Is Hogwarts Legacy open world?

Hogwarts Legacy character riding a Hippogriff

Hogwarts Legacy is a solid action RPG that revolves around the war between wizards and goblins. Players, especially on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, who are yet to explore Hogwarts can use this guide to know if Hogwarts Legacy is open world.

Hogwarts Legacy was anticipated to be one of the biggest games in 2023, and the game undeniably lived up to the hype. After making record-breaking sales on PC and new-gen consoles, it is all set to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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From spell-casting to capturing beasts, Hogwarts Legacy includes several mechanics inspired by the Harry Potter franchise. Although the story is different from the original series, you’ll still meet many classic Harry Potter characters on your journey.

While the story seems to offer a lot, many players are more curious if there’s an open world in Hogwarts Legacy, and this guide should clear their doubts.

Is Hogwarts Legacy open world?

Yes, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world title, and this was confirmed by the developers in the game’s FAQ section before the launch on new-gen consoles and PC. Now that the game has been out for a few months, we can confirm that the open world is quite massive and filled with several elements like Merlin Trials.

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The map in Hogwarts Legacy includes the Common Rooms, Classrooms, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village, and Diagon Alley. Since the game features flying broomsticks as a means of traversal, you’ll get to soar across the map while exploring.

hogwarts legacy character looking at castle

If you purchased the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition or the Collector’s Edition then you will be able to access the Dark Arts Battle Arena where you can practice your spells on AI enemies.

While the game doesn’t feature multiplayer or co-op, you’ll get to meet other students like Poppy Sweeting and Sebastian Sallow who will join you as AI companions during your exploration of the school.

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