In case it gets missed in all the tables and commentary, there is a link partway through the post that contains a Google Photos album of all the Foundable assets I could find. Feel free to download and use these in blog posts, videos, wiki databases, etc.
Download link if you're interested (for android): https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/niantic-inc/harry-potter-wizards-unite/
It's not a temperature thing, it's an indicator that there is some kind of severe weather alert active in your area according to the data Niantic gets from Accuweather. There is a High Pollution Advisory currently active in Arizona.
In game weather and alerts come from https://www.accuweather.com
Yes, it must be raining in game for Azkaban escapee. They are only boosted by Tonic for Trace Detection during special events. (Like the one in October.)
If you're on Android, I highly recommend the app called Stay Alive. You can set it to keep your screen active (but allow dimming) on a per-app basis. I've been using it for years.
And NOW its available! 7.30am iOS has launched! / Android available as of 7am!:
It's beside Southlakes park in Denton Texas. It's the on the south side of the intersection of Teasley and Londonderry. It's a 4 lane road with a median dividing it.
Try this: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/33.18917/-97.12438
I just publish an Android app for Wizard Unite players
PlayStore link: Wizard Wiki
I am very proud to announce you that I have just released Wizard Wiki an Android App on the PlayStore with which you can start practicing Wizard Unite's spells.
For the moment this is the only feature, but trust me, many more will come soon! (I already have some ideas)
Anyway suggestions or feature requests are very welcome, Let's make it shine!
In order to handle those request i also create the app's sub that you can find here r/WizardWiki or under the Floo network of this sub
I hope that my work can be useful to someone
APKMirror link for version 0.6.0 beta
Thanks! So it looks like that is:
Bognor Regis Library, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK - no IGW spawns
Not sure how to report anything about this to anyone other than u/hpwu_fazes, but so far we don't really know what they mean by "most libraries." So, we'll need to collect more info'.
Could you get the apk from your phone (with the app APK extractor for example) and upload it to apkmirror or similar sites?
In case it's not available in Play Store, you can sideload Android apk here: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/niantic-inc/harry-potter-wizards-unite/harry-potter-wizards-unite-2-0-1-release/harry-potter-wizards-unite-2-0-1-android-apk-download/
I don't know about coding but the phone is definitely lagging and unable to efficiently cope with many many things. You have the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is .......
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 is also too old. How has your phone not melted? Can it even run Pokemon Go? I have installed WizU in my Asus Zenfone 2 sparephone, but I am afraid of opening it as it will overheat instatly. RAM memory in your phone is only 2 Gb. A lag in first input is probably logical given the low ram. With all these, I won't even speak about battery for both phones.
>We recently (4 months ago) moved to a newly built area and our street is still not visible on the map and I think this is why we have no foundables here.
I’m afraid you’re going to need Tonic for Trace Detection and the Trace Charm.
All three Niantic games (HPWU, Pokémon GO, and Ingress) use the same map. It based on https://www.openstreetmap.org and it’s only updated once a year.
Spawn points (where foundables, ingredients, portkeys, and spell energy appear in HPWU) are based on cellphone data circa 2014. Rural players (and players in new construction) complained for years, and Niantic did a one-off adjustment in September 2019. (But didn’t announce it until December.)
Level 40+ PoGo players and level 10+ Ingress players can nominate points of interest (which become fortresses, greenhouses, and inns in HPWU) via Niantic Wayfarer. I don’t think that increases spawns, though.
To be clear, adding places to https://www.openstreetmap.org will not make them into fortresses, greenhouses, or inns.
That only happens when high-level Pokémon GO and Ingress players submit places of interest via https://wayfarer.nianticlabs.com
Have you looked at the elementary school in https://www.openstreetmap.org
If it’s not tagged correctly, then spawns won’t be blocked.
But perhaps I’m wrong, and it’s just POIs (fortresses, greenhouses, and inns) that are blocked—not spawns.
It not necessarily that TPTB don’t want schoolchildren and soldiers playing HPWU. They don’t want random players showing up at schools and military bases.
