How to get sorted into Slytherin in Hogwarts Legacy

A Hogwarts common room in Hogwarts Legacy.
November 10, 2023 - With the release of Hogwarts Legacy on Switch fast approaching, we've updated our guide on how to get sorted into Slytherin House.

Wondering how to get sorted into Slytherin in Hogwarts Legacy? We won't ask why, but we'll help you manage it. Since being assigned to one of these houses is an important event in the life of every wizard, we want to tell you how you can choose Slytherin in Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy is an action RPG for PCs and consoles based on the popular Harry Potter franchise. The game has a thrilling storyline set in the 1800s, and there is a wealth of quests and activities to explore. But everyone knows that to attend the magical school, they need to be sorted into one of four houses, each of them strong in certain subjects and skills. So in this guide, we discuss how to get sorted into Slytherin.

While you are here, make sure to check our guide on whether there are Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer options. Also, we have a list of all Hogwarts Legacy mounts confirmed so far.

How to get sorted into Slytherin House in Hogwarts Legacy

Much like how the titular character makes his own decision, you simply need to select your desired house during the Sorting Ceremony. It's literally as easy as that. You'll get a few questions thrown at you to decide your house, but you can say no to that, just like Harry Potter did, and pick a different one that's more to your liking.

The large windows looking out to the Great Lake in the middle of Slytherin common room in Hogwarts Legacy.
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Thousands of different students live and study in Hogwarts. All of them are sorted among four houses, each of which is named after the four founders of Hogwarts:

Each of the houses has its own Quidditch team and dormitories. Moreover, belonging to the house also reflects the traits of the wizard or witch. For example, Slytherin students are often ambitious and cunning.

It's no surprise that new students get excited about the Sorting Ceremony. This ceremony was introduced by the four founders, who created a special Sorting Hat that chooses which house the student is most suitable for.

In Hogwarts Legacy, you will also have to go through this ceremony. However, one of the game's slogans is "Your legacy is what you make of it." Therefore, you can choose the house yourself. Each witch or wizard determines their own fate. If you want to become a part of the Slytherin House, then you just need to select the appropriate option in the Sorting Ceremony.

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Why should you choose Slytherin in Hogwarts Legacy?

As we said, Slytherin students are cunning. However, they are also very proud, clever, and ambitious. Therefore, if it seems to you that you have these qualities, then you should choose Slytherin. Moreover, you will be able to wear a Slytherin uniform, so if green and silver are your preferred aesthetic, the serpentine house is probably for you.

Also, by becoming a member of this house, you will be able to live in a Slytherin dormitory, which is located in the Hogwarts dungeons. It is decorated in a moody, dark gothic style. If you're lost in the ever-changing landscape of Hogwarts Castle, we have a handy guide on how to get to the Slytherin common room.

But there you have it, that's all you need to know about how to get sorted into Slytherin House in Hogwarts Legacy. Be sure to check our guide on whether you can play Quidditch in Hogwarts Legacy. Plus, if you want even more information on the game now that it's coming out on the Switch, here's how to get the Elder Wand, a guide on how to lock on in Hogwarts Legacy, and what we know about Hogwarts Legacy mods.

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