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.

What’s New

  • 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 Portmanteaus
  • 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 changelog.

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. Read more about the event here.

Warning. Spoilers here!

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.

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

We have lots of user reports that casting has become easier with users reporting its a lot easier to get masterful casts. It’s hard to know the exact changes as these are server side but we have confirmed it’s a lot easier to get masterful casts. You can practice casting with our spell-casting tool by clicking here.

Visual changes to Fortresses

We have seen a few visual changes to Fortresses. You can see these changes below.

Click one of the above images for a bigger preview.


 

As you can probably tell this is a significant update and a good indicator that we are getting closer to public release and with current beta testers claiming they aren’t experiencing many if any bugs its a good sign that the game is getting close to release.

You can keep up to date with the changes by following Wizards Unite on Twitter and while you’re at it why don’t you join our Discord and interact with our thriving discord community.

A big thanks to Virodoran, Lunarul and Iced from our discord for help digging through this update.


May 23rd Minor Update

On May 23rd a minor update was pushed to the game file. The changelog was posted here but we dug a little deeper.

Strong Exstimulo Attack Multiplier 100% -> 125%
Strong Exstimulo Trace Success Boost 21% -> 30%
Strong Exstimulo Recipe unlock level 10 -> level 7
Potent Exstimulo Attack Multiplier 150% -> 225%
Potent Exstimulo Potion unlock level 20 -> level 10

Strong Exstimulo Potions 3 -> 4 charges
Potent Exstimulo Potions 3 -> 5 charges

The event was updated from coming soon to a countdown timer. The event will run from May 30, 9pm GMT (2pm PDT) to June 5, 9pm GMT (2pm PDT).

innMenuStalenessThreshold was increased from 1 second -> 5 minutes
Afternoon Tea rewards decreased from 2 spell energy -> 1 spell energy

General other encounter rates were changed:

NameOldNew
Arthur Weasley35%30%
Baby Mandrake12%10%
Baby Norwegian Ridgeback12%10%
Baby Unicorn30%25%
Beater’s Bat35%30%
Blast-Ended Skrewt30%25%
Bludger35%30%
Boggart Cabinet35%30%
Bogrod35%30%
Buckbeak1.7%1.1%
Decoy Detonators30%25%
Dragon Egg30%25%
Dumbledore’s Memory Cabinet30%25%
Fawkes2.6%1.7%
Firenze1.7%1.1%
Flock of Interdepartmental Memos35%30%
Foe Glass12%10%
Giant’s Helm30%25%
Goblet of Fire2.6%1.7%
Golden Snitch20%12%
Grawp1.7%1.1%
Hippogriff12%10%
House of Exploding Snap Cards35%30%
Howler30%25%
Kingsley Shacklebolt35%30%
Mad-eye Moody’s Eye12%10%
Mad-Eye Moody20%12%
Marauder’s Map30%25%
Mirror of Erised12%10%
Moaning Myrtle20%12%
Monster Book of Monsters30%25%
Nimbus 200020%12%
Nymphadora Tonks20%12%
Peeves20%12%
Pensieve1.7%1.1%
Philosopher’s Stone1.7%1.1%
Pomona Sprout35%30%
Portrait of Albus Dumbledore2.6%1.7%
Professor Flitwick35%30%
Quidditch Keeper Ron2.6%1.7%
Quidditch through the Ages Book0.1%0.8%
Quidditch World Cup35%30%
Self-Playing Harp30%25%
Sorting Hat2.6%1.7%
Tank of Brains2.6%1.7%
The Veil2.6%1.7%
Wanted Poster of Sirius Black30%25%
Weasleys’ Flying Car1.7%1.1%

 

A big thanks to Virodoran for decoding this minor update for us.