Minecraft Hogwarts: how to play this cool Minecraft Harry Potter RPG map

How to get the Hogwarts map in Minecraft and live your Harry Potter dream

Looking for the Hogwarts map in Minecraft? If you remember that enormous Harry Potter Minecraft map mod that got a playable alpha release earlier this year. The one that recreates the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a ginormous map and RPG game inside the vanilla version of Mojang’s block builder. You can now jump into Hogwarts in Minecraft for real.

This map is brought to you by modding group The Floo Network, the team behind this gigantic and hugely impressive creation announced the Minecraft Hogwarts map release on Planet Minecraft. “Hello everyone! Ready your wands! We are finally releasing our new map; an interactive RPG in vanilla Minecraft!” the post announces, alongside the reveal of its new ‘download trailer’, which you can check out below.

The creation’s humble name, ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry – The Floo Network’, doesn’t do justice to what it brings to the game. As you can see in the clip below, just about all of the iconic features of Hogwarts and the world of the Harry Potter books are represented faithfully, brick-by-brick. There are shots of Hogwarts’ enormous, labyrinthine network of halls, dungeons, classrooms, and towers, populated with puzzles, nuisances, and, well, magic from the series’ universe. Unfortunately, we’re pretty sure there’s no such thing as a Minecraft Hogwarts seed that will magically produce a replica, so if you’re keen to explore the halls of Hogwarts, here’s how to get the best Minecraft Harry Potter map and experience the magic for yourself.

How to get the Hogwarts map in Minecraft

If you want to dive into The Floo Network’s Minecraft Hogwarts map, you can find it to download at Planet Minecraft. It’s worth noting, the creators advise Witchcraft and Wizardry currently only works for the Java Edition of Minecraft (versions 1.16 – 1.16.4).

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If you’re running the Bedrock Edition that’s available on PC, then you won’t be able to play this version.

Harry Potter Minecraft features

So where exactly can you go in this Minecraft Hogwarts map? You can explore the picturesque suburban street of Privet Drive, as well as the entirety of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Entering its chambers, you can find huge banquet filled with delicious food and candles hanging as if by magic. There’s also the many hallways and stairwells, decorated with paintings of famous students from the school’s history, and a library full of towering bookshelves.

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It’s not just a map either, as you can cast spells with your magic wand, explore dungeons with magic-based challenges, go shopping with friends in Diagon Alley, or even encounter some of the fantastic beasts like the Cornish Pixies or terrifying Dementors. You can even play Quidditch!

The map has been updated to include a full RPG storyline, complete with all the Harry Potter trimmings you might expect. Everything from buying your first wand, school books, and robes at Diagon Alley, to experiencing your first flying lesson at Hogwarts. We won’t ruin any of the big story surprises, but let’s just say you may have to cast a Patronus Charm to ward off any potentially baddies lurking in the dark…

Best of all, in Minecraft Hogwarts’ grounds, you can find everyone’s favourite half-giant, Hagrid, tending to his gamekeeping duties. “Thank you so much for your support and kind words throughout this project,” the creators say in the mod’s Discord server. “This map has taken us years to complete and without the love and support, we would never have gotten this far. We are happy to finally share the completed map with you!”

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If you’re a fan of Mojang’s sandbox game, be sure to take a look at our lists of the best Minecraft mods and Minecraft maps to find out what else is out there to try. If you need a place to store your mods, check out our guide on installing Minecraft Forge.