There's no Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer but does have in-game companions

Hogwarts Legacy wizards brewing a potion
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If you were hoping for Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer then sorry, as a single-player RPG, we probably aren't going to see lobbies anytime soon. However, that's not to say there aren't options with a mod available for PC players at least. But, if you're on console, it's just you and the NPC companions you can make along the way. 

For PC Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer though, keep your eye on the HogWarp mod from Patreon creator Yomahi. Much like Skyrim Together, this mod aims to create a multiplayer experience for those with PC copies of Hogwarts Legacy, allowing you to play the game with friends. It's still in early access behind a Patreon subscription, however and doesn't look like it's been updated for a while.

Here's everything we know from Avalanche Software about the absence of Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer, including whether it's even on the cards for future updates or DLC.

Is Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer?

Hogwarts Legacy doesn't have any multiplayer and is described as a "single-player" action RPG according to developer Avalanche's FAQ

Hogwarts Legacy magic

Hogwarts Legacy spells

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If you're after magic details then here are all the Hogwarts Legacy Spells we know about right now - what they do, what colors mean and how many are in the game. 

From both the pre-release developer streams and gameplay demos, it's always been clear that Hogwarts Legacy has never planned any multiplayer. Pre-release coverage and FAQ statements were explicit in stating no such functionality existed and, now the game is out, there's obviously no multiplayer.  

However, that's not to say you'll be alone as you'll be able to become friends with other students at Hogwarts. Certain quests will allow you to play alongside in-game companions, with your relationships with these characters developing over the course of the game. Unfortunately, you can't just ask these companions to accompany you whenever though, as they're limited to just their set missions.

It might not be quite the same as having actual friends with you, but at least you'll make some pals at Hogwarts and get to know these key characters a little better.

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.

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