Want to know if you’ll run into Hagrid in Hogwarts Legacy? One of the best characters of the franchise – and an ever recurring meme from the PS1 days – it’s a question many fans are asking. Since being convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, the groundskeeper spent his time tending the grounds of Hogwarts and caring for any of the fantastic beasts contained within, so could he appear in the game based in the famous schools’ grounds?
We already know that Harry Potter and his group of famous friends aren’t in Hogwarts Legacy, but what about Hagrid? Before he rescued Harry from the Dursleys’ clutches, Hagrid had an extensive career at Hogwarts. Can you expect to see the renowned groundskeeper as you wander Hogwarts, or is the action RPG game set way before his time?
Sadly, Hagrid is not in Hogwarts Legacy due to the time period in which the open-world game is set, so the beloved giant wasn’t around. The game is centred around a new cast of characters, as well as your own, customisable wizard. While the physical structure of Hogwarts will seem familiar to anyone well-versed in their Potter lore even without the Hogwarts Legacy map, its inhabitants may take some getting used to.
Why isn’t Hagrid in Hogwarts Legacy?
Well, you won’t be seeing the gamekeeper in Hogwarts Legacy because it’s set quite some time before Hagrid and many of the other Harry Potter characters were born. Hagrid was born in 1928, and Hogwarts Legacy is set at some point in the 1800s. There’s an outside chance of getting a glimpse of Dumbledore and Newt Scamander since they were both born towards the tail end of the 1800s, but it’s doubtful that they’ll have much sway in your story.
There you have it, Hagrid is not in Hogwarts Legacy. Instead, the wizarding school’s groundskeeper is none other than Gladwin Moon, who tasks you with hunting down all Hogwarts Legacy Demiguise statues in return for the Alohomora spell that unlocks doors in Hogwarts Legacy. That said we can’t fully rule out Hogwarts Legacy mods replacing him with Hagrid in future. For more on what could be one of the best PC games this year, check out all the Hogwarts Legacy beasts, potions and spells you can expect to discover, as well as how to make money in Hogwarts Legacy.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.