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Hogwarts Legacy Developer Confirms Game Won't Have Microtransactions

You'll be able to make potions, tame magic beasts and unlock the school's many mysteries in the upcoming game based in the Harry Potter universe.

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Upcoming game Hogwarts Legacy will give Harry Potter fans a chance to go on their own adventure at the famed school for witchcraft and wizardry.  

Developed by Avalanche Software, Hogwarts Legacy puts players in the role of a new fifth-year student at the Hogwarts school during the late 1800s. Students learn how to make potions, tame magic beasts, ride a broomstick and unlock the institution's mysteries. 

As players get up to speed with their classmates, they also learn of a rebellion of goblins who are aided by dark wizards and witches. Learning how to use offensive and defensive magic as well as enchantments and charms is essential to fight off enemies. 

Away from battles, players can unlock new magic, upgrade skills and abilities and focus on their favorite type of magic. They can also craft magical gear and potions to become even more powerful in the Room of Requirement. This space is fully customizable to fit a player's own style. 

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Because the game takes place in the late 19th century, Harry Potter fans will know few of the characters but will recognize much of what's in the school itself. They can also team up with other students at Hogwarts throughout their adventure. 

The magical town of Hogsmeade is available for players to buy items they can use. There's also the land around Hogwarts filled with wonder and danger. 

On Thursday, a community manager for Avalance confirmed on Twitter that Hogwarts Legacy will not have microtransactions, or small purchases usually for in-game items or other content. 

Hogwarts Legacy is set for release for the holiday-shopping season this fall for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.