Hogwarts Legacy is only a month away! And if you’re a Potterhead you’ve already dreamed which house you’d like to be sorted to. Will you be a brave Gryffindor, a cunning Slytherin, an intelligent Ravenclaw or a loyal Hufflepuff? Choosing which Hogwarts House you get into is objectively one of the toughest decisions you’re going to have to make and will set the tone of your whole Hogwarts adventure.
Being in a house is more than just wearing your house colours. It’ll dictate where you live, and who you’re friends with. And it’ll even change elements of gameplay to offer a unique experience relevant to your house. In this guide, we’ll explain the main difference between the Hogwarts houses and which one you should choose.
Disclaimer: Hogwarts Legacy is launching on February 2022 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Details may be subject to change on the day of the launch, so we’ll be updating this article accordingly.
How to Choose a House in Hogwarts Legacy
Canon dictates that the Sorting Hat will decide which house you’ll be sorted to in Hogwarts. But in Hogwarts Legacy that choice is left in your hands/head. At the beginning of the game when you sit on the sorting chair, you’ll get to decide which house you want to go to.
If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, you can link your Harry Potter Fan Club account with your WB Games account to bring your wand and your preferred Hogwarts house into the game. If you decide to link your accounts, you will also get special bonuses like an exclusive School Robe and a Beaked Skull Mask.
Just like in the books, there are four houses you can join, named after the four founders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Gryffindor house was founded by Godric Gryffindor who valued bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry. Its emblem is a lion on a field of scarlet and gold.
Gryffindor’s Common Room
The Gryffindor common room is located in one of the towers of Hogwarts. To get inside, Gryffindors must pass through the passage behind the Fat Lady’s portrait. The portrait will only let in those students who know the secret password of the week, so make sure you know it before talking to the Fat Lady.
Gryffindor Companion – Natsai Onai
Natsai is a wise young lady who seeks justice over all else. She originally grew up in Matabeleland in Africa but moved to Hogwarts when her mum became the new Divination Professor at Hogwarts.
It is expected that adapting to this new environment will be a huge part of Natsai’s story.
Slytherin house was founded by Salazar Slytherin who valued ambition, leadership, self-preservation, cunning and resourcefulness. Its emblem is a serpent on a field of emerald green and silver.
Slytherin’s Common Room
The Slytherin common room is a dungeon-like room located in the castle’s dungeons. Some areas of this room are underground, so you can see what’s happening below the Great Lake through the common room’s windows.
The entrance to this room is hidden behind what appears to be a regular wall. Once a student uses the correct password, a passage appears, revealing the entrance to the room.
Slytherin Companion – Sebastian Swallow
Sebastian is charming and extroverted and won’t shy away from trouble. However, this young Slytherin has a dark secret, his twin sister, Anne, suffers from a mysterious curse, and Sebastian is hellbent on helping her, even if that means dwelling in the Dark Arts.
In the Slytherin companion trailer, we see Sebastian Swallow offer to teach you the Cruciatus Curse. It is possible then that joining Slytherin might be the way if you’re looking to go down the dark wizard route.
Ravenclaw house was founded by Rowena Ravenclaw who valued intelligence, knowledge, curiosity, creativity and wit. Its emblem is an eagle on a field of blue and bronze.
Ravenclaw’s Common Room
The Ravenclaw common room is in the Ravenclaw Tower, one of the three tallest towers in Hogwarts. Ravenclaws get a fantastic view of the Great Lake, the Forbidden Forest, the Quidditch pitch, and the Herbology greenhouses.
This room is described as the “airiest” one of all the common rooms. It is a wide circular room with a fireplace in the middle and arched windows all over the walls, giving it that spacious and well-lit atmosphere.
Hufflepuff house was founded by Helga Hufflepuff who valued patience, loyalty, hard work, dedication and fair play. Its emblem is a badger on a field of yellow and black.
Hufflepuff’s Common Room
In their free time, Hufflepuff can be seen hanging out in their common room, located in the Hufflepuff basement near the castle’s kitchens. To enter in, Hufflepuffs must tap a specific barrel to the rhythm of “Helga Hufflepuff.”
This room is considered one of the cosiest common rooms in the castle and is filled with a wide array of colourful plants and flowers. There are also dancing cacti all over the place!
Hufflepuff Companion – Poppy Sweeting
Like most Hufflepuffs, Poppy has a heart of gold. She is a sweet, bright, compassionate girl who feels more comfortable among magical beasts than humans. She had extensive knowledge of creatures and is averse to poachers and their associates.
It seems that she will be extremely useful when it comes to learning about the beats that roam freely outside of Hogwarts.
Hogwarts Legacy will take place in the late 19th century a world apart from the famous Harry Potter books. The older era offers a lot more creative freedom, without being burdened by the existing meta.
You’ll play as a student attending Hogwarts in late 1890, attending classes and learning magic alongside other students. “You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.”