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What you can do for an encore is always a question in the mobile games industry. Even though the first Battleheart game was a pretty sweet fantasy RPG, that was no guarantee that Battleheart 2 would keep the quality flag held high. Fortunately, Mika Mobile has kept pretty much everything players liked about the first game intact while adding just enough new stuff to make the sequel feel like its own thing.
Even mobile gamers who generally prefer their RPGs to be the turn-based variety will probably be willing to make room in their hearts for this one. Battleheart 2 certainly isn’t hard to grasp, but we’ve still put together a guide full of tips, tricks and strategies to help you battle your way through all that awaits you.
Combat basics: How to attack, defend and more
Battleheart 2 puts you in control of four adventurers to tackle increasingly difficult battles against about a dozen different types of regular enemies and a fun variety of bosses. The combat takes place in real time, but the simplicity of the way the controls work means it isn’t as intimidating as it might sound.
To have one of your characters use their basic attacks on an enemy, simply tap and drag a line from the character to the target. You’ll see your adventurer move to melee range or just close enough to use ranged attacks, if applicable. Once locked on, they will continue to attack until their target is done for. Characters will also usually start attacking any enemy that moves within range without you having to lift a finger.
Every character also has up to three active abilities you can see by tapping on them and looking for the buttons in the top-left corner. Activating one of these abilities is as simple as taping the button, but every one has a cooldown timer before it can be used again.
Bonus tip: Monsters will attack the character with the highest armor value in most cases. Thus, you can get them to attack your heartier tank characters (signified by a shield icon) just by marching said tank into battle before committing anyone else. It’s also great to use a tank up close to allow ranged damage-dealers to do their thing without much risk.
How to swap out characters
Since Battleheart 2 features 12 different heroes, part of the fun is experimenting with different character combinations. Fortunately, swapping one for another couldn’t be simpler. From the menu screen, simply tap on any of the character portraits and then scroll through the potential replacements. Tap the green checkmark if you find one you like, but remember that you probably have leveled and geared up the one you are sending to the bench.
Speaking of which …
How to improve your characters’ gear and skills
After every battle, you’ll earn either gold, skill points or crystals, each of which has an important and distinct role at making your adventurers more formidable.
- Gold – Can be spent in the Shop to purchase new weapons, armor or other gear that can improve base stats and add beneficial secondary effects.
- Skill points – Use these in the ‘Talents’ tab to either unlock new active abilities or purchase passive ones after all three actives are good to go.
- Crystals- Under the ‘Enchant’ tab, use these to make a weapon, armor or gear item better.
Bonus tips: You can pick any available battle in any order you want, so you can go for exactly the reward you need most at any given time. Just remember that the Store has different items in it every time you visit, so if there’s something you really want, you need to buy it when you see it to make sure you don’t miss out. Need more gold? You can drag unequipped items into an empty slot in the Store and you will receive some gold for it, the amount determined by a small tab over the item description.
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Since a big part of the fun in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to take a young witch or wizard through the entire school experience at Hogwarts, you wouldn’t think many players would intentionally want to start over. Straight ahead would seem the way to go, checking out whatever content still awaits — especially since the developers are adding more over time, beginning with Year 3, which wasn’t in the game at launch.
Still, we’ve seen plenty of mobile gamers asking at various places around the internet how to restart Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery so they could start anew. Maybe they weren’t happy with the gender or appearance choices they made, or they rethought certain decisions made at various places during their adventure. Since the game doesn’t support multiple saves per se, the question is a good one: Is there a way to reset things?
The short answer is no in that the game doesn’t include a specific restart function, even if you go into its options menu. The longer explanation is also a happier one, though, as there definitely are ways to start all over if you’re determined to do so.
Restart the game with wifi turned off
This is a solution we’ve seen reported to work in various forums. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Exit out of Hogwarts Mystery, closing the app entirely.
- Put your phone or tablet in airplane mode or otherwise turn off both wifi and cellular signal, if applicable.
- Launch Hogwarts Mystery again. You’ll get an error message since the game needs wifi or data to play, like many mobile games these days
- Close the game, again exiting and shutting the app down completely.
- Reconnect your device to the internet and launch Hogwarts Mystery for a second time.
