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12th Feb 2023

Ravenclaw is the worst Harry Potter house, according to Hogwarts Legacy

Charlie Herbert

Has an age-old debate finally been settled?

Hogwarts Legacy seems to have decided that Ravenclaw is the worst Hogwarts house to be in. The new video game was released on Friday and gives players the opportunity to create their own character and explore the Wizarding World, around 100 years before the events of the Harry Potter books.

And, of course, a crucial part of the introduction to Hogwarts is being assigned to one of the four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.

Players are able to link their Harry Potter Fan Club and WB Games accounts to Hogwarts Legacy to be sorted or they can go through the sorting process in the game.

Now, the house you’re placed in doesn’t actually make much of a difference to how you play the game, and you still follow the same story no matter what.

It does give you the chance to meet different characters though.

If you’re a Slytherin, you’ll be introduced to Sebastian Sallow, Gryffindor students meet Natsai Onai, Hufflepuff students will discover Poppy Sweeting and Ravenclaws will meet Amit Thakkar.

But it turns out there is one difference. Whilst Gryffindor, Slytherin and Hufflepuff students receive a bronze trophy once they hit the max relationship with their respective house character, Ravenclaw players get diddly squat for getting to know Amit, which seems to suggest that, according to the game, Ravenclaw is the lowest-value house.

(Warner Bros)

Instead, Amit unlocks Hogwarts Legacy’s collectable Astronomy Tables – and players can earn the Collector’s Edition trophy if they complete all 603 collections scattered throughout the game.

Hogwarts Legacy has been one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year.

The game shot to number 1 on Steam’s presale charts before it went on general sale on Friday, and is expected to sell more than 10 million copies.

And it has become the most watched single-player game on the streaming site Twitch, Rolling Stone reports.

This is all despite the controversy that has surrounded the game, because of JK Rowling’s views and comments on the transgender community.

The Harry Potter author angered many in 2020 when she tweeted: “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.”

She has since gone on to become one of the figureheads of the Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (Terf) Movement, a community of women who don’t believe that trans women are women.

Rowling was not involved in the production of the game, but many have still decided to boycott the game in protest against her views.

It seems that developers Avalanche and Warner Bros have tried to distance themselves from the author and her views as well, with the Wizarding World’s first openly transgender character appearing in Hogwarts Legacy.