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Witchcraft and Wizardry is the Harry Potter Minecraft RPG you didn't know you needed

Witchcraft and Wizardry, a total conversion Minecraft mod that turns the game into a Harry Potter RPG, is now available after a whopping four years in development. 

As PC Gamer (opens in new tab) reports, the mod was officially released in Minecraft (opens in new tab) this week after a short stay in public alpha. The mod will surely be updated and refined in the weeks to come, but it's officially here and playable, and it couldn't have come at a better moment. This is the perfect time to lose yourself in a fantasy world, and after the latest teaser for Witchbrook (opens in new tab), an upcoming RPG that blends Harry Potter and Stardew Valley, we're hankering for something magical. 

As you can probably tell from its launch trailer, Witchcraft and Wizardry is an exceedingly faithful and flavorful recreation of the Harry Potter universe. It's got magic bricks that turn to reveal hidden paths, minigames based on classic broom-riding and spell-slinging scenes from the original story, unique mobs and iconic characters, and a staggeringly detailed take on Hogwarts and the surrounding area. 

You can download the mod for free (opens in new tab) via Planet Minecraft. If you need help setting it up, you can pop into the dedicated Discord channel (via your browser if you don't have the desktop app). You can also download the map separately if you just want to explore things, but how could you pass up hanging out with block-Hagrid? 

We haven't heard much in the way of official Harry Potter games in some time, but word is Warner Bros. Games was originally planning to announce one at E3 2020 (opens in new tab) before it was cancelled. Perhaps we'll hear more on that later this year.  

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.