Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy gameplay trailer shows you can be evil in-game

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 14, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Since Hogwarts Legacy has been announced, players have wondered if they can play an evil character. And it might be a possibility. 

Set in the 1800s, Hogwarts Legacy explores the life of a fifth-year student who got transferred to the magical school mid-term. There’s a lot to uncover and learn, and the student must pick the right house and friends to kick start their journey. Previous teasers confirmed that The Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra) would be a useable spell among many. Still, players also wondered if they could take Draco Malfoy as their role model instead of Harry Potter. 

In a 45-minute trailer, Hogwarts Legacy developers unveiled many gameplay-related details, but players are primarily excited about choices. 

Can you be evil in Hogwarts Legacy? 

According to Hogwarts Legacy developers, the game will have a variety of outcomes. This means players will have to make game-changing choices that will impact the gameplay. So, if you decide to make wrong choices purposefully, the result may be different for you. 

“Different interactions with different characters can also offer different choice points for the player. Then, some of those things can affect things game-wide — some of these affect the character’s life, the game’s ending,” the developer said

Hogwarts Legacy

The developer added that all of these choices wouldn’t be primarily good. Sometimes, it’d just be about the player being “a jerk.” These opportunities will allow players to replay the game and explore different endings. So, Draco Malfoy fans can certainly explore Hogwarts Legacy as the evil student out to get Harry Potter. 

It’s currently unknown what these choices entail. But, players may have to pick their courses and classes carefully as they’d add to growth and skillset. So, there’ll be a lot to unpack in Hogwarts Legacy for players when it’s out for all in February 2023. 


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