Harry Potter Wizards Unite

What You Need To Know About Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite App

Pokemon Go Meets Harry Potter

June 20, 2019 - 11:57 am

The creators of the popular Pokemon Go app, Niantic, have given fans a new way to delve into the Wizarding World.

First teased in November 2017, the official release day was officially announced at an event by comedian Tiffany Haddish on Tuesday, but the game is early. The app stores started allowing downloads Thursday morning. 

Players will become a fledgling wizard in the Statute of Secrecy (SOS) Task Force, exploring the real world to learn spells, discover mysterious artifacts and encounter characters from the J.K. Rowling books in augmented reality (AR). Those who have played the Pokemon Go mobile game will immediately feel at home in the interface and gameplay. 

If you're looking for how to turn off the sound effects and music in Wizards Unite -- settings are under the briefcase (bottom center). Also if the camera on the map is unstable i.e. moving back and forth try switching off "Map Camera Idle" under Advanced. 

It was widely rumored that a viral video of a strange looking figure captured on home security camera was created to promote the game. The resemblance to the character Dobby the house elf was undeniable.

Where can you download "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite"? Get the app in the Android and iOS app stores.