July Spotlight Event: The Red Glare of Red Beams!

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Artwork with Newt Scamander, Hagrid, and Horned Serpent.

Time-Turners and Whomping Willows are just two of the Emergency-threat Foundables that will be boosted for this weekend’s Spotlight Event!

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The next July 2021 event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will excite players of all levels. This casual Spotlight Event will feature every single Emergency-threat Foundables, with no tasks or rewards.

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You can grind grind grind, play casually, or skip the weekend completely. It’s up to you!

Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing this information early so Wizards Unite Hub could create this event guide. 

Boosted Foundables will appear on the Map AND when using a Tonic for Trace Detection.

July Spotlight Event Guide

The July Spotlight Event will be 48 hours in your local time. Keep reading for all the July Spotlight Event details!

Event Name July Spotlight Event
Date + Time

  • Starts on July 24th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. local time
  • Ends on July 25th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. local time
Features

  • Boosted Foundables on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection
      • -Rubeus Hagrid
      • -Tom Riddle
      • -Professor McGonagall
      • -Albus Dumbledore
      • -Ministry Employee Newt Scamander
      • -Newt Scamander
      • -Quidditch Captain Harry Potter
      • -Hermione’s Time-Turner
      • -Whomping Willow
      • -Horned Serpent
      • -Three-Headed Dog
  • Increased Challenge XP and Wizarding XP, plus Spell Energy rewards, when doing Wizarding Challenges
  • Guaranteed Exploration Fragments when completing Challenges in Forest IV or above
  • Adversaries will reward players with 10x Challenge XP

How to Prepare for the July Spotlight Event

First, look at your Registry pages that feature the boosted Foundables. Which pages are you close to prestiging? Brita’s video from March is queued up to where she goes over all of the pages with Emergency-threat Foundables.

Personally, I do not need any of the boosted Foundables, but I need all the Care of Magical Creatures Runestones I can get so there can be more Baby Phoenix Fragments in my future. This will make the boosted Rubeus Hagrid Foundables more valuable to me. And if I play those Runestones in Forest Chamber IV (or above), I am guaranteed a Foundable Fragment. It might not be the Baby Phoenix, but it will still get me closer to placing images in the Registry and earning more Runestones.

Potions Galore!

You’ll also want to stockpile a few Potions before the Spotlight Event begins. Focus on the following:

  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Potent Exstimulo Potion
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • Tonic for Trace Detection
  • Dawdle Draught

You’ll want several of each of these to maximize the event! Personally, I plan to save my Potent Exstimulo Potions for the next Adversaries Event (or for Lethal Adversaries!). However, if you are a newer player, or you haven’t increased the efficacy of your Strong Exstimulo Potion, you might want to use a few Potent Exstimulo Potions over the weekend.

Boost your Potions by investing in SOS Training. The following nodes will help your Potions be more effective, so you get additional benefits with less resources.

Location Node Effect
CE I,8 Hand in Hand Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,17 St. Mungos Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,28 Ebb and Neap Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,20 Ice Cream Social Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,12 Volunteer Work Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Light My Fire Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,38 Tempermental Cauldrons Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,42 Wasted on the Old Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE II,19 Temp Work Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE I,6 Start a Movement Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
CE I,10 Sous Vide Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
CE I,7 Stir Crazy Increases Traces Revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE II,25 Concentrated Concoction Increases Traces Revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE III,38 Trained For This Increases Traces Revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection

How to Enjoy the July Spotlight Event

Ask yourself if you want to be strategic this weekend or would you rather enjoy a casual event? There’s not a right or wrong approach!

If you’re playing casually, just check in whenever you’re able. Use your Trace Charm on any Emergency Traces that meet your needs.

However, if you want a strategy for the weekend, you have multiple options.

As already mentioned, you can focus on prestiging pages. As necessary, do Wizarding Challenges to earn the required Challenge Fragments. After you prestige a page, then use your Trace Charm on the Emergency Trace for that page.

If you haven’t placed all of the boosted Foundables yet, save your Trace Charm for those Emergency Traces! That way, you’ll get more of the Fragments you need.

If you want to earn bonus rewards from Treasure Trunks, then you’ll want to look at your Gold pages. Every time you place one of the boosted Foundables on a Gold frame, you earn 600 Family XP and 55 Ministry Manuals. That’s also 6 Treasure Trunks — so 6 opportunities to earn Spell Books, Field Charm charges, Gold Gifts, and more, depending on what you’ve unlocked in SOS Training.

Once again, use your Trace Charm strategically to earn more Fragments for your Gold pages. This will help you grind for Ministry Manuals as well as earn rewards from Treasure Trunks.

For players who are taking on Adversaries, you will also earn 10x Challenge XP this weekend! You see? Something for everyone to enjoy!

Final Notes

What do you think about this Spotlight Event? Are you excited for a casual event, or do you want more tasks and rewards? Do you have any other strategic tips to add?

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
4 months ago

I’m really excited for this event! I only need about 400 Ministry Manuals to complete my SOS Training. And I hope for lots of gold gifts for my friends.

Johan Jergeus
Johan Jergeus(@johanjergeus)
4 months ago

No sign of any emergency event here (Europe) at 00:01 or at 01:25. Giving up and going to bed…