Want to know how the Hogwarts Legacy sorting hat works? The Sorting process is one of the most important factors as you start your new life at the Wizarding School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans of the franchise will remember Harry Potter pleading with the sorting hat not to place him in Slytherin, and was instead placed into the Gryffindor house alongside his new friends – Ron and Hermione. So, can you do the same in Hogwarts Legacy?
It turns out you can, actually. Unlike the brutal Wizarding World sorting quiz, which has multiple questions, in Hogwarts Legacy, you just have to answer two – and even then your placement isn’t set in stone. If you have already completed the Pottermore quiz and want to keep the same house though, still make sure you import your house and wand to Hogwarts Legacy, as you will earn exclusive in-game items. If not, read on to find out how to be placed in the best Hogwarts Legacy house during the Hogwarts Legacy Sorting Hat quiz.
Hogwarts Legacy Sorting Hat quiz question and answers
As expected, you have to answer a couple of questions as you converse with the legendary Sorting Hat, but you don’t have to worry about answering wrong, as you can still change your answer, even if you have already linked your Pottermore account.
Once you sit down in front of all your peers and professors, the Sorting Hat is placed on your head, and you’ll begin your discussion with the sentient headwear. First, it will accuse you of coming to the school with existing preconceptions, thanks to being older than everyone else when they start their magical education. You’ll need to choose one of two answers here:
“You come here with preferences and preconceptions – certain expectations.”
- “I can’t wait to start classes.”
- “I can’t wait to explore.”
This first question doesn’t appear to have any bearing on which house you’re sorted into – and since you can change the answer at the end anyway – you can answer this as honestly as you like. Shortly after, the Sorting Hat will ask:
“I detect something in you. A certain sense of – hmm – what is it?”
Now this is the important one. Fans of Harry Potter lore will probably be able to guess which of the above answers relates to which house. Again, though, it doesn’t actually matter, as your answer is still not set in stone.
Once you have selected your answer, the sorting hat will place you in one of the four houses. However, you are then taken to a screen showing your house, with the options “Accept house” and “Choose a different house”, so you can completely overhaul the Sorting Hat’s decision if you so wish.
How to get sorted into Gryffindor
If you think of yourself as courageous and brave and want to be placed in Gryffindor, then choose the answer “Daring”, at which point you’ll be sorted into Gryffindor, and led to the gold and scarlet common room in a unique cutscene.
How to get sorted into Slytherin
Resourceful and determined? Then you might consider yourself a Slytherin, and you should pick the answer “Ambition”. Again, you’ll be led away to see your common room in a Slytherin-specific cutscene, after having your robes turned green.
How to get sorted into Ravenclaw
For Ravenclaw, the house for those with superior intelligence, wisdom and wit, you should choose the answer “Curiosity”.
How to get sorted into Hufflepuff
To join those kind and lovable Hufflepuffs, select “Loyalty”, and your robes will be magically transformed into the lovely Hufflepuff yellow.
Can the Hogwarts Legacy sorting hat send you to Azkaban?
This might seem like a strange question, but there have been murmurings about the relationship between the Hogwarts Legacy sorting hat and the legendary prison Azkaban. While a lot of this is down to a series of mods that send the player to Azkaban for using Avada Kadavra, there is actually an official in-game link between the prison and your house. The quest Prisoner of Love takes you (briefly) to Azkaban, but only appears if you are sorting into Hufflepuff. If you want to see Azkaban, therefore, this might help make your sorting decision.
Before you make your choice, you may want to look at the stunning Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you’ll be calling home. Once you’ve had your first day at the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry, it’s time to head off into Hogsmeade, where you need to find the Hogwarts Legacy Magic Neep location to continue your story – and where you come into contact with some of the more villainous Hogwarts Legacy characters for the first time.
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.