Hit game Hogwarts Legacy has been out on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC for months now, and many gamers are already well acquainted with it. However, owners of a PS4 or an Xbox One will soon get to explore this huge magical world for themselves.


So, what can they expect? Well, it has an 1890s setting so it's not a version of the Wizarding World that we've been exposed to before. It's an open world RPG, too, so expect a long game with lots to do.

And what about the protagonist? Well, with it being a certain type of RPG, the main character is you. Or at least, it's whoever you want it to be.

Creating your own character is a fun part of any game, but how free can we be here? We'll share all the details of the Hogwarts Legacy character creation down below.

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Hogwarts Legacy Character Creator explained

The Hogwarts Legacy character creator was first revealed in the gameplay showcase video below - an in-depth look at the character creator starts about three minutes in (don't worry, you don't have to watch all 45 minutes to see it in action!).

So this is how can make your own wizard or witch! As with most character creators, the process is split into several subsections:


To give you a starting point so you're not spending hours creating your character, you'll first have to choose from a wide variety of presets and choose one that most resembles the character you're aiming for.

Don't worry if it's not 100 per cent perfect - you'll be able to alter pretty much everything in the next steps. This includes robes which you can unlock and change throughout the game.


You'll next be deciding on a rather important element - your face. This will assumedly feature prominently in cutscenes from here on out, so choose a face shape you're happy with!

There's also a slider for skin colour and a few options for glasses, including a round pair similar to Harry's own specs. You'll then be able to unlock more glasses later in the game, so don't fret if you're not a fan of the initial designs.


Another classic character creation section - here you'll choose the colour and style of your hair. There's a rather wide variety of options here with high levels of detail and impressive textures, including options to have your hair pink, green or almost any other colour in the rainbow.

Unlock other aspects of your character, hairstyle and colour can be customised throughout the game, so there's no pressure if you wish to try an outrageous style.


Here we get into the details, allowing you to alter your complexion, add moles and freckles and even incorporate scars. There are some really subtle ways to add some individuality here.


No, this entire section is not just for eyebrows - you'll choose your eye colour here, before selecting your eyebrow colour and shape. It turns out there are a lot more eyebrow shapes than you might expect!

Finalise your character

Here you can choose your character's voice from a more masculine option or a more feminine one, and then use a slider to alter the pitch however you like.

You then choose a difficulty level between Story, Easy, Normal, or Hard. No judgement if you want to choose Story - we too are looking to get absorbed into this world!

You then have to name your character in order to continue with both a first and last name, but bear in mind that this doesn't necessarily have to be your own name.

While you don't outright choose to be a girl or boy in Hogwarts Legacy, you do select whether your character stays in the Witch or Wizard dorms.

And that's it - you're character is finished and you'll then be ready to start your Hogwarts journey!

Keep in mind that you can change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, but certain aspects such as your voice, skin and build cannot be changed afterwards.

You'll soon be sorted into your house, or you can take the house sorting quiz early and import your data over from Wizarding World for an exclusive in-game robe and mask.

Have a good first term at Hogwarts!

Hogwarts Legacy launched on 10th February for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with older consoles getting the game later in the year.

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