Mature Rating Confirms Dark Magic In Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy has been officially rated for consumers, and it contains content far darker than most fans realized. The game will allow you to play as an "evil" witch or wizard. But just how dark can the magic get in Hogwart Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy Good or Bad Wizard
Will you choose the dark side, or the bright side? | © Avalanche Software

Hogwarts Legacy was scheduled to come out in 2021, but after Cyberpunk 2077, it was decided that they’d rather fully polish Hogwarts Legacy, and not release it before it’s ready. Naturally, not a lot is known yet, but one thing has been teased: you can be either bad or good in Hogwarts Legacy.

You will have moral choices to make that will determine what kind of witch/wizard you are going to be. In other words: you can either be a good student, take all classes and run around all hugs and kisses, or you can Avada Kedabra your least favorite classmate. Okay, maybe you can't use the Unforgivable Curses, but we know the game is dark. Far darker than we first thought, as confirmed by the recent parental guidance rating they received...

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Hogwarts Legacy Gets Official Rating

Hogwarts Legacy has now been officially rated as 16+ by PEGI. Which means that the game contains the following:

This rating is applied once the depiction of violence (or sexual activity) reaches a stage that looks the same as would be expected in real life. The use of bad language in games with a PEGI 16 rating can be more extreme, while the use of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs can also be present.

Now, we're certain that this game won't have drugs, tobacco or sexual activity. That wouldn't be in keeping with the books as written. Butterbeer perhaps, that's quite believable in fact. But while alcohol might be present in the game, it's almost certainly going to the case that realistic violence is the reason Hogwarts Legacy has been rated 16+. And in a world of wizards and spells, we know we aren't going to get shot at. So we can therefore expect to see some pretty violent spells in this game.

Offensive Spells Confirmed

Offensive spells have now been confirmed by DCAllen. If you’re unsure who DCAllen is, he is one of the writers working on Hogwarts Legacy. In a since-deleted Tweet, he teased that even if the game is “only” 16+, Avada Kedabra-ing could very well be possible. Again, maybe an overstatement, but renegade options are plausible.

In another since-deleted tweet the same writer, DCAllen, replied to an individual comment and confirmed offensive spells were coming to the game. Good God, Hogwarts will never be the same again. This being the internet, we can thank Redditor u/AidThisFellowUser for preserving the writer's slip–up.

We're personally very excited, and we can't wait to play the game. But what do you think? Will this reach the heights of the old Chamber of Secrets or Quidditch World Cup games? Or will this long-awaited title be a disappointment?