Hogwarts Legacy Will Be The Longest Harry Potter Game Yet

Hogwarts Legacy Will Be The Longest Harry Potter Game Yet
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Written by 

Tom Chapman

Posted 

19th Jan 2023 12:35

We hope you've packed your Time-Turner because it sounds like you're going to struggle to juggle your normal life and completing Hogwarts Legacy at the same time. 

With the long-awaited open-world Harry Potter game finally on the way, fans are ready to experience the Wizarding World like never before.

While Hogwarts Legacy is currently caught in a myriad of controversies, it hasn't stopped it soaring up the pre-sale charts to pitch itself as one of 2023's biggest games.

For those that will be picking up a copy on launch day and want to know how long to book off work, you'll be pleased to know you get plenty of bang for your galleons. 

How Long Does Hogwarts Legacy Take To Complete? 

It seems that someone isn't able to hold their Chamber of Secrets, as a massive Hogwarts Legacy leak has revealed the game's art book early. There's also been a deluge of leaks revealing everything from cut content to apparent playtime. 

Although the original tweet has been scrubbed from the internet, one Reddit post has collated them all for you. The main story will apparently take 35 hours to complete, which is a little short for a modern action-RPG.

Don't worry though, because if you're a perfectionist, getting 100% on Hogwarts Legacy will reportedly take around 70 hours. 

Teasing what's to come, the post states, "Different houses will have different progressions on individual main quests, but eventually wrap up into the same result. Students from a certain house will therefore visit Azkaban briefly."

Reaching that elusive 100% comes from completing all the various side quests and nabbing every collectable, and if you've played Sony Santa Monica's God of War Ragnarok, you'll know it's easy to get distracted from the main story. 

Is Hogwarts Legacy The Longest Harry Potter Game?

Giving us a Hungarian Horntail-sized game is great for Hogwarts Legacy because it rightly becomes the longest Harry Potter game ever.

Over on HowLongToBeat.com, you'll see the original Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone had a measly completionist time of 9.5 hours, but that's nothing to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 only taking 7.5 hours to 100%.

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup had an impressive 23 hours, and more recently, playing the LEGO Harry Potter Collection would take 55 hours on co-op.

70 hours means you'll have to clear your diary for a while but remember, we doubt this is the end of the road.

There's already been speculation about a Quidditch-themed DLC, and if not, the fact we only "briefly" visit Azkaban sounds like it's crying out for an expansion.

With claims the Hogwarts Legacy map has been massively cut back, we can only imagine how long it would've taken to beat if WB. Interactive originally got its way. Oh well, there's always a supersized sequel to hope for.

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