The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has long been a beloved franchise by kids. teens and adults alike and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite aims to take you right into the action on your phone. The iOS and Android game will require you to get up and walk around to interact with points of interest in the game, collect magical ingredients, brew potions, fight dark wizards, and so much more!
Whether you're just starting, or you've been playing for a while and looking for, this is the guide for you! Here's everything you need to know about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!
Where can I play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
The game is currently only live in four countries; the U.S., UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Unfortunately, if you are outside of one of those countries, you will be unable to
It's unclear exactly when other countries will get it, but in a PR statement Niantic and the development team did say that the game would be releasing in other countries "in the days ahead." While that's far from handles this launch similar to the launch of Pokémon GO, more countries will be added over the coming weeks and months after the launch, rolling out gradually instead of releasing worldwide all at once.
How do you get started with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
If you're brand new and have never played Harry Potter: Wizards Unite before, getting started is easy. You'll need to download the app, create an account, and customize your character a little bit! Once you're done, you'll be thrown into the world and have a chance to explore, it may seem daunting at first, but don't worry, we're here to help.
Whether it's downloading the game, picking a Hogwarts house, knowing the terms in the game, or learning all the basics to play — we've got you covered with the links below.
- How to download and sign up for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: How to choose a name, wand, and Hogwarts house
- All the terms in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and what they mean
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: Beginner's guide
Tips and tricks to get the most out of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
You don't just want to play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you want to crush it. Getting everything you can out of a game as complex as this one can be tricky, but we've got quite a few tips and tricks that should help you not only get the most out of the game, but also help you play longer and pinch your pennies if you choose to spend them!
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: Tips and tricks
- 7 Tips to save your battery while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has micro-transactions here's how they work
Traces, Foundables, and Confoundables
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, your main goal is to prevent the magic of the Wizarding World from bleeding into the Muggle world, and you do this by find things called Foundables.
On the World Map, you will see points of interest like Inns, Greenhouses, and Fortresses, but you will also see small floating discs with different symbols. Each disc is called a Trace and houses a **Foundable * that you need to save. Once you tap on the Trace you will open the combat screen and will join in your first battle.
Once you start the battle you will be shown what the Foundable is and what the Confoundable is doing to stop you from getting it. You'll need to cast a spell, by tracing a glyph on your screen both fast and accurately to attempt to defeat the Confoundable, if you succeed, you'll send the Foundable back to Wizarding World ad each rewards.
- How to defeat Confoundables and complete your registry in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Tips to casting Masterful spells in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Fortresses are found out in the world and are filled with AI controlled foes, that players can either take on alone or team up with other players. Each Fortress has 20 floors and each floor is harder than the last, and some even have a level requirements, meaning you have to have someone in your party at least be the minimum level.
It appears that players will need Runestones to enter a Fortress and take on the threats that are inside and more Runestones are needing to progress through a Fortress and enter different chambers. Runestones can be found by playing the game and encountering the Foundables around the world.
If you've played Pokémon GO, you'll likely think of Inns as Pokéstops. They are places on the map — indicated by small buildings — that a player can enter by tapping on them and once inside receive Spell Energy which is the primary resources you need in the game to cast spells. These small buildings correspond to real-world locations, parks, statues, and other landmarks. Different types of inns offer you varying amounts of Spell Energy, and it's important to note that they don't all look exactly the same.
Once inside an Inn, you'll be required to trace a Glyph on your screen to activate the Inn, which will then spin five dishes and award you one randomly. The meal you end up with will award you Spell Energy, which allows you to cast spells in the game.
Players will have the option to specialize in three different magical professions once they reach a certain level — Auror, Magizoologists, or Professor — which will grant players access to unique skills and abilities to help you on your journey. Aurors are strong against Dark Forces, Magizoologists are strong against Beasts, and Professors are strong against Curiosities.
When it comes to battling enemies at a Fortress, it seems it would be wise to team up with other wizards and witches that have chosen a different profession than you, thus having a wider range of abilities to use in battle!
- What Professions are and how to pick the right one in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- All the skills for Aurors in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- All the skills for Professors in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- All the skills for Magizoologists in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
First things first, you need to be at least Level 4 to start brewing potions. Just play the game until you hit Level 4. If you're regularly completing activities, it shouldn't take too long.
The next things you need are ingredients. You'll find ingredients for potions around you as you play. Some ingredients will be more plentiful than others, and it may depend on where you are. Potions you make can give you different bonuses, like improving your spell casting, grant bonus experience, and more, making them super handy to have, so make sure you're always stocked up!
- How to brew potions in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- How to make potions brew faster in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- How to plant ingredients in Greenhouses in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
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We live in the US but we can't get the game. Google play store literally says it's not available in the country.
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