Does Hogwarts Legacy have multiplayer or co-op?

Does Hogwarts Legacy have multiplayer?

Hogwarts Legacy has been a major success despite having a story different than the Harry Potter books and movies. Read to know if you can play the campaign with friends or battle against them through features like multiplayer and co-op.

Hogwarts Legacy is one of 2023’s biggest games and it is now available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well.

With plenty of spells to learn and fantastic beasts to track down, fans might be wondering if Hogwarts Legacy has any multiplayer options so they can experience the game with friends.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer, co-op, and crossplay options.

Is there multiplayer in Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy artworkHogwarts Legacy has three endings based on the choices you make.

It’s bad news for anyone looking to play with friends, Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t feature any multiplayer features, as confirmed by the game’s FAQ page.

There has also been no word of whether or not PvP or co-op options will arrive later down the line, but it’s too early to rule it out completely. Hogwarts Legacy has been designed by Avalanche Software as a single-player experience, but there are a couple of features that could scratch a similar itch.

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Although you can’t team up with another real player, there are a number of AI companions that can join you on your journey. These tend to be other Hogwarts students that are encountered during quests, including Sebastian Sallow, Natsai Onai, and Poppy Sweeting.

Then, for something a little more competitive, there’s the Dark Arts Battle Arena. This is where players can test their skills against some incredibly powerful AI enemies, making up for the lack of one on one fights against other players. The only minor caveat is that this is an exclusive feature for certain editions of the game.

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Is Hogwarts Legacy cross-platform?

Once again, it’s more disappointment for Hogwarts Legacy fans who are looking for universal progression and unity with other consoles as the game has no cross-progression, crossplay, or anything of the sort.

Hogwarts Legacy is geared around being a purely, solo-based experience, therefore there is no reason for cross-platform integration and similar services.

Do you need the internet to Play Hogwarts Legacy?

The developers confirmed on the FAQ page that Hogwarts Legacy needs an internet connection to download the Day 1 patch. This applies to both the physical and digital copies of the upcoming title.

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However, you don’t need an internet connection to play the game after the Day 1 patch has been downloaded. This is because Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t feature multiplayer or online co-op.

While the lack of true multiplayer support might be disappointing for some, there should still be plenty of other magical activities to enjoy when Hogwarts Legacy arrives on February 10, 2023.

For more on Hogwarts Legacy, check out these guides as well:

All Hogwarts Legacy spells: Every confirmed Harry Potter charm & curse | Will Hogwarts Legacy be on Xbox Game Pass? | Hogwarts Legacy Trophies & Achievements list: Xbox, PlayStation & PC | Hogwarts Legacy PC requirements | How to get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch Drop rewards

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