There’s really only one question that fans of Harry Potter need answering when it comes to Hogwarts Legacy and that’s ‘Can you choose which house you’re in with the Sorting Hat?’ The answer is, of course, a resounding yes, and it turns out that it’s even easier than those ‘Which Harry Potter House am I in? quizzes on the internet!
You don’t start Hogwarts Legacy with the choice of your future house, but instead have to make your way to Hogwarts through a rather dramatic sequence of events. Unusually, you actually arrive at Hogwarts as a new student in the fifth year, the same year that you’ll be undertaking your O.W.L.s, but your trip to school finds you waylaid by mythical beasts and a trip to a well-known wizarding bank.
Once you arrive at Hogwarts following your short adventure, the sorting ceremony is the first thing on the agenda, and it’s here that you can ensure your place in the perfect house for you.
What answers should you give the Sorting Hat?
The first choice you’ll have to make is:
- I can’t wait to start classes.
- I can’t wait to explore.
Neither of these choices will affect your starting house, though it seems as though they should steer you towards Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.
The true selection comes in the second question, and it’s here where you can take a step on the path to Hogwarts notoriety or fame. The Sorting Hat states that they sense a certain something in you, and you’re given four options to define what that is, with the resulting house following them.
- Daring – Gryffindor
- Curiosity – Ravenclaw
- Loyalty – Hufflepuff
- Ambition – Slytherin
Can I change my Hogwarts Legacy house?
Once you’ve given your answer, the Sorting Hat will give its judgement, but you can actually override its decision – perhaps your thumb slipped while you were choosing? Just press the button prompt at the bottom of the screen, and you can thankfully make the choice of exactly who you want to be, and where you’re going to spend your time at Hogwarts.
Once you’ve made that choice, though, you will be stuck with whatever house you’ve chosen. The good news is there’s no big upsides or downsides to the choice, you’ll simply have a different companion character through the adventure.
This single question is as simple as it gets, but you can opt for a selection process that’s rather more stringent and which actually puts your personality to the test. The first thing you’ll need to do is login or signup to a Wizarding World account and then you can take part in a meatier sorting process that asks how you’d react in a variety of different situations before the Sorting Hat makes its decision.
To be honest, I’m not sure why this feature isn’t in the game, other than driving you to link your WB account and your Harry Potter Fanclub one together, but in doing so you can have your selection hooked up to Hogwarts Legacy in no time at all, while gaining a few extras for your in-game character as a bonus.