. It also included a Flying Ford Anglia reward from special Portkeys and a Guaranteed Skiving Snackbox from Wizarding Chambers when you used Wonders of the Wizarding World Runestones.

After such a busy week, players should take today to rest up and prepare for the upcoming Brilliant Event starting tomorrow, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. PDT and ending on August 30 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Prisoner of the Vow Brilliant Event Part 1 focuses on Harry and Hermione’s continued quest to restore Ron’s memories by reliving the events of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry’s third year at Hogwarts. Check out the list of Brilliant Foundables below and their respective locations:

  • Madam Rosmerta – Wizarding Challenges
  • Three Broomsticks Sign – Tasks
  • Honeydukes Chocolate – Brilliant Portkey
  • Brilliant Dementor – Encounter
  • Brilliant Wanted Poster of Sirius Black – Encounter

 

For the Prisoner of the Vow Brilliant Event Part 1, players will have to face Boggarts to retrieve all the Brilliant Foundables.

For Prisoner of the Vow Brilliant Event Part 1, players will have to face boggarts to retrieve all the Brilliant Foundables.

 

What makes this event more challenging is that you’ll have to duel a boggart guarding each Foundable. Witches and wizards are advised to keep a funny image in mind starting tomorrow.

Are you excited about all the updates to potions usage? What combinations of potions do you see yourself using during Encounters? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Adam Poncharoensub

"Hogwarts is my home!" is a phrase that I've uttered more times than any sane person should (and my long-suffering friends can attest to it.) For as long as I can remember, I've always found myself escaping reality into the wizarding world to feel at peace. Instead, I'm more likely wandering the suburbs of South Florida shouting choice "Harry Potter" and Batman quotes at unsuspecting victims.

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