How to choose your Hogwarts Legacy house and wand, or import your choices

Hogwarts Legacy sorting ceremony
(Image credit: Warner Bros)

You can choose what you want for Hogwarts Legacy house sorting and wand, or linking accounts to carry over Harry Potter fan club or Pottermore choices you've already made. While the game initially looks like it's making the choice for you, like the books and films do, once it's done you can just change it to whatever you want or import choices you've made previously else where.  

That last option just involves linking accounts, which is a simple(ish) process to visit Potter sites like Wizarding World and Warner Bros to join up any existing accounts you have with the game to carry over any houses or wands you've previously claimed. 

You're not locked into anything though in Hogwarts Legacy, so you can also also choose whatever you want when the time comes. Let's take a look at how the Hogwarts Legacy house sorting and choice work. 

How to choose your Hogwarts Legacy house

I've you've already done any quizzes to pick a house or wand (or want to do that now) then you can follow these steps to link account to Hogwarts Legacy and import your information: 

  1. Login or sign up here to start:
  2. Then login or sign up here:
  3. Next head here to link up your accounts:

Once that's done you'll still reach the actual Hogwarts Legacy sorting ceremony about an hour or so into the game but with your accounts linked you'll get your previous choice. Or you can pick whatever you want once you've answered the questions that would overwise inform a choice.

the Hogwarts Legacy saorting hat

(Image credit: Warner Bros)

As for getting you wand, you won't be able to do that until 2 or 3 of hours into the game when you get the mission to 'Meet Natty near the entrance to Hogwarts' (you'll be using a borrowed one until this point). That will transition into a journey to Hogsmeade where you will then pick up school supplies, including your wand. 

Hogwarts Legacy House and wand

(Image credit: Warner Bros)

Again, here you can just pick whatever you want - you're not stuck with what the game gives you. You'll already have learned a few Hogwarts Legacy Spells at this point with a borrowed wand but this is where you finally get your own. LIke a lot of things in game it's all tied to your story progress. So if you want your Hogwarts Legacy broomsticks or access to the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement you will have to complete the main missions to get them. 

So you can go with whatever you want here - take what the game gives you and play into the sorting fantasy, carry over any precious Harry Potter results you've had in the past, or just pick exactly what you want. 

The release of Hogwarts Legacy has been the subject of criticism and debate due to J.K. Rowling's public stance on gender identity, which continues to challenge the inclusivity at the heart of the Harry Potter community. Here is our explainer on the Hogwarts Legacy controversy (opens in new tab).

Leon Hurley
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