Hogwarts Legacy early access: Can you play early on PS4 & Xbox One?

Nathan Warby
Goblins in Hogwarts Legacy

The release of Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is edging ever closer, and you might be wondering if there’s a way to start your school year three days early. Here’s everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy early access.

After taking Harry Potter fans through a spellbinding journey through Hogwarts and its grounds when it launched back in February, Hogwarts Legacy arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Friday, May 5.

Players can preorder the special editions for some extra goodies in-game, but will there be extra early access for those purchasing the Deluxe Edition?

Here’s everything you need to know about whether there’s Hogwarts Legacy early access on Xbox One and PS4.

Is there Hogwarts Legacy early access on PS4 & Xbox One?

Hogwrats Legacy player exploring the shcoolHogwarts Legacy arrives on Xbox One & PS4 on May 5.

There isn’t an early access period for Hogwarts Legacy on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as, no matter your edition, the game will go live on May 5 at midnight local time.

While PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC players received 72 hours of early access by preordering the special editions of the game, this option isn’t available for those on the last generation of consoles. The same will likely be said for the Nintendo Switch launch in July.

While you won’t be able to play until May 5, be sure to check out how to choose your wand early so you’re ready to attend Hogwarts and learn the spells on offer.

For more on Hogwarts Legacy, we’ve even more useful guides below:

Will Hogwarts Legacy be on Xbox Game Pass? | How to access the Dark Arts Battle Arena in Hogwarts Legacy | Does Hogwarts Legacy have multiplayer or co-op? | Hogwarts Legacy Trophies & Achievements list: Xbox, PlayStation & PC | Hogwarts Legacy PC requirements | How to get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch Drop rewards

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