Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get Early Access

Hogwarts Legacy is announced to release on February 10, 2023. However, players can get early access and start playing from February 7, 2023, at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST.

To get early access to Hogwarts Legacy, players need to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game, which is available on Steam for 69.99€, or get Collector’s Edition which costs 299,99€.

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In this guide, I will explain how to get early access to Hogwarts Legacy, as well as list all bonuses provided for each different edition of the game.

How to Get Early Access to Hogwarts Legacy

Exploring the hallways in Hogwarts Legacy.
Exploring the hallways in Hogwarts Legacy.

The only way to get a 72-hour (3-days) headstart in Hogwarts Legacy is by pre-ordering either the Deluxe or the Collectors Edition.

Based on that, Hogwarts Legacy’s release date for early access is on February 7, 2023, at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST for PC.

Pre-orders for Hogwarts Legacy have started since August 25, 2022, and will be available just before February 10, 2023, which is the game’s official launch date.

Therefore, the easiest (and cheapest) way to get early access is by purchasing the Deluxe Edition, which costs 10€ more than the standard one.

But is the extra 10€ worth it? Let’s see what each edition includes.

All Editions in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy has three editions available for purchase: Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition. Each offers different bonuses, with an additional bonus available for anyone who pre-orders the game.

Standard Edition

Hippogriff pre-order exclusive mount in Hogwarts Legacy.
Hippogriff pre-order exclusive mount in Hogwarts Legacy.

The standard edition offers, as its name suggests, only the base game. With it, players will be able to access Hogwarts Legacy on February 10, 2023.

It costs 59,99€ and will be available on Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

As for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the release date is April 4, 2023, whereas, for Nintendo Switch, Hogwarts Legacy will release on July 25, 2023.

However, there is one bonus available for the standard edition if players choose to pre-order the game. That bonus is the pre-order exclusive mount ‘Onyx Hippogriff’.

As a PlayStation pre-order exclusive bonus, the standard edition also offers the Felix Felicis Potion Recipe and the Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest.

Deluxe Edition

Dark Arts set available in Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe and Collector's Edition.
Dark Arts set available in Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe and Collector’s Edition.

Available on the same platforms as the standard edition, the deluxe edition costs 69,99€.

The Deluxe Edition has the same features as the standard ones, with the following additions:

  • Thestral Mount
  • Dark Arts Battle Arena
  • Dark Arts Cosmetic Set
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat
  • 72 Hours Early Access

Keep in mind that while the Dark Arts aren’t available in the standard edition, they will be purchasable in-game separately.

Similarly to the standard edition, the Deluxe Edition also offers PlayStation exclusives for pre-ordering.

Collector’s Edition

This is the wand and book available in Hogwarts Legacy Collector's Edition.
Wand and book available in Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition.

The collector’s edition includes everything in the standard and deluxe editions (including the 72 hours of early access).

It costs 299,99€ but it can be tricky to find since most of the copies are sold out.

In addition, it features the following extra items:

  • Steel Case
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Life-Size Ancient Magic Wand & Book Base
  • Kelpie Robe (Cosmetic DLC)

The collector’s edition is ideal if you want real-life accessories inspired by Hogwarts Legacy, such as the magic wand.

Wrapping up

To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to get early access to Hogwarts Legacy.

While the game releases on February 10, 2023, players can access it from February 7, 2023, with the deluxe or collector’s editions.

While waiting for Hogwarts Legacy to release, consider checking out our list of the 16 best relaxing games to play for PC in 2023.

Which edition are you going to buy? Do you think the early access bonus is important for Hogwarts Legacy? Let us know in the comments below.


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