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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a location-based adventure from Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go.
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(Image: NIANTIC) - “Magic at Large.”


Over a year of teasing Niantic has finally told fans what they can expect from Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
NOTE: Players in specific regions can access a Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta.

 

Right now, there is a Harry Potter Wizards Unite beta available to download, but only in New Zealand. (we'll be updating this post when more countries are added)
 

To access the Harry Potter Wizards Unite beta, you need to be in New Zealand (for now). Simply visit the Google Play or App Store on Android and iPhone respectively, and search for it in the store.

 

Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/harry-potter-wizards-unite/id1452352832?mt=8

 

Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.hpwu.prod


Note: If you pre-register,  you may get an invite to early access program for this game

 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an upcoming augmented reality (AR) real-world game inspired by the Wizarding World that puts the magic in the hands of players worldwide. Co-developed and co-published by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games San Francisco, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is part of Portkey Games, the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories that place the player at the center of their own adventure.

 

PLAY YOUR PART IN THE WIZARDING WORLD

A calamity has befallen the wizarding world, causing Foundables—magical artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories—to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world. As a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, you’ll work with witches and wizards from across the globe to solve the mystery of The Calamity and keep magic safe from Muggle eyes.

 

THE MAGIC IS ALL AROUND YOU

As you step outside and explore the world, the Map will reveal Traces of magic that indicate the location of Foundables. These Traces are found at various real-world locations and trigger richly detailed 3D encounters in full 360-degree advanced AR. You’ll need to cast a variety of spells to defeat the confounding magic surrounding the Foundables in order to safely return them to the wizarding world. Keep an eye out for other things that will aid you on your journey including Inns that replenish Spell Energy, ingredients that can be used to brew potions, and even Portkeys that can whisk you away to a variety of wizarding world locations.

 

STRONGER UNITED

Gather your friends to take on even bigger magical feats such as Wizarding Challenges, real-time cooperative multiplayer battles against dangerous foes. To overcome the stronger threats and discover rarer Foundables, you’ll need to team up and strategize with your fellow witches and wizards and specialize in different magical Professions—Auror, Magizoologist, and Professor—that each have their own unique skills and abilities that come in handy at different times.

 

The Wizarding World needs your help! Ready your wand, alert your friends, and stay tuned for more at WizardsUnite.com.

 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite release date is sometime in 2019

 

Basic world screen
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Collectables. You get something that fills a slot here from most of wild encounters

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Name filter appears pretty soft. Port keys are like eggs from pgo, potions and professions are level locked. Vault are you items (like health potions) registry where your collectables go

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Karjalan - Reddit User

 

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Some screen shots from the game, Vorici - Reddit User
 

With a Harry Potter Wizards Unite beta, expect a slow region-by-region roll out, just like with Pokémon Go.

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Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite is available to download now in Australia and New Zealand on both iOS and Android. A worldwide release date is yet to be announced, but you can sign up to receive updates on the Wizards Unite website. Users in those countries can head to the App Store or Google Play to download the game and start playing right now.

Please note: This is a beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Features, available languages, design, and overall appearance are not final. The product might be buggy and unstable at times. Gameplay will be limited to the Australia and New Zealand regions, so even if you register a device in those locations, you won’t be able to play outside of them.

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Watch the Calling all Wizards trailer below:In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, each incident increasingly places the wizarding world at risk of exposure, and players must work to solve the mystery of this calamity as new recruits of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force. Players will be able to explore their real-world neighbourhoods and cities to discover mysterious artefacts, cast spells and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkMmlBmVncg

From the presser: "Co-published and co-developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, Inc., Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is under the Portkey Games label. Portkey Games is dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the centre of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories."

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Update:
Wizards Unite 1.8.0 (iOS) or 0.8.0 (Android) is here. The second update we have received since the initial game launch. This update brings a number of changes. Let’s dive into them. There’s a lot to get through and we believe this is a strong sign the game is almost ready to launch.
 

Coming soon 

  • New Profession upgrade item called Restricted Section Books available during limited-time events
  • Unlock the Borgin and Burkes wizard shop experience with 2 km & 5 km Portkey Portmanteau
  • Increased the chances of earning the Masterful bonus for high-accuracy spellcasting
  • Conserve mobile data by downloading game assets over WiFi in the Settings menu
  • Lifetime achievements added to the Ministry ID
  • Improvements to how Traces appear from Dark Detectors
  • Changes to the visual appearance of Wizarding Challenges, Foes in the Arena Map, and Professions
  • Portkey Portmanteaus no longer appear on the Map if your Portmanteau inventory is full
  • Improved performance for Wizarding Challenges and Portkeys

Digging Deeper

  • As always we will give you a dig deeper into the app with our APK data mine. We look through the app files to find all the hidden changes that the Wizards Unite team didn’t tell you about in the change log.
  • The first event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna
  • This is the first event added to Wizards Unite. Currently, it is coming soon but lots of data including various strings and assets were added relating to this.
  • Fantastic Flora and Fauna I
  • Collect from 3 Inns.
  • Pick up 2 Ingredients or Portkey Portmanteaus.
  • Pick up 1 Ingredients or Portkey Portmanteaus.
  • Fantastic Flora and Fauna II
  • Return 1 Brilliant Unicorn Foundable.
  • Return 5 Magizoology Foundables.
  • Perform 2 Great Spellcasts.
  • Fantastic Flora and Fauna III
  • Return 1 Medium Threat Foundables.
  • Walk 3 Kilometers.
  • Return 1 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables.
  • Fantastic Flora and Fauna IV
  • Open 3 Portkey Portmanteaus.
  • Brew 5 Potions.
  • Win 3 Challenges in Fortresses.

