Everything You Need To Know About the New #Pottermore Update

[lead]It’s time to rejoice Harry Potter fans because JKR’s famed Pottermore just got a face lift! Pottermore, which was released in 2011, is an interactive experiences where fans can experience the stories chapter to chapter while earning house points and rewards such as exclusive Harry Potter content. Its to quote JKR “a magical corner of the Internet” and the “digital heart of the Wizarding World”[/lead]

The revival makes sense considering the impending 2016 release of the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beast’s and Where To Find Them”, the story of Newt Scavengers adventures.

So what’s changed?

Basically everything

The old site played a lot like a game where you went from chapter to chapter within the Harry Potter books, the new site is more of a wikia where you can find everything and anything that has to do with the Harry Potter Books.

And A LOT of stuff is gone

the sorting hat

house points

and challenges

just to name a few.

There’s a new logo

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In JKR’S handwriting!!!!

And it’s now split into 5 sections

Explore the Story – where you can find out more about your favorite characters, creatures and spells. There’s also a daily feature, todays is Dolores Umbridge.

Writing by JKR – JKR is still writing and its canon! You can read about everything from the Potter family history to the famed ghosts of Hogwarts

Features – The Pottermore team is here to tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Harry Potter, today’s feature – the 8 most adorable moments between Harry and Ginny

News – Updates on everything Harry Potter from The wonderful World of Harry Potter to the much anticipated Fantastic Beasts films.

Shop – Where you can buy any of the official Harry Potter merchandize you can think of.

There’s also new history on the Potter family


JKR finally details Harry’s lineage including an eccentric relative who created the Pepperup potion and Skele-grow,

you can read all about them here

So what’s to come?

Information on new characters within the Harry Potter universe

The famed sorting hat is gone, but ITS COMING BACK along with a new patronus feature where you can find your very own patronus (mines a Ginger Cat I know it)


And most importantly you can now access Pottermore from your Mobile device. Harry Potter anywhere; I‘m down.

So what are you waiting for, go check out the new and updated Pottermore

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Madeline Potts is a Sophomore Journalism student and lover of tea, ginger cats and Comic Con. She once got in a fight with Steven Moffat.