Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is regularly adding new features to the game. Here are the latest Hogwarts Mystery news, with some tips and tricks on how to make the most of these features.
New Features in Hogwarts Mystery
Most of the updates in Hogwarts Mystery have to do with new features.
Quidditch has been around for a couple of months now. You will find it among the side quests, and it is basically its own storyline where you get to know some Quidditch players, the team captain of your house, the Quidditch commentator, plus you get to try out for a position on the Quidditch team. If you are waiting for new main story chapters to be added to the game, Quidditch is a great way to spend your waiting time.
Between the normal tapping tasks that we are familiar with from Hogwarts Mystery, the Quidditch storyline allows you to play Quidditch Friendlies. These cost 300 Coins, and they reward you 3 House Points and 1 Energy if you win. The goal is to drag a token to the circles as they flash green. The principle is similar to the Focus mini games that you recognize from Classes in Hogwarts Mystery, although there are some differences.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- You don’t have to hit the circle while it’s green; you can still win the match even if you don’t time it perfectly.
- The circles might move faster sometimes and slower sometimes. The same circle won’t change speed, but between one Quidditch move and the next, the circles might not move at the same speed.
- Sometimes you can pick any circle you want to start with, and sometimes the game will tell you in which order you have to hit them.
- Sometimes you can take as much time as you need, and sometimes there will be a countdown, and you have to hit all the circles before time runs out.
You don’t have to wait for the storyline to ask you to play Quidditch. You can also go to the Quidditch Changing Room and play a Friendly, just because you want to. They still cost 300 Coins, and everything else functions the same as well.
It is easy to win the Quidditch Friendlies, both outside and within the storyline, but it’s worth trying to go for a perfect match (hitting all the circles while they are green), as this will award you twice the rewards plus a bonus.
It is significantly harder to win the actual Quidditch matches. That is, the matches that your team play against the other houses within the Quidditch storyline. In these matches, the moves with timers might give you less time to complete them, and the circles might also move much faster than in the Quidditch Friendlies. I panicked and failed one of the moves in my first real match, and I have otherwise never failed a move in a Friendly.
All in all, Quidditch is a fun new addition to the game, as it gives us something to do that is different from the normal tapping.
I will say, though, as a Ravenclaw player, it is strange to me that Andre Egwu is not on my team. I imagine it is just as strange for Gryffindor players to not see Charlie Weasley anywhere around the quidditch pitch.
Coins are of course not new to Hogwarts Mystery, but they are something you have to pay a lot more attention to now than you had to in the beginning. As stated above, Quidditch costs 300 Coins per match, and one thing that has become obvious is that you need to pinch your pennies. Remember back in the day, when the Coins were just annoying, filled up all the time and you bought clothes and accessories you didn’t really want just to get back in under 50,000? Well, those days are long gone.
Here are the places I can spend Coins in the game. Bear in mind that both costs and times for these activities might look different for you, depending on where you are in the game. For reference, I am in the second half of Year 5.
- A Quidditch Friendly costs 300 Coins and can be done every 7 hours.
- Having a meal with a friend costs 110-145 Coins and can be done every 10 hours.
- Playing Gobstones costs 170-205 Coins and can be done every 16 hours.
- Having Butterbeer costs 170-205 Coins and can be done every 16 hours.
- Dueling costs 450 Coins and can be done every 7 hours.
So even without any story or side quest tasks that might cost Coins, I can easily spend over 2,000 Coins every day. Do I make that much in a day? Rarely.
So how do you get these Coins?
Of course, you can buy them in the store, but in case you don’t want to spend that real world money, here are some other ways:
- Watch the ad.
- Feed creatures on max level. This might give you a chance to pick Coins as a reward.
- Do classes or story/side mission tasks. You get one Coin per tap (6 for a 5 tap action), plus in classes you might get the chance of picking Coins as your reward. The tapping alone won’t get you far, my math says you’ll gain around 225 Coins from that, if you’re just waiting for the energy to replenish, and assuming you can play roughly 15 hours each day.
- For story or side missions, you also earn Coins for each star you complete. 5 Coins per star on a 1 hour mission. 10 Coins per start for a 3 hour mission. 25 Coins per star on an 8 hour mission.
- Do well in Full Marks, Crest Challenges or other events – Coins are sometimes among the rewards.
A very new feature in the game is the fact that you can now customize your dorm. You are able to spend Coins or Gems to buy different colors for your rug, bed frame, book case and more. Right now it’s just the same style with different colors, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that soon enough, you will have completely different styles to choose from.
The Daily Deals are another new feature. You will find these if you go to the store, specifically to the Special Deals section. Once a day, you can watch an ad, and receive some Energy, Coins or Gems.
What do you think of these changes in Hogwarts Mystery?