Is Hogwarts Legacy story connected to Harry Potter?

Hogwarts Legacy game is in the Harry Potter Universe, meaning it supports the events of the HP and Fantastic Beasts books and movies.

With that said, the Hogwarts Legacy story is set in the 1800s, some 100 years before the events of the Harry Potter books and movies, meaning there won’t be that many connections.

Same school and lore

Sure, Hogwarts is pretty much the same. The main character, a.k.a. the player, will go through the same life a typical Hogwarts Student goes through, with the same four houses, the same classes to attend, same magic schools to learn from, etc.

The Fat Lady, Nearly Headless Nick, and Peeves

Professors won’t be the same for none were around 100 years ago as none are immortal. However, some characters that defy the passing of time are there, like the ghostly residents and the paintings.

Already Peeves and nearly Headless Nick are set to be there, and the portrait of The Fat Lady will also play its usual role of Gryffindor Dormitory keeper.

Same Creatures, Spells, Places, Races

In terms of being connected to the Harry Potter story, players of Hogwarts Legacy will experience the same adventures in all the same places, like Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forrest, and such.

Spells will be the same, but WB revealed that the main has a connection to some mysterious ancient magic never seen before.

We will encounter giants, trolls, nifflers, dragons, thestrals, hippogriffs, and many similar races and creatures seen in HP books and movies.

Hogwarts was founded in the 10th century!

Since Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was founded nearly 1000 years before the events in the HP books and movies, most of the events from canon history will be valid here, like the Chamber of Secrets. Whether or not it will play a part in the game is unknown.

We also know Salazar Slytherin was against muggles from the start and that others adopted his ideals, bringing them to dark purposes. So, there might be some villains or dark wizards that champion his cause.

Is Hogwarts Legacy a prequel to other Harry Potter Games?

We don’t know if Hogwarts Legacy is connected to other HP games. Warner Bros. is publishing it under their Portkey Games label, which also owns previous games like Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and Harry Potter Magic Awakened.