Hogwarts Legacy house differences: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff & Ravenclaw

Hogwarts Legacy house differences: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff & Ravenclaw
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Written by 

Ben Williams


9th May 2023 12:01

Hogwarts Legacy house differences exist in the game, so it is important to make sure you choose the right house for you, especially on your first playthrough. The four houses your character can be placed in, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, are the same as in the Harry Potter storyline of the Wizarding World.

Unless you're already set on what house you want to be in the game, you might be curious as to what differences come with each. Let's get into the Hogwarts Legacy house differences.

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Hogwarts Legacy House Differences

Inside the Gryffindor common room in Hogwarts Legacy
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There are a few variations between Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin in terms of Hogwarts Legacy house differences.

The most notable Hogwarts Legacy house differences are cosmetic. As well as your house robes sporting the colours and signature animal of which house you're in, you'll also be in different common rooms as well.

For returning fans, the Gryffindor common room will be the most familiar - being in a red-and-gold themed castle tower that's the same as seen in the Harry Potter films. Meanwhile, the Slytherin common room has a sleek, darkened underground aesthetic and Ravenclaw's an open and light-filled "sanctuary for learning feel", it is also the only common room you can access from the roof.

Lastly, Hufflepuff's common room also has an underground feel like Slytherin's, but rather like a badger burrow with a much cosier and earthy presentation - similar to a Lord of the Rings-esque Hobbit hole. 

In addition, other students may interact with you slightly differently as well depending on what house you're in. For example, if you're in Hufflepuff, a student quest-giver Arthur Plumming's dialogue will be tweaked saying "Thought perhaps a fellow Hufflepuff might have the perseverance to join me in a bit of an adventure".

Finally, the biggest Hogwarts Legacy house difference found are changes made to some of the main missions in the story. Whilst the general story beats aren't any different, as the destination remains the same, certain ways to get there may be carried out in different quests.

A notable example early in-game Hufflepuff-exclusive quest, Prisoner of Love, which lets you visit Azkaban. All players will eventually reach the story mission Jackdaw's Rest, but those in Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw will have a preceding quest with a different story instead, like The Missing Pages. This sees you attend a headless hunt pumpkin party instead.

What is the best house in Hogwarts Legacy?

Two characters brewing a potion in a cauldron
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Most people who are fans of the films will likely have already decided on their chosen house, but if you're new to the wizarding world you may be wondering what is the best house to choose in the game.

The aforementioned Azkaban mission does give Hufflepuff the edge, but it means you're gonna have to wear a lot of yellow throughout the game.

That's all you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy house differences. For more tips on the game, check out how to get more spell slots and change your loadout. Better yet, look at how to solve Hogwarts Legacy mirror puzzles.

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