During character creation, the player can choose their appearance, gender, and one of the four houses. Players may customise their character's voice and body type. Level progression allows the player to access and upgrade different spells, talents, and abilities. Through in-game challenges, the player character gains experience points to gain levels. These challenges come in the form of combat, quests, exploration, and field guide pages. While house points for the four Hogwarts houses play a part in the game's plot, they are not influenced by player actions. The player character learns to cast various magical spells, brew potions and master combat abilities. As players progress, they develop their own special combat style. Classes will be attended as a part of the story, advancing gameplay mechanics. Player characters are also able to establish friendships with interactable non-player characters (NPCs). As these relationships grow, schoolmates become companions who can accompany players on their journey, expand their abilities, and offer unique companion quests as players learn their stories.
By joining the Harry Potter Fan Club and linking the WB Games account, players were able to receive free cosmetic items. PlayStation versions of the game include "The Haunted Hogsmeade Shop" as exclusive content and the recipe for the "Felix Felicis" potion as a pre-order exclusive. The former consists of an additional dungeon, cosmetic set and the feature of owning an in-game shop, while the latter allows the player to reveal gear chests on the map. Accompanied by the launch of Hogwarts Legacy, the Dark Arts Pack was released as either a part of the Deluxe and Collector's editions or as downloadable content (DLC) for users of the regular edition. The DLC consists of an exclusive mount, a clothing set and a new battle arena location. The Dark Arts Battle Arena expands the two available battle arenas available in the base game. Since the early access release on 7 February 2023 up until 24 February 2023, players were able to receive five free cosmetic items exclusively through Twitch drops. In February 2023, shortly after the release, game director Alan Tew stated that the team focused on the launch only and did not plan to release additional content yet.
In preparation for the full launch, you will want to link your Hogwarts Legacy account to Wizarding World to get extra and exclusive in-game bonuses. You should also know that there are Twitch Drops rewards available between now and February 24th. 041b061a72