Beta has been released in New Zealand. This is the first country to get access to Wizards Unite. Other countries can download the app but cannot play as items do not render on the map. There has been no announcement on when other countries will gain access.
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This article is speculation. The release date has not been announced.
Wizards Unite is the upcoming game by Portkey Games and Niantic. The game has been announced but we have only been able to speculate about the release date. No hints have been given on when the game will be launched.
Wizards Unite Release Date
Niantic has confirmed that we will see the release date sometime in 2019. Based on our intelligence we believe that this will be in July 2019 just in time for summer.
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— Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (@HPWizardsUnite) November 14, 2018
What we know so far
The layout of the game is similar to Niantics other games Pokemon Go and Ingress. Wizards Unite will have you physically move around the map finding mystical creatures and new places to explore. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, you will be tasked with shielding muggles from the magic that is appearing in the muggle world.
Spells will play a vital role in the game, these will be used to help protect the Wizarding World from Calamity and fight enemies.
Spells will need to be replenished, you can do this by visiting “Inns” on the map which will replenish spell energy. These are similar to how Pokestops replenish items such as Pokeballs in Pokemon Go.
As you cast spells, you’ll consume Spell Energy. Be sure to regularly stop by Inns, found at Muggle locations around the world, to collect food and drinks that replenish your Spell Energy.
What would the Wizarding World be without potions?
Potions will be brewed by finding various ingredients around the map. These ingredients will change based on time of day, weather and other various factors. You will also be able to find potions by exploring the various buildings around the map.
Players will be able to choose a profession that they want to specialise in. The three professions to choose from are Auror, Magizoologists, or Professor. Professions will allow players to access certain skills and abilities.
Fortresses are one element of the multiplayer aspect of Wizards Unite. Players will be able to battle against an AI instead of battling other players. Up to five players can battle a fortress at once, it’s advised to pick players with a range of different skills. Multiple different professions will be beneficial when battling in Fortresses.
Players will battle floors to progress higher in the fortress. The higher floors in the fortress will give better rewards.
In order to defeat the fortress, you must complete all the floors by beating the enemies on each floor. Each player will choose an enemy to battle. Professions will be stronger against certain enemies so making sure you have a variety will be key here.
Running out of time will cause you to lose the battle against the fortress.
Portkeys are portals to other locations in the Wizarding World. Players can pick up and unlock these teleportation items with keys which will allow them to step inside and view an AR location from the Wizarding World.
We’re as excited as ever for the release of Harry Potter Wizards Unite. Make sure to check out our other articles to keep up to date with information about Wizards Unite.