Witches and wizards, listen up!

This is not a drill!  Niantic has recently announced via both Twitter and its blog that the beta test of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been released to players in New Zealand.

For the lucky players living in New Zealand, all one must do to obtain the beta version of Wizards Unite is go to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the app.  In its blog post, Niantic reminded everyone who is not eligible for beta to sign up for updates at wizardsunite.com and wait for further updates.

Some initial details about the game have come up: there are styles for your avatar corresponding with each Hogwarts house, Hagrid and Hermione seem to be story characters, and the map looks very similar to that of Pokémon GO.  Players seem to have Ministry-issued badges, and they can cast spells by tracing their fingers on their screens.

A big thanks to the members of our discord server for pointing us to this information and putting up some screenshots straight away!  If you want to join our Wizards Unite discord community, the link is here.

It’s certainly been a long wait for a beta test, and hopefully it will be worthwhile–only time will tell, but we certainly have high hopes for this magical game!

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