Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer co-op is brilliantly broken

Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer co-op is brilliantly broken
YouTube Sereno | Avalanche Software

Written by 

Tom Chapman


2nd Oct 2023 16:22

Class is back in session, as we head back to Hogwarts Legacy for a bit of witchcraft and wizardry. While Avalanche Software's Harry Potter prequel originally spellbound us, the ambitious adventure soon dropped off - like too many modern games seem to. 

With accusations it's like a ghost town in Hogwarts Legacy, a small Dumbledore's Army of players are keeping things going with their own fan-made creations. More than just modding Professor Garlick into Shrek, some have created a Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer co-op experience. Unfortunately, it might need a Reparo spell. 

Disclaimer: While the creator of the Harry Potter franchise was not directly involved in the creation of Hogwarts Legacy, their comments on social media around transgender people are hurtful and dangerous given the size of their platform. 

We’d implore you to read our explainer of the controversy so far, and consider supporting trans rights charities where possible.

Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer co-op is brilliantly broken

YouTube channel Sereno has given us a look at Hogwarts Legacy's multiplayer co-op, which comes courtesy of the HogWarp mod. We previously covered the mod in its earlier stages, with its 10-player co-op being wild. It seems not much has changed, as trying to play Hogwarts Legacy co-op truly breaks the game. 

In the footage, we see the secondary character pop up at the most ridiculous times, clipping through Professor Weasley, riding a Graphorn through the air, and bouncing around on a broom. It's chaotic fun, but it proves that Hogwarts Legacy definitely wasn't made for multiplayer. 

You can download the HogWarp mod from Nexus Mods, but with it clearly being in a pretty buggy state, we're not sure you'd want to. If you want to play a multiplayer Potter game, you're probably going to have to wait for Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions

Does Hogwarts Legacy have multiplayer?

Hogwarts Legacy dragon fight
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Unfortunately, it's over to modders to open the doors to the famed school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Avalanche repeatedly said Hogwarts Legacy was going to be a single-player outing. Although there are hopes the game could be expanded to include multiplayer, it looks less likely by the day.

As well as job listings hinting at the potential existence (already) of a Legacy sequel, Game Director Alan Tew previously said there are "no plans" for a DLC. It's disappointing that this also nixes our hopes of a Quidditch expansion that was teased multiple times throughout our playthrough. 

While plans for a Hogwarts Legacy DLC could change, it looks like we're left dreaming up fictional Chamber of Secrets expansions and the ability to raise our wands and duke it out with pals via multiplayer. To quote Dumbledore, "alas." 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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