How Long Does it Take to Beat Hogwarts Legacy? Total Playtime Explained

by Noah Nelson , Thomas Cunliffe
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Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG set in the ‘Wizarding World‘ of Harry Potter. Being the genre that it is, it’s natural to expect a vast world to explore, secrets to discover, and fun side quests to pursue. But just how long is Hogwarts Legacy? Is there enough content to justify the game’s price mark? Read on to learn more about how much time you’ll be spending in the Scottish Highlands on your very own wizarding journey.

How Long is Hogwarts Legacy?

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It takes around 25 hours to beat Hogwarts Legacy‘s main story without participating in optional content. If you enjoy diverting off the beaten path and completing engaging side quests and activities, the total play time will be closer to 36 hours. A 100% completion of the game generally takes around 70 hours.

There are over 100 side quests, including a PlayStation-exclusive quest, and plenty of other optional activities, such as hidden treasures, collectibles, bandit camps, and secret areas. The inclusion of an ‘Additional Content‘ option on the main menu also suggests that we can expect DLC content in the future. All in all, Hogwarts Legacy is a title that you can get completely lost in.

From the beast rescue farm-sim elements to the customization of your own headquarters, Hogwarts Legacy is a game that people will be playing for many years to come. Though it may not have the randomly generated open-world events that something like Red Dead Redemption 2 had, it will most assuredly be a comfort game that people will fall back on to experience the magic of the Wizarding World over and over again.

Hogwarts Legacy is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game will launch at a later date.

- This article was updated on February 16th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.