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Hogwarts Legacy players can change their Harry Potter fan club wands

Hogwarts Legacy gives Harry Potter fans their own unique wand as they embark on their Wizarding World journey. But what if you don't like your wand?

A wizard using their wand in Hogwarts Legacy

Getting your own wand from Ollivanders is a special moment in Harry Potter lore. Hogwarts Legacy players will be able to attend their own wand ceremony, as they begin their Wizarding World adventure. However, you might not like the wand you’ve been given. Don’t worry, developer Avalanche Studio won’t make you keep it.

Our magical journeys are yet to begin, but as the Hogwarts Legacy release date draws closer, we’re already imagining what it could look like. Dark magic spells could change our paths forever. Harry Potter might just be in the game after all. There is a lot to explore, but one element we can be sure of is wand customisation.

Harry Potter fan club members can already get sorted into their houses, which will also let them acquire a wand before booting up the game. Your first wand is an important step, but if you’re not a fan of it, you’ll be able to discard it.

Seems like there is a wand ceremony! from HarryPotterGame

According to a tweet highlighted by Redditor ‘Repogunn‘, the official WB Games Support account details that “players will be able to change their choice of wand during the Wand Ceremony later in-game.” The wand in question they refer to is the pre-assigned wand that Harry Potter fan club members can get their hands on.

Hogwarts Legacy wand customisation has been debated by excited fans for months, and all Potterheads will know that every wand is very unique. Crafted from an array of different tree types or creature materials, no wizard will ever sport the same wand in Harry Potter lore. While it is yet to be confirmed how in-depth this process will be, at least players will have the chance to explore some alternative options.

If you’re brand new to Harry Potter, we recommend checking out all the Hogwarts Legacy houses or Hogwarts Legacy characters before diving into the game. Is Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer? Is Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass? We’ve got you covered there too.

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.