On March 11th 2019, Wizards Unite became available on the Android Play Store for pre-registrations.

Because the pre-registrations are now live, we know that Niantic is nearing the beta testing phase of the Wizards Unite app. Pre-registrations have a maximum time frame of 90 days of release, meaning that by following the 90 day limit imposed by the Play Store terms and conditions. By doing some quick maths we can calculate that Niantic has 90 days from March 11th 2019 which lands us on June 9, 2019. Since this day is a Sunday, it’s most likely that Niantic will launch some time before this date.

Unfortunately Niantic has not added pre-registrations to the App Store for iPhone yet, even though the App Store does have the same ability.

Android & iOS – What will launch first?

We know that Niantic will release the game for both Android and iOS but which operating system will get access to the app first? We have evidence that may suggest that iOS (iPhone) may get access to the app first.

Pottermore have posted in-game footage that has been recorded on an iPhone, confirming that an iPhone app will definitely be launching either before or at the same time as the Android app. This footage confirms that the app is definitely in a working state on iOS (iPhone) and may be launching for beta testing or general use some time soon.

Android & iOS Requirements

Since Wizards Unite is being developed by Niantic, we can already gauge what the smartphone requirements will be for this app, due to the fact that Niantic already has two similar games published and and being updated. We can make the assumption that the requirements will be:

iOS – iPhone

  • iPhone 5s or above
  • iOS 10 or above
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Jailbroken devices are not supported

Android

  • Android 4.4 or above
  • Preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Rooted devices are not supported

Are you hyped for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

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