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Hogwarts Legacy Wiki Guide: Walkthrough, Guides, Collections, Secrets, Dark Arts, Spells and more for Hogwarts Legacy! The new game from Avalanche Software set in the Harry Potter Universe!



Hogwarts Legacy Wiki

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Name Hogwarts Legacy
Release Date February 10th, 2023(PC, PS5, Xbox Series)
April 4th, 2023 (PS4 and XboxOne)
July 25th,2023 (Switch)
Genre Open World, RPG
Price U$D 69.99
Rating Teen
Mode/s Single-player
Director Alan Tew
Developer Avalanche Software
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms PC
Xbox One, Xbox Series
Playstation 4, Playstation 5
Nintendo Switch

Hogwarts Legacy is an open world RPG developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Inspired by the vast and rich world created from the mind of acclaimed writer J.K. Rowling, Hogwarts Legacy Wiki covers the entire game that offers players the chance to be a Witch or Wizard studying at the renowned magic school during the 1800s.

As mentioned, players will take the role of a 5th year student at Hogwarts and will be able to join one of the four Houses at the academy. The Wizarding World is far from the Harry Potter years, but that doesn't mean there are no dark secrets to uncover.


Hogwarts Legacy Story Overview

The game follows the story of a new student at Hogwarts, a fifth year ready to attend classes and improve magical knowledge, as well as meeting professors and new friends. But that is not all, you have the ability to manipulate powerful ancient magic, something incredibly rare. But you are not the only one, some people are trying to harness this magic to destroy wizardkind.


Hogwarts Legacy Game Features

  • Witch or Wizard: Become the Witch or Wizard you have ever dreamed of! Lots of customization options are available, from gender, face, hair type, hair color, etc. Create a unique character like no other, and enter this fantastic world!
  • Hogwarts and beyond!: Explore the renowned school of witchcraft and wizardry in all its glory! Between classes, you will be able to roam the passageways to find hidden secrets, solve puzzles using magic and explore the whole castle like never before! But that is not all of it, you will also be able to go beyond the castle walls and see what lies on the surrounding areas. Unforgettable areas from the Wizarding World, such as the Forbidden Forest or Hogsmeade, are also present. 
  • The Four Houses of Hogwarts: As any other Hogwarts students, the sorting hat will be present to allow you to join one of the four houses of Hogwarts! Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Each with its own values and philosophies, as well as their distinctive approach to magic. 
  • Magic galore: Magic and spells play a central part in Hogwarts Legacy. There are plenty of Spells to learn! Use them in diverse situations to progress the story forward! Spells are vital in combat, but can also be as equally determinant to solve environmental puzzles! Just be sure of something, don't forget your wand
  • Magical Beasts: Magical Beasts roam the land, as well as the surrounding areas of Hogwarts. Be ready to meet all kinds of fantastical creatures as you explore the secrets of the world. Face off in combat with menacing creatures lurking at every corner!
  • Fly across the world: Learn to fly on a broomstick and cover wide areas faster. 


Who is publishing Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software and Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.


Should you buy Hogwarts Legacy?

Is it OK to buy Hogwarts Legacy? The question depends on where you are coming from. If you are fan of the Harry Potter universe, you will like to see how careful the developers have been. The attention to details from the atmosphere of the scenarios, and the respect they have for the story timeline, as this game is situated far in the past, far before Harry Potter was even born, there are no chronological discrepancies. And it has a new story to tell. Of course some fans may argue that as JKR was not involved, the writing may not be the same, but most of the world have been carefully created according to her books. Harry Potter fans may find a chance to not simply view a story, but interact with it. The game includes "story difficulty" for those who are more interested in the story side of the game.

If you are a gamer looking for something fun and you are familiar with the Harry Potter universe, you will find plenty of gameplay hours in this game. The world is vast, there are many secrets and places to explore. Combat can be adjusted to be more challenging be changing the difficulty of the game, puzzles will also have limited time. Still the story of the game is very rich and even if you are not an extreme Harry Potter fan, you can still enjoy the story and atmosphere of the game.

For those who are not very familiar with the Harry Potter story, the game experience will obviously be different for you, but know that, chronologically, Hogwarts Legacy is situated about 100 years in the past from Harry Potter's birth, so you won't have to worry about continuity. You may only not get some references or be less familiar with the magic world, but you can follow the story without missing any plot detail.


What will Hogwarts Legacy cost?

The cost of the game depends on the platform and the edition you are interested in. Remember that each Edition and Platform may have individual Exclusive content that you may be interested, also depending if you are Pre-Ordering or not.

For PlayStation and XBox the Standard Edition will cost U$D 59.99 (U$D 49.99 for PS4), and Deluxe Edition will cost U$D 79.99, but if you Pre-Order for PlayStation any version, you'll obtain Exclusive PlayStation Bonus content. PC Version (Steam & Epic Store) will cost U$D 49.99 Standard Edition and U$D 59.99 for Deluxe Edition.

How to get Hogwarts Legacy early?

