All The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Microtransactions

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Releasing For Android And iOS This Friday

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All The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Microtransactions

June 20, 2019

By: Don Parsons

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Developer
Portkey Games
Publisher
Niantic
Platforms
Android, IOS
Release Date
December 31, 1969
 
 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is out early, and as a freemium mobile game, it should come as no surprise that there are microtransactions in it. In this piece, we'll walk you through them all and what they mean for you as you take off into the wonderful wizarding world.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Microtransactions

The core Harry Potter: Wizards Unite microtransaction is about buying gold in Diagon Alley at Gringotts. While it's possible to earn some gold in play, if you want to get lots, the goblins at Gringotts are going to be reaching their hands into your wallet. Here's a look at the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gold prices in US Dollars:

Price Gold
$0.99   80
$4.99   425
$9.99   900
$19.99   2100
$49.99   5400
$99.99   12 000
harry potter wizards unite gold prices
At the expensive end, there's nothing micro about these transactions.

Of course, there's not really much to this if we don't know what you can spend it on, so let's take a look at what your gold can buy you in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

 
 

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Diagon Alley Explained

First up when you come into Diagon Alley, you'll get the Features section of the alley where the current deals will be offered. These are all time limited and followed up by some best sellers after that. The Featured Section can also include deals on gold, and thus has actual direct money prices in those cases. Right now for example, you'll see things like the S.O.S Kit, which loudly exclaims that they are a x6 value to entice you to buy them.

diagon alley featured items
Marking how much cheaper it is to buy on sale compared to normal is typical of Freemium games

Featured will then have several other things as it goes on, but once you get past the hawkers and are done at Gringotts, you have two additional shops to visit: Wiseacres and Slug & Jiggers.

Wiseacres offers a variety of items for your learning spellcaster. First of all, it sells a recharge to your spell energy—something that you'll deplete as you do various actions around the world. Typically, to recharge spell energy, you need to walk up to an Inn marked on your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite map and trigger it to charge a certain amount, but for the low cost of 100 gold, the folks at Wiseacres will give you a 50 point recharge. If you find your 75 starting energy isn't enough, for 150 gold you can increase it further.

If you're hankering to go after fortresses but are out of runestones, the shopkeepers at Wiseacres are willing to lend a hand for a small fee too. A bag of runestones can be yours for 40 gold and let you get in on the action is what they'd say. Keys are used to trigger portkeys , and you can use your recharging gold key (which has a cooldown timer) or the one time use silver keys. While you get some when you level up, you can also opt to buy them—at a cost of 90 gold for one or 325 gold for 4. They also sell the lure-like Dark Detectors for 120 individually or a set of 3 for 325.

Slug & Jiggers doesn't interact with spells; instead, they primarily deal with potions. First, they'll teach you how to store more potions for 200 gold, and if you want more seeds and water they can arrange that carrying capacity for a slightly less 150 gold. If you still need more capacity, they can show you how to store more ingredients for 150 gold as well. Now, if you're wanting to avoid mixing potions for some of your gold—they can arrange that. The Potion Variety Crate gives you several potions for 725 gold so it will run you a goodly amount. That's not their most expensive item either—the Extimulo Crate runs for 800 gold.

harry potter wizards unite potions
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does also provide some individual potion purchases at lower costs

 

Diagon Alley is going to be part of your experience with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite whether you really want it to be or not. When you start up the game, you'll be greeted by the features and shown stuff to buy. Every time you go to your inventory, that press is easy to hit by mistake. It's important to understand it so that you avoid turning Diagon Alley into your Knockturn Alley.

What do you think of the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite microtransactions? Let us know in the comments below!

Don Parsons
News Editor

I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.

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