1920s Wizarding World Convergence LAUNCH!

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1920s Wizarding World Convergence artwork depicting Queenie Goldstein and Newt Scamander

Get ready to visit the roaring 20s (finally) through the inaugural 1920s Wizarding World Convergence in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

As mentioned in our previous article, Wizards Unite is adding 3 new Registry pages to the game. All new Foundables will be exclusive to Portkeys, AND these Portkeys will only be available during special 1920s Wizarding World Convergences.

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1920s Wizarding World Convergence Guide

While the addition of new Registry pages, new Foundables, and a new game mechanic is all very exciting, the event itself is simple.

1920s Wizarding World Convergence Details
Date August 18-20, 2021
Time
  • 12:01am to 11:59pm in your local time (72 hours total)
Effects
  • Tasks and rewards
  • A special 1km Portmanteau that rewards an exclusive 1920s Wizarding World Encounter!

For this inaugural 1920s Wizarding World Convergence, players can expect a few tasks and rewards. However, future events won’t always include tasks and rewards.

Task Reward
Collect 8 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 1 Silver Key
Unlock 5 Wizarding World 1920s Portmanteaus 5 Gold
Recover 1 Circus Arcanus Foundable 15 Spell Energy
Recover 1 Newt’s Menagerie Foundable 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Recover 1 Paris Street Foundable 6 Snowdrop

Completion Rewards:

  • 40 Gold
  • 550 Wizarding XP
  • 10 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for the Inaugural 1920s Wizarding World Convergence

You can do a few simple things to prepare for the new Portkey-exclusive event.

First, walk off your existing collection of Portkey Portmanteaus, taking care not to pick up any others. To avoid accidentally picking up new Portkey Portmanteaus, unlock your existing ones, but do not open them. Wait until the event begins to open them.

If you have Gold to spend, buy Silver Keys. Save up until you have 720 Gold so you can buy 10 Silver Keys at once. With this bundle, Silver Keys cost 72 Gold each. When you buy 4 Silver Keys for 325 Gold, you’re spending 81.25 Gold per Silver Key.

If you can’t buy many Silver Keys, start returning all Foundables. This will help you collect Silver Keys through the occasional bonus rewards.

Brew Dawdle Draughts! When you open a 1920s Portkey Portmanteau, you’re rewarded with a 1920s Wizarding World Encounter–not a Fragment. This is not a guaranteed return! You will still need to cast a spell and overpower the Confoundable magic. It is possible the Foundable will be whisked away by the Calamity! To reduce your chances of that happening, you will want to use Dawdle Draughts.

You also might want to brew some Exstimulo Potions to help overpower the Confoundable magic.

Boost your Potions by investing in SOS Training. The following nodes will help your Potions be more effective, so you get additional benefits with less resources.

Location Node Effect
CE I,5 Engarde! Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Brunch or Linner? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,22 Was Mundungus Here? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,12 Awesome Blossom Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,20 Ice Cream Social Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,8 Hand in Hand Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,17 St. Mungos Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,28 Ebb and Neap Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,12 Volunteer Work Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Light My Fire Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,38 Tempermental Cauldrons Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,42 Wasted on the Old Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase

How to Enjoy the Inaugural 1920s Wizarding World Convergence

Honestly, not a lot of advice here. Walk a lot. Check your Portkeys regularly, so you can replace them quickly. Try to visit somewhere with lots of Map activity so you can easily pick up more Portkeys.

Pay attention to the threat meter once you enter a 1920s Wizarding World Encounter. Choose a combination of Exstimulo Potions and Dawdle Draughts accordingly.

All of the 1920s Portkey Portmanteaus will appear teal on the Map, so there is not a way to focus on a specific Registry page.

Each page also has a unique Foundable that will only appear as a possible bonus drop, not as a 1920s Wizarding World Encounter. These are:

  • Bunty
  • Maledictus Poster
  • Lestrange Family Tree Book

1920s Wizarding World Convergence Bundles

Players will NOT receive a free store pack for this event. However, you do have the option of buying a premium bundle.