Various XP Changes

  • XP has been changed. You may have noticed your current level adjust. This is due to the shuffling of how much XP is needed for each level. You can view all the changes to XP here.
  • Lifetime Stats
  • New lifetime stat achievements were added to the Ministry ID section of your profile. You can see these added to the bottom of the Ministry ID like so.
  • These are for the four new Lifetime Stats.
  • Foundables Returned
  • Distance Walked
  • Inns and Greenhouses Visited
  • Wizarding Challenges Won
  • Profession Tweaks
  • A huge number of changes to professions were made. We can see a brand new GUI with lots of interesting stats to dig through. You can see the new GUI below.
  • Selfie Avatar
  • We have more information about the “avatar” feature. We see references to taking a selfie and adding stickers, filters and frames.
  • “Use your device’s camera to take a Portrait for your Ministry ID. You can change your Portrait at any time. While you’re about it, you can also customize your Portrait using a variety of Lenses.”
  • “Choose stickers to add to your Ministry ID!”
  • Below you can see a selection of filters that were added in preparation for the release of the selfie filter.
  • Stained Glass Filter
  • Spectre Specs Filter
  • Sepia Filter
  • Black and White Filter
  • Underwater Filter
  • Oil Painting Filter
  • Speed Up Filter
  • Ghost Filter
  • Speed Down Filter

There were also various frames added to go with the selfie avatar. We also see a bunch of stickers added. You can use these to decorate your “Selfie Avatar’ by placing them over the picture you take.

While this feature has not been announced yet its a good insight into what is coming. We have no indication of when this feature is being released.

 

Download Assets

A new download assets button. This allows you to download all the assets to your phone before going out to play.

Lots of users are reporting these being up to 2gb in files to download. This will be great to sync on Wifi before you go out planning to not waste data. We’ve seen this bringing the total app size up to about 3gb when all current assets are downloaded.

 

New Oddities

  • Three new oddities foundables were added into the game.
  • Erkling – Erklings are elfish creatures who use their alluring cackle to attract their prey. Human children are susceptible to this sound and are often the unfortunate targets of Erking attacks.
  • Horned Serpent Egg – Once native to Western Europe, the Horned Serpent was hunted to extinction there. Today, breeding Horned Serpents may still be found in the wilds of North America and Asia.
  • Centaur Bow – The bow and arrow are a common weapon among forest-dwelling creatures such as Centaur and Pukwudgie. Some Centaur-constructed bows have been known to be made from the wood of an oak tree endemic to the Forbidden Forest of Hogwarts.
  • New Brilliants
  • Six new Brilliant foundables have been added in preparation for the Brilliant Event that was listed above.
  • Brilliant Young Acromantula – Acromantulas are giant, sentient spiders capable of human speech. Although they are native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia, rumours persis of a colony living deep within the Forbidden Forest of Hogwarts.
  • Brilliant Buckbeak – After fleeing from an unjust execution with the help of Harry Potter Buckbeak went on the run with the fugitive Sirius Black. Following Black’s death, Buckbeak – rechristened ‘Witherwings’ to avoid further prosecution – rejoined the Hippogriff herd at Hogwarts.
  • Brilliant Salamander – Small, magical lizards that are born from fire, Salamanders may appear red or blue depending on the temperature of the flames. They are capable of living outside of their fires for four to six hours, but will die instantly if their fire is extinguished.
  • Brilliant Scorched Tree Stump – This stump appears to be that of a yew tree, a species indigenous to England and Scotland. its bark has been scorched by fire, perhaps by one of the many magical creatures that call the Forbidden Forest home.
  • Brilliant Snargaluff – Closely resembling a harmless tree stump, the Snargaluff plant is known to attack with grasping, thorny vines when provoked. Despite this effective method of self-defence Snargaluffs are cultivated for the pulsating green pods contained within their stumps. For safety reasons, it is recommended that any attempt to harvest a Snargaluff’s pods be done in pairs.
  • Brilliant Unicorn – Shy but powerfully magical creatures, Unicorns are swift-footed enough to outrun most predators. Their speed and agility are especially vital for those living in the notoriously dangerous Forbidden Forest.

Achievements

A new feature that is marked as coming soon. Nothing to report about this yet but its shown in app as coming soon.

Casting Changes

 

 

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