Harry Potter: Wizards Unite cheats, tips - Focus, Fortresses, Grade and more explained

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite cheats, tips - Focus, Fortresses, Grade and more explained

Complete all the Wizarding Challenges with this guide

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite includes things like Focus, Fortresses, Grade, Wizarding Challenges… All a bunch of esoteric mumbo-jumbo, even to hardcore Harry Potter fans. So what does it all mean?

Well, that's what we're here to solve it for you. Whether you need a glossary to explain the dumb terms, or want some tips to help you through these challenges, we've got what you need below, so read on and get ready…

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The fortress

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If you've been exploring the world in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you may have noticed a few towering fortresses dotting the land. These fortresses are essentially the Harry Potter equivalent of Pokémon GO's gyms, and similarly, are the main place where you will be doing battle.

You won't be performing much combat on an average day, but if you want to start a fight with someone, a fortress is a great place to do it.

Each fortress has several grades inside, each progressively more difficult than the last. If you're going solo, you should ensure you've invested in offensive spells and skills in the Lessons section of the Profession menu.

With some decent skills, you should be able to clear out Grade 3 by yourself, but Grade 4 is pretty darn challenging, and will require you to stock up on potions.

Clearing floors will give you experience, stickers for the registry, materials for crafting, and much more. It can be very beneficial to regularly clear of fortresses, especially since there are often daily tasks or achievements relating to them.

The fortress isn't exactly an essential place to visit, but will give you a bunch of bonuses and items that you can use in the future, so if you've got five minutes to waste standing near a fortress, why not, do it, take a Wizarding Challenge.

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Focus with friends

When you jump into the challenge you'll notice the game points out your Focus. Focus is important for winning these battles.

Focus will partially be determined by which rune you select when you begin a Wizarding Challenge. The higher level the rune, the more focus.

Go into challenges with friends, and you'll get an even bigger focus bonus, making battle much easier.

Wizarding challenges

So battling in the fortress is known as a Wizarding Challenge. Yes, that's what it means on your daily tasks and achievements.

You'll be battling against several monsters in a row, and depending on the grade, they can be incredibly difficult.

Use potions if you're confident you can make it through, but don't waste consumables on an unrealistically high grade challenge if you're not up to it.

Your grade

Yes, the grade is essentially the difficulty, and you should choose wisely.

The first grade and second grade will be pretty simple to anyone, even if you're going solo, but once you hit grade 3 and higher, things can become more difficult.

The best ways to clear higher grades is with friends to help, potions, and good runes. Though honestly, they're not worth the effort early on unless you have help.

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