When does Hogwarts Legacy come out? Depends on your platform

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A new adventure set in the past of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacywill launch this year on all major gaming platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. But unlike many games, which aim to launch on all platforms simultaneously, Hogwarts LegacyThe release of will be staggered over the course of six months.

Adding to the confusion of Hogwarts LegacyThe release date(s) is an early access period tied to the Deluxe Edition of the game. yes you can play Hogwarts Legacy early, if you pay a premium.

Hogwarts Legacy Will officially release on February 10, with PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X versions of the game releasing. The standard version of the game costs $59.99 on PC or $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The Deluxe Edition of Hogwarts Legacy it’s $69.99 on PC and $79.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and that’s the version that offers 72 hours of early access to the game, which means players can play it early starting February 7. (That Deluxe Edition also includes something called the Dark Arts Pack, which includes some cosmetics, a mount, and access to the Dark Arts Battle Arena.)

For Potter fans on PS4 and Xbox One, Hogwarts Legacy it will launch on those consoles on April 4. There is no early access period for the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

The Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy will be released on July 25.

So when Hogwarts Legacy go out for real?

Here’s the simple breakdown:

  • February 7th – Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition Early Access (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X)
  • Feb. 10 – Hogwarts Legacy standard edition (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X)
  • April 4 – Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
  • July 25 — Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition (Switch)

What about the Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition?

The extravagant physical collector’s edition of Hogwarts Legacy it will release on February 7th as well, allowing serious Harry Potter fans with deep pockets to play the game early. He Hogwarts Legacy The Collector’s Edition can (technically) be pre-ordered for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for $299.99 and PC for $289.99. There are also PS4 and Xbox One versions of the Collector’s Edition available for $289.99, but like the other previous-gen console versions, they won’t arrive until April. (Warner Bros. is not selling a Collector’s Edition for the Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy.)

But that is a moot point: the Hogwarts Legacy The Collector’s Edition seems to be out of stock at the retailers that stock it (Amazon and GameStop) anyway.

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