Houses in Hogwarts Legacy refer to the 4 main Houses that players may join during the game. These 4 houses are: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and HufflepuffEach house has its distinct philosophy and core values, and their approach to magic might differ. Gameplaywise, some events may play out differently for each house, or even don't occur at all.

 Each one of the 4 houses, has its own dorms and common room within Hogwarts.


What purposes do Houses play in Hogwarts Legacy?

Houses are an integral part of Hogwarts Legacy, as they are the core of the Hogwarts student experience. Houses serve to unite Students of different backgrounds and unique Skills, providing a sense of belonging and a platform to showcase their Talents. Houses also provide a sense of competition between Houses, as students strive to gain the most points and be crowned the winning House. Houses provide a safe environment to foster growth and develop a lifelong friendship between its members.

Furthermore, each House has its own unique set of values and principles, which Students can strive to embody, helping them develop their own unique identity. Houses are essential to the Hogwarts Legacy of providing an unforgettable experience to all its Students.


Hogwarts Legacy: Which House Is Right For You?

If you're a fan of the magical world of Harry Potter, then you may be interested in playing the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game. But which House should you choose? Each house has its own unique traits, values. history, and characteristics that make it a great fit for different types of players. Here’s an overview of each house to help you make an informed decision.

  • Gryffindor is the house of the brave and daring. Its members are usually brave, courageous, and chivalrous. If you’re the type of player who’s not afraid to take risks and isn’t afraid of a challenge, then Gryffindor is the house for you. Common traits of Gryffindors include loyalty, courage, and determination.
  • Hufflepuff is the house of the loyal and hardworking. Its members are usually patient, kind, and true. If you’re the type of player who likes to work hard and stick to a plan, then Hufflepuff is the house for you. Common traits of Hufflepuffs include determination, loyalty, and hard work.
  • Ravenclaw is the house of the wise and intelligent. Its members are usually intelligent, analytical, and creative. If you’re the type of player who likes to think things through and find creative solutions to problems, then Ravenclaw is the house for you. Common traits of Ravenclaws include intelligence, creativity, and a thirst for knowledge.
  • Slytherin is the house of the ambitious and cunning. Its members are usually ambitious, resourceful, and determined. If you’re the type of player who likes to take risks and is determined to reach your goals, then Slytherin is the house for you. Common traits of Slytherins include ambition, resourcefulness, and determination.

No matter which house you choose, you’ll find a supportive community of other players to join you in your magical journey. Each house has its own unique traits, history, and characteristics that make it a great fit for different types of players. So take a minute to think about which house best suits your playing style and then get ready to join the Hogwarts Legacy!


How Impactful is your House choice in Hogwarts Legacy

Your final house choice will have no large effects on your gameplay other than the unique house quest you will have access to and your Common Room. Players from all houses will still be able to make less amicable choices or choose the 'good' choice when dialogue options, making decisions, and when completing quests and interacting with NPCs. Your choice will also not affect the available Spells that you can learn. This means players from all houses will have the chance learn or decline to learn the Unforgivable Spells when prompted. However, players will not have the freedom to explore other Common Rooms once the house is locked in. This also means that most Appearances related to your house will be provided to you according to your house. Players of any house will also be able to befriend and complete Companion Quests from all three Companions regardless of the companion's house background. 

One unique feature of one of the houses is the Hufflepuff's access to Azkaban during their unique quest. Their unique quest will briefly allow them to explore a small part of Azkaban, which is a feature unavailable to other houses. Overall, choosing a house will not rob you of many other experiences in the game other than the following: 

  • House Common Room
  • Unique Quest

Unique House Quests

Sorting Hat Responses in Hogwarts Legacy

The Sorting Hat Ceremony begins at the end of  The Path to Hogwarts main quest. As you wear the chair, he will begin to converse with you and ask you a question that will influence his decision as to which house you are to be sorted in. After the recommendation, the Sorting Hat will still take your decisions into account and you will be able to change your house and make the final decision. After the Sorting Ceremony, players will be locked into their houses and will need to either make a save point before the sorting ceremony to replay the game again, or start a new game to explore other Common Rooms and experience each of their unique quests. 

You come here with preferences and preconceptions – certain expectations.

  • “I can’t wait to start classes.”
  • “I can’t wait to explore.”

“I detect something in you. A certain sense of – hmm – what is it?”

