Upon their arrival at the titular school of witchcraft and wizardry, one of the very first things that Hogwarts Legacy players will need to do is get sorted into a house. As fans of the franchise will already know, there are four possible options here, those being Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
Just like in the books and movies, a special sorting hat will be placed on the playable character’s head to determine which house they should be sorted into. However, as was the case with Harry all those years ago, Hogwarts Legacy players will ultimately get to decide which is the best house for themselves, making this more about personal preference than anything else.
Assuming that players didn’t take part in the sorting ceremony over at the Wizarding World website ahead of time, the sorting ceremony will begin with the sorting hat asking them about their expectations. There are two choices here, but whether players select “I can’t wait to start classes” or “I can’t wait to explore” ultimately makes no difference. This is because it’s the hat’s second question that determines which house it recommends.
After players have answered the first question, the hat will then ask them to choose from one of four qualities, with each one tied to a particular house. “Daring” is Gryffindor, “Curiosity” is Ravenclaw, “Loyalty” is Hufflepuff, and “Ambition” is Slytherin. However, as mentioned above, this choice is also pretty inconsequential, as players will be able to override the hat’s suggestion if they want to.
If players are unhappy with the house that the sorting hat suggests, they’ll be able to choose a different one by pressing either the Circle (PlayStation) or B (Xbox) button. Doing so will let them manually choose any of the four Hogwarts houses, after which, they’ll be asked to confirm their decision by pressing either the Square (PlayStation) or X (Xbox) button. Assuming this is the player’s first playthrough, doing so will unlock the “The Sort Who Makes an Entrance” Trophy/Achievement.
There isn’t really a best house in Hogwarts Legacy, though there are a few key differences that players should be aware of. First and foremost, the house that players choose will determine their companion, with all four of the houses pairing players with a different witch or wizard. Each house also has its own common room, with these being located in different parts of the school. Finally, the color of the player’s robe and necktie will be determined by their house, with every house having two distinct colors.
|Gryffindor||Natasi Onai||Red & Gold|
|Ravenclaw||Amit Thakkar||Blue & Bronze|
|Hufflepuff||Poppy Sweeting||Yellow & Black|
|Slytherin||Sebastian Sallow||Green & Silver|
Hogwarts Legacy is available now on PS5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions are currently in development.