When does Hogwarts Legacy take place? The latest Harry Potter universe game is set in the distant past, long before the scarred boy set foot in Hogwarts’ hallowed halls and even before the Fantastic Beasts films. To put this into context, Dumbledore is a mere child in the events of this game, so it’s as if we’re stepping into a brand-new world.

With its rather early timeframe, it’s also improbable that the open-world game will have either Harry Potter or Hagrid as Hogwarts Legacy characters you can interact with. However, since the ghosts have been on campus since forever, it’s highly probable that you’ll at least bump into Nearly Headless Nick from time to time. Either way, Portkey Games has confirmed in what year Hogwarts Legacy takes place, so let’s dive a bit more into the story setting.

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