Hogwarts Mystery Hack takes place in 1984. It’s an important particular date to remember.
The canonical Harry Potter universe stretches ages, but the most crucial era, when it comes to Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Hack, is the period between Voldemort’s original climb and Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts. It’s an interesting period because we don’t really know very well what happened throughout that time; it’s your character’s chance to explore. While it can be tempting to include occurrences in from Harry’s schooldays, it is important that those little callbacks line up with the lore placed by creator J.K. Rowling.
The problem is when those little fan winks and nods don’t match up with the historical times of established occurrences in the Harry Potter universe — for example, the benefits of the Firebolt.
The Firebolt is a world-class auto racing broom that was made by Randolph Spudmore in 1993. Harry was one of the first wizards to receive the Firebolt in Dec 1993; it was a present from his godfather-on-the-run, Sirius Dark colored. The broom was designed to be a replacement for his old Nimbus 2000, which was damaged by Hogwarts’ Whomping Willow after having a Quiddich game between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. The Firebolt was then noticed 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 throughout your character’s flying course in 1984. The game expects players with 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 uncovered is the utterance of Professor Umbridge’s name. Teacher Dolores Umbridge, of course, is one of the nastiest witches to ever be employed at Hogwarts. She commenced in Harry’s 5th year, following a fatality of Cedric Diggory during the Triwizard Glass and Voldemort’s return inside the Goblet of Fireplace. A dedicated follower of Cornelius Fudge, the then Minister of Magic, Umbridge arrived to Hogwarts to quell Harry’s cries exclaiming Voldemort was back.
Umbridge only became a professor in 1996, working her entire life prior to that visit in the Ministry of Magic. She joined up with the Ministry immediately after graduating, accepting a position as a “lowly intern in the Improper Usage of Magic Office,” matching to Pottermore.
In Hogwarts Puzzle, 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 seeking to the near future, it’s still the incorrect position. Umbridge was Hogwarts’ Protection Against the Deep Arts professor for one time, not Divination. Actually, Umbridge was the reason why that Teacher Trewlaney, the woman who would maintain charge of Divination at Hogwarts in Hogwarts Mystery, was terminated in 1996.
These are simply a couple cases — and are admittedly a little know-it-all-ish — but Harry Potter is one of the very most popular franchises ever before and is built closely on historical lore organized by Rowling. The callbacks to popular Harry Potter occasions can be endearing, but considering how far the game goes to stay period-accurate (the Fatality Eaters are in prison or on the run, Voldemort is at hiding, etc.), these questions come off as poorly researched.