It’s been almost 2 years since Harry Potter: Wizards Unite first launched! I was fortunate enough to attend the Wizards Unite launch event in LA, which was honestly one of the best days of my life.
Here we are, 2 years later, still playing this magical game. To celebrate, players will have a special anniversary event!
Keep an eye out for dialogue from Harry and Hermione about the last 2 years.
Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing Wizards Unite Hub with early information so we can create Wizards Unite guides.
Wizards Unite Anniversary Event Overview
Discover all event tasks, rewards, and more in my video. Or keep reading. Note that days/times are in LOCAL time.
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Wizards Unite Anniversary Event Tasks
So… this event is NOT playable from home. Which is weird because the marketing text claims it’s adapted to play from home. Well, I don’t live near a Greenhouse, so I can’t do this from home.
Please prioritize your health and safety above a game. Follow all local laws and guidelines. You are not missing out on amazing rewards if you can’t complete this event.
Also… this event just isn’t that exciting. The O.W.L.s event was better.
Update 06/17/2021: The HPWU team heard our feedback! This event will now include boosted Traces of ALL Emergency Foundables. Albus Dumbledore will be more boosted than the others to account for tasks.
|Unlock 4 Portkeys||2 Healing Potions|
|Visit a Greenhouse 3 Times||1 Silver Key|
|Use Master Notes 7 Times||6 Snowdrop|
|Earn 1500 Challenge XP through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains||4 Unicorn Hair|
|Defeat 10 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges||2 Strong Exstimulo Potions|
|Return 18 Ministry of Magic Foundables||1 Potent Exstimulo Potion|
|Return 8 Albus Dumbledore Foundables||1 Spell Book|
- 3 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
- 3 Spell Books
- 60 Gold
- 500 Wizarding XP
- 30 Spell Energy
- 1 Title: Biennial Participant
How to Enjoy the Anniversary Event
Like most Wizards Unite events, how you approach this event depends on your own goals. Do you want to earn guaranteed Exploration Fragments by doing Wizarding Challenges? Do you want to rank up Legends of Hogwarts and open Treasure Trunks? How necessary are the tasks and rewards?
Let your goals guide your play during the Anniversary event.
The big challenges here are 3 tasks:
- Unlock 4 Portkeys
- Visit a Greenhouse 3 Times
- Return 18 Ministry of Magic Foundables
Unlocking Portkeys just depends on how much you can walk over the weekend, and your willingness to use Silver Keys.
You cannot pre-walk the Portkeys to open during the event (unless you just get really close to the required kilometers, without hitting it before the event is live).
You can visit the same Greenhouse 3 times. Just wait the 5-minute cooldown. If you can, do this from a car, or in an open-air, outdoor location, to minimize your risk.
Returning 18 Ministry of Magic Foundables is difficult because none of them are boosted, AND Landmarks are still turned off.
Use lots of Tonic for Trace Detection. Walk around a lot. Stack Dark Detectors. These are the best ways to find more Traces. Hopefully you will then find the ones you need for the tasks.
Open Treasure Trunks AND Grind Wizarding XP
Albus Dumbledore is an Emergency-threat Foundable. Each time you return him, you earn a decent amount of Wizarding XP. Each time you place her, you earn a lot of Legends of Hogwarts Family XP.
Save your Trace Charms for Albus Dumbledore. You will earn extra Fragments, extra Family XP, and extra Wizarding XP. This will help you level up in the game, plus rank up in the Legends of Hogwarts Registry.
Also, take a look at your Registry. Which pages have gold frames? Prioritize these Emergency Foundables for Trace Charms if you want to open more Treasure Trunks.
Every time you place an Emergency-threat Foundable again on a Gold frame, you earn 600 Family XP (and 55 Ministry Manuals). That’s 6 Treasure Trunks, so 6 opportunities to earn Spell Books, Field Charm charges, Gold Gifts, and more, depending on what you’ve unlocked in SOS Training.
Anniversary Event Bundles
Don’t forget to claim your free store pack!
In addition, you have the opportunity to buy a premium store back. Are they a good deal? Let’s break down their value.
For 425 Gold, you get:
- 3 Tonics for Trace Detection
- 5 Exstimulo Potions
- 125 Spell Energy
A single Tonic for Trace Detection in Diagon Alley costs 60 Gold. However, you can also buy 4 for 220 Gold, so the individual value is 55 Gold. Thus 3 are worth 165 Gold.
I don’t recommend buying regular Exstimulo Potions.
125 Spell Energy is worth 250 Gold. Even if you need Spell Energy, this bundle is only worth 415 Gold.
For 900 Gold, you get:
- 5 Tonics for Trace Detection
- 5 Strong Exstimulo Potions
- 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions
- 125 Spell Energy
5 Tonics are worth 275 Gold.
A single Potent Exstimulo Potion in Diagon Alley costs 75 Gold. However, if you have all of the common Ingredients, it’s a better deal to buy 1 Unicorn Hair for 30 Gold, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 41 Gold. So let’s put the value of Potent Exstimulo Potions at 71 Gold.
5 Potent Potions are worth 355 Gold.
I usually don’t recommend buying Strong Exstimulo Potions, but if you’re depleted after the Adversaries Event, you might find value here. It’s 3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, plus 12 Gold for Abraxan Hair, so 36 Gold per Strong Exstimulo Potion. Thus 5 Strong Potions are worth 180 Gold.
If you need all of these Potions, the bundle before Spell Energy is worth 810 Gold, not quite the price tag. If you need Spell Energy, the bundle is worth 1060 Gold.
Final Thoughts on the Wizards Unite Anniversary Event
If you’re in an area where you can walk safely, that’s the best way to visit Greenhouses and find necessary Traces.
Carry an extra battery pack or two, plus charging cables. Need a new battery pack? I’ve put together a list of the top-rated options on Amazon!
I hope this Wizards Unite event guide has been helpful! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in future guides.
Do you have any tips for fellow witches and wizards to enjoy the Anniversary event? What do you think of the requirement to visit Greenhouses? Are you concerned about finding Ministry of Magic Foundables? Do you think this overall event is a bit lackluster for the milestone? Share your thoughts in the comments or through our social media platforms!
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