Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy?

Despite its setting, the RPG creates a story and cast of its own.

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Armed with an expansive world that allows players to learn spells and see familiar sights, Hogwarts Legacy includes several details and settings from the Harry Potter franchise. Better yet, there are a few characters to meet who first made their debut in the books and movies. With that in mind, it begs the question: is the one and only Harry Potter also somewhere to found in Hogwarts Legacy?

Can you find Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy?

Despite being based on the title character’s world, Harry Potter does not appear in Hogwarts Legacy, but there is a good reason for this. As it takes place in the 1800s, the story is far before the famed wizard’s time, especially as he has been said to be born in 1980. However, dedicated fans can still get their fix of Harry Potter, though it will require some work on their part. Thanks to the game’s deep customization options, you can create your own Harry Potter look-a-like at the start of your journey.

If you also plan on playing through Hogwarts Legacy multiple times, you may even want to use your other game saves to create and play as Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend and classmate. No matter your wizard or witch, Hogwarts Legacy allows you to join any of the four landmark houses in Hogwarts, including Slytherin and Gryffindor. Though, you will want to be sure to choose wisely, as the option to change houses is only offered once during the opening hours of the game.

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Once the world is yours to explore, you can anticipate to tackle several quests that reward you with spells previously featured in the series. In total, there are 31 spells to learn, including Levioso, Revelio, and the all-powerful Avada Kedavra.