Quidditch will not be playable in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy
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Hogwarts Legacy will not feature the famous Harry Potter sport Quidditch.

As well as brewing potions and casting spells, one of the most appealing things about being a wizard in the Harry Potter world is competing in a game of Quidditch. But the popular broom-based sport will, rather curiously, be missing from Hogwarts Legacy. 

As spotted by Upcomer, the FAQ section of the game's website has been quietly updated and now reads, "Quidditch is not playable in Hogwarts Legacy." However, this doesn't mean the end of flying, as you'll be able to zip around Hogwarts on your broom between wizarding lessons and race with other students. "Broom flight for traversal and broom race challenges are part of the game. Players can also fly brooms to explore new and familiar locations surrounding Hogwarts Castle." If you're not a natural flyer, there's help at hand as "Players can take a Flying class to master their broomstick flying skills."

Many Harry Potter fans are disappointed at the absence of Quidditch, which, until now, was expected to be part of the game. "This is disappointing to see," said one Twitter user. "Quidditch is a massive part of the Wizarding World. This is my most anticipated game but just feel like the hype has dropped a bit for me now." While another describes it as "a huge missed opportunity."

In other Hogwarts Legacy news, it's been confirmed that Harry Potter fans can link their Wizarding World fan club account with their WB Games account to import their house and wand, so thankfully there are no nasty surprises from the Sorting Hat.

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Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.