Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is out now in the US and UK. The augmented reality game, which has a lot in common with Pokemon Go, is now available to play on Android and iOS. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is free to play, with the usual in-app purchases available.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is finally available to play on Android and iOS. At the time of writing the game is only available in the US and UK. However, the augmented reality game will be released in other countries over the coming days and weeks.
How to Play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
The game uses augmented reality and GPS to overlay elements from the Harry Potter universe onto real-world surroundings. So, just like Pokemon Go, you can wander around your local park and see things appear on your screen that aren’t actually there.
The setup is fairly simple. You now work for the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, and need to help the Ministry of Magic contain the Calamity. This has resulted in artefacts and beasts from the world of Harry Potter appearing in the Muggle world.
Once you discover one of these Foundables, you’ll need to trace a glyph on your screen to break the spell and send it back to where it belongs. Portkeys allow you to enter famous locations from the Harry Potter series, all while standing staring at your phone.
You get to choose whether to be an Auror, Magizoologist or Professor, with different skill trees available for all. You can also visit inns, compete with and against others in Fortresses, and complete other challenges to level up your character.
Can Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Surpass Pokemon Go?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is garnering mixed reviews. Harry Potter fans are clearly going to enjoy it more than anyone else, but as it’s free to play it’s worth downloading to see what all the fuss is about. If you don’t like it, then just uninstall it without paying a penny.
While Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the hot new AR game in town, plenty of people are still playing Pokemon Go. So if you prefer pocket monsters and trainers to wizards and wands, here’s a selection of Pokemon Go tips and tricks to help you get started.