Manually choosing a house after his decision will prompt the following responses: 

  • Gryffindor Possess a willingness to forge ahead alone when you must. 
  • Ravenclaw: And you've a ready mind. Quick to learn
  • HufflepuffAnd your loyalty to a friend delayed your arrival here this evening
  • SlytherinI detect a growing sense of ambition. An eagerness - for power. 


The Sorting Hat: How to pick your House in Hogwarts Legacy?

One of the most memorable experiences for fans of the Harry Potter series is The Sorting Hat. This magical hat is used to determine which house each Student at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be sorted into. In Hogwarts Legacy, the Sorting Hat plays a major role.

The Sorting Hat is a magical artifact that has been passed down through generations of wizards and witches. It is used to divine which house each student should be a part of. The Sorting Hat takes into account each student’s traits, skills, and values to decide which house would be the best fit for them.

The Sorting Hat in Hogwarts Legacy works in a similar way. When creating your character, you will be given a quiz that the Sorting Hat uses to determine your character’s traits and values. Once you have completed the quiz, The Sorting Hat will place you in one of the four Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin.

This NPC is an integral part of Hogwarts Legacy, and it helps make the game even more immersive. With its quiz-based system, the Sorting Hat ensures that each character is placed into the House that best suits them. Whether you are a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, the Sorting Hat will make sure that you have a unique experience in Hogwarts Legacy.

After creating their character's appearance, players may be able to sorted into one of the Hogwarts Houses by the sorting hat. When a new Student joins Hogwarts, they have to put The Sorting Hat on to determine which one of the houses he or she will join within the school.

Unlike the books or the movies, where the hat chooses by itself, players may be able to decide which school to join in Hogwarts Legacy. It is speculated that a random option that lets the Sorting Hat decide will be available.

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The Sorting Hat


What are Common Rooms in Hogwarts Legacy?

The game features many of the most beloved Locations from the world of Harry Potter, including the iconic common rooms of the four houses. Common Rooms are the places where students of Hogwarts Legacy can go to relax and socialize. They are divided into four Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each House has its own Common Room, with distinctive decor and furniture. The common rooms of Hogwarts Legacy are full of mystery and charm, and each house has its own unique personality. Whether you’re a Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Gryffindor, the common rooms are a place to relax and connect with fellow housemates.


The Gryffindor common room is located in the tower overlooking the Great Hall. This room is renowned for its scarlet and gold décor and the roaring fireplace. It is also home to the majestic Griffin statue that guards the entrance. In the Gryffindor common room, the walls are lined with red and gold tapestries, and a roaring fire burns in the hearth. The furniture is comfortable and inviting, with cushioned couches and chairs.

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The Hufflepuff common room is located in the basement of the castle, and is known for its cozy atmosphere and homely décor. The room is decorated with warm tones and yellow accents, and is home to the famous Badger symbol of the house. A large, round table sits in the center of the room, surrounded by cozy armchairs.

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The Ravenclaw common room is located in the Ravenclaw Tower and is decorated with a celestial theme. This room is renowned for its spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding grounds. It is also home to the famous “brain” sculpture, which is said to be the ultimate test of wit. The Ravenclaw common room is lined with bookshelves and has a light, airy feel. Its walls are decorated with blue and silver tapestries, and the furniture is delicate and elegant.

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The Slytherin common room has a darker atmosphere, with green and silver tapestries on the walls and heavy furniture made of dark wood. It has a distinct sense of power and sophistication. It is known for its marble pillars and green décor, as well as the giant serpent statue that adorns the room. 

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Hogwarts Legacy Houses


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Values: Courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry.
Mascot: Lion
Colours: Scarlet Red and Gold
Element: Fire
Founder: Godric Gryffindor.


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Values: Hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.
Mascot: Badger.
Colours: Yellow and Black
Element: Earth
Founder: Helga Hufflepuff.


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Values: Intelligence, learning, wisdom, and wit.
Mascot: Eagle
Colours: Blue and Bronze
Element: Air
Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw


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Values: Ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness.
Mascot: Serpent
Colours: Green and Silver
Element: Water
Founder: Salazar Slytherin



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    • Anonymous

      Pros: You are the Übermensch; Impenetrable plot armor
      Cons: None

      Pros: None
      Cons: You are a reject; Special needs wizard house; Not even Ravenclaw wants you

      Pros: You aren't in Hufflepuff
      Cons: You are nothing special; You are a boring NPC

      Pros: You are a cool villain like Tom Riddle; Torture curse and killing curse
      Cons: Gryffindor will kick your arse

      • Anonymous

        Slytherin house design for "darker" atmosphere might affect student's mental health. that's why this house produce more dark wizards

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