The Harry Potter Wizards Unite Friend Code Spam Has Begun

Yer drownin' in Friend Requests, Harry.

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Now Playing: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is Live Now - GS News Update

Harry Potter Wizards Unite is now available in the US and UK, offering an experience similar to Pokemon Go but set in JK Rowling's Wizarding World--and with a little more polish at launch to boot. Like Pokemon Go, Niantic's latest game has you scouring the real world for items to collect and taking part in social challenges with other players. That means if you want to get the most out of your wizarding experience, it's time to start making some friends.

"In the course of your efforts to contain the Calamity, you're sure to encounter other witches and wizards of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force," a prompt in the game reads. "When you add them to your Friends List and work together, you'll earn social benefits. The more Friends you have, the better the rewards!"

It goes on to state that if you meet up with friends at a Fortress to take on a Wizarding Challenge together, you'll earn bonus Wizarding XP as well as extra Wizarding Challenge XP. Wizarding Challenges are essentially this game's versions of Pokemon Go Raids, gathering players together for a larger encounter that promises exclusive rewards.

Friends can be added through the Social menu, which is accessed using the icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen that features two hat-wearing wizards. From there, you'll be able to add others and see your own 12-digit friend code, which is what you'll need to share with others so they can add you. Once you've become friends, you can see players' status and see their Ministry ID, a profile page which shows off their wand, code name, Achievements, and so on.

If you're looking for friends in your area, a fan site called Accio Wizards Unite is already up and running and mapping friend codes. You can search by area or add your own to the database to find other local wizards and witches.

For more on Wizards Unite, check out how it differs from Pokemon Go and how to pick the right class for you. Or for a primer, read up on the basics of how the game works.

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