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SOS Assignments

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Wizards Unite has finally released! And along with it, a number of quests were added, called SOS Assignments. These quests help give new players something to aim for and they also all have dialogue associated with them to help set the tone and give history on the Calamity.

HPWU 0.8.1 update

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There was a small update to the game today. The official changelog is "bug fixes" which is disappointingly vague. So here is what I've found that changed in this version.

Ministry IDs and Greenhouse Goodies

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I spent some more time looking through assets and game code over the weekend and found some interesting stuff. A few new badges and titles for your profile page and possibly even an unfinished feature in Greenhouses. The usual note about datamining applies here: everything is based on guesswork and unfinished assets which could change at any time or never even make it in to the game at all. Without further ado, here we go...

HPWU May 23 2019 update

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There was an update to the game a few hours ago. The official changelog is posted here, but I prefer more in-depth changelogs. New values in bold.

HPWU 0.8.0 APK Teardown

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Alongside the published changelog, I wanted to highlight some of the minor changes and other things I found that happened with the update to Harry Potter Wizards Unite from 0.7.0 to 0.8.0.

HPWU Foundables and Traces

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First a quick note: since this data was acquired via data mining and manually stringing pieces of info together, much of it could be outdated, misleading, or just plain incorrect. This blog post contains speculation of features and items which are not yet released in the game (and may never be), so take everything you see here with a grain of salt. Also SPOILERS abound.

HPWU Level XP Requirements

Thanks to the hard work of celandro from the famous Pokebattler, we have a fully decoded GameDataWrapper file. This contains all sorts of interesting stuff, but for now I'll just be looking at the player level requirements to level up.

Updated May 20, 2019 - version 0.8.0

HPWU Beta APK Teardown

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Niantic released an "open" beta of Harry Potter Wizards Unite (HPWU) to New Zealand just a few days ago. With this early access release, we finally get a look at the game and all it has to offer. But for those of us outside of NZ, all we can do is toy around with the app while we wait for the beta window to expand. This is my first APK teardown I've ever done a writeup for, so please bear with me.

First things first - tools used:
APKMirror - Easiest way to get a copy of the .apk file while it's restricted to NZ on the play store. The .apk has been removed via a DMCA request by Niantic, though.APKTool - A fantastic tool built by iBotPeaches. Must-have for decompiling .apks.UABE (Unity Assets Bundle Extractor) - A simple Windows tool for extracting assets from Unity asset bundles.AssetStudio - Similar to UABE, but a bit better for bulk extracting assets from Unity asset bundles.CyberChef - An entire toolshed of features for decoding everythin…