On February 10th, the time has finally come when the famous magic school in Hogwarts Legacy opens its doors first on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. In the new game we experience the magical world many decades before the events of Harry, Ron and Hermione. If you want to play the action role-playing game a few days before the release, this is possible thanks to an early access phase. We’ll tell you how it works and why you should perhaps be patient a little longer.
Information about the early access phase
As we often experience with games from EA, publisher Warner also offers early access for pre-orders, with which you can play Hogwarts Legacy three days in advance.
When does the Early Access phase start? It starts on all three platforms on February 7th.
Is there a time limit? You can’t expect a time-limited trial version. The full game will be playable from Tuesday next week.
How do you get access? In order to gain early access, however, you must purchase a Collector’s Edition (299 euros) or Deluxe Edition (84.99 euros), which also gives you an exclusive mission on PS5. All information about pre-ordering both editions can be found here:
Pre-order Hogwarts Legacy
All information about the Deluxe and Collector’s Edition
JK Rowling’s transphobia: The success of Hogwarts Legacy indirectly benefits Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who participates through existing publishing rights and the associated sale of the books. Rowling continues to be active in anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric and actively supports anti-trans policies in the UK. If you want to find out more about the topic, you will find, among other things, here and here Additional information.
Before you pre-order
If you are thinking about pre-ordering Hogwarts Legacy, here is the information that there are still a few question marks about the quality of the game. Among other things, we weren’t able to collect any impressions from the open world during the game event, which is usually not a good sign for such a game so shortly before release. The technology on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is still a big unknown.
Our played impression of Hogwarts Legacy
So that you can find out more about the action RPG before the release or any pre-order, you will already find a detailed GamePro preview on the site. Colleague Eleen was able to play Hogwarts Legacy for an hour and describes her experiences with the combat system, the optics or the first missions. You can watch the first impression of GameStar colleague Natalie Schermann in the video here:
Hogwarts Legacy – Alluded to: preview of the great open world hope
If you also want to find out more about the controversy regarding JK Rowling before the release, we will deal with the topic in detail in the coming days and inform you calmly about the topic.