Move over, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest game by Niantic that has mobile gamers and fans of the Harry Potter series alike rushing to get their phones and go out to play!
Even though this game is made by the same developers that made Pokémon Go, there are some major differences between the two games and not even just the fact that one is a Pokémon game while the other is a Harry Potter game. Because of this, some gamers may need a few tips to help them get the most out of their time playing.
Keep reading to see 10 tips that will make anyone a pro at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
10 Choose The Right Profession
After a player reaches level six in the game, it's time to pick a profession! How cool is that? While this is super exciting, it's important to be careful with your choice because the profession you choose is going to change the advantages you gain in fortresses.
The three choices are Magizoologist, someone that can heal; Auror, someone that does high damage; or Professor, someone that is great at solving puzzles. Although all three sound totally awesome, it's important to think about your play style and pick the right one for you.
9 Stay Speedy
Anyone who plays Pokémon Go is likely to remember that catching Pokémon requires a lot of accuracy with throwing the Pokéball. This is one place that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite differs in a big way!
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the key is speed rather than accuracy. This means that when you're casting a spell, it's important to be fast, even if that sometimes means sacrificing a little bit of accuracy.
Just make sure you keep an eye on your spell energy level, too!
8 Save The Portkeys For Home
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a game that relies pretty heavily on the world around you through the app's AR technology. But, there are some parts of the game that require a little bit more free space than others in order to make the experience really work.
In the game, Portkeys are one thing that takes quite a bit of space and movement from the player. This means that Portkeys aren't exactly something that you're going to want to be out in a public place when you use. Save them for home or a big, open space like a park.
7 Turn AR Off
While AR games like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Pokémon Go are a lot of fun, we all know that they can be a serious drain on our batteries. It can be so much fun seeing the game come to live in the world around us, but it's not so fun to get that alert that we're out of battery.
In order to save on battery space a little, turn the AR feature off when you're not really using it. This may take away some of the real-life magic of the game, but it'll allow you to play so much longer.
6 Use Potions Liberally
In a lot of games, it's a smart strategy to save potions for when you really need them. But in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, potions are actually a pretty common reward and crafting new potions out of ingredients that you receive is fairly simple. Because of this, it's important to use your potions instead of hoarding them away.
Potions can be really helpful in fortresses and other parts of the game, so it's important to use them and really make the most out of them instead of just holding onto them.
5 ...But Only When You Need To
Although it's important to make the most of your potions and actually use them, it's also important to know when to use your potions. Different potions can help with different aspects of the game, like fortresses or to help you overcome strong enemies.
Consequently, you definitely need to be strategic about when to use your potions in order to make the most out of them and get all the benefits that those potions you worked so hard to get and brew.
4 Look Up Master Notes
There are a lot of hidden secrets in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. That means that there's a lot for players to memorize. One thing that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite players need to remember is to brew potions!
Each time you unlock a new potion, the game gives you the recipe, so you don't actually have to memorize the ingredients. But one thing that the game doesn't tell you is the huge list of Master Notes - special codes that reduce the time it takes to brew each potion. Some are given to you as rewards, but don't be shy about looking the rest up online!
3 Farm Low-Level Fortresses
Like many other games, a key part of playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is leveling up. There are a lot of ways to do this, but we definitely want to preserve our spell energy and level up as fast as possible.
The fastest way to level up is by doing the same low-level fortresses over and over. These fortresses have lower level enemies, making them fairly simple to beat as you're trying to level up, so it's an easy way to gain experience in the game.
2 Pay Attention To Ingredients
Ingredients are a key part of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. In order to brew those crucial potions, you're going to need a wide variety of different ingredients. These ingredients come from different places, including rewards, and it's important to keep track of the ones that you have stored away.
Ingredients can change depending on the weather or the moon phases, meaning that you won't always get the same ingredients as rewards all the time. Plus, you don't want to receive ingredients as a reward when you already have them because you'll end up wasting them. Use them regularly to brew potions!
1 Use Your Keys Wisely
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, there are two different types of keys. Players have Gold Keys and Silver Keys, each of which has different properties that pro players have to learn to use to really get the most out of them.
You only have a finite number of Silver Keys, so when you get them, you definitely want to use them on 5km and 10km Portkeys in order to get the most value out of them. Meanwhile, Gold Keys can be used on the lesser 2km Portkeys since Gold Keys are unlimited and always in your inventory.