Can you be evil in Hogwarts Legacy?

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February 7, 2023: Now that we have our hands on the game, we have gone over our information

Even though the basics of Hogwarts Legacy have been revealed in various trailers and YouTube videos, specific details are starting to surface as the game has finally arrived. One of the most frequently asked questions nowadays is can you be evil in Hogwarts Legacy?


Dark wizards are a big part of the original Harry Potter story, but the answer isn't a simple yes or no. Below, we'll go over what we know so far about morality and whether you can be evil in the new game.

And while you are here, make sure to check our guide on choosing your house in Hogwarts Legacy. Also, we have an article on Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer and whether you can play co-op.

Can you be evil in Hogwarts Legacy?

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Ii the game, they don't have a morality system determining if you are evil or not. The game's various gameplay videos cover the choices you can make while playing, but they don't talk specifically about being evil.

The State of Play gameplay trailer does mention that you could lead a darker path and showed the usage of Dark Arts by the main character.

The second trailer related to becoming evil in Hogwarts Legacy is the newest gameplay showcase, published a month ago on the game's official YouTube channel. During this video, the developers revealed that while completing quests, you will be able to make choices that will negatively affect your character, changing the game’s ending.

Officially, the aim of your character is to save Hogwarts Legacy's world from whatever threats are being posed. Therefore, being fully evil is not possible. This being said, you can pick rude options in dialogue and can use unforgivable curses on your enemies.


How you can become evil in Hogwarts Legacy

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The first way to become evil in Hogwarts Legacy is to make the worst decisions for your character. How exactly it'll affect your game beyond the ending of the story is still unknown, though. Another option is to learn dark spells and skills. As was shown in the trailers, the main hero also can use Dark Magic.

It'll be interesting if additional evil focused content is added as DLC in the future. If being a bad wizard is something that ends up being popular, the developers might lean into it a bit more.


That’s it for whether you can be evil in Hogwarts Legacy. Even though being evil is not an official option in the game, the developers have hinted that the main character could use Dark Magic, and your decisions significantly affect the game’s ending. While you are here, make sure to check our thoughts on how Hogwarts Legacy can improve upon past Harry Potter games.