Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Events: rumors, launch dates, and more

Like Pokémon GO before it, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has regular events for its players to complete and, with some of the bigger events, go to and participate in. Right now in Wizards Unite, they are called Brilliant Events and they offer special shiny Foundables for your registry as well as special assignments for you to gain XP.

These events are not always active, though they do appear in your registry a little time before the launch of the event. They are also particularly important as they give you restricted section books. In fact, they are the only source of these books currently, and you need the books to complete your Profession path especially if you want to be a Professor.

This article is going to be a running primer of all the events, past and present, in Wizards Unite and will serve as your guide throughout them. We will try to include all the information we can and, with the help of the Reddit group, keep that information updated throughout the event.

What do the Events look like?

The Brilliant Events introduce new assignments to be completed, new Foundables to catch for your registry, Portmanteaus to unlock, and a set of brilliant runestones to be collected. The assignments are more like the SOS assignments than the daily assignments, in that they only end once the event has finished, so you have plenty of time to complete them. They also come in multiple tiers, with each tier offering better rewards.

The Foundables listed in the registry will change depending on the Event, but will all be available to catch. Once the event is over they won't reappear unless Niantic decides to do that event over again.

One of the most important parts of the events is the restricted section books you receive as rewards for completing the assignments. These are incredibly important as you need over 150 of them to complete each of the Auror and Magizoologist Professions, and a whopping 250 to complete the Professor skill tree. Making something that important only available during events is crazy, and I hope Niantic rethinks this as soon as possible.

The brilliant event also introduces a new distance Portmanteau, the 7KM. Like the 7KM eggs in Pokémon GO, these Portmanteau house special Portkeys that relate to the Brilliant Event. You can also collect Brilliant runestones like the one above that will let you collect the Brilliant Foundables from your Wizard Challenges.

What events are there?

Here we will keep a running total of all the Events in Wizards Unite. If you see anything that we haven't from these events please let us know and we will add it to the article.

Halloween Special Assignment

Are you brave enough to take on a spine-chilling Special Assignment this Halloween to earn exclusive limited-time rewards? First encountered in the Chamber of Secrets, Slytherin's Basilisk will be making a limited-time appearance this Halloween… just make sure to avoid eye contact with anything slithering in the dark!

Starting on Wednesday, October 30, and lasting until Friday, November 1, 2019, the Halloween event will see you pit your magical might against vampires, werewolves and the dreaded Basilisk!

There will be increased sightings of Dark Arts Family Traces, as well as Moaning Myrtle and Young Ginny Weasley Traces as well as a limited-time Halloween Special Assignment with exclusive rewards, including a new title and badge for your Ministry ID.

The big part of the Halloween event is the fortresses though. The Basilisk will be hanging out in them along with some other Dark Arts friends. You'll need to use the Dark Arts runes you have been collecting since the Fighting Forces Event to access the rooms you need.

There will also be a free store bundle available in the Diagon Alley shop with Dark Arts Runestones and Spell Energy to help you across the two days.

It's nice to see these smaller events happening in Harry Potter. Most of the events are week-long affairs that take a lot of time. This is more a mix between a Brilliant Event and a community day.

Fighting Forces Event

Get ready to earn more Restricted Section Books and unlock a new Portkey location with October's Brilliant Event: Fighting Forces!

October will see a new Brilliant Event called Fighting Forces. Based around the Dark Arts and Oddities, part one of the event will start on October 8, 2019, and finish on October 14, 2019. Part two of the event starts October 22, until October 28 and will have new traces to find.

New Foundables

This event will see new Foundables appear in the world that are connected to the Malfoy Manor event page. They can be found through different activities and the official site gives a list of the places they are likely to drop:

  • Brilliant Oddity Encounters: Brilliant Death Eater and Brilliant Azkaban Escapee
  • Wizarding Challenge Reward using Brilliant Event Runestone: Malfoy Family Crest
  • Quest Rewards: Death Eater Mask and Azkaban Prison Number
  • Portkey Rewards: Ollivander in Chains

Increased Oddities

Over the course of the event, we will see an increase in some of the Oddities that appear on the map. No word yet if they will appear during the day, but if you don't get to go out at night very often this might be a good way to catch up on them.

The Oddities that are increasing are:

  • Death Eater
  • Azkaban Escapee
  • Pixie
  • Erkling

So no more vampires, unfortunately, but you have a good chance of filling out some of your Oddity Family.


Harry Potter Wizards Unite Healing Potion

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Healing Potion (Image credit: iMore)

For the first time, Potions will see a decrease in brewing time over the course of the entire event. You can expect a 25 percent decrease in Estimulo Potion, and Healing Potion brewing times, so make sure you stock on them while you can.

It would be a good idea to get some time in the Fortresses while the potions are so abundant, especially the higher level rooms where a lot of potions can help win the day.

Flora and Fauna Event

The first brilliant event is upon us — Brilliant Event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna — will run starting next week (Wednesday, July 3, 2019), and players will be able to grab Restricted Books, find new Foundables, get special Runestones, and complete special tasks.

While New Zealand and Australia were busy Beta testing Wizards Unite for the rest of us, they were also given their own Event to try out and while we can't say for sure the event will run the exact same now that the game has fully launched, we can give you an idea of what you might be able to expect based on what happened in the beta.

The main push of this event was to complete 4 separate sets of assignments, each one more difficult than the last, to obtain restricted section books, and other rewards.

You also had six brilliant Foundables to collect, including a shiny purple Unicorn, and a shiny Buckbeak! These Foundables could be found in the world as well as in the Fortresses, and require the same kind of fragment collecting as normal Foundables.

It seems the best way to collect the Foundables was through the Fortresses, though of course, you needed to catch them normally to collect the Brilliant Runes needed to access the Wizard Challenges. The 7KM Portmanteaus also gave good amounts of fragments so it will be worth traveling with them in the events.

The combination of Foundables, Fortresses, and Portmanteaus was enough for a lot of people to complete the event and get the maximum number of restricted books possible so it seems Niantic may have already found a decent balance.

Let us know what you know

Have you more details about an event that we don't know? Perhaps you have already done one and can tell us more. Feel free to leave us any comments, and if we can verify it we will add it to the article.

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