Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Hack takes place in 1984. It’s an important day to remember.
The canonical Harry Potter universe stretches centuries, but the most crucial era, when it comes to Hogwarts Mystery Hack, is the time between Voldemort’s preliminary rise and Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts. It’s an interesting period because we don’t really know very well what happened during that time; it’s your character’s chance to explore. While it may be tempting to include situations in from Harry’s schooldays, it’s important that those little callbacks fall into line with the lore establish by writer J.K. Rowling.
The issue is when those little fan winks and nods don’t match with the historical dates of established occurrences in the Harry Potter universe — for example, the introduction of the Firebolt.
The Firebolt is a world-class racing broom that was made by Randolph Spudmore in 1993. Harry was main wizards to get the Firebolt in Dec 1993; it was a surprise from his godfather-on-the-run, Sirius Dark. The broom was designed to be a replacement for his old Nimbus 2000, that was damaged by Hogwarts’ Whomping Willow after having a Quiddich game between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. The Firebolt was then spotted again through the 1994 Quiddich Wold Glass finals.
Yet in some way the Firebolt makes an appearance in Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Hack. The Firebolt turns up in a question asked during your character’s flying course in 1984. The game expects players to have an institutional understanding of the Firebolt because it’s a big part of the original Harry Potter canon, but the broom should not have existed in 1984.
Another tiny fault that players have discovered is the utterance of Professor Umbridge’s name. Teacher Dolores Umbridge, of course, is one of the nastiest witches to ever before be employed at Hogwarts. She commenced in Harry’s fifth year, following the fatality of Cedric Diggory during the Triwizard Cup and Voldemort’s go back inside the Goblet of Flame. A committed follower of Cornelius Fudge, the then Minister of Magic, Umbridge came into Hogwarts to quell Harry’s cries exclaiming Voldemort was again.
Umbridge only became a teacher in 1996, working her entire life prior compared to that session in the Ministry of Magic. She became a member of the Ministry immediately after graduating, accepting a posture as a “lowly intern in the Improper Use of Magic Office,” relating to Pottermore.
In Hogwarts Mystery, however, a question asks students who the Divination teacher is and one of the possible answers is Umbridge. Even if the question was a play on Divination looking to the future, it’s still the wrong position. Umbridge was Hogwarts’ Protection Against the Deep Arts professor for one 12 months, not Divination. Actually, Umbridge was the reason that Teacher Trewlaney, the girl who would be in charge of Divination at Hogwarts in Hogwarts Enigma, was terminated in 1996.
These are simply a couple instances — and are admittedly just a little know-it-all-ish — but Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises ever before and is built greatly on historical lore organized by Rowling. The callbacks to popular Harry Potter moments can be endearing, but considering what lengths the game goes to stay period-accurate (the Death Eaters are in prison or away from home, Voldemort is in covering, etc.), these questions come off as poorly researched.