The map data comes from https://www.openstreetmap.org
All three Niantic games use the same map: HPWU, Pokémon GO, and Ingress.
Certain tags in OMS prevent spawns, including elementary schools and military installations.
Dungeon Fellowship is quite new and similar to Magic Streets/Orna etc.:
>Here in the northeast US, it rains fairly frequently, yet the escapee is not something I've seen regularly.
I’ve seen 732 Azkaban escapees in the northeast US.
They only appear when the in game weather says rain. And that only happens when https://www.accuweather.com has predicted rain for your location.
Weather comes from https://www.accuweather.com. There is an alert for your location. (For example, sun + wind + low humidity = wildfire risk.)
The dragon icon means your regional dragon can spawn in that weather.
The only way I'm aware this can happen is if the area is maliciously marked as an "airport" or similar in openStreetmap & then that is imported into Wizards Unite / Pokemom Go, but I took a look and it seems OK:
I also checked on the Ingress Intel map and all the portals are still there.
Are multiple people effected? Are the Inns/Stops/Portals still not showing in WU / Pokémon Go / Ingress?
Thanks, it seems to be centered on a historic:monument tag.
Was just talking about this in my Ingress Slack's HPWU channel. The TLDR is I don't know. The sightly longer is that I suspect fortresses/greenhouses/inns are determined independently, based on qualifying portals in deferent cell sizes. You know how in PoGo, a new Pokéstop will "promote" a new gym? Not like that.
The map I was playing around with is here:
Definite rules I haven't found an exception to yet are:
I'm sure someone has done the work already with a more portal dense area, but some things I had thought were reliable trends were:
Anyways, there are those who have done more map research with better data. I look forward to a more comprehensive answer.
>My friend who frequents Saraland, which has the closest library, said that it has a 9 3/4 flag (she’s played there.)
I'm guessing that when you refer to Saraland, you're referring to Saraland, AL? I did a quick search out there, and I found the following information:
Saraland Public Library, Saraland, AL
> Sadly, there are any inns, so we can’t use DD (though idk if they would help).
I've read anecdotally that DD's don't increase spawns for this event. Maybe Trace Tonics will? I'll try testing one out tonight. But it may just be that you need to be around the library, and need to be lucky. I also heard from a friend that she saw a bunch of spawns around her library on day 1, but didn't see any today...so it may be that the spawns haven't been increased by that much.
This event seems like it was put together a bit haphazardly, but the fact that the spawns aren't that exciting for most players makes it kind of OK. I just want players to give feedback about the event so that future events are maybe better.
OK, so to resummarize:
Northridge Branch Los Angeles Public Library, Northridge, CA
Studio City Branch Library, Studio City, CA
Oakland Estuary, elevation about as close to zero as you can get without getting wet. I caught them inside the area of the Main Street Dog Park in Alameda: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/37.79046/-122.29541
(A lot of oddities spawn there, in general, but you better like Erklings.)
There is a hpwu discord called Wizards Unite Hub: https://discord.com/channels/439339976921055242/544601131192549396
It has been around for longer than the KB discord. Used to have fazes posting to the hall of prophecies regularly. OW posts her beautirufl graphics still. But other than the bot pulling down tweets from the official hpwu twitter account there has been no official update anymore.
They just check if there is a warning from accuweather.com:
> There is elevated fire weather potential across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut on Tuesday from 1 PM until 6 PM.
Could you give any more info' on your biome? What elevation do you find them at, what are the OSM tags, and what is the humidity in the area you find them?
Thanks! Do you know if the stadium nearby has a "Magical Games and Sports" banner too? It has sport:athletic tag on OSM. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82249068
This stadium has a running track and several pitches inside, all tagged with different sport tags. If all sport tags correspond to "Magical Games and Sports" banners it would be interesting to see how Niantic deals with overlapping areas there.
