Hogwarts Legacy Pre-Order Edition Differences Explained

Yer a gamer, Harry.

A new game set in the Wizarding World is merely months away from launch. Unless you’ve been living in a cupboard under the stairs, you have probably already heard about Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming action RPG from Avalanche Software, published by Portkey Games (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment). The title is one of 2023’s most anticipated licensed games, a prequel set in the universe of the Harry Potter franchise, but uniquely taking place in the late nineteenth century, far before the popular books and films. Hogwarts Legacy will be arriving for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on February 10, 2023. This guide will give you a rundown of all the game’s pre-ordering options.

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Hogwarts Legacy – Standard Edition

According to the official Hogwarts Legacy website, the Standard Edition of Hogwarts Legacy provides the base game, as well as three preorder bonuses for PlayStation gamers including the Onyx Hipogriff Mount (included with every preorder platform), Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (PlayStation pre-order exclusive), and Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (PlayStation exclusive content).

This edition is available digitally on all of the aforementioned platforms, while physical copies for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X are available at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart. The price for both digital or physical versions of the Standard Edition of Hogwarts Legacy is $59.99 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S copies are marked up at $69.99.

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Hogwarts Legacy – Deluxe Edition

For gamers who might be preferential to the dark arts, the Deluxe Edition of Hogwarts Legacy provides a spooky variant cover complete with Dementors, Thestrals, a giant spider, and undead skeletons in a foggy, nighttime setting. Alongside the Standard Edition’s pre-order bonus content, the Deluxe Edition also includes 72 Hours early access to the game, and the “Dark Arts Pack,” a bundle which adds a Thestral Mount, Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, Dark Arts Battle Arena, and Dark Arts Garrison Hat (exclusively for the Digital Deluxe Edition).

The Deluxe Edition is available digitally on the respective gaming platforms’ stores, as well as physically at GameStop and Walmart for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The price is $69.99 for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S copies are once again, $10 more expensive at $79.99.

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Hogwarts Legacy – Collector’s Edition

Were your parents murdered by an evil wizard, but they left you a vault full of galleons at Gringotts Bank in their will? If so, you just might be able to afford the Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition. The premium version of Hogwarts Legacy comes with all of the preorder bonus content of the Deluxe Edition, while including a nifty steelbook case adorned with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s coat of arms, a Collector’s Edition box, and the cherry on top: a “floating wand with book base” sculpture/statue. All of this could be yours at the not at all exorbitant price of $299.99 from Amazon and GameStop. However, it appears that preorders are currently sold out on both platforms, so keep an eye out for restocking, or you might have to pay a marked up price to a Diagon Alley scalper. The Collector’s Edition is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

To quote the Boy Who Lived, “We’ll take the lot!”

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