Best Hogwarts Legacy house to choose

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw are the four Hogwarts Legacy houses, but you shouldn’t worry about which house you’re sorted into.

Hogwarts LEgacy Houses: A student wearing the sorting hat

Unsure which is the best Hogwarts Legacy house? While there are plenty of notable characters in each of the Hogwarts Legacy houses, it always seems like the Gryffindor students are always destined to become the heroes of the story. Fortunately, we’re here to assure you that your house doesn’t determine your fate.

No matter where the Hogwarts Legacy sorting hat ends up placing you, you won’t need to run four saves at once to see how differently the RPG game plays out in each house. Don’t worry if you’ve created a Wizarding World account to import your house and wand, you have the option of overriding these choices, including the best wand. While there are a few differences depending on which house you end up in, they aren’t significant enough to warrant choosing one over the other.

Pick your house in Hogwarts Legacy

In order to convince the sorting hat to pick your favourite house, you need to provide it with the correct answer. Each Hogwarts house has characteristics assigned to them, and you need to tell the hat which house trait you identify with the most.

Here are the four house traits in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Gryffindor: Bravery
  • Slytherin: Ambition
  • Hufflepuff: Loyalty
  • Ravenclaw: Curiosity

Alternatively, you can pick your house before you start playing Hogwarts Legacy by linking your Wizarding WorldR account to your Warner Bros account. The Wizarding World website allows you to go through the sorting hat process ahead of time. The sorting hat ceremony in-game still takes place, but you know which house you’ll be placed in ahead of time. Fortunately, you can override this option by asking the sorting hat to place you in a different house.

Hogwarts Legacy house differences

To our knowledge, there’s no real difference between the Hogwarts Legacy houses other than a few in-game distinctions. Certain Hogwarts Legacy characters might reference the fact that you share the same house as them, but this usually occurs when you’re being introduced for the first time. You also gain access to a house-specific Floo Flame location which can be handy while completing quests around Hogwarts. Other than that, the main difference is the colour of the clothes you wear and the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you have access to.

If you think your character might look better in green rather than red, you should seriously consider joining Slytherin rather than Gryffindor. Trust us, all that truly matters is how good your outfits look rather than the supposed characteristics each house has. No one will remember that you joined a house known for being cunning, ambitious, and prideful. On the other hand, they will remember how good you looked each day thanks to the Hogwarts Legacy transmog system. You can even change your physical attributes with our how to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy guide.

That’s all you need to know about the differences between the Hogwarts Legacy houses. With that out of the way, you can focus on the important things like finding all of the Hogwarts Legacy Gobstone locations and the Daedalian keys. You should also know that you can skip Hogwarts Legacy cutscenes with the press of a button, saving you from potentially hours of boring conversations. If you’re looking for something entirely different, our best PC games list should keep you entertained for months on end.

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.