A major new feature has just been added to the augmented-reality mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, as it enters its second year. Read on to learn all about SOS Training and all the new magic that’s unveiled.

Your adventures in the Statute of Secrecy Task Force are about to get even more magical, thanks to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s latest update.

SOS Training means players can now unlock new powerful skills to help them on their ongoing quests to overpower Confoundables, with a series of new lessons available.

HPWU SOS artwork

New skills and thrills

Upon opening your suitcase, you’ll notice a new button called Training, which will bring up a whole new realm of possibilities for your adventures. For example, at level four, you can unlock Mastery: which will help you make your spells even more powerful.

A skill called Departure Denial is especially useful, as it reduces the chances of your Foundable escaping as you’re trying to return it. And look out for Reward Upgrades, which will enhance your luck in certain situations throughout the game.

New spells to learn

If you’re at level five, you’ll also be able to unlock fresh spells which can be cast directly on your map to help enhance your surroundings: Trace Charms (which help you seek extra Traces in nearby areas), Greenhouse Charms (cast these on Greenhouses to attain rare Potions ingredients) and Inn Charms (which can be cast on Inns to give you more Spell Energy).

New Potions enhancements

It’s not just spells and skills up for grabs. If you struggle to brew potions in the game, new Potions enhancements help you boost the strength of your concoctions, increase the number of times you can use them and reduce Brew Times.

And a bit of 'light' reading

New Field Guides, Ministry Manuals and Defence Against the Dark Arts Books will be provided by the SOS Task Force, which you can use alongside existing Restricted Section Books to unlock some of the latest skills. Simply continue returning Foundables and placing images in the Registry to attain your Field Guides and Ministry Manuals, while Defence Against the Dark Arts Books can be earned by participating in in-game events.

For more details on SOS Training, visit the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite blog for further info, where you also learn about upcoming Brilliant Events and Community Days.