AT&T and Wizards Unite are teaming up to bring Fortresses to more places.

What you need to know

  • AT&T stores across the U.S. will become Fortresses in Herry Potter Wizards Unite.
  • These will be new Points of Interest, adding to the existing network.
  • AT&T own Time Warner, who owns Warner Bros, helped make Harry Potter Wizards Unite
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is great and you should play it

Wizards Unite has only been live for a short time now but it is already showing itself to be an excellent augmented reality game. As the game was made by Niantic — the creators of Pokémon GO — Portkey games, and Warner Brothers Games San Fransisco, it stands to reason that AT&T — the company that owns Warner Bros. — would want to get a piece of the pie.

AT&T is currently having its annual AT&T Shape conference, where the company talks about its ideas for the future and technology. At a briefing at the conference, the team from Niantic and WB games San Fransisco announced that AT&T stores across the country will become Fortresses in the Wizards Unite Game.

Fortresses are a special type of Point of Interest in Wizards Unite that allow you to fight Wizards Challenges and give you great rewards and XP boosts. By making all the AT&T stores in the U.S. into Fortresses, Niantic is increasing the number of Points of Interest considerably, something is sorely needed, especially in more rural areas.

While this is interesting news it shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Niantic has a history of partnering with companies that have a large store base. In Pokémon GO, every Starbucks in the U.S. is a Pokéstop, so it stands to reason they would be willing to partner with another company to increase its playable areas in the game.

Probably the biggest reason though is AT&T own Warner Bros. and by extension WB Games San Fransisco. It makes perfect sense for the company to promote a game it profits from at stores it already owns. It really is a win-win for AT&T. We haven’t been able to confirm if this has rolled out yet but it should be happening soon.

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