Brilliant Event Guide: Christmas Calamity Week 1

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December will be jam-packed with events in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! Immediately after the end of the Legends of Hogwarts event begins the next Brilliant Event: Christmas Calamity.

Christmas Calamity: Week One will be December 3rd to December 10th.

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Christmas Calamity: Week Two will be December 17th to December 24th.

This guide will focus on the first week of Christmas Calamity. Stay tuned for an article detailing the second week!

Guide to Week 1 of Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event!

Discover all the tasks and the rewards in the first week of the Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event. Plus find tips to get through all the tasks quickly.

Plus, once again, this Brilliant Event will have a Bonus Assignment during both weeks.

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event (Week 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts December 3rd, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on December 10th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Features

  • Relive the winter wonderland of the Hogwarts Yule Ball, including memories of couples like Hermione and Viktor, as well as Hagrid and Madame Maxime.
  • Event-only 3k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.
  • Free store pack 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions and 25 Spell Energy.
Rewards

  • Earn up to 14 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn Yule Ball Robes, Ice Sculpture Frame, Animated Snowflakes Sticker, Hermione Hair Pins Sticker, Silver House Statues Frame, Durmstrang Ship Animated Sticker, and Yule Ball Fancy Hat for your Ministry ID Portrait.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Bonus rewards from the bonus assignment!

Brilliant Event Tasks

As usual, these tasks all come straight from Fazes, so they should be accurate, unless the HPWU developers make last-minute changes (again). Especially with the holiday weekend, this is quite possible.

Like the previous Brilliant Events, the quest line is split into four sections. You have to complete each section before progressing to the next one. Once you finish the regular quests, you can move onto the Bonus Assignment.

Brilliant Portkeys will go to the Three Broomsticks!

If you prefer watching a video, I’ve also covered all of this information on my YouTube channel in a livestream!

Christmas Calamity Quest 1/4

These tasks are quite different than what we’ve seen before. As of right now, I do not know if Yule Ball Invitations are guaranteed rewards for visiting Inns, or if you’ll need to visit more than 5 Inns to collect enough Invitations. To find new friends, check out the forum thread on our website.

Collect 5 Yule Ball Invitations from Inns 2 Restricted Section Books
Return 3 Medium-Threat (or Higher) Foundables 10 Brilliant Family XP
Add 1 Friend 20 Brilliant Family

1st Quest Rewards

  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 20 Brilliant Family XP
  • 1 Restricted Section book
  • Yule Ball Robes for Portrait
  • 3 Baneberry Ingredients
  • 2 Powered Dragon Claw Ingredients

Christmas Calamity Quest 2/4

It’s so fun to see new tasks in this Brilliant Event!

Greenhouses will drop Gifts OR Yule Ball Invitations, so you might need to visit Greenhouses more than 5 times to collect enough Yule Ball Invitations.

Brew 4 Potions 300 Wizarding XP
Send 5 Gifts 15 Brilliant Family XP
Collect 5 Yule Ball Invitations from Greenhouses 20 Brilliant Family XP

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Ice Sculpture Frame for Portrait
  • 1 Punch Bowl Brilliant Registry Sticker
  • 2 Unicorn Hair Ingredients
  • 6 Snowdrop Ingredients

Christmas Calamity Quest 3/4

The following Foundables guarded by Gnome Confoundables will appear more frequently on the Map!

  • Acromantula Eggs
  • Beater’s Bat
  • Giant’s Helm
  • Howler
  • Baby Niffler
  • Quibbler
  • Sorting Hat
  • Weasley Clock
  • Luna Quidditch Fan
Collect 7 Yule Ball Invitations from Gnome Confoundables 500 Wizarding XP
Win 5 Wizarding Challenges 500 Wizarding XP
Return 5 Brilliant Hagrid and Madame Maxime 15 Brilliant Family XP

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Animated Snowflakes Portrait Sticker
  • Hermione Hair Pins Portrait Sticker
  • 2 Dark Detectors

Christmas Calamity Quest 4/4

The Portkey tasks are back. One option is to hold onto 3 of the special 1km Portkey Portmanteaus from the Legends of Hogwarts event, and then use your Gold Key to walk those once you get to these tasks. Another option is to walk 3 Portkey Portmanteaus in advance (not all the way, just almost there), and wait until you get to these tasks to unlock them.

Collect 15 Yule Ball Invitations from Gnome Confoundables 750 Wizarding XP
Unlock 3 Portkeys 25 Brilliant Family XP
Return 5 Brilliant Hermione and Viktor 25 Brilliant Family XP

4th Quest Rewards

  • Silver House Statues Portrait Frame
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • Grumpy Ron Brilliant Registry Sticker
  • Durmstrang Ship Animated Portrait Sticker

Christmas Calamity BONUS Assignment!

