Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has an exciting update coming very soon to help witches and wizards currently stranded at home.
You will soon be able to hitch a ride on the Knight Bus, which will take you to a Fortress. From there you’ll be able to complete Wizarding Challenges, all from the comfort and safety of your home.
This new feature should appear in the game sometime very soon. I will update this post as soon as I’m allowed to share more information. NDA and all that jazz.
Update April 20, 2020: Witches and wizards will SOON be able to take the Knight Bus to HOGWARTS! That’s right, this magical remote Fortress is conveniently located at the most beloved castle of our childhood dreams.
The Knight Bus will be available to players Level 7 and above.
Update April 27, 2020: The Knight Bus came out last week! It’s now available for all players Level 7 and above. We prioritized quick updates on Facebook and Twitter rather than updating this article every few hours.
As always, I’ve also covered all of this Wizards Unite news in a video! However, this video is a little different, and I highly encourage you to watch at least the first four minutes. You might notice a few familiar faces other than my own…
Wizards Unite Knight Bus FAQs
To answer a few anticipated frequently asked questions!
When will the Knight Bus be available?
The Knight Bus is now available to all players Levels 7 and up.
What will the Knight Bus cost?
The Knight Bus is waiving all fees for members of the SOS Task Force! It will take you to the Fortress at Hogwarts free of charge. Once at the Fortress, you will still need to use a Runestone to start a Wizarding Challenge. You will (probably) need to use Spell Energy to complete the Wizarding Challenge.
(I say «probably» because Professors can do Ruins I-V with a little patience and a maxed-out Deterioration Hex).
Is the Knight Bus a permanent feature of Wizards Unite?
Yes! The Knight Bus is here to stay. Even after the world returns to normal, and players are allowed to leave their homes safely, the Knight Bus will continue to be a feature in Wizards Unite. Rural and suburban players around the world will delight at this news. As a rural player myself, I’m absolutely thrilled!
Will we still get Fortress rewards?
Yes! For now, when you do a Wizarding Challenge at the remote Hogwarts Fortress, all rewards are the same as if you did a Wizarding Challenge at a local Fortress.
Can we do remote Wizarding Challenges with friends?
At the moment, there is not a mechanism within the Knight Bus feature to coordinate Wizarding Challenges with friends. If you and a roommate both take the Knight Bus in your game, and you choose the same Chamber, there’s a small possibility that you’ll end up in a Wizarding Challenge, but no guarantee. You’ll be placed randomly with other players around the world entering that Chamber at the same time.
There is also not a way to use friend codes to coordinate remote Wizarding Challenges.
However, it is possible that the HPWU developers will update the Knight Bus feature so that you and your friends can access remote Fortresses together.
Can I solo a remote Wizarding Challenge?
If you are really quick with the Start button, it’s possible you will be able to solo a Wizarding Challenge. However, without knowing how popular the Hogwarts Fortress will be, it’s hard to know if solo Wizarding Challenges will be possible. There’s definitely a chance that other players will immediately join your Chamber before you can hit the Start button.
Can the Knight Bus take us to Inns or Greenhouses?
At the moment, the Knight Bus is direct transit to a Fortress at Hogwarts. You will not convince the Knight Bus driver to take a detour to an Inn or a Greenhouse. However, if you put in a polite request to HQ, the powers that be might add additional
functionality routes to the Knight Bus.
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