Hogwarts Legacy: Can you switch houses during the game?

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Every Harry Potter fan knows one of the most important and exciting parts of becoming a wizard or witch is the sorting ceremony. For those unfamiliar, this is when the Sorting Hat selects the house in which you’ll spend your time at Hogwarts a part of. In Hogwarts Legacy, there are four different houses for which you can be sorted — Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.

Many Harry Potter fans have already known for years which house they represent but in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll finally get to join it for real. Now each house represents something different. Gryffindor is for bravery, Ravenclaw for curiosity, Hufflepuff for loyalty and Slytherin for ambition.

While Hogwarts Legacy launches on February 10th (available now for early access), you can actually already partake in the sorting ceremony. If you head over to the Wizarding World website, you can take a quiz that will determine which house best fits your personality. You can then link your Harry Potter Fan Club account with your WB Games account to bring that preferred house into the game.

Now here’s the thing, once you lock in your house selection and begin your adventure in Hogwarts Legacy, there is no going back. Once your journey starts, you can not change or switch your house. That character is forever stuck in that house.

The good news is Hogwarts Legacy has multiple save slots. So if you want to experience the game as a member of a different house, all you have to do is create a new character and being your adventure again.

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Truth be told though, there are not a ton of differences between the houses in Hogwarts Legacy. You’ll get some extra dialogue options that reference your house and perhaps some extra socializing with some other students in your house, but the overall gameplay experience is largely the same for all four houses. Of course, don’t tell a Harry Potter fan there’s no big difference between houses.