Quarantine Fun with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery


If you are currently in quarantine, or isolation, self-chosen or not, you might be a bit bored, and looking for something to do with your time. Perhaps you are even glancing at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery to pass the time?

Even if you are not, you might want to, because Hogwarts Mystery offers some welcome distractions.


Daily Planner

Recently, Hogwarts Mystery added a feature that encourages players to open and play the game every day. The Daily Planner gives you three assignments to finish in 24 hours. The assignments are easy, usually in the realm of earning a number of stars, feeding or bonding with Creatures at the Magical Creatures reserve, dueling, playing Quidditch, and so on. As a reward, you get things like Energy, Coins, and Creature Food, and when you have finished all three assignments, you get something even more exciting, like Notebooks or Gems. You will see from the beginning what the Completion Reward is, so you know if it’s something you find useful or not.

Quarantine Fun

This gift finally got me enough brown notebooks to buy a Kneazle kitten!

During the global crisis, the Hogwarts Mystery team has been working on ways to help us pass the time. Well, they haven’t said that that is the reason, but even if it’s not, it is welcome. In this past week, there has been a Niffler running around leaving bags of Coins in the castle, and by following clues that Hogwarts Mystery leaves you on social media, you can find these bags, each containing 500 Coins. Always welcome in these times when Coins are quite useful in the game.

We like this Niffler. This Niffler makes us rich!

Other fun stuff lately has included a gift of 150 Energy to all players in the game, free notebooks, the All-Wizard Tournament, as well as a few hours where Energy replenished faster than normal. We can only imagine that more fun is being planned, so open up your game every once in a while to make sure you don’t miss it. Following Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery on your social media of choice is also a good idea.

More Quidditch

Speaking of things that cost Coins, the second season of Quidditch is out, and new parts are added regularly. If you tried Quidditch out, but the Chaser position was not for you, you will be happy to know that in the second season, you get to try playing as a Beater, instead. Have you always wanted to try the Weasley twins’ position in the game? Well, here’s your chance.

The Beater position is a bit more complicated than the Chaser one, as the circles you need to hit can move, at the same time as they are growing bigger and smaller. So there’s a bit more challenge to it now.

More importantly, as a member of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team, I have finally been told why I have never seen Andre Egwu on the pitch. It’s a bit of a shocker, let me tell you.

Continuous Events

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery more or less constantly has an event going on. At the time of this article being written, there is a House Pride Event that can earn you a pretty cool outfit. Before this there was a Full Marks Event, and Dueling Events and Crest Challenges have been featured aplenty. This is the norm in Hogwarts Mystery since quite a while. Of course, you don’t have to care overly much about every single event, but I advise you to open the game up and see what’s going on right now, and see if there are any rewards you want to try for, as these events are excellent opportunities to earn some Coins, Energy, as well as the very valuable Notebooks.

If the outfit is not in your taste, it might be worth trying to take your team to second place to earn that free Energy.

All in all, it’s worth checking in every once in a while to see what the Hogwarts Mystery team are giving us. Since Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has a built in feature that prevents you from getting stuck playing for hours on end, when maybe you have other responsibilities, what do you have to lose?

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1 year ago

I downloaded the game to give it a try yesterday, but I can’t find the daily planner anywhere. Is it released for everyone, or does it only appear after you reach a certain goal?

1 year ago
Reply to  Jon

It’s possible you’ll need your first side quest to appear before the daily planner comes up. You can find the daily planner by going to the side quest button, which looks like a scroll with a check mark on it, along the left of your screen.

1 year ago
Reply to  Brita

No such luck. I’ve got side quests, just no daily planner. I did some more searching online and it looks like they are randomly rolling it out to players as a sort of beta… which is a bummer.