Wizards Unite Event Walkthrough: Christmas Calamity I 🎄

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As we are becoming acostumed to, December will be another month packed full of special events. The Calamity takes no holidays, it seems! Less than a day before the new Brilliant Event kicks off, we finally got a look at the tasks (and rewards) the Christmas Calamity has in store for us. Let’s check them out!

Christmas Calamity I Brilliant Event

Lasting an entire week (from December 3rd to December 10th), this will be the first part of the Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event (with the second part running from December 17th to December 24th). This event will let us complete the first page of the event Registry and also get some more of those precious restricted books that are holding our professional careers back.

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The Christmas Calamity Event tasks

Just like in all previous events, this one will be split into four parts. Every task will have its own reward, with a larger reward once each of the four parts are completed. This is where we will get our Restricted Section books, along with Brilliant Foundables, event XP and much more. Let’s take a closer look at those tasks.

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Christmas Calamity I  1/4

  • Collect 5 Yule Ball Invitations from Inns – 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Return 3 Medium Threat Foundables – 10 Brilliant Family XP
  • Add 1 Friend – 20 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 1 Restricted Section Books
    • 500 XP
    • 20 Brilliant Family XP
    • 1 Ministry ID lens
    • 3 Baneberry
    • 2 Powdered Dragon Claw

Christmas Calamity 2/4

  • Brew 4 Potions – 300 XP
  • Send 5 Gifts – 15 Brilliant Family XP
  • Collect 5 Yule Ball Invitations from Greenhouses– 20 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 25 Brilliant Family XP
    • 3 Restricted Section Books
    • 1 Ministry ID frame
    • 1 Punch Bowl Foundable
    • 2 Unicorn Hair
    • 6 Snowdrop

Christmas Calamity I  3/4

  • Collect 7 Yule Ball Invitations from Gnome Confoundables – 500 XP
  • Win 5 Wizarding Challenges – 500 XP
  • Return 5 Brilliant Hagrid and Madam Maxime– 15 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 25 Brilliant Family XP
    • 3 Restricted Section Books
    • 1 Ministry ID sticker
    • 1 Ministry ID lens
    • 2 Dark Detectors

Christmas Calamity 4/4

  • Collect 15 Yule Ball Invitations from Gnome Confoundables– 750 XP
  • Unlock 3 Portkeys – 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • Return 5 Brilliant Hermione and Victor – 25 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 1 Ministry ID frame
    • 50 Gold Coins
    • 5 Restricted Section Books
    • 1 Grumpy Ron Foundable
    • 1 Ministry ID lens

Our take on the tasks

Let’s look a little deeper into the tasks and figure out which ones we’ll need to prepare for, which ones might hold us back and more.

The Yule Ball invitations

There is one main change that surprised us a bit. The Yule Ball invitations. We don’t know when or where they’ll be used, though we suspect they might come in handy for the 12 Tasks of Christmas event later in the month.

We will need to collect these invitations to complete each of the four parts of the Event Tasks. There’s no telling how hard they will be to find, although we are hoping they will show up fairly often. However, this is one thing that could potentially get us stuck a few times during the event.

These Yule Ball invitations will come from different sources. We will find them in Greenhouses, Inns, Brilliant Traces and Foundables with Gnomes as a Confoundable.

The Traces with Gnome Confoundables are:

  • Acromantula Eggs – Care of Magical Creatures Family
  • Sorting Hat – Hogwarts School Family
  • Baby Niffler – Magizoology Family
  • Beater’s Bat – Magical Games and Sports Family
  • Luna Quidditch Fan – Magical Games and Sports Family
  • Weasley Clock – Mysterious Artefacts Family
  • The Quibbler – Wonders of the Wizarding World Family
  •  Howlers – Wonders of the Wizarding World Family
  • Giant’s Helm – Wonders of the Wizarding World Family

The Potions

While we need to brew four Potions in order to complete the second set of tasks, the game doesn’t specify which Potions it has to be. So we are free to brew anything we want. Just make sure all four will be ready by the time the event starts so you won’t be stuck waiting for them to finish brewing.


For this event we will need to unlock three Portkeys. This is part of the last set of tasks, so don’t worry if you don’t have silver keys or don’t want to use them. You will be able to complete all other tasks and walk those three Portkeys (of any type) at your own pace.

However, if you still have some Legends of Hogwarts 1km Portkeys left you might want to save them for the event. That will save you between 1 and 9 km per Portkey.

Another thing worth mentioning: Portkeys from the Brilliant Event Part I will always yield a Part I Foundable (in this case Brilliant Yule Ball Programme). So keep that in mind and make sure you don’t fill up your queue or leave them unopened, or you might run out of room and waste time when Part II begins. Also, if you have Brilliant Portkeys left over from the previous event remember there’s no way to tell them apart.


