The Hogwarts Legacy release date may be a few months away yet, but players can technically get sorted into a Hogwarts house already. In an info drop showcasing the four common rooms of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, Warner Bros. also mentions that those with a Harry Potter Fan Club account can link it to Hogwarts Legacy, which will not only earn you some in-game cosmetic rewards but import your house and wand details too.
While we know Hogwarts Legacy will feature the Sorting Hat, it won’t randomly assign you a house – that’s completely up to you. However, if you do want that kind of personalised, out-of-your-hands experience, this account linking will allow you to do that. You can take the Sorting Hat quiz on the Harry Potter Fan Club site, and after a brief questionnaire, it’ll assign you one of the four houses. This can then be carried into the game to determine your Hogwarts Legacy house.
You own personal wand design, which is also created on the Harry Potter Fan Club site, can also be brought into the game for that extra personal touch.
All the details on how you can do this can be found right here.
Linking your account will also nab you some in-game cosmetics, including a Beaked Skull Mask and a House Fan-atic School Robe in your house colours.
Hogwarts Legacy was unveiled almost two years ago at Sony’s PS5 showcase in September 2020, but the game has suffered multiple delays both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sony has unveiled a limited amount of details about the game, including the PS5 Dualsense features for Hogwarts Legacy, which offer up some quite unique experiences.
However, 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.