Hogwarts Legacy features tons to do in the world of witchcraft and wizardry, and to add another layer of realism, the game employs a day/night cycle that dictates what players can currently do and what they have access to. This feature, while awesome, will inevitably lead you to wonder whether you can change the time of day yourself in the game to get to that next part of your quest, next class or just to see the world in a new light.
Luckily, this is more than possible and is the purpose of this guide. Below we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of how you can change the time of day in Hogwarts Legacy.
REMINDER - Hogwarts Legacy was due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, but now won't release until 5 May 2023.
How To Advance Time Of Day In Hogwarts Legacy
To change the time of day in Hogwarts Legacy, bring up the map by pressing the touchpad on PlayStation or the View button on Xbox, and then press the right analog stick (R3/ RS) to bring up the option to change the time of day. Then, simply confirm your decision by pressing X/ A. The game will now fast-forward to the time of day. However, it should be noted that you can't change the time to specific hours of the day; it will either be nighttime or daytime.
Another thing to be aware of is that this "waiting" mechanic only works in areas outside of the Room of Requirement and won't work if you're inside the room. There may be various reasons you may want to wait until a certain time of day, as mentioned before, such as exploring the world at different times of the day to see what lurks around the school grounds at night or venture to beautiful areas during the day.
There are also specific quests and classes that you can only partake in after a certain time has passed, or that will only activate the next day, as well as some specific collectibles that can only be found at night or during the day. So using this time advancement mechanic can help you get all your studies and quests out of the way, leaving you free to explore the world, collect unique items, and go on magical and wonderous adventures in Hogwarts Legacy.
Change Time Of Day In Hogwarts Legacy: How To Advance The Time FAQ
How can I change the time of day in Hogwarts Legacy?
To change the time of day in Hogwarts Legacy, bring up the map, press the right analog stick (R3/RS) or corresponding keyboard button (PC users), and confirm your selection.
Can you change the clock in Hogwarts Legacy to a specific time?
No. You can only switch between nighttime and daytime and the mechanic doesn't work in the Room of Requirement.