Note that if you linked to Facebook to save your progress between devices, you’ll have the option of restoring your old game data, and you obviously don’t want to do that if your whole aim is to restart from the beginning. However, you will want to make sure your Facebook account is linked going forward with the new playthrough if you want to have your new save backed up.
Play Hogwarts Mystery on a different device, not linked to Facebook
This is a little bit of a common sense solution, but if you have a second phone or tablet, you can simply start a fresh save on that device and choose not to link it to your Facebook account. That limits you to playing just on that device since the social media link is necessary for cross-playing, but it’s certainly a viable way to go, especially if you just want to dabble in a second account and see what happens with things like sorting, wand choice and the like.
As well, you can always decide to link your Facebook account later and then use that save to transfer back to the first device you used to play Hogwarts Mystery.
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While the world has been waiting for the announcement of Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch since the console was first launched, what Nintendo actually revealed this week was even better — especially for mobile gamers. Not only will the upcoming games arriving this fall have a direct connection to Pokemon GO, there’s also a third title that is on Switch now and coming to mobile in June.
We’ve summarized everything you need to know about the Pokemon Switch games and what they mean to you as a mobile gamer, so let’s get into it.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee
As was heavily rumored since people caught wind of Nintendo making moves to trademark the names, the pair of core Nintendo Switch Pokemon games centers on two of the oldest and most popular Pokemon, Pikachu and Eevee. In keeping with the tradition of the franchise, this pair of games that arrives on Nov. 16 will be similar in terms of content but have different characters in the spotlight.
The announcement trailer shows exactly why the word ‘Go’ is in the titles, as throwing a Poke Ball to collect Pokemon will be a big part of these games too, and while they will be playable with a single Joy-Con, there’s also a new Poke Ball Plus peripheral with lights and sound to add to the immersion factor.
It will be interesting to see exactly how the new games push things forward for the Switch or if they end up being exactly what people wanted, but with Game Freak behind them, there should be strong RPG elements as well.
Another big part of Nintendo’s reveals is how Pokemon GO will connect with the two Switch games in a very direct fashion. For starters, people will be able to catch Pokemon from the Kanto region in GO and bring them directly into Let’s Go, which is a cool idea. The Poke Ball Plus will also be usable in the mobile game, though you’re almost certain to get some unusual looks from the uninitiated if you do that.
There was also a very intriguing tidbit in the Nintendo press release that promised the following:
Something special will also be coming to the world of Pokémon GO, making the connection between both games even more appealing for Trainers. Details for this will be revealed in the near future.
That makes it sound like Pokemon GO itself will get a big update to correspond to the Switch games when they launch, so it’s worth keeping tabs on news headed into the fall even if you never plan on playing the Let’s Go titles.
Last but certainly not least, given that it’s coming to mobile soon, is Pokemon Quest. A completely separate game that is already available on the Switch, Pokemon Quest is an action RPG with a blocky, pixel art style (think Pokemon x Crossy Road and you’ve got it) that is said to be targeting a late June release on iOS and Android.
We’ve played it briefly and can report that it throws you into simple but hectic battles as your team of three Pokemon explore a mysterious island and run into lots of the native Pokemon on the way. They execute basic attacks on their own, but your timing with their special moves is critical. You also have a base camp you can expand with decorations to gain buffs, plus you can cook different types of food to attract more Pokemon to befriend.
Pokemon Quest is a lot of what people traditionally like about Pokemon but with a few new tweaks, and it should be popular when it hits mobile. We’ll keep you posted on release information as we learn it.
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In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, your professors love to quiz you on facts about the Harry Potter universe. In most lessons, you’ll have to deal with energy-burning action sections where you tap on different objects around the room to progress, broken up by brief segments where you must either tap a circle at the correct time to focus, or answer a question correctly.
For each quiz, you’ll be asked one question at a time to progress, with bonus experience as the reward. If you answer incorrectly, you’ll have to expend even more energy to finish the lesson, and given the already slow pace of the game, no one wants that. You want to get the right answers every time. Don’t worry if you get one wrong–it’s an energy loss, but you won’t have to redo the lesson or otherwise be penalized.
Each of your three classes in your first year has a different set of questions it can pull from, and not all are necessarily related to the lesson you’re in. Some of them will ask basic Harry Potter and magic facts you can glean from the game, but if you’re not up on your Harry Potter lore, you may find yourself struggling to answer some of the more obscure ones. We’ve taken as many questions as we could discover in each of your three first-year classes: Potions, Charms, and Flying, and given you the answers so you can proceed.
