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When does Hogwarts Legacy take place?

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Hogwarts Legacy has been generating buzz as it is the first video game released by Avalanche Software, a video game developer after its acquisition by Warner Bros. Games in 2017. Since it is based on Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry, a fictional school that served as a backdrop for the famous Harry Potter series in both movies and books, it is already in high demand — bringing back fond memories for the older followers of the series as well as acting as a continuation for the newer followers of the series, Hogwarts Legacy has something in store for everyone.

It also propounds the question of the time period in which Hogwarts Legacy is based. Hence, in this article, we will be talking about the period in which Hogarts Legacy is built and whether the plot from the books written by author J.K. Rowling has been used.

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The time period of the game

While the game is not set anywhere near Harry Potter’s timeline, it does provide a similarly thrilling experience of studying and practising magic in and around Hogwarts including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village, uncovering mysteries, and defeating evil. Hogwarts has been around since the 10th century so this role-playing action game is set in the late 1800s hence you will not be seeing any familiar characters from the famous franchise running around with the exception of a few castle ghosts like Nearly Headless Nick as well as the Sorting Hat.

More specifically, the game Hogwarts Legacy has been structured around the 1890s when a Goblin rebellion is taking place led by a goblin called Ranrok, a user of Dark Arts. Players can interact with Ranrok who is voiced by Matthew Waterson, who also voices some other characters in Hogwarts Legacy.

Now, even though J.K. Rowling did not develop a new plotline solely for the purpose of this game, according to Portkey Games, her writing has laid the path for all of the new Wizarding World adventures. Additionally, they have also collaborated closely with her team to make sure that everything remains true to the original franchise’s characters and storyline.

Surprises in Hogwarts Legacy

The game, Hogwarts Legacy can be played on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Windows. Even though you will not be able to interact with any familiar characters, Hogwarts Legacy packs house-choosing, character appearance options, and classes to learn new skills all in one game.

Players can also tame and ride magical beasts as well as attend all the classes that existed in the original franchise including Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and more.

Initially, the player will begin in the fifth year of Hogwarts with the power to control some ancient magic and is guided by their mentor, Professor Eleazar Fig who also teaches at Hogwarts. The player will also meet Hogwarts students Sebastian Sallow, Poppy Sweeting, and Amit Thakkar among others. You will also meet the then Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black, a relative of Sirius Black.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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