Niantic's 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Augmented Reality Game Shutting Down

Niantic has experienced major success with augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a title that still has a loyal fanbase, but unfortunately, its Harry Potter-themed game has not fared as well. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is going to be shut down on January 31, 2022 as a result.

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First introduced in June 2019, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite allows players to join the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to explore Wizarding World locations in the real world, similar to Pokémon Go.

Players need to go to landmark locations in the real world to track down magical artifacts, creatures, and enemies to battle and level up. The game uses augmented reality to project portals and other items onto real-life landscapes, and there are real-time cooperative elements involved.

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The game will be removed from the App Store on December 6, 2021, which is also when in-game purchases will be disabled. As a last hurrah, starting on November 2, several changes will be implemented to make gameplay more fun.

Daily assignments will provide increased rewards, potion brewing time will be cut in half, the daily cap on sending and opening gifts will be removed, and various items and ingredients will appear on the map more frequently.

November and December will also see the launch of several events involving Dolores Umbridge, Lucius Malfoy, Bellatrix LeStrange, and Voldemort, along with a holiday event. The game will wrap up, with the Calamity coming to an end before the app is shut down for good.

Players who invested money in the game will not be able to get a refund, but they will be able to spend their remaining balances and use their items before the January end date.

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Top Rated Comments

WestonHarvey1 Avatar
34 months ago
"several changes will be implemented to make gameplay more fun"

Maybe they should have done that earlier?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
34 months ago
And the crowd goes mild
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThirteenXIII Avatar
34 months ago
augmented reality seems like a no go for a lot of things
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Minato1990 Avatar
34 months ago
**** was wack as hell spent 20 mins and deleted it so fast.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
m4mario Avatar
34 months ago
i used to play this when it came out. Had me hooked for a week or so. Made me walk around the park and all. Then it felt like I was doing more and more of the same without much story progression. Then I deleted it.

Collecting digital stuff can’t be a game in itself. The digital stuff has to unlock something more than the ability to collect more digital stuff.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
34 months ago
Yeah, this game kind of seemed like a failure the second it launched.
kind of feel bad for anyone who used any in app purchases though, barely getting three months of notice before the app completely closes is kind of crappy.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)