Does Hogwarts Legacy have microtransactions?

Picking up your wand and being asked to spend extra money is something no player wants, so are Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions in the game?

Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions: Custom character holding a wand up in Ollivanders

Before you pick up your wand and enter the grounds of the best magical school around, you may be wondering if Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions are in the game. We all wish that games would come as they used to, fully packaged and as a final product with no in-game store, but that is hard to find these days.

With Hogwarts Legacy finally here, the thought of having to pay extra for some in-game cosmetics may put even die-hard Harry Potter fans off. And we know you can’t even show off your character to your friends in Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer as it won’t have that option. But, there is good news in this department.

Does Hogwarts Legacy have microtransactions?

Hogwarts Legacy does not feature any microtransactions or in-game purchases, according to the Community Manager, Chandler Wood, on Twitter.

There are a selection of Hogwarts Legacy fan club items that you can pick up by linking your existing Wizarding World account. But, that is the extent of the extra items available outside the game. While the game could have definitely tried to suck money out of you, especially given the brand it is a part of it, it is nice to see Avalanche did not go down this path.

Now you know the answer to whether or not Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions are available. If you’re hoping to play the fan-favourite magical spot of Hogwarts Legacy Quidditch, we have some bad news for you. Make sure to find out the Hogwarts Legacy houses and the Hogwarts Legacy characters you’ll be meeting when you enter the school’s halls as well if you are picking the game up.

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.