If you complete the Brilliant Event quests early, then you unlock the Bonus Assignment.

To find High-Threat Foundables, stack 3 Dark Detectors on a single Inn, preferably a sponsored Inn. Also use a Tonic for Trace Detection Potion. You can also look for Oddities at Dusk or Dawn. Vampires, Werewolves, and Erklings are all High-Threat Foundables.

Brilliant Foundables will also count as High Foundables for this task.

Collect 30 Yule Ball Invitations from Brilliant Traces 2 Dark Detectors
Return 15 High-Threat (or Higher) Foundables 1 Ministry ID Title: Gift Giver
Send 10 Gifts Yule Ball Fancy Hat for Portrait

Bonus Rewards

  • 2000 Wizard XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like previous Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others can be found through Fortress Challenges, special 3k Portkeys, and event tasks.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Hermione and Viktor Wild Encounter 10
Brilliant Hagrid and Madam Maxime Wild Encounter 10
Brilliant Grumpy Ron Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Punch Bowl Event Tasks 1
Yule Ball Programme Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus 5
Brilliant Ice Sculpture of Castle Wizarding Challenges (need a Brilliant Runestone) 3

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, or if you’re thrown off by the different tasks, these tips will help you complete the Brilliant Event with time to spare. And then you can complete the Bonus Assignment as well!

  • As a reminder, Part 1 Portkeys will give you Part 1 Rewards anytime you open them, even if you wait to open them during Part 2. Brilliant Portkeys will glow purple on the Map. Do not pick up more than you need!
  • If you don’t want to add a new friend, you can remove an existing friend, and then re-add that person to complete the task.
  • To brew Potions quickly, you can brew them in advance. Wait until you’re on the second quest to collect the Potions to get credit.
  • If you’ve having trouble finding Brilliant Traces, avoid flagged areas. They are less likely to spawn in those areas.
  • To collect Brilliant Castle Ice Sculpture Fragments, you need to do Wizarding Challenges (Fortress battles) with a Brilliant Runestone. Try Tower I and Tower II Chambers to collect these Fragments.
  • If you need to complete the event quickly, or you only have a short time to work on it, visit a sponsored Simon Mall if at all possible. Inns, Fortresses, and spawns are all plentiful.
  • Save your Scrolls and your Restricted Section Books until the end of the event. Then use our guide to spend them wisely! Aurors and Magizoologists are getting close to earning all of the Restricted Section Books needed to fill out their skill tree.
  • When working on the Bonus Assignment, stack Dark Detectors and use a Tonic for Trace Detection Potion. This is a great opportunity to work with your local community to share the benefits of Dark Detectors.

Christmas Calamity Bundles

All Wizards Unite players will receive a free gift with two Potent Exstimulo Potions and 25 Spell Energy. You also have the option of purchasing gift packs in Diagon Alley.

Are you excited for the upcoming Brilliant Event? What do you think of the Bonus Assignment? Leave a comment below!

P.S. Need a new external battery pack to get you through another week of playing Wizards Unite? I’ve written a guide of top-rated power banks over on my own blog!

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deGlorf
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deGlorf

Cool, and there’s a break inbetween!
But… not even a single little book for the big bonus assignment…? 🙁

Rose Descombe
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Rose Descombe

I have used 17 special Christmas runes and not 1 ice sculpture yet! plus no red books and as I don’t need anymore restricted books I am not happy it’s a waste of time.

deGlorf
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deGlorf

I think I got all 3 one after another, maaybe in 4 runs. Looks like I was lucky.

edbrackin
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edbrackin

No, i’m not excited. There is way too much emphasis on “Ministry ID” rewards. I NEVER even look at that screen It has nothing to do with playing the game. Now maybe if that stuff had a bearing on the game I would.

Geoff Seabolt
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Geoff Seabolt

Ministry IDs are borked, anyways

Jesus Cuadra
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Jesus Cuadra

What I want to know is why they are only giving out 14 of the Restricted Section books and not 15 anymore, I need those for the professor tree that I’m starting to work on after I finished Magizoologist.

