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Hogwarts Legacy - Which House To Pick And What The Differences Are

Choose the right House for you in Hogwarts Legacy and learn about their key differences.

Are you wondering which House to pick in Hogwarts Legacy? Similar to the novels and movies, there are four Houses for you to choose from: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Your own preference certainly plays a huge factor. However, there are important distinctions among these options, most notably the locations of the common rooms and the exclusive quests that you can tackle. Our Hogwarts Legacy Houses guide is here to help you make the right choice and learn about their differences.

The Sorting Ceremony and choosing your House in Hogwarts Legacy

You'll get to choose a House in Hogwarts Legacy early in the campaign. This occurs after a lengthy introductory chapter, which eventually leads you to the Sorting Ceremony that's underway. Once the Sorting Hat is placed on your character's head, you'll be able to make your selection based on a trait that most represents you (i.e., Daring for Gryffindor, Ambition for Slytherin, Curiosity for Ravenclaw, and Loyalty for Hufflepuff).

Do note that this can also be influenced by completing a Wizarding World quiz and linking your WB Games account, though you can still make the necessary changes based on your preference.

Immediately after that, your character's robes will change to your House's colors (i.e., Red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, and yellow for poor ol' Hufflepuff). After the cutscene, your character will wake up in their dorm room.

The Slytherin Common Room is located in the bowels of the dungeons, complete with a coiled serpent.
The Slytherin Common Room is located in the bowels of the dungeons, complete with a coiled serpent.

Key differences once you choose your House

These are the most noticeable differences when you choose your House in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Common Room location - Both the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw Common Rooms are in their respective founder's towers. The Hufflepuff area, meanwhile, is connected via a corridor that leads to the kitchens. Lastly, the Slytherin hub is in the dungeons. You're only allowed to visit the Common Room of your House.
  • Aesthetics, color, and design - Given the locations, you'll notice distinctions when it comes to the aesthetics. For instance, Gryffindor shimmers with red and gold. Slytherin, given the founder's love of snakes, has a coiled serpent that moves around as you approach the hub.
  • Uniforms - Speaking of aesthetics and designs, uniform-type gear pieces will also have different insignias or animals that represent each House.
  • Classmates - There are various supporting NPCs that you meet and befriend as you progress further in your journey, though they also belong to their respective Houses.
  • Exclusive quests - Perhaps the clearest distinction among Houses can be seen in a few exclusive quests. At a certain stage, you're asked to learn more about Jackdaw's Rest. The short section preceding that will be different based on your chosen House. For instance, Gryffindor players will help out Nearly Headless Nick and other ghosts in Hogsmeade. Meanwhile, Hufflepuffs go on a trip to Azkaban, much to everyone's surprise.
The Fat Lady bars entry to the Gryffindor Common Room. Do you know the password?
The Fat Lady bars entry to the Gryffindor Common Room. Do you know the password?

Each House is based on its core principle: Gryifindors are known for their bravery, Ravenclaws for their intelligence, Hufflepuffs for their friendship, and Slytherins for their cunning. Knowing these traits may also influence your decision.

For the most part, the campaign in Hogwarts Legacy progresses normally regardless of your House selection, barring a few caveats such as exclusive quests. Essentially, you'd revisit your hub only when the game prompts you, such as when you need to sleep. Likewise, most areas of the castle are also accessible via Floo Flames, the game's fast travel mechanic, so you don't have to worry about having to walk great distances just to reach other areas. Still, there might be more important facets to discover later on, so we'll update our guide accordingly.

The Ravenclaw hub is high atop a tower.
The Ravenclaw hub is high atop a tower.
You've got a cozy spot if you're a Hufflepuff.
You've got a cozy spot if you're a Hufflepuff.

Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game has been embroiled in controversy due to transphobic remarks from Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Although she is not personally involved with its development, she stands to profit from its success. For more, read our in-depth article on how Rowling's comments have impacted the trans community. In this article you will also find links to trans creators you can support, as well as charities you can donate to.

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