Harry Potter: Wizards Unite must be taken offline

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced mobile augmented reality games Harry Potter: Wizards Unite taken offline in January.

The company said it will remove the game from app stores on December 6th. On this day, in-game purchases will also no longer be available. Niantic will then close the servers on January 31, 2022.

“We launched Harry Potter: Wizards Unite more than two years ago, bringing together a community of witches and wizards from across the globe in an epic quest to end the accident and keep the wizarding world safe,” the announcement on Niantic’s website reads. .

“In the coming months, we’ll end the story and close the game on January 31. Not all games are meant to last forever. Our goal with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was to bring the magic of the wizarding world to life for millions of players as they entered outside and explored their neighborhoods. We achieved that together and delivered a two-year narrative story that will soon be finished. “

Niantic shutting the game down may seem strange as it seemed to be a popular game. Sure, it’s not the gigantic Niantics Pokémon Go is what with its $ 5.5 billion in worldwide player spending to date, but the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite numbers don’t seem too dull from an outside perspective.

According to Sensor Tower, since its release in 2019, the game has generated 20.3 million downloads worldwide across the App Store and Google Play and accumulated $ 39.4 million from player expenses.

The US accounted for the most downloads of the game with 6.2 million installations, with the UK in second place followed by Germany.

The United States was also the largest user with $ 24.5 million generated for the game, followed by Japan and the United Kingdom, respectively.

In 2021 alone, the game saw an additional 741,000 installations and earned $ 4.7 million on player expenses.

At least players have at least a few things to look forward to before the final comes.

From today, all daily awards will have their rewards increased, and all potion brewing times will be reduced by 50% with Master Notes. The daily limit for sending and opening gifts will be removed and Barrufio’s Brain Elixir drink will now award 3 × player XP. 1920s Portkey Portmanteaus will appear on the map more frequently, and associated Fragment rewards will be doubled, while Spell Energy and Ingredients will appear on the map more often.

Over the coming months, players will also be able to look forward to events, including the release of the remaining deadly opponents.

In November, there will be the Dolores Umbridge Lethal Adversaries Event, the two-part Half-Blood Prince Brilliant Event and the Lucius Malfoy Lethal Adversaries Event.

In December, players can look forward to Adversaries Events focusing on Bellatrix and Voldemort, part two of Horcrux Hunt, a holiday event, and the two-part Deathly Hallows Brilliant Event.

More details on further game changes coming during the month of January will be announced at a later date.

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