The new Brilliant event, “Back to Hogwarts,” starts on August 13th at 11am PT (Pacific Time) and it runs for a week until Tuesday, August 20th. Similar to Potter’s Calamity, it is a two-part event that shares the same Registry category. Part 2 starts on August 27th and also runs for a week until September 3rd. Check out this link to everytimezone to see the start time in your time zone. For the official information, visit the Harry Potter Wizards Unite Official Post.
Part 1 – Brilliant 9 3/4
Similar to the other three Brilliant events, Back to Hogwarts has Foundables from Traces, Fortress battles, 7 km event Portkeys, and quests. It is interesting that Part 1 has four Trace Foundables that are all normally Low threats. All of the previous Brilliant traces have been Medium to High threats. This might mean lower Family XP from all of the fragments, but it should save a lot of Spell Energy.
Part 2 – Hogwarts Gates
Hogwarts Gates is Part 2 of the Back to Hogwarts Brilliant event, and it starts two weeks after Part 1 starts.
Potter’s Calamity also had two parts. Potter’s Calamity Part 1 and Part 2 share the same Registry page (and ranks), 7km Portkeys, and event Runestones. During Potter’s Calamity Part 2, the Trace Foundables from Part 1 were also found on the Map, 7km Portkeys from Part 1 gave Part 1 Foundables, and event Runestones dropped Part 2 fragments. After the event, event Runestones dropped either part’s Foundables.
Each Brilliant event has its own 4-part Special quests that give specific rewards. The most valuable rewards are the 15 Restricted Section Books and the 50+ Scrolls.
- 15 Restricted Section Books (30 RSBs from both Part 1 and 2)
- Scrolls from ranking up the Event registry page, 5 per rank
- Level 1 event Runestones
- Exclusive items for your Ministry ID
- Brilliant family XP
- Player XP
- Other rewards like Potent Exstimulo Potions and 50 Gold
Past Brilliant Events
- July 3rd – 10th: Flora & Fauna
- July 16th – 23rd: Potter’s Calamity, Part 1
- July 30th – August 6th: Potter’s Calamity, Part 2
The Brilliant event trend is a new Brilliant event starting every two weeks. Brilliant events last one week, so players get a one week-long break until the next one starts. This might seem like a lot, but Wizards Unite has an over-arching story line and these Brilliant events move the plot along.