In Jam City’s Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, energy governs almost every action players can take in the game, but players only recharge one bit of energy every four minutes. Running out of energy in the middle of a task is one of the most frustrating parts of the game, so thankfully Jam City has added yet another way players can get free energy in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
Some Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players may have noticed that they now have the option to watch ads to earn some free energy whenever they run out in the middle of a task. It’s unclear how many times players are able to do this in any given day, but from our own testing, the option appears to show up at least twice a day.
The reward for watching the ad is three bits of energy, so it’s not significant, but it may still help players progress through the game at a faster rate. At the very least, it will shorten the time players have to wait to have full energy again.
Ads appear to be a new way Jam City and Portkey Games are monetizing the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery experience. Previously, the game had no ads and was funded entirely by microtransactions, but now ads are being used to hand out free energy and free gems. Some players may think less of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for the addition of ads, whereas others will appreciate the new method to stock up on the in-game currency.
Of course, previous methods to getting free energy in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are still available, so players don’t have to watch any ads in the game at all if they don’t want to. Players can go around and click on specific objects in the castle to get free energy, and they now also have the option to tap on pets for some extra energy as well.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has more ways to earn free energy in the game than ever before, which should help players get through the story much faster than usual. In the future, it will be interesting to see if Jam City adds even more free energy reserves to the game.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.