Finding the right wand for you is a big deal for any up-and-coming witch or wizard with a lasting impact. So you’re no doubt curious for an answer to the question: Hogwarts Legacy can you change and switch wand?
For other ways to personalise your Hogwarts Legacy playthrough, there’s the extensive Hogwarts Legacy character creation system and the varied wardrobe of Hogwarts Legacy character customisation options. There’s also the matter of which prestigious Hogwarts Legacy House you’ll choose, which will dictate the Hogwarts Legacy companions and Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you’ll get used to.
No, you cannot change wand or switch to a new wand in Hogwarts Legacy after you have finalised your initial wand creation at Ollivander’s.
Once a wizard or witch selects their wand (or gets selected by their wand), then the bond is made and the wand is theirs. While this does mean that you can’t change or switch your wand, you still have the ability to customise your wand slightly through different wand handles. This is a good mechanic to get around the lore and the in-universe issue of not changing your wand yet still allowing the player to customise how it looks with a selection of Hogwarts Legacy wand customisation options.
There’s the answer as to whether you can change and switch wand in Hogwarts Legacy. No matter how your wand looks, you’ll be able to wield a powerful arsenal of Hogwarts Legacy spells to defend Hogwarts. For more guides, check out our full Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough which is packed full of articles and tips.
Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.
While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.
If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.