When Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery came out last month, it soon faced a huge wave of criticism from both fans and reviewers that it was far too reliant on microtransactions. Many argued that the game seemed to push you to buy the Hogwarts Mystery microtransactions, particularly due to the long waiting times that players otherwise would have to endure in order to progress in the game. It was an issue that was to be expected. While not the dreaded loot boxes many gamers are known to fear, the mobile game left more than a few Potterheads feeling less magical than ever at such a hefty price to pay. Yet, despite all of this, the game does seem to be making more than a fair share of profit. In fact, it's raking in the money. The news of Hogwarts Mystery's success comes from app analytics firm, App Annie. The app identifies that on April 26, a day after the game had been released, it became the third highest grossing game on the United States App Store, while in the UK it remained the … [Read more...] about Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Microtransactions Is Raking in the Money
When Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was released last month, one of the loudest criticisms from fans and in reviews of the game is that it is too heavy on microtransactions. Many have argued that the game seems to push players towards microtransactions at every turn, including stringent waiting times for energy to refill. But despite this, it seems that the game is actually making bank. The news that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a top grossing game comes from app analytics firm, App Annie. On April 26, one day after the game had been released, it became the third highest grossing game on the United States App Store and in the UK it was the highest grossing game for five days after launch. The game’s revenue has held steady enough for it to remain in the top 10 list of highest grossing games in the UK, France, and Italy. In the US, it was a top 10 game until May 12, though it has since dropped to a respectable position in the top 20.As mentioned, Harry Potter: Hogwarts … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’s Microtransactions Are Making Bank
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set about a decade before Harry Potter begins his adventures at Hogwarts, and it gives players a chance to see what some characters were up to before the start of the books. This includes Fang, Hagrid’s dog, who is a puppy at the time the game takes place. However, fans have noticed that Fang stays a puppy for years in the game. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players first come across puppy Fang in Year 1. After tapping on a stick in the Castle Grounds area, puppy Fang will pick it up and carry it away, netting players some free energy in the process. Then in Year 2, players can complete a side quest where they help Hagrid free Fang from a Devil’s Snare using a fire-breathing potion. After this quest is complete, Hagrid even lets players give Fang his name.Despite the fact that this side quest takes place more than a year after the first time Fang is encountered, he is still a puppy. Even worse, Fang still appears as a puppy in Year 3 … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – Why is Fang Still A Puppy?
While Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has faced a great deal of criticism since launch, at least developer Jam City has supported it with regular updates. These updates have mostly added new story chapters to the game, but at some point in the future, dating and romance options will be added as well, likely in Year 4. Once players reach Year 3 in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, they will travel to Hogsmeade with Ravenclaw student Andre Egwu. Egwu mentions something about dating, and if players have an Empathy level of 16 or higher, they can ask him for help getting a date. Regardless of whether or not players ask Egwu for help getting a date or if they tell him they’re not interested in dating, he will say that most Hogwarts students start dating in their fourth year.Of course, this isn’t a direct confirmation that dating is going to be added to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery in Year 4, but it does seem like a distinct possibility.In the meantime, it will … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery to Add Dating in Year 4?
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a game where players spend a great deal of time waiting for events to occur or for their energy meter to refill. As a result, a lot of players are just now making it to Year 3 in the game, and may be wondering what the new year at Hogwarts has in store for their character. For those who are heading into Year 3 at Hogwarts, here are the new locations, classes, free energy sources, and more they will find in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.New Locations Once again, some of the biggest changes in Year 3 come in the form of new locations to explore. For example, players now visit the Library, which is located at Lower Floor – East, right next to the Transfiguration Classroom. Outside of story missions and side quests, the Library doesn’t have much of interest, but it’s still a new place to check out regardless. In Chapter 2 of Year 3, players will also unlock the ability to travel to Hogsmeade. Hogsmeade is a small town located near … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – What’s New in Year 3