Are there houses in Hogwarts Legacy?

In anticipation of the upcoming Harry Potter game titled Hogwarts Legacy, many are wondering if there are houses in HL, and there are many questions about spells, characters, beasts, and such.

This is understandable since the developers already promised a different story in a different era, some 100 years before the events of HP movies and books. We’ve followed every info leak and gameplay video since the first reveals and leaks.

Yes! All of them!

All four of the usual houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be the same, which are:

  • Gryffindor
  • Slytherin
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw

The School In Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was founded in 990 A. D. We all know the story – four of the greatest wizards and witches of that time, and all times probably, came together. So, since Hogwarts Legacy happens in the 1800s, the school still has some 800+ years of established tradition.

This means we can expect things to work like in the Harry Potter books, movies, and other video games. Take Hogwarts Mystery as an example, where the player takes on the role of a student and goes through everything, we’ve seen in the source material.

So, in Hogwarts Legacy, houses are the same. We will attend the same classes, learn the same schools of magic, and use the same dormitories, classrooms, quidditch fields, and even toilets! 

One of the earliest Harry Potter Magic Awakened gameplay video leaks showed the fight against the troll in the toilets where the player uses Wingardium Leviosa on his club, then lands it on his head. However, judging by the gameplay footage shown, Hogwarts Legacy won’t be such a “tribute” to the movies as much, but it will have a unique flair in this regard.

To which Houses do HL Characters belong?

So far, we know of several HL characters appearing in the game. The player will create their character, meaning you do not play as a predetermined character in the story. But you do get friends and colleagues to accompany you on the adventure.

HL Characters from school (known so far):

  • Natsai Onai (Gryffindor)
  • Poppy Sweeting (Ravenclaw)
  • Sebastian Sallow (Slytherin)

These three HL characters will join the player as companions, meaning they might offer assistance here and there. Since each belongs to a different house, we can assume each will have its abilities, weaknesses and use different HL spells.

For instance, Poppy Sweeting’s revealed specialty is magical beasts, and taming HL beasts will be a mechanic in the game. We do not yet know how taming occurs and the extent of using HL beasts other than transportation.

Whatever the case, the HL characters we meet in the game will probably be from all four Hogwarts houses. The latest announcement has set the Hogwarts Legacy release date for February 10th, 2023, and we hope there will be no more delays.