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What year does Hogwarts Legacy take place?

Hogwarts Legacy is a blast from the past.

Hogwarts Legacy is a magical look into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Journey back in time to Hogwarts before the legendary trio were students and uncover a new story through the eyes of your own witch or wizard. With Hogwarts Legacy taking place in the past, you may be wondering what year Hogwarts Legacy occurs.

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Where is Hogwarts Legacy on the Harry Potter timeline?

Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the late 1800s, at the end of the 19th Century. More specifically, it takes place in the 1890s, giving Harry Potter fans a look into the series' past and history. This places it well before Harry Potter steps into Hogwarts and begins the beloved adventures fan love.

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Throughout the game, fans receive nods and mentions of known characters, locations, and more. This includes Urg the Unclean, a leader in the infamous Goblin Rebellion, though it is Ranrok that is the primary antagonist for the Goblins. Fans will also recognize the Sorting Hat, though this is a younger and less patchy version.

Other mentions include Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black, Sirius Black's great-great-grandfather, Professor Matilda Weasley, a descendant of the Weasley family, and Nearly Headless Nick who still haunts the halls of Hogwarts. So despite not having the fan-favorite characters of Harry Potter, players will find both endearing new characters and throwbacks to the novels and films.

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Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.

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