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Christmas Calamity Week 2 Guide

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Event Overview

The Yule Ball continues! The second week of Christmas Calamity starts today and invites players to the Yule Ball. Coming hot on the heels of the Legends of Hogwarts event and the December 2019 Community Day, this Brilliant Event looks to be a great way to play this holiday season.

Part One

  • Starts: Tues. December 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 19:00 UTC
  • Ends: Tues. December 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 19:00 UTC
  • Features: New Special Assignments and Bonus Assignments, Foundables, Registry Page, and store bundles.

As a quick note, the Brilliant Portkeys for this week will all be 3 km. Week 1 Portkeys will still give you week 1 rewards even if you open them this week. 

New Foundables

Week 1 of Christmas Calamity introduces 7 new Foundables that you can find in the following ways:

Trace Encounters

These Foundables can be found as Brilliant spawns in the overworld. You’ll encounter them while you’re out and about.

  • Brilliant Harry and Parvati
  • Brilliant Fred and Angelina
Special Assignments

These can be found by completing the event tasks. You can find these tasks listed below.

  • Brilliant Chilled Pumpkin Juice
  • Brilliant Christmas Cracker
  • Brilliant Snowy Christmas Tree
Fortress Encounters

This one can be found by completing Fortresses and Wizarding Challenges when using Brilliant Event Runestones.

  • Brilliant Haughty Draco Malfoy
Portkeys

Fragments for this Foundable can be found by unlocking Brilliant Portkeys that you obtain during the event.

  • Brilliant Hufflepuff Silver Gargoyle

Event Tasks

As always, there’s a series of special event tasks for players to complete. As of publishing, the game files do not have the full task list, so the below list is incomplete and highly subject to change. Some, if not all, of the tasks may simply be placeholders until the full task list is released.

Once all of the tasks are confirmed, we will update this list again with the tasks once they are confirmed. In the meantime, here is what is currently shown in the game files:

Christmas Calamity Week 2 Part 1/4
  • Collect 5 Baubles from Inns
    • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Complete 10 Traces
    • 10 Brilliant XP
  • Collect 5 Gifts
    • 20 Brilliant XP

Completion Rewards:

  • 20 Brilliant XP
  • 500 XP
  • 1 Restricted Section Book
  • 1 Brilliant Chilled Pumpkin Juice fragment
  • 1 Silver Key
Christmas Calamity Week 2 Part 2/4
  • Collect 5 Baubles by casting Ebublio
    • 15 Brilliant XP
  • Open 4 Portkeys
    • 300 XP
  • Send 5 Gifts
    • 20 Brilliant XP

Completion Rewards:

  • 25 Brilliant XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Yule Ball Christmas Tree frame for Ministry Portrait
  • 1 Brilliant Christmas Cracker fragment
  • 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Christmas Calamity Week 2 Part 3/4
  • Brew 5 potions 
    • 500 XP
  • Use 2 Dark Detectors
    • 500 XP
  • Return 5 High-Threat Foundables
    • 15 Brilliant XP

Completion Rewards:

  • 25 Brilliant XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Metallic Violins sticker for Ministry Portrait
  • Ice Sculpture sticker for Ministry Portrait
  • 3 Unicorn Hair
Christmas Calamity Week 2 Part 4/4
  • Collect 15 Baubles by casting Ebublio
    • 25 Brilliant XP
  • Brew 7 potions
    • 750 XP
  • Collect 25 fragments
    • 25 Brilliant XP

Completion Rewards:

  • Winter Ice Arches frame for Ministry Portrait
  • 50 gold
  • 6 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Brilliant Snowy Christmas Tree fragment
  • 2 Spell Books
Christmas Calamity Week 2 Bonus Assignment
  • Collect 30 Baubles from Brilliant Traces
    • 3 Spell Books
  • Defeat 30 Fortress foes
    • Bonus Assignment Badge
  • Send 10 Gifts
    • Yule Ball Hat lens for Ministry Portrait

Completion Rewards:

  • 2,000 XP
  • 100 Brilliant XP

Story Dialogue

As you go through the event and place images, characters will pop up to share bits of the Wizards Unite storyline with you. In case you tap the dialogue away too fast (or just want a sneak peak now), here is the dialogue. Just click to expand and reveal all of the dialogue.

Note: Not all story text is available yet. For now, you can just get a sneak peak of the opening part of the story, but we'll update the rest after the event starts. Check back soon for that update!

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Intro

I have so many fond memories of Christmas. The puddings, the baubles, the trees, the fairy lights... I remember at Hogwarts, I heard so much about the Yule Ball. It sounded like the most magical night ever.

I'll be honest with you, I wouldn't be sad if we didn't return all these Foundables from this Christmas-themed surge. They're so festive!

No. No, no no. These Foundables need to be returned just as urgently as any of the other things taken by the Calamity. You know that, Constance.

You're right, Harry. We should stay focused.

Conclusion

 

Well, it looks like the Calamity has returned to normal. And just in time for the holiday to start!

Constance... what are your plans for the holiday?

I heard that my family will be having Christmas at my sister's new house this year, but they haven't sent me any details... or her address...

Ah... well, if that doesn't work out, would you like to have Christmas dinner with us?

Christmas with the Potters? That would be lovely! Thanks, Harry!

How To Prepare

The details for this event were released pretty late, so there wasn’t a whole lot of time to prepare before it began. Regardless, here’s some tips on how best to get ready.

Get Some Potions Ready

Part four of the event tasks requires you to brew 7 potions. If you want to get this taken care of quickly, then base Exstimulo Potions are the way to go because they take the least time to brew. Potent Exstimulos and Tonics for Trace Detection are more effective long term, and Master Notes can be used to get the brew time down to something more manageable. 

If you already have potions brewing, don’t collect them quite yet. Once the task is available to you, then collect them and they’ll count towards the seven you need. Time is a big concern with this task, so it might be worth it to consider renting a cauldron to help you brew a little faster.

Crack Open Some Cold Week 1 Portkeys

Since opening 4 Portkeys is one of the event tasks, having some space to collect them is nice, but if you have some left over from week 1 then now’s the perfect time to open them up. They’ll still give you week 1 rewards, but also count towards this task for week 2.

If it’s late in the event, it’s worth it to hold on to them until week 2 because they’ll still provide week 1 rewards as well as prevent you from getting overfilled on non-event Portkeys.

Prioritize Exstimulo Potions

Exstimulo Potions are the most helpful potions, especially if you’re limited on time and/or Spell Energy. For players in rural areas, Exstimulo Potions are also extremely helpful to ensure that you don’t lose out on what few spawns that pop up. 

Conclusion

There you have it! That’s everything we know about the second week of the Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event. Be sure to check back in later as we update this guide with the confirmed event tasks and rewards, event dialogue, and more! 

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