Do note that these do not include friendship questions for conversations with characters like Rowan. To master those, you’ll need both high skills in certain areas and an understanding of the character. Check out our friendship guide for more on these interactions. Note too that this is just a guide for your first year at Hogwarts. Because the game gates you with energy and a slower pace, we haven’t gotten to the second year yet! You’ll have to brush up on your book and film lore alongside us to conquer later classes.
Who wrote the book “Magical Draughts and Potions?”
What kind of cauldron do first years need to use?
What is the best way to extract juice from the Sopophorous Bean?
Which ingredient is not used in the Shrinking Solution?
What do you say to summon a broom to your hand?
Which of these is not a variety of broom?
A Firebolt is a type of what?
Where are flying lessons held?
The Training Ground
Who is the Flying Professor?
Who is the Potions Professor?
Who is the Divination Professor?
Madam Hooch has distinct yellow what?
What is the name of America’s magical government?
No spell yet devised allows a wizard to do what?
Why would you Cast Alohomora?
Unlock a Door.
Which of these is not a cleaning spell?
What kind of spell is Flipendo?
What is the effect of the Stupefy spell?
What does the charm Lumos provide?
Who teaches care of magical creatures?
Who is the History of Magic Professor?
What does Professor Vector teach?
Who is the Transfiguration Professor?
Professor Minerva McGonagall.
Before Dumbledore, who was the headmaster of Hogwarts?
What is the name of the wizard village near Hogwarts?
See a question not on this list? Let us know! There are lots of possible questions you can be asked in your first year, and even more beyond that in classes we haven’t yet unlocked. Keep playing and test your Harry Potter knowledge.
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There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of energy when enjoying a free-to-play mobile game, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery can be more confounding than any charm or spell in that regard. One moment you’re enjoying everything the RPG has to offer and cruising through parts of a chapter, and next minute, bam, you’re stuck with no energy and with no choice but to pay for more or wait for it to refill at the rate of one point for every several minutes.
Alas, there’s no true way around this, as Hogwarts Mystery is designed to monetized in this fashion. There’s no way to pay to win, but the energy system is more or less set up to capitalize on mobile gamers’ impatience.
Buying more energy is certainly an option, as you can hit the in-game store and buy energy for Gems at any time, starting with 10 units of energy for 20 Gems. However, we’d rather cast a Lumos spell on how you can get more energy for free in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, because that’s much more fun.
Complete one whole lesson or encounter that uses energy
This is the big one. Every time you tackle a lesson, you’ll need to use energy to complete certain tasks that earn you stars before the lesson’s time limit expires. This is true of some non-lesson encounters as well.
Once you finish the entire lesson or encounter — that is, once you’ve earned enough stars to pass it and move on — you’ll get a complete energy refill. You can use this to your advantage when you are close to finishing one but run out of energy. Wait just long enough to have enough energy to knock out that final star, and when you do, you’ll have a full magical tank to continue playing.
Finish certain tasks within a lesson or encounter
As you’ll quickly learn once you start playing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, finishing a lesson or encounter means tapping on any person or object with a glowing blue outline. That, in turn, will give you a task to complete simply by tapping it on it a certain number of times, using one point of energy for each tap.
Finishing one of these tasks will earn you rewards that include XP for your student, coins and occasionally a point or two of energy, though you won’t know until you actually finish the task if that’s the case.
Bonus tip: If you have multiple tasks to choose from, tap on them once just to see how much energy they cost to complete and then tap somewhere else, like on the blank ground, so you won’t commit to that task. Checking all of them to see which one can be completed quickest can help you conserve your energy, and if you get lucky and the rewards work out in your favor, you can possibly cruise through the whole deal more efficiently.
Choose energy as your star reward
Every time you earn a star during a lesson or encounter, you’ll be able to pick from three different rewards. Most often, these are XP to increase a specific stat for your character, but the selection sometimes includes coins, energy and even Gems.
It goes without saying that with energy as precious as it is in Hogwarts Mystery, you should go with that unless it’s the final star of a lesson, in which case you’re getting a full energy refill anyway. Gems are a good second choice when available so you can start stockpiling in case you want to buy some energy down the road.
Make sure to check out our other Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery guides, including how to play for free longer.
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