Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players were delighted when developer Jam City recently updated the game to add Year 4 content, allowing them to keep progressing through the story and have more wizarding adventures. That's not all that the update has added though, as many players have also reported seeing house-themed outfits in the game.
On social media, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players say that they have been assigned a quest called Too Cool For School. The quest dialogue explains that players have 72 hours to amass 50 stars by attending class and getting all of the stars from that class in order to fill up a progress bar, which has a level of tiered rewards. The rewards include themed avatar items based on the four Hogwarts houses - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw - as well as some gems.
At the first milestone, players will unlock a pair of pants, at the second milestone players will receive 20 gems, and at the third milestone of the quest, players will unlock a sweatshirt emblazoned with the name of their chosen Hogwarts house and the house crest. There is also a fourth milestone, which gives players a pair of sunglasses. The characters in the screenshots below can be seen wearing them but for some reason, this isn't reflected in the progress bar.
The new quest appears to be what Jam City was referring to when it teased "special rewards" for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players. However, disappointingly for the many fans who were looking forward to seeing those rewards for themselves, it doesn't seem that the quest is available to everyone. While some players say that they have already completed the quest, others are saying that there's been no mention of it at all. Players on both iOS and Android and players in different regions say that they haven't been given the quest, so it's unclear how Jam City is deciding who has access and who doesn't.
It's unclear exactly what is happening with the rolling out of the quest and whether it's just a delay because of how many regions play the game. But it may also be that Jam City is trying to test the Too Cool For School quest as much as possible in an effort to make sure it works correctly. It has already made some adjustments, with the progress bar not initially showing the sunglasses as a quest reward. Plus, Jam City does have a form for testing features as they're live in the game, including the shifting prices of microtransactions. Hopefully the developer will clarify, or make the quest available to everyone, soon.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available now on Android and iOS devices.