How long is Hogwarts Legacy – length and time to beat

If you're wondering how long the Hogwarts Legacy main story is, you're going to need a minimum of a few days to get through the school year, at least.

How long is Hogwarts Legacy: a wizard student rides the back of a winged creature

How long is Hogwarts Legacy? A large chunk of the wizarding world is open to you once you reach Hogwarts Castle, but how many hours does it take to finish off the school year? If being on time and passing your classes isn’t enough, you’ll have all manner of fantastic beasts and goblin uprisings to deal with.

It’s always tough to pin down just how long it will take someone to beat an open-world game. What does finishing such an open experience look like; is it just completing the main story, or can you only close the Hogwarts Legacy book when you’ve collected every Demiguise statue, found every landing platform, and bested every Infamous Foe? We’ve had time to play through the RPG game ourselves to establish how long it should take the average person to finish Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy how long is length: the challenge menu displaying the number of quests the player has completed

Hogwarts Legacy main story length

Hogwarts Legacy’s main campaign should take a minimum of 30 hours to complete if you stick to completing the story quests. There are certain quests in the campaign that feature a level requirement, forcing you to explore different parts of the game. To track your progress, check out our Hogwarts Legacy quests list to see how many missions you are from completing the game.

If you want to experience everything Hogwarts Legacy has to offer, the game features a detailed tracker located in the Hogwarts Legacy challenges menu. You can find a breakdown of your remaining assignments, main quests, and side quests. Completing all the content in Hogwarts Legacy should take you around 50 hours, though you may be able to get through the content much faster if you skip cutscenes and dialogue.

There you have it, now you know how long Hogwarts Legacy is. Don’t forget to check out our guides on who the Hogwarts Legacy characters are, Hogwarts Legacy beasts you can tame, and how big the Hogwarts Legacy map is. And if you still have time to fill, some of the best PC games available right now are worth your attention.

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.