This time we have a generic Fortress task. In part 3/4 we need to win 5 Wizarding Challenges. This will be a good chance to use those Brilliant Event Runestones and knock out two pixies with one stone. You will complete the task and get some Brilliant Ice Sculpture of Castle Fragments while you’re at it.

As for the Brilliant Runestones themselves, remember those will yield Part I fragments until Part II starts. Then during Part II week you will get Part II fragments from those same Runestones. After that, they will yield Part I and II randomly when you use the Runestone. But these Runestones give you Family XP and every time we rank up we get 5 more scrolls, so get as many as you can. You can keep receiving those Fragments indefinitely as far as we can tell.

Christmas Calamity I Special Goodies

SOS Bundles and Complimentary Gifts

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  • Complimentary Gift (free)
    • 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
    • 25 Spell Energy
  • SOS Bundle (325 Gold Coins)
    • 1 Silver Key
    • 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
    • 2 Tonic for Trace Detection
    • 50 Spell Energy
  • Brilliant Bundle (725 Gold Coins)
    • 2 Silver Keys
    • 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions
    • 5 Tonic for Trace Detection
    • 100 Spell Energy
  • Bonus Bundle (1900 Gold Coins)
    • 15 Silver Keys
    • 15 Tonic for Trace Detection
    • 5 Dark Detectors
    • 150 Spell Energy

Also remember, if you have a Sponsored Fortress nearby do give it a visit. They now include Spell Energy as a reward for completing a Wizarding Challenge.

Tasks Rewards Summary

As for the reward, if we complete every task we will get:

  • 2550 XP
  • 200 Brilliant Family XP
  • 2 Brilliant Foundables
  • 1 Ministry ID frame
  • 2 Ministry ID lens
  • 2 Ministry ID sticker
  • 50 Gold Coins
  • 14 Restricted Section Books
  • 2 Dark Detectors
  • 13 Potions Ingredients

Where to get the Christmas Calamity I Event Foundables

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Let’s have a look at where we can find each of the Brilliant Event Foundables:

  • Hermione and Viktor – On the map
  • Hagrid and Madam Maxime – On the map
  • Punch Bowl – Complete step 2/4 of the Event tasks
  • Grumpy Ron – Complete step 4/4 of the Event task
  • Ice Sculpture of Castle (3 Fragments) – Use a Brilliant Runestone (important!) in Wizarding Challenges (any level)
  • Yule Ball Programme (5 Fragments) – In 3km Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus

Bonus Assignment

This month we will also have two sets of Bonus Assignments, one for each part of the Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event.

Here are the details for the Christmas Calamity I Bonus Assignment

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This assignment will appear once we finish all of the Brilliant Event I tasks and will end with the event, on December 10th. To complete this assignment we will have to:

  • Collect 30 Yule Ball invitations from Brilliant Traces – 2 Dark Detectors
  • Return 15 High Threat Founbdables – Ministry ID Title
  • Send 10 gifts – Hat Lens

Rewards for completion:

    • 2000 XP
    • 100 Family XP

Brilliant Event Tips

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before and during the event.

  • Brew your Potions in advance. You will only need four.
  • Don’t be shy about using those Dark Detectors. And remember you can use up to three in the same Inn.
  • Check out our Friend Code map and grab some codes to use in part 1/4 – Add 1 Friend
  • If you receive a Friend Request make sure you don’t accept it until the Event begins or it won’t count towards the task.
  • Try to save some Gift Boxes. You will need to send 5 to complete part 2/4 and 10 more in the Bonus Assignment.
  • We don’t yet know how or when we’ll use the Yule Ball invitations, but we certainly recommend you get as many as you can during the Event.
  • If you can, try to start the event with full energy. It will make the first day go much better.
  • Find an area with enough Inns and Greenhouses to move between. Remember the 5 minute waiting period.
  • Master your spells. And most importantly, remember the game values speed over accuracy.
  • Use Exstimulo Potion as needed. Remember that now leftover potion will be saved for the following encounter.
  • Make room in your vaults for ingredients and potions.
  • We’re all sure to meet some new Potterheads during the week. What better way to make new friends and possibly new teammates for your next Fortress incursion? Don’t be shy and reach out!
  • And the most important one: Have fun! (And try to convert as many Muggles as possible!)

That’s what we have for today, so go play!

Make sure you’re ready to make the most of the event, add your Friend Code to our map if you haven’t yet. You can also have a look around the map and find players in your area!

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If you have any more tips for new players make sure to leave them in the comment section! We’d love to make the most the event.

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