The first Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival will run from August 31st to September 1st at Water River State Park in Indianapolis.
This festival will also introduce both dragons into the world of Wizards Unite and Global Challenges. These challenges will allow players from around the world to get involved in the Fan Festival and unlock some special bonuses of their own along the way.
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Global Challenges and rewards for Wizards Unite explained
Don't worry if you can't reach Indianapolis though, because, just like in Pokémon Go, Wizards Unite has a series of Global Challenges.
The Global Challenges will run on 31st August to 1st September, the same time as the Fan Festival.
Though Niantic is yet to confirm the running time for the Global Challenges, if they decide to follow the lead of Pokémon Go Fest, then the Global Challenges will begin and at end the same time the event does.
This will be 4pm BST / 11am ET August 31st to midnight (00:00) BST / 7pm ET 1st September.
Players around the world will be able to find a collection of very special Portkey Portmanteaus.
Opening these Portkeys will transport you to the Forbidden Forest, where you'll be able to find one of four dragon eggs.
There are four Portkey Portmanteaus and each one matches the colouring of the dragon egg they contain.
Each egg is tied to a bonus, which will be unlocked if players collectively find 1,000,000 of each egg.
The bonuses are:
- 1,000,000 Chinese Fireball Eggs found = 25% Wizarding XP Bonus
- 1,000,000 Antipodean Opaleye Eggs found = ½ Portmanteau Walk Distance
- 1,000,000 Peruvian Vipertooth Eggs found = ½ Potion Brewing Time
- 1,000,000 Common Welsh Green Eggs = 2x Dark Detector Duration
If unlocked these bonuses will run from September 2nd to September 9th 2019, starting and ending retrospectively at:
- UK: 6 pm (BST)
- Europe: 7 pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 1 pm(EDT)
- West Coast US: 10 am (PDT)
What rewards will the Fan Festival attendees unlock for all Wizards Unite players?
The first Wizards Unite Fan Festival is all about dragons.
Not only will festival attendees be able to help the dragon expert, Charlie Weasley, in a series of dragon themed Special Assignments, but they will also have the opportunity to unlock a worldwide Day of the Dragons.
By returning 150,000 dragons during the Fan Festival, attendees will unlock the 3-hour long Day of the Dragons event.
During the event, each region will be visited by a dragon not typically found there. Common Welsh Greens, for example, that normally only appear in Europe and Africa could appear in America.
Day of the Dragons will hopefully run on September 7th, during the following times:
- UK: 11 am to 2 pm (BST)
- Europe: 12 pm to 3 pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 2 pm to 5 pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 11 am to 2 pm (PDT)
Before beginning your wizarding adventure, youll want to join a Hogwarts House in Harry Potter Wizards Unite. After that youll need to learn how to battle, so you can compete in Wizarding Challenges at Fortresses or how to use Greenhouses, so that you can perform Potion Master Notes. You can also unlock Portkey Portmanteaus and choose a profession from Auror, Magizoologist or Professor. Dont forget to take part in the monthly Community Day event either!
How to attend the first Wizards Unite Fan Festival
The first Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival will be happening at Water River State Park in Indianapolis.
The event will be held over two days - 31st August and 1st September - and will run from 11am to 7pm (ET).
Tickets will be assigned via a drawing, which you can sign up for via the Wizards Unite app. Remember - entering the drawing doesn't guarantee you a ticket.
If you're selected, then there will be two tickets available for you to purchase. A regular ticket to the event for $30 and an early access ticket, which will allow you to enter the event at 9am, for $40.
Good luck to all attendees - wizards from around the world are counting on you!