It has been a while since Hogwarts Legacy impressed us all back at its gameplay showcase State of Play. But, while details are light fans have been digging and seemingly uncovered a number of pre-order bonuses and special edition contents that are yet to be announced.
Spotted by ‘Opalelement’ on Reddit, eight different items were spotted on the game’s official website, but the most exciting is 72 hours early access to the game. Without a Hogwarts Legacy release date yet, this bonus is most likely a part of a special edition of the game WB has yet to announce, rather than just a pre-order bonus, alongside the Steel Case for the game.
As for the other bonuses, all of them are cosmetics with three Dark Arts-themed bonuses: the Dark Arts Cosmetic Pack, the Dark Arts Battle Arena, and the Dark Arts Garrison Hat. Other bonuses include the Thestral Mount, Kelpie Robe, and the Floating Ancient Magic Wand with Book.
As for what these items look like, that’s unknown for now. However, some of these are likely pre-order bonuses while others are included with the other editions of the game. But, Hogwarts Legacy is set to release this Holiday we should hear more either next month or at Gamescom.
[Hogwarts Legacy] Found a list of DLC/extras offered with initial game purchases from GamingLeaksAndRumours
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.
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.