We’re still not sure exactly how Hogwarts Legacy classes will work in the upcoming Harry Potter RPG game. Small snippets of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay have shown players attending classes, and developer Avalanche Software has given us some information, but not much. This is why a software developer has taken to the internet to outline how they think Hogwarts Legacy classes will work, and it’s an interesting read if nothing else.
Avalanche Software has explained that players will take classes such as Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions, and that they will be able to brew potions and learn spells here. But we still don’t know how classes fit into the gameplay loop.
This is where Reddit user IAmTaka_VG comes in, as the self-described unaffiliated software developer has predicted that Hogwarts’ legacy classes will work. Remember, this isn’t a leak or rumor, just some fun guesswork.
The Hogwarts Legacy classes will likely start with a cutscene of the professor starting the class and your companion sitting next to you, says IAmTaka_VG, which can then be followed with a specific lesson that aligns with your current activity in the game, such as a spell to help with the story for example.
Then there can be some kind of mini-game where the player performs a quick button combination or action linked to what they are learning in class, to practice in that environment. IAmTaka_VG notes that this shouldn’t be complicated, as the developers don’t want players to get stuck with it.
“I can’t stress this enough, getting stuck in a level puzzle is fine, but you don’t want your players stuck forever learning an insanely complex button combo or joystick movement, because that’s going to be annoying right away.”
The companion, or another character with a side mission, can then check in during the lesson and keep you updated on their quest, with the class then ending and perhaps still letting the player practice the action learned there before continuing . If you go back and look at some of the Hogwarts legacy class footage from official trailers, you’ll see that a lot of this fits at least into what’s already been shown to us.
Players are curious how the Hogwarts Legacy classes will tie in with the school year and semi-open-world game mechanics, and maybe we’ll get an answer here. IAmTaka_VG thinks there will be lessons throughout the school year when they are relevant to the story, with less and less as the story progresses, having learned much of the basics at the start of the game.
“I would gradually cut back more and more in the lessons. Moving on to something more specific, like Harry’s private lessons where Dumbledore replaces his lessons in the sixth book (not literally, but from our point of view we saw less of his lessons).”
What do you think Hogwarts Legacy classes will look like? You can check out the Reddit thread here, otherwise we’ll be sure to hear more about it in the months ahead of its release. There’s even a Hogwarts Legacy fan remake doing the rounds, if you want to see what an aspiring indie developer can do with the concept.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made some transphobic comments on social media in recent years. While WB Games says that “JK Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is based on her work and it is still unclear whether she will receive any royalties from the sale. If you want to learn more about transgender equality or give your support, here are two key charities we recommend you visit: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.