The Early Access version of the game is only available for PC. Early Access is obtained by Pre-Ordering Hogwarts Legacy: Deluxe Edition for PC.

What engine is Hogwarts Legacy on?

Hogwarts Legacy uses Unreal Engine. Specifically Unreal Engine 4, as its development started in 2018 and Unreal Engine 5 was not available until 2022.

When will we get a Release Date for Hogwarts Legacy?

The release date has been already revealed. There are multiple release dates depending on the chosen platform, listed below:

  • February 10th, 2023(PCPS5Xbox Series)
  • April 4th, 2023 (PS4 and XboxOne)
  • July 25th,2023 (Switch)

What is Hogwarts Legacy rated?

Each country has an individual rating, but Hogwarts Legacy is rated for Teens on most of them.

Colorblind Settings

Players will be able to change the color setting for the user interface and HUD, for the different tpyes of colorblindness such as Deuteranopia, Protanopia and Tritanopia. The aura of the spells is also very important as part of combat mechanic where players have to recongnize the color of the enemy shield to know which type of spell to cast to disable the protection. 


Hogwarts Legacy Wiki General Information


Hogwarts Legacy Wiki is a comprehensive guide for Hogwarts Legacy, a single player action-adventure open world RPG based on the Wizarding World created by the British writer J.K. Rowling in her acclaimed fantasy novels saga, Harry Potter. The game takes place long before The Boy Who Lived was around, in fact, players are able to explore the wizarding academy 100 years before the titular character of the novels.

Players will have the freedom to choose the witch or wizard they want to be, being able to fully customize their character from the ground up. Potions, Spells, and all sorts of magical items galore will be at the players' disposal. They can also explore a vast open-world that includes famous Locations such as Hogsmeade, The Forbidden Forest, and, of course, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in all its glory.

Is Hogwarts Legacy out now?
Hogwarts Legacy Release Date.

Originally slated to be released in 2021, Hogwarts Legacy release date has been pushed to 2023, after multiple delays. The game was officially announced at a Playstation event in September 2020, but is not exclusive to the Japanese company, and is also coming to other consoles as well.

When is the release date for Hogwarts legacy?
  • PC, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X: February 10, 2023
  • Playstation 4 and Xbox One: April 4, 2023
  • Nintendo Switch: July 25, 2023

The 72 Hour Early Access period for Hogwarts Legacy on console will begin on February 7th, 2023 at midnight in your region. 

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Latest Hogwarts Legacy News


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11th January 2023: Hogwarts Legacy Social media platforms announced various Voice Actors and their roles within the game, headlined by Simon Pegg as Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black.

13th December 2022: PS4 and Xbox One versions, are delayed to April 4, 2023. A Nintendo Switch version is coming on July 25, 2023. However, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series versions, maintain their scheduled release date on February 10, 2023.

What is the rating for Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy is rated for Teens.

Hogwarts Legacy Wiki: Editions and Preorder Bonuses

Standard Edition

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Standard Edition Includes:

  • Base Game
  • Onyx Hippogriff (Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (Playstation Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (Playstation Exclusive Content)

Deluxe Edition

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Deluxe Edition Includes:

  • Base Game
  • Onyx Hippogriff (Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (Playstation Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (Playstation Exclusive Content)
  • 72 hours early access to the game (Playstation 5, Xbox Series S/X and PC only)
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat (Digital Deluxe Edition Exclusive)
  • Dark Arts Pack
    • Thestral Mount
    • Dark Arts Cosmetic Set
    • Dark Arts Battle Arena

Collector's Edition

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Collector's Edition Includes:

  • Deluxe Edition game and content
  • Onyx Hippogriff (Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Life-Size Floating ancient magic wand with book base.
  • Steel Case
  • Kelpie Robe (Cosmetic DLC)
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (Playstation Pre-order Exclusive)
  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (Playstation Exclusive Content)


Hogwarts Legacy Wiki: Twitch Drop Events

To celebrate the launch of Hogwarts Legacy, two Twitch Drop events have been announced where players can earn exclusive in-game rewards:

Twitch Drops

February 7th - 24th

Earn four pieces of exclusive gear for your Hogwarts Legacy character by watching a streamer play Hogwarts Legacy from February 7 to February 24, 2023!

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Silver Dragon-Eyed Spectacles

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Urchin Hat

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Carmine Lightning Bolt Scarf

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Lilac Ensemble

How to Earn:

  1. Watch a Streamer play Hogwarts Legacy with Twitch Drops enabled for at least 30 minutes (30 minutes per reward)
  2. Claim rewards from your Twitch inventory
  3. Go to the Connection page on the  and connect your Twitch account to your WB Games profile.
  4. Follow the steps to claim your reward in-game.

Avalanche Software Exclusive Twitch Drop

7 Feb 2023 /10 Feb 2023 @ 8AM PT

Avalanche Software, the developers behind Hogwarts Legacy are hosting their own Twitch streams and giving away an exclusive cloak for players to earn and use in-game!