It doesn't always replace old assets but adds what seem to be replacement files next to the already present ones. On my main, latest and fastes phone it did this bnut it works fine. On an older one it hung too several times during first startup (not yet assets download) and I had to restart a few times. At one time the app was force closed and yet there was a significant download going on which I could see with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.internet.speed.meter.lite .
It finally started up and after downloading assets it had the normal 5GB.
The only way to get it back to 5GB is clearing all data, which is functionally equivalent to deleting and re-installing thw app and downloading all assets again. Then you'll have 5GB again.
If you're unlucky you'll have to restart stalled downloads a few times, hopefully not as many times as I had to do on this older phone. It was really frozen each time. I tried leaving it for a few hours and it didn't resume.
OP already explained, but I'll give it a try also:
The home screen on an Android phone is actually an app. You can download other apps that do the same thing and choose which one to use, just like you can download other browsers or Reddit apps and choose whatever you like best.
The type of app that shows a home screen (and app drawer optionally) is called a Launcher. The one OP uses is called "ADW Launcher 2" and the one I use is called "Nova Launcher". Launchers written by people who are not phone makers usually are a lot more customizable and powerful, but also usually have a paid option.
That still doesn't feel right. In the Play Store the game is under the Niantic name.
Why isn't it under the WB name?
By similar reasoning many games could be under the Unity name. Because it is under the Niantic name in the store you could also surmise Niantic sub-contracts out some work to outside firms like WB.
I have an Android and, of course, "there's an app for that.". I don't know about iPhones, but I suspect they maybe something similar? Here's the link to find in Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.pierro451.wizardsmasternotes
Could be a bug, could be a worn battery causing the voltage to drop during moments of high CPU load to below a level that causes a reboot.
If the battery is indeed well used see whether it also happens while connected to a charger. Check the voltage graph with this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pjw.batterywidget The voltage dropping steeply when under heavy load is a sign the battery is worn and needs replacing.
In PoGo you'd get ha big red banner telling you you don't have GPS reception. Without it the game doesn't know where to truthfully position you on the map and so it doesn' fill it with game stuff. The position shown is likely the last one from whennthe game had a GPS position.
Unfortunately checking you have GPS reception with some other app doesn't fix this without actually restarting the game too. This shouldn't be necessary of course and the map should be filled as soon as a GPS lock has become available. It is yet another bug that needs fixing.
On Android you could use this Speed Overlay app. It would most likely show "No GPS".
I looked this information up yesterday and there is an app called FittoFit that does this. However, it seems that for PoGo, the information carried over shows as a manual entry which does not count toward in game distance.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it isn't the case for WU, but we shall see.
One of the links I found yesterday
I use this app to put the "caffeine" option in my quick settings tiles. This allows me to toggle an option to keep the screen always on with one tap.
I have a Galaxy S10e so YMMV, but my phone has an option to turn off the screen while in a pocket. Probably want to make sure that's off. Also I've added an option to my quick settings tiles called "caffeine." It keeps the phone awake until you toggle it again. I toggle it on when I'm playing because my game doesn't keep my screen on otherwise. The app I use for this is called "Tiles" and requires a bit of setup but isn't too hard: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en_US
I am in the US, and don't have the game yet, but I've seen a similar issue when taking photospheres in the StreetView app. When you take a photosphere the app shows you a dot that is supposed to be in a fixed position in real world and and when you move your phone to point at the dot the app takes a picture. Sometimes the dot drifts horizontally.
Recalibrating compass and accelerometer always helps with this issue. I use GPS Status app for the calibration, but it can be done with many other apps too. Compass can be calibrated even with Google Maps. Recalibrating compass may be enough for the game - for the photosphere you want to recalibrate accelerometer too.
I don't have good way to post an image, but here is the link to the app in the play store
It has been updated to show launch in 1D 22H 58M 35S (12:00 AM Friday in y time zone).
Says +/- 30 days
The app has a lot of other information like links to wutubers, other groups, etc.
Try reposting it as just the Amazon link, without a referral tag.
I stripped the referral tracking code from this link if you want to repost it.