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What Is The Setting & Time Period Of Hogwarts Legacy? (Explained)

Read this guide to learn when Hogwarts Legacy takes place.

Interested to know about Hogwarts Legacy setting and time period? Then you’re at the right place. Loyal potterheads now have the opportunity to live their dream fantasy while playing the most highly anticipated game of 2023 – Hogwarts Legacy. But the question is, are there any characters from the Harry Potter Universe that are part of the game? This guide will also help you understand when Hogwarts Legacy takes place.

When does Hogwarts Legacy take place?

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Hogwarts Legacy is set sometime during the late 1800’s. To be more precise it takes place in the year 1890. We can say this date with confidence after a newspaper confirmed the year for us in the Gameplay reveal trailer.

Harry Potter and the entire universe had pretty much become a household name and a fantasy for millions of people around the world. But unfortunately, you won’t get to see any of the characters from JK Rowling’s masterpiece that you had grown to love. This is because Hogwarts Legacy takes place at least 100 years before Harry Potter set his foot in Hogwarts Castle in 1991.

To put this into perspective, Dumbledore is a mere child during the setting and time period of Hogwarts Legacy in the 18th Century. In the game, you will take the role of a 5th-year student. There are high probabilities of coming across a classic character in Hogwarts. With houses like Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor, you are bound to see some familiar faces in the game.

That’s all you need to know about the Hogwarts Legacy setting and time period. We hope you found this guide helpful and that your doubts were cleared. While you’re still here, you may also like to learn how to change time of day and how to get a broom in our dedicated Hogwarts Legacy section on Gamer Tweak.