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Hogwarts Legacy transmog explained - change gear appearance

There’s no need to sacrifice fashion for the sake of stats thanks to the handy Hogwarts Legacy transmog system so you can always look your best.

Hogwarts Legacy Transmog explained: A group of Hogwarts students, including the player character and Sebastian Sallow, in Defence Against the Dark Arts.

Thanks to the Hogwarts Legacy transmog system to change gear appearance, no piece of gear has to go to waste, no matter how ugly it is or how bad its stats. Looking sharp is a key part of any RPG, but Hogwarts Legacy indulges in this often, with tons of different clothing styles to match every occasion.

Looking the part is no doubt one of the best parts of Hogwarts Legacy, but you’ll need to know the Hogwarts Legacy best spells and how to unlock all spells in Hogwarts Legacy to improve your combat effectiveness. We can’t forget the many Hogwarts Legacy Talents that can augment your power in combat, so learning how to earn Talent points is equally important. We’ve gone through many different styles in our playthrough for our Hogwarts Legacy review.

Hogwarts Legacy transmog explained

Hogwarts Legacy transmog allows any gear piece to take on the appearance of other items you have previously obtained, and even unique Collections clothing options, all without changing stats.

If you have a specific gear piece you really like the stats and traits on, but not the appearance, then you can use transmog to change its look. Likewise, if you collect a style you really like but the item itself has poor stats, then you’ll be able to apply said style to another item.

How to transmog items in Hogwarts Legacy

To transmog items and change gear appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, open the gear tab in the menus and hover over an equipped slot and select change appearance. This can be done by pressing square on PlayStation, X on Xbox, and F on PC.

From here you will be able to freely select from two categories of gear appearance: Collections and Other.

Hogwarts Legacy Transmog system: Using the transmog system to change the appearance of a hat.

Collections are unique clothing styles earned from completing specific quests and challenges, or through promotions such as the Dark Arts Pack obtained through direct purchase of the Deluxe Edition. These styles are technically not available as gear pieces with stats, only as special gear appearance options available through transmog.

Other includes the styles of any previously obtained gear piece. This means that every time you pick up a gear piece with a style you haven’t obtained before, it will automatically be added to the transmog screen. This saves a lot of hassle as you don’t need to hoard useless gear or manually add items to the transmog collection.

How to use the Dark Arts Pack outfits?

The Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Pack outfit pieces are only available within the transmog system, so you won’t see them in your gear inventory. To use the Dark Arts outfit, such as the stylish Dark Arts robes, you’ll need to go into the transmog menu and find it in the special Collections area.

Now you’re ready to dress up however you want using the Hogwarts Legacy transmog system. Don’t forget that you also have to spent time in class so you’re prepared to defend Hogwarts. To help you with that, we have even more tips, tricks, and guides in our handy Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough.

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.