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When is Hogwarts Legacy set?

Hogwarts Legacy PlayStation 5
Nico Vergara Updated on by

Hogwarts Legacy devoted Harry Potter fans the chance to finally explore the mystical realm of the wizarding world. With numerous areas to discover, players will surely be spending a bulk of their time simply traversing the grounds of the magical academy.

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However, one thing still remains unclear even after various snippets of gameplay had already been shown by the developers. For this reason, people are now asking the following question: when does Hogwarts Legacy take place? Here’s what we know.

What time period is Hogwarts Legacy set in?

Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the year 1890 based on a newspaper clipping that was shown in one of the recent gameplay trailers. Unfortunately, thid means that most of the areas and characters that fans have come to know and love will not be appearing within.

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Avalanche Software’s magical creation lets players take the role of a fifth-year student that is somehow able to control an ancient form of sorcery. Not only will the game’s story be centered around this mysterious magic but it will also simultaneously take place during a mounting goblin rebellion.


Although these will be the main plot points of the game, fans will also finally be able to experience everything that the wizarding school has to offer firsthand. Your daily agenda will consist of various classes, which include Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and Transfiguration.

As you continue to discover more unique areas within, various magical beasts, both docile and dangerous, will also make their appearances throughout. You will also be given the chance to customize your very own space through the use of the Room of Requirement.

With so much to look forward to, there’s never been a better time to prepare for Hogwarts Legacy’s arrival by pre-ordering the game.

Where is Hogwarts Legacy set?

The game is set to take place at the famous Wizarding school where you’ll be taking the role of a student in their fifth year. You will also be able to fully explore the castle and the grounds surrounding it. Some of the locations you’ll be able to visit include the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and more.

It’s currently unclear whether or not there’ll be more locations available for exploration but with the school grounds being as extensive as it already is, there should be plenty to discover throughout your magical journey.