Knowing which house to choose in Hogwarts Legacy is something that anyone can mull over for an age. It's one of the biggest choices you'll make in the game as it is one of the most important aspects of life at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Aspiring pupils can get sorted into their house ahead of the game, and even choose a wand. As a joint venture with Wizarding World, those who already have a house and wand can transfer their data over to the game - just like magic!

While what house you're sorted into can feel like a big decision to make, it's worth knowing what differences there are between Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw before you make that choice. Thankfully, that's what we're here fore.

See below for how to get sorted into your Hogwarts Legacy house early, how to carry over your existing wizarding details, and to find out all the differences between each house.

How to take the Hogwarts Legacy house sorting test

Welcome to Hogwarts! You can't enter the Great Hall in Hogwarts Legacy just yet, but you can put on the Sorting Hat and let it see into your soul...

Just to be clear, you can wait and go through the sorting process in-game if you prefer - this can just save you some precious time on launch day.

If have already been sorted into a house on Wizarding World, you can skip to the next section. If not, follow the following steps:

  1. Apparate over to the Wizarding World website and create an account.
  2. Click on 'Hogwarts Sorting' on the main menu at the top, then select 'Get Sorted Now'.
  3. Take the Hogwarts House Quiz. Remember, the Sorting Hat will listen to you...
  4. You'll then be sorted into either Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. Good luck!
  5. If desired, you can also go through the Wand Ceremony to receive a wand or discover your Patronus.

How to transfer your house and wand to Hogwarts Legacy

Congratulations, you have your own wand, Patronus and Hogwarts house! There are just a few more muggle steps to take however for them to appear in Hogwarts Legacy:

  1. Head to the Warner Bros Games website and create an account if you do not have one.
  2. Go back to the Wizarding World website and click on the account connection page.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your accounts.

It's as easy as that - you'll then have your house, wand and Patronus when you boot up Hogwarts Legacy. Better yet, you'll also get two in-game cosmetics: the Beaked Skull Mask and House Fan-Atic School Robe.

Does your Hogwarts Legacy house choice make a difference to the game?

The house you choose in Hogwarts Legacy won't change the story in any notable way. Each house does come with its own minor differences, however, that you may want to know about before diving into the game.

The main difference is the common room you have access to. Each house comes with its own common room, and each one will have different student NPCs within to talk to. You can learn all about the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms by clicking the link in this sentence, where we've got videos of each one.

There aren't house-exclusive side quests or anything like that, but it does look like Gryffindor students will see a lot more of Nearly Headless Nick than players from other houses will (likewise, if you choose a different house, you might meet ghosts and paintings that players in other houses don't have access to).

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The only other differences between the houses are how NPCs will react to you, with some making reference to your house, and the colour of your robes/Hogwarts uniform.

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