Adventure Sync was a well-liked feature in Pokémon GO, so where is it in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has quite a few similarities to Niantic’s previous location-based AR game, Pokémon GO, meaning a big part of the game involves you moving around walking!
While Pokémon GO required you to walk to hatch eggs (either 2KM, 5KM, or 10KM), Harry Potter: Wizards Unite requires the same distances for Portmonteaus which unlock Portkeys that give you a bunch of goodies. While it wasn’t available at launch, Niantic eventually included a feature known as Adventure Sync for Pokémon Go that allowed players to use their phone to track steps and distance without the game running. Unfortunately, Adventure Sync (or a comparable feature) appears to be missing from Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, meaning you have to have the app open in order to log any distance.
The game drains your battery
Adventure Sync was such a welcome feature for a number of reasons, but a huge part of its success was it allowed players to hatch eggs and accumulate distance walked to receive rewards without having to have the app open on their phones.
7 Tips to save your battery while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite drains your battery (much like Ingress and Pokémon GO), and when the app is actively running, its a very noticeable decline in battery performance on almost any device.
Will Adventure Sync come to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
There’s no official word on whether or not Adventure Sync (or a feature like it) will come to the game. There’s been some speculation that it’s just automatically included in the game; however, it is a feature you can toggle on or off in Pokémon GO, and I would have to imagine if it was in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the ability to enable or disable the feature would be included.
Harry Potter accessories we love
Hogwarts phone case
$10 at Amazon
Show your love of the Potterverse, and protect your phone with this beautiful faux-leather case. The Hogwarts crest burns bright on the front with plenty of room inside for some cash and cards too.
Harry Potter themed power bank
$15 at Amazon
This may not be the most powerful power bank ever but it should give your iPhone enough extra juice to get you through a Fortress or two. And it has the Hogwarts symbol on! That’s worth the price right there.
Hogwarts House PopSocket
$15 at Amazon
Represent your house with a secure way to grip your phone while walking on your magical adventure casting spells and securing Foundables.
Harry Potter Over The Ear Headphones
$25 at Amazon
Show your love of Harry Potter to the whole world, while shutting that same world out with these funky headphones from ihome.