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How To Change Wand In Hogwarts Legacy

The wand chooses the wizard, but it might not be your perfect match. So here's how to change your wand in Hogwarts Legacy.
How To Change Wand In Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy is perhaps the most anticipated game to be released this year, having already crushed sales on Steam. The game promises a magical experience, featuring nearly everything Harry Potter fans might be familiar with already. That said, if you're looking to start your magical journey at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you'll first need to choose a wand in Hogwarts Legacy.

While wand lore dictates that "the wand chooses the wizard," it doesn't always mean that the holder will be satisfied with its newfound magical allegiance. As a result, it's only natural that would-be witches and wizards alike might ask themselves: "Can you change your wand in Hogwarts Legacy?" Fortunately, we have the answer!

Can You Change Your Wand In Hogwarts Legacy?

Unfortunately, players cannot change the wand for their characters in Hogwarts Legacy. Warner Bros. Games confirmed this in response to the question: "Do you get to choose a different wand in your (sic) not happy with your given choice." Accordingly, the company said that switching wands and Hogwarts Houses for any particular character is not possible after the Sorting Ceremony. Instead, players must create an entirely new character in Hogwarts Legacy.

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You cannot change wands after doing the Sorting Ceremony in Hogwarts Legacy. (Picture: Avalanche Software)

That said, it's important to note that players who have chosen their house and wand early by linking their Wizarding World account to Hogwarts Legacy will be able to change their wand again during the Sorting Ceremony in-game. However, this exception only applies to players who took the Sorting Ceremony and Wand Ceremony quizzes on the Wizarding World website!

On that note, if you're looking to pair your character with a powerful wand, you might like to check out our guide on how to get an Elder Wand in Hogwarts Legacy. While this particular wand is not the original Deathstick used by Lord Voldemort and Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, it's still regarded as one of the strongest and rarest wands in the game.

That's everything you need to know about changing wands in Hogwarts Legacy. The game will release on 10th February 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with later dates for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.