After a whole year at the most magical school in the Wizarding World, your O.W.L exams are coming up, but if you’re confused about the conclusion, we’ve got our Hogwarts Legacy ending explained below. Of course, this is your warning for any spoilers, if you have yet to reach the end of the game.
We found all of the endings during our Hogwarts Legacy review time. However, there’s plenty to do after the end, like finding out the Hogwarts Legacy best spells or working towards one of our Hogwarts Legacy builds. But if you’re hoping to find out more about what’s next for your witch or wizard, we’ve got the answer for you.
Hogwarts Legacy ending explained
The Hogwarts Legacy ending has you become the only Keeper, either absorbing or hiding Isidora’s magic under Hogwarts. It doesn’t matter which choice you make.
In the good ending, you hide Isidora’s magic away from the Wizarding World, hoping that no one will ever find and abuse the power for themselves. In the bad ending, you decide to use it for ‘good’, absorbing it yourself. Either way, Professor Fig meets his demise, and Ranrok is killed.
Afterwards, both endings have the school hall packed with students, hearing Professor Weasley’s eulogy of Professor Fig. However, school isn’t over just yet, and you need to complete the Hogwarts Legacy side quests and fill in your field guide to complete your O.W.Ls.
You get a secret third ending after completing reaching level 34, however, it’s just an announcement of the Hogwarts Legacy House Cup winner. Of course, the winner is whatever House you’re part of.
The bad ending isn’t really all that… bad, to say the least. It implies you’ll end up abusing the power yourself, but you only do good in the post-game content, including in the secret ending. It could be leaving the door open for a sequel to Hogwarts Legacy, but we’ll have to wait for that in future. It also seems like, with Ancient Magic and Isidora’s absorbed magic, that the protagonist could be the strongest character in the Wizarding World, if Hogwarts Legacy was canon, that is.
That’s the Hogwarts Legacy ending explained, if you needed to be caught up on the finale of the game. However, there is plenty to do in the world, so check out our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough to figure out what’s next on your to-do list.
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.