Liz White
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Liz White

Help! I can’t seem to get an invitation to drop from a greenhouse. I’ve visited like eight times and I either get a gift, or nothing. Is it working as intended? That’s a long time to camp on a greenhouse, or make multiple visits in order to get five invitations from greenhouses…

deGlorf
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deGlorf

After the initial 3 drops, I had a break of about 20+ attempts. Then the final 2 came in something like 4 attempts.
I mean, I would get all kinds of stuff – extravagant ingredients, a potion gift even. But never an invitation. I started thinking that something got botched. Kept cruising around 3 grenhouses, 5 minutes’ walk away from each other. I walked a lot this evening…

Malar Muniandy
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Malar Muniandy

Try this method. I found it by accident actually. Make sure you have full energy before you visit the greenhouse. It worked for 4 times in a row.

deGlorf
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deGlorf

Didn’t work for me – I approached them with full energy many times, to no effect. And, funny thing – eventually I was so bored and hungry that I told myself that was my last loop. And boom, they dropped…
Well, got the whole thing done by now, anyway. I wish there was a double-bonus assignment… 😉

mike bloomstine
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mike bloomstine

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Christina L
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Christina L

Got excited because 4/4 here says “open 3 portkeys,” but the full text in WU is “open 3 portkeys by unlocking portmanteaus” so once again prewalking portkeys did not work. Boo.

Patrick McCarthy
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Patrick McCarthy

Yeah, OP should have edited the information once it was demonstrated to be false…

Patrick McCarthy
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Patrick McCarthy

Looks like the text was updated🤔

OKOL
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OKOL

Hi i need friends for trade gifts, can anyone help me? My code: 3646 7132 3796

OKOL
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OKOL

Thanks i managed to do the mission!

Melissa René Smith
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Melissa René Smith

Hi, I asked u to be my friend…I needed one to complete the mission as well!

Tridus
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Tridus

This greenhouse task is awful. Hit the one near me 5 times for one invite. So that’ll take who even knows how long, and it’s not in a spot where I can just sit out there in the winter and camp it all day.

riz65
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riz65

Need some friends to send gifts too.

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riz65
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riz65

Thanks to those who responded. Much appreciated.

Melissa René Smith
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Melissa René Smith

I asked u to be my friend, I have some gifts and have no one to give them to, plus I need to add 1 friend in order to complete the first mission.

Manuela Sekiguchi
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Manuela Sekiguchi

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Stephen Garinger
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Stephen Garinger

The bonus assignment makes no sense. Only 15 high-threat, or higher foundables but 30 invites from brilliant traces, which are all high-threat. Should be the other way around.

Devil_Max
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Devil_Max

Hi Everyone!
I need some Friends please, i send presents to all i dont forget ok?
My ID Numbers is: 4401 0887 5008
Thanks Alot Everyone and Good Luck to All! 😁😁😁

Kelly Dillon
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Kelly Dillon

Help! What are the Gnome Confoundables? Need the 7 Yule Ball invites.

deGlorf
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deGlorf

Confoundables featuring gnomes. They pop up all over the place, so just go and hack at anything that you see… 🙂

Kelly Dillon
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Kelly Dillon

Thank you so much! I get it. I was thinking there was something featured I was missing. 🙂

Alesia Jamnick
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Alesia Jamnick

we got different gifts when we finished some tasks ( gold box w/ red ribbon). Any idea what those are? I cant find them or any info on them.

Jillian Ratliff
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Jillian Ratliff

Right? I thought maybe it was a gift to send to others but it didn’t show up in my inventory.

Richard Pearce
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Richard Pearce

Hi Alesia, This confused me as well as it’s the same “mystery gift” icon like we get in the Daily Rewards screen, but once you collect the page rewards there’s no way to check what it is. Luckily our answer is in the article above, the page 3 “mystery gift” is 2 dark detectors (my wife keeps an eye on dark detector & silver key inventory, and we had 2 more detectors than her tally 👍), and it would appear the page 4 one is the animated ID sticker of the Durmstrag ship. You’ve probably figured that out by now,… Read more »

Jillian Ratliff
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Jillian Ratliff

I’m not really understanding the point of the Yule Ball Invitations. It’s not a thing that shows up anywhere in the inventory.

Richard Pearce
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Richard Pearce

It’s a similar concept to collecting the pixie wings & embers in the earlier pages on the SOS assignment tasks – they’re trying to encourage us to interact with all parts of the game, which is great (except making the YB invite drop rate from greenhouses so low has now caused a lot of us to hate greenhouses, big F on their part)

Gina Bina
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Gina Bina

I need some friends to send gifts too
9888 2708 8722.
Help!!

Melissa Willis
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Melissa Willis

Need friends to send gifts to!
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Thank you!!!

Jeanne Henriksen
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Jeanne Henriksen

I need friends to send gifts to:
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Jeanne Henriksen
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Jeanne Henriksen

Thanks, I have completed the special assignment.

Patrick McCarthy
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Patrick McCarthy

I am stuck at 12/15 for Hermionie & Viktor. I keep getting them & successfully tracing, but the count stays at 12/15