It’s now been confirmed that players won’t be able to take part in Quidditch as part of the upcoming magical action RPG Hogwarts Legacy. The game has shared a new set of FAQs over on its website which revealed that whilst players will have broomsticks at their disposal, they won’t be able to make use of them in the Wizarding World’s favorite sporting pastime.
It’s not all bad news though. Players may not be able to spend their time chasing the golden snitch, but that doesn’t mean all broomstick-based activities are off the table. Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to make use of their broomsticks primarily as a means of world traversal, but also in a different competitive capacity. The FAQs explain that players will be able to take part in broom race challenges as part of their adventures around Hogwarts Castle. They’ll also be useful in terms of exploration, in particular when it comes to discovering different locations in the Castle’s surrounding area, both new and familiar. If flying isn’t your strong suit, then there’ll be flying lessons available for players to practice and hone their broomstick handling skills.
Although some players had expected Quidditch to be a playable feature in Hogwarts Legacy, it’s clear that this will not be the case. There are still plenty of exciting features to look forward to when the game launches next February though. These include the exploration of a fully realized version of Hogwarts Castle, taming and riding magical beast mounts plus attending classes in Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions.
The game has most recently also encouraged players to link their Harry Potter Fan Club account with their WB Games accounts in order to unlock some additional bonuses. Amongst these will be a House Fan-atic School Robe and a Beaked Skull Mask. The main high point of this, however, is that players will be able to bring their existing wand and Hogwarts house into Hogwarts Legacy with them, which is all part of encouraging budding wizards and witches to be their authentic selves.
Speaking of wands, Warner Bros also recently unveiled the contents of the Hogwarts Legacy Collectors Edition. This fairly pricey bundle will include a number of unique items alongside a copy of the game, including a full-sized ‘floating’ wand that sits on top of a replica spell tome. There are also a number of in-game items to get budding wizards and witches off to a good start on their Hogwarts Legacy adventures.
The game will be released on February 10 next year. It’ll be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is also planned for a Nintendo Switch release, which is whispered to be coming a month later, although there’s been no confirmation of a date for that as yet.