Hogwarts Mystery Hack takes place in 1984. It’s an important night out to remember.
The canonical Harry Potter world stretches hundreds of years, but the most important era, when it comes to Hogwarts Mystery Hack, is the time between Voldemort’s first rise and Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts. It’s a fascinating period because we don’t really know what happened throughout that time; it’s your character’s chance to explore. While it could be tempting to add occurrences in from Harry’s schooldays, it’s important that those little callbacks line up with the lore place by publisher J.K. Rowling.
The issue is when those little admirer winks and nods don’t match with the historical dates of established occurrences in the Harry Potter world — for example, the introduction of the Firebolt.
The Firebolt is a world-class race broom that was produced by Randolph Spudmore in 1993. Harry was main wizards to receive the Firebolt in December 1993; it was a gift from his godfather-on-the-run, Sirius Black color. The broom was designed to be a replacement for his old Nimbus 2000, that was ruined by Hogwarts’ Whomping Willow after a Quiddich game between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. The Firebolt was then spotted again through the 1994 Quiddich Wold Glass finals.
Yet somehow 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 with an institutional understanding of the Firebolt because it’s a large area of the original Harry Potter canon, but the broom shouldn’t have existed in 1984.
Another tiny mistake that players have discovered is the utterance of Professor Umbridge’s name. Professor Dolores Umbridge, of course, is one of the nastiest witches to ever before be used at Hogwarts. She commenced in Harry’s 5th year, following death of Cedric Diggory through the Triwizard Cup and Voldemort’s come back in The Goblet of Open fire. A committed follower of Cornelius Fudge, the then Minister of Magic, Umbridge came into Hogwarts to quell Harry’s cries exclaiming Voldemort was back.
Umbridge only became a teacher in 1996, working her life time prior compared to that appointment in the Ministry of Magic. She became a member of the Ministry right after graduating, accepting a position as a “lowly intern in the Improper Usage of Magic Office,” matching 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 Dark Arts professor for one year, not Divination. In fact, Umbridge was the reason that Teacher Trewlaney, the woman who would be in charge of Divination at Hogwarts in Hogwarts Secret, was fired in 1996.
These are only a couple cases — and are admittedly just a little know-it-all-ish — but Harry Potter is one of the very most popular franchises ever before and is made greatly on historical lore laid out by Rowling. The callbacks to popular Harry Potter occasions can be endearing, but considering what lengths the game goes to stay period-accurate (the Fatality Eaters are in prison or on the run, Voldemort is in hiding, etc.), these questions come off as inadequately researched.