Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Is Becoming A Dating Sim For Valentines Day

To mark the special day, the Harry Potter RPG is adding dating as a permanent feature.

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In the three years since its release, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has occasionally allowed players to ask characters of their choice out on dates as part of limited events. Now, in response to overwhelming demand, the feature is becoming permanent, and just in time for Valentines Day.

The dating feature was first introduced in 2019's Celestial Ball event, and has since been brought back for four other events. Now, the feature will be added permanently to the game, with a whole new system around it.

Players will be able to accumulate "relationship levels" through their in-game actions, with high enough levels unlocking the ability to begin a relationship. Characte relationships will progress through different milestones, with different date activities and locations unlocking based on the relationship level. Players will be able to either make relationships official and exclusive, or end them if they're just not working out.

The new feature will roll out on February 16, along with a new Valentine's Day Dance limited side quest available to all players who have reached Year 5, Chapter 9. The quest will see players helping Madam Pince arrange a romantic Valentine's event--while also encouraging a spark of love between her and Mr. Filch.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a free-to-play mobile-based RPG available on Android and iOS.

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