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How To Get Hogwarts Legacy Early Access

Witches and wizards hoping to play Hogwarts Legacy ahead of its launch can get Early Access for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
How To Get Hogwarts Legacy Early Access

The Wizarding World will be expanding again to video games as developer Avalanche Software is gearing up for the release of Hogwarts Legacy. The game’s events follow your enthusiastic student as they begin their tutelage at the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set hundreds of years before the Harry Potter film series.

Pre-orders for Hogwarts Legacy are still readily available for all platforms, but there’s a way you can play the game three days early on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. We’ve detailed how to get the Early Access feature for Hogwarts Legacy on these platforms.

9th February 2023 Update: Hogwarts Legacy is now available for players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC from 10th February 2023. The original article continues below.

How To Play Hogwarts Legacy Early

The global launch date of Hogwarts Legacy for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S is set on 10th February 2023, with last-gen versions for PlayStation 4|Pro, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch launching later on 4th April 2023 and 25th July 2023, respectively.

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You can play Hogwarts legacy three days early with Early Access. (Picture: Avalanche Software / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

However, it will be possible to jump the queue and play Hogwarts Legacy early before its global launch next month. To get the Early Access feature, you’ll need to pre-ordered the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition from your local retailer outlets, regardless of whether it’s a physical or digital copy.

This was clarified in a tweet from the Warner Bros. Games Support account, stating that the Early Access is included in the Deluxe Edition despite this being included in the Collector’s Edition too. So those who’ve pre-ordered Hogwarts Legacy can jump into the game three days ahead of launch on 7th February 2023, along with the various pre-orders and platform-exclusive bonuses.

While there are no platform exclusives for Xbox consoles, there are various platform-exclusive bonuses for PlayStation consoles which are as follows:

  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest
  • Hogsmeade Shop
  • Shopkeeper cosmetic set
  • Felix Felicis potion recipe

Suppose you pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition for PC, PlayStation 5, or Xbox Series X|S; you can receive the Onyx Hippogriff mount and the Deluxe Edition bonus content, including the Thestral mount and Dark Arts cosmetic set. However, if you get the Digital Deluxe Edition, you’ll also receive the Dark Arts Garrison hat, which is excluded from the physical version.