You can buy the SOS Bundle for 450 Gold. This includes:

  • 5 Silver Keys
  • 75 Spell Energy

5 Silver Keys are worth 360 Gold. If you just need Silver Keys, this is not a good deal.

75 Spell Energy is worth 150 Gold, bringing the bundle’s value to 510 Gold.

You can buy the Ministry Supplies Bundle for 950 Gold. This includes:

  • 10 Silver Keys
  • 100 Spell Energy
  • 2 Dawdle Draughts

10 Silver Keys are worth 720 Gold.

You can buy 10 Dawdle Draughts for 800 Gold in Diagon Alley, making the cost 80 Gold per Potion. However, you can also pay for the rare Ingredients (6 Gold for 2 Valerian Root and 6 Gold for 1 Hermit Shell Crab), use Master Notes, and then collect the Potion immediately for 31 Gold. Then the value is 43 Gold. This makes 2 Dawdle Draughts worth 86 Gold.

Before Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 806 Gold, not quite the price tag. With Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 1006 Gold.

Final Thoughts

I’m excited for the new Registry pages, the new Portkey environments, and the new in-game mechanic. I’m curious to see what the balance will be among Portkeys for the different pages and Foundables.

However, I’m frustrated for players who still can’t walk off Portkeys after the recent Wizards Unite update. The HPWU team is working to fix this, but apparently, the problem is complicated. It’s entirely likely that some players won’t be able to participate in the first 1920s Wizarding World Convergence.

If you are affected by this bug, try using another device for the event. If you have a friend who doesn’t play Wizards Unite, see if you can borrow their phone. Dust off your old smart phone, charge it up, and install the app. Maybe Adventure Sync will work on it!

What are your thoughts on the new event? Excited? Nervous? Bored? Frustrated? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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andrewsi
andrewsi
1 month ago

… are they sure this time?

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
1 month ago

Currently there are 10 place holders for portmanteaus. Will HPWU increase the amount so we can attempt to collect more? Also… if I put a key in it but do NOT open until afterwards. Will I still get rewards & be-able to play in 1930? TIA

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
1 month ago

Sadly, I’m not excited about this at all, not since Adventure Sync still doesn’t work.

Andy Rozman
Andy Rozman
1 month ago

Dusting out old phones won’t work, unless your old phone is IPhone… Before 2.18.0 release games worked on Android 10 and better (I think they broke it in 2.17 or 2.16 release), now you need to have Android 12 for it to work (and even that is not guaranteed), so any “fix” is killing the game further. And please don’t say that problem is with Niantic Framework. Pokemon GO works like it always has (without problems), they just had to use HP:WU to experiment… very un-professional.

Siew Koh
Siew Koh
1 month ago

I’m excited about this event but at the same time I feel frustrated. My adventure sync is not working. On top of that, my app would not load while I’m on cellular. Only load while on wifi. Been having this issue since March & there is still no fix

Allan Janes
Allan Janes
1 month ago

Sadly, not excited, just a huge money grab from Niantic. If the silver keys were able to be used 2 or 3 times instead of single use then it would be more reasonable. Event starts mid-week, those of us who actually work for a living have lives outside the game so the amount of walking possible will also be limited due to work hours. Can’t see myself finishing these pages in the next year or 3.

Daniel Barnes
Daniel Barnes
1 month ago

I unlocked a normal 1km key and it counted as a 1920s key for the task.

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder
1 month ago

I find the app sometimes crashes before the encounter and it does not recover cheating me out of the encounter. I think the constant app crashing I experience will be a barrier to pursuing this task in any meaningful way. I am certainly not going to spend real money on silver keys.

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Snyder

I have now lost 3 silver keys out of lease than 20 on 1920 Portmanteaus. I think for me this is unplayable. Trying to open 2 portkeys in row always crashes for me, but does not always result in a key loss.

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
30 days ago

37 silver keys used. Not one imagine was able to be returned, plus I thought we were supposed to get 2 foundables, one for the port and one for the catch but I have only gotten 1 on the catch every time.If they wanna make a meaningful change then they should start with removing the timer on the ports so we can at least work on them after the event ends. I can’t see this as anything more than a pay to win move to grab money from people who need keys. And now that I am out of keys… Read more »