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Merlin's Cloak

How to Earn:

  1. Attend either the Early Access stream on 7 February, 2023 at 8AM PT or the Launch Stream on 10 February, 2023. Both streams will be held on Avalanche Software's Twitch Channel.
  2. Have Twitch Drops enabled and watch the stream for at least 20 minutes to earn this reward.


Note: In order to claim your rewards, you must install Hogwarts Legacy and log into the game.


Hogwarts Legacy Wiki: System Requirements

PC Players can learn about the requirements for Hogwarts Legacy in the following tables:

Minimum/Low Specs

OS 64-bit Windows 10
CPU  Intel Core i5-6600 (3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2 GHz)
RAM  16 GB
 GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
DX Version  DX 12
Storage  85 GB HDD
Notes  SSD (Preferred), HDD (Supported), 720p / 30 fps, Low Quality Settings


Ultra Specs

OS 64-bit Windows 10
CPU  Intel Core i7-10700K (3.80 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (3.80 GHz)
RAM  32 GB
 GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
DX Version  DX 12
Storage  80 GB SSD
Notes  SSD, 1440p / 60fps, Ultra Quality Settings

Recommended/High Specs

OS 64-bit Windows 10
CPU  Intel i7-8700 (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
RAM  16 GB
 GPU NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or INTEL Arc A770
DX Version  DX 12
Storage  85 GB HDD
Notes  SSD, 1080p / 60 fps, High Quality Settings


Ultra 4K Specs

OS 64-bit Windows 10
CPU  Intel Core i7-10700K (3.80 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (3.80 GHz)
RAM  32 GB
 GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
DX Version  DX 12
Storage  80 GB SSD
Notes  SSD, 2160p / 60fps, Ultra Quality Settings


Hogwarts Legacy Setting & Features


You are a new student at the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry, with a unique ability to manipulate powerful ancient magic. You need to discover who is behind the return of this ancient magic and attempting to harness it to destroy the wizarding world.


Customizing your character

In Hogwarts Legacy, players will be able to fully customize their characters in an amplitude of ways. Face, gender, skin, eyes, hair as well as other cosmetic changes can be modified on the created student of magic. This deep customization system allows players to create an avatar to which they can relate from the ground up.

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The Sorting Hat & the Four Schools

New students at the magic school are sorted to one of the 4 Hogwarts school by the Sorting Hat, a sentient magical hat that determines which of the four school Houses each new student is more akin to. Players will be able to choose between Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. This is a very important and defining factor for new students, because each house has different values and approaches magic differently.

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Attending Classes

New students will start their studies at Hogwarts attending indispensable classes in the game such as Charms, Defense against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions classes. Meet an interesting cast of Professors, that will instruct you and teach you their craft during your time at Hogwarts.

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Exploring the Hogwarts Castle

Not everything can be learned in a classroom! In between classes, students can free roam the immense Hogwarts Castle rooms and secret passages. Prepare to be tested by intricate puzzles and employ all your magical knowledge to solve them. Discover secret rooms and dungeons throughout the castle

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Beyond the Castle

Beyond the Hogwarts Castle walls, there are plenty of secrets waiting to be found. All your school training will be tested in the outskirts of Hogwarts by the many dangers that lurk in the dark. Goblins, magically-corrupted beasts, as well as evil witches and wizards, will be waiting their chance to strike you down.

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Hogwarts Legacy Spells, Combat & World


Enemies in Hogwarts Legacy may approach you in diverse ways. They each possess unique defense and offensive abilities, and they may decide to attack you directly, others may use a more subtle approach by casting debilitating or incapacitating spells.

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Use many well-known Spells from the Harry Potter universe, such as Lumos, Descendo and Incendio, but you are not only limited to them! Cast the powerful forbidden magic your professors do not yet understand, to obliterate your most challenging foes.

Mixing and matching the vast amount of Spells available, will allow players to personalize their combat style.

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Potions & Plants

Brew Potions and grow plants to create powerful boosts for your preferred Spells. Consume Potions to gain momentary bonuses and push their power beyond the limit! Plants, on the other hand, can be used on the battlefield to obtain different results. For example, Mandrake Seedlings can be used to incapacitate unsuspecting enemies.



You can also learn abilities from fellow students at Hogwarts. Befriend them and learn their personal stories! While developing these relationships, some of them may join you during certain sections as your companions! Assisting you during fights and Quests.

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Three Companions have been confirmed as of now:

  • Natsai Onai, a brave Gryffindor adventurer seeking justice
  • Poppy Sweeting, a Hufflepuff girl with a kind heart. She loves magical beasts and finds it easier to relate to them, rather than her fellow students.
  • Sebastian Sallow, a charismatic Slytherin, unafraid of detention or breaking the rules


The Room of Requirement

An iconic and intriguing room that seems to sense what you need, and then proceeds to provide it for you. Players can create different types of gear while in the Room of Requirement, such as planting different seeds to harvest plants, brew potions and even upgrade your gear!


What time period is Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy plot is situated in the late 1800s, around 100 years before the events related to Harry Potter's events.


Hogwarts Legacy Official Images

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