Well, Hogwarts Legacy mods are out already, as the Harry Potter RPG game launches on Steam and the Epic Games Store. You might be expecting new spells, visual updates, or a reskin so you can play as Harry himself. Nah. Channelling Bethesda, Skyrim, and some of the best PC games of the last decade, Hogwarts Legacy mods are steaming ahead with Thomas the Tank Engine.
From visionary creator ‘Showie,’ the Hogwarts Legacy mod ThomasBroom (all one word) transforms your trusty, flying cleaning apparatus into the eponymous really useful engine, letting you zip around the entire Hogwarts Legacy map inside Thomas’ cabin.
Horrify the Huffepuffs. Scare the Slytherins. Make the village of Hogsmeade shriek in wonder as you blast through the air aboard your cartoon locomotive. Potter might have his flying Ford Anglia, but that’s nothing compared to Thomas. Now you can finish all those Hogwarts Legacy challenges in style.
Showie provides simple installation instructions, but warns that Thomas the Tank Engine in Hogwarts Legacy has “some issues with clipping and culling.” One intrepid player has already uploaded footage of themselves zooming around the Harry Potter game in their flying train, so you can see the mod in action below.
This is definitely a contender for the best Hogwarts Legacy broom, and really makes me wish Quidditch had made it into the game after all. Imagine, a whole bunch of people fighting over the Snitch aboard dozens and dozens of Thomases. What a spectacle that might have been. Maybe next time. Meanwhile, you can download ThomasBroom for yourself here.
Take a look at all the Hogwarts Legacy spells to give yourself a head start before classes. You might also want to know the Hogwarts Legacy Demiguise Statue and Moon locations in order to unlock higher levels of Alohomora to unlock doors, or get the Hogwarts Legacy max level cap explained.
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.