When Is Hogwarts Legacy Set [Answered]

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Hogwarts Legacy is set in the late 19th century somewhere in the 1890s. Due to this the game does not share any characters or plot from the Harry Potter timeline or even the Fantastic Beasts timeline. This is because the Harry Potter events take place at least 100 years from now. However, there are some resemblances that you can find in the game such as the whole of Hogwarts Castle which is the main area that you adventure around in the game.

Furthermore, you will also be able to witness some ghosts that are not restricted to time like Nearly Headless Nick. And there are also some ancestors of famous Harry Potter characters that are featured in Hogwarts Legacy

Key Takeaways
  • Hogwarts Legacy is a game that is set around the late 19th century in the wizarding world.
  • The game has two plots that revolve around your character’s ancient bloodline and the goblin rebellion.
  • Furthermore, in the game, you will be able to interact with a few characters that are related to Harry Potter characters or were in the actual series. For example people like Nearly Headless Nick, Cuthbert Binns, Phineas Black, and Matilda Weasley.
  • It is absolutely crucial that you know about the setting of the game so that you have a rough idea of what to expect before the start of the game.
IMPORTANT: Hogwarts Legacy is set at least 100 years before even Harry Potter joins Hogwarts. This means that you most likely would not see many characters that you might have witnessed in the Harry Potter Series. However, there are still some characters that you might have heard about just a hint in the series.

The Setting Of Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Castle
The Hogwarts Castle [Image By eXputer]

The Plot Of Hogwarts Legacy

Now, Hogwarts Legacy mainly revolves around two specific plots. The first one is regarding your own character who will venture and struggle to develop his own skills. And discover the secrets of his own ancestors who belonged to a very powerful ancient magical bloodline. Furthermore, in these missions, you will be paired up with Professor Fig who will help you uncover your family’s secret and some powerful ancient magic.

However, the primary plot of the game revolves around the goblin rebellion. You find out that some evil human wizards are helping out the rebellion. And that is how you make out the two main antagonists of the game. Ranrok, the goblin who leads the rebellion, and Victor Rockwood who leads a group of evil wizards and helps out Ranrok

Characters Related To The Harry Potter Series In Hogwarts Legacy

Yes, we know we said that there are no characters from the Harry Potter Series as the timeline does not match up. However, there are still ancestors that you might recognize because of their surname, and as mentioned before there are some ghost characters that are also included in the game. The following are the characters that we know of and are related to the Harry Potter Series:

  • Phineas Nigellus Black 
  • Matilda Weasley
  • Nearly Headless Nick
  • Cuthbert Binns

Phineas Nigellus Black 

Phineas Nigellus Black 
Phineas Nigellus Black In Hogwarts Legacy [Image Credit: eXputer]
Probably one of the most important characters in the game and also in the wizarding world. This is because he is the headmaster of Hogwarts during the time Hogwarts Legacy is played out. He also belongs to the famous and powerful Black family. You might remember him as the portrait that was hung in the headmaster’s office. Also, he is the great-great-grandfather of Sirus Black, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Narcissa Malfoy. And according to Sirus in the books, Phineas was titled the worst headmaster of Hogwarts.

Matilda Weasley

Matilda Weasly
Matilda Weasley In Hogwarts Legacy [Image By: eXputer]
Matilda Weasley as suggested by the surname is a member of the Weasley family which is widely known in the Harry Potter movies. In the game, she is the deputy headmistress. And is also charged as the Transfiguration Professor. Furthermore, she will be in charge of you in the game and would keep an eye out for your studies. She will also make you settle down in Hogwarts.

Nearly Headless Nick

Nearly Headless Nick
Nearly Headless Nick In Hogwarts Legacy [Image Taken By: eXputer]
If you have watched or read Harry Potter’s adventures then you would surely remember Nearly Headless Nick. Who in fact is a ghost and thus can make an appearance in both the movies and in the game. Furthermore, in Hogwarts Legacy, there is in fact a quest related to him where you will help him join the Headless Hunt.

Cuthbert Binns

Cuthbret Binns
Cuthbert Binns In Hogwarts Legacy [Image Credit: eXputer]
Another ghost that you might remember is Cuthbert Binns who is the teacher of History Of Magic at Hogwarts. According to our knowledge, he is a professor who used to teach the history of magic before his death and continued to do so in his afterlife as a ghost. A truly bizarre teacher to have.

Furthermore, if you want to know more about other people’s thoughts about how the game might revolve around a single in-game year then check this Reddit Page out.

And it this we bring our guide to an end where we enlightened you about When Is Hogwarts Legacy Set. We also gave you a bit of information on the plot and characters of the game that is tied with the Harry Poter Series. However, if you believe that we missed a character then please do let us know through the comment section down below.

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