What is the main story of Hogwarts Legacy?
Hogwarts Legacy main story
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What is the main story of Hogwarts Legacy?

Discover what you'll unfold in the world of Hogwarts Legacy
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Hogwarts Legacy looks to deliver one of the most immersive experiences to the gaming community in 2022. After the recent State of Play gameplay trailer, fans are champing at the bit to get their hands on what Avalanche Studios has been cooking up. If fans watched the trailer, they’ll know that the game takes place around 100 years before the events of the original Harry Potter books/films. However, there’s some confusion on what the main story of the game will actually be about.

Since the Wizarding World and Hogwarts are beautifully reimagined in Hogwarts Legacy, some fans are wondering if this will be an adaptation from J.K. Rowling’s original works. The developers have made it clear, though, that Hogwarts Legacy will see an original story unfold with some slight elements taken from the time of Harry Potter. This means some characters and perhaps wizarding families will come into play throughout the game.

Still, this doesn’t answer the question of what the main story of Hogwarts Legacy will revolve around.

The Hogwarts Legacy main story

During the gameplay trailer, the narrator explained some of the backstory behind the story that you will play through in Hogwarts Legacy. Your character is a fifth-year student at Hogwarts but is a new student at the school. This means you’ll need to be placed into a House and catch up on classes to learn all about your magical abilities.

This will mostly take place at the start of the game, offering tutorials on the various mechanics of the game. However, during all of this, your character will seemingly hear about some troubling news outside of the Hogwarts walls.

Hogwarts Legacy main story
The main story of Hogwarts Legacy is sparsely detailed so far. | Provided by Warner Bros. Games


During the time the game is set, there is a goblin rebellion occurring. The goblins have formed an uneasy alliance with the dark wizards. These two sides are apparently planning some dastardly and your character will find themselves right in the middle of the conflict. It’s unclear how your character stumbles into this but Hogwarts will likely play a key role. There are confirmed hidden passageways and other secrets that could play a role in the main story.

The official FAQ states that players will go on a dangerous journey to “uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.” It would seem the goblins and dark wizards are behind this truth or perhaps out to uncover it themselves and use it for evil. The FAQ also says that there will be creatures “corrupted by a magical force,” which could play into the aforementioned hidden truth.

For now, the information we have pits you and the wizards and witches at Hogwarts up against the goblin and dark wizard alliance. There’s also the mysterious dark magical force that players will have to deal with. It’s unclear exactly how the main story will play out but it’s safe to say fans are beyond excited to learn more. More details are soon to come, with the release date set for later this year.

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