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Compare the Common Rooms and Secret Entrances in Hogwarts Legacy Video Game

    This guide compares the common rooms and entrances in Hogwarts Legacy so you can see the differences and subtleties in the game design and architecture between the Hogwarts houses of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff in the upcoming video game.

    The great news about Hogwarts Legacy is that nearly every gamer will be able to play, because it will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC.

    If you’re not exactly familiar with the game’s story and only have a passing knowledge of the game so far, here’s a quick summary (shared from the game’s site):

    “Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world, which puts players at the center of their own adventure.

    Players will experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s as they embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world. They will grow their magical abilities by mastering spells, brewing potions, taming magical beasts and more.”

    One of the most popular fan aspects of the original books and movies was trying to figure out what house YOU would be placed into if you were in the world of Hogwarts and living life at Hogwarts on a daily basis (if you had your own choice that is).

    You can even link your Wizarding World account to the game (see steps below) to influence the game’s sorting!

    We thought it would be fun to show the visual differences (with images) between what life would be like in the different common rooms as depicted in the game.

    Gryffindor Common Room & Entry

    The common traits of Gryffindor are courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry. The animal mascot is the lion. The colors are scarlet red (marron) and gold.

    • The secret entryway is a painting and you can recognize the house colors.
    • The portrait swings open to reveal the common room.  
    • The common room is filled with the maroon, red, and gold/yellow that represents the house.
    • It looks like a hero’s hall, which is representative of the house traits.
    • Look for the Lion symbol emblazoned all over.

    Slytherin Common Room & Entry

    The common traits of Slytherin are ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness. The animal mascot of Slytherin is the serpent. The colors are green and silver.

    • The secret entryway is a brick wall.
    • When a house member comes close, a serpentine arch rises to reveal the door.
    • The common room is cool color toned and with a minimalist design.
    • It looks like a hall of those with great ambition, which is representative of the house traits.
    • Look for the serpent design with all the flowing and curving architecture.  

    Ravenclaw Common Room & Entry

    The common traits of Ravenclaw are intelligence, learning, wisdom, and wit. The animal mascot is an eagle. The colors are blue and bronze.

    • The secret entryway is not so secret – a raven is front and center on the door.
    • When a house member comes close, gears whir and the raven closes its wings and the door opens.  
    • The common room is reminiscent of a library or that of a astrologer’s tower.
    • It looks represents a logic, studiousness, and the pursuit of knowledge – very representative of the house traits.
    • Look for the innovative design with all the pieces connecting, like the complexity of the inside of a watch.  

    Hufflepuff Common Room & Entry

    The common traits of Hufflepuff are hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty. The animal mascot is the badger. The colors are yellow and black.

    • The secret entryway is also not secret – but more representative of a family member standing with their arms crossed.  
    • When a house member comes close, the ‘crossed arms’ open and welcome you into the room.
    • The common room is inviting and welcoming, feeling like that of coming back home after a long adventure (with surprising hobbit like design from that of the Lord of the Rings films).
    • Earth tones and craftsmanship are abundant throughout – representative of hard work and loyalty traits.  
    • Look for the live vegetation and inviting furniture – showing that the designers cared about the functionality of the room as an actual living space.  

    All Hogwarts Houses Comparison Grid


    Video guide of the Hogwarts common rooms

    The team over at IGN does great work and put together a quick video in a Tweet that shows the different houses in action. Check it out:

    Link Wizarding World Account to Hogwarts Legacy

    If you’re overhyped to be sorted into a specific house and have been playing around on the Wizarding World site with a specific wand, there’s great news for you. If you link a Wizarding World account to a WB games account, your own Pottermore results will be transferred over into the Hogwarts’s Legacy game

    Check out how to link on the Wizarding World site:


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