Hogwarts Legacy mods: Are they safe?

By Melany Moncada


Feb 18, 2023

Reading time: 3 min

Just days after its official release, Hogwarts Legacy has a wide variety of mods available to make their Hogwarts experience unique.

A video game mod refers to the process of changing the game’s code to integrate some kind of modification. The mods are developed by fans of the game and can go from the translation of the game into a specific language to integrating elements from other franchises.

In Hogwarts Legacy, there seems to be a mod for every aspect of the game. There are mods that improve small details like the shading of lightning or add elements like the Bleach Hollow Mask.

Some mods could be considered cheating, these are mods that directly affect the economy of the game or that help unlock achievements. Other mods take it to a whole new level by completely changing the mechanics of the game, like the potion’s recipes, EXP, and inventory.

Best mods in Hogwarts Legacy

There is a wide selection of mods for Hogwarts Legacy that allow you to change your wand. One of the most popular is the one that allows you to change it into a gun or revolver. There are fewer muggle options, like Godric Gryffindor’s sword, Lucius Malfoy’s wand, Voldemort’s wand, and Sirius Black’s wands.

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If you want a muggle but less violent version, you could go for a Lightsaber, the Sword of Night and Flame from Elden Ring, Loki’s Scepter, Master Sword from Legend of Zelda, a pencil, or asparagus.

Perhaps you are looking for an alternative to the basic brooms available in the game. There are mods that could help you get a Nimbus 2000, a Dark Weaver broom, or a Nimbus 2001. Of course, there are alternatives, like riding Thomas the Tank Engine, a Ford Anglia 105e, a Kurumi body pillow, and even Shrek himself.

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For those that are looking to support the trans community, there is a mod that turns a scarf into the trans flag.

Are game mods in Hogwarts Legacy safe?

Mods are not always safe. Some communities make sure that mods are safe before publishing them, but some mods found at random online could be simple malware.

Whether mods are legal or not is another discussion. The law changes from country to country. In the UK and the US, there is a higher tolerance for mods as long as these don’t infringe on the game’s copyright.

Developers might have different opinions about mods since it is technically changing their product. There are funny mods, like the one that changes the broom for a flying Shrek. But other mods change parts of the game entirely. Some of the Hogwarts Legacy mods change key elements of the game, like the environment’s light, and the shading of the game, and remove the cooldowns.

While players might not be happy with certain elements of the game, these were designed intentionally and responded to the overall vision of the game. Mods that affect the economy of the game, allowing players to earn money faster could be considered hacking in some way.

It is unclear if Hogwarts Legacy will take any kind of action against mods, but just to be safe, it is better not to try them.