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Hogwarts Legacy: 5 Most Wanted DLC

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Hogwarts Legacy has been out, what, two weeks? And yet, even after such a short amount of time, fans of both the franchise and RPGs alike are already showering the latest marvel with endless waves of praise, mostly for its ability to transport budding wizard and witch folk to the one world that’s been craved for decades: Hogwarts. But in spite of the game receiving mass recognition, both wizards and muggles are banding together to conjure one question: when will the DLC drop?

It’s safe to say that we probably won’t be receiving any DLC for a while. Or, at least not until the fourth quarter of 2023 at the earliest, anyway. Until the time does come, though, we’ll just have to settle for a good old-fashioned love letter to Portkey Games. Speaking of which, here are the five DLCs we’d like to see added on to Hogwarts Legacy in the future.

5. Quidditch Cup

It’s fair to say that one of the biggest disappointments of 2023 so far is Quidditch, or at least the sheer lack of it in Hogwarts LegacyAs it turns out, there is no Quidditch in the campaign, or even the Friendship Quests that you can tackle on the side. This is simply down to the fact that, according to headmaster Phineas Black, a student injured themselves in the year prior to your late arrival. Was this Portkey Games’ way of saying they couldn’t be bothered with the programming aspect of it all, or that such a concept would be better suited for a fleshed out DLC in the weeks, months, or even years following its base launch? Well, we’ll definitely argue that the latter seems slightly more plausible.

Of course, the fact that you can both utilize and upgrade a broomstick is a slight indication that Portkey Games is working on something from the shadows. And so, it goes without saying that a Quidditch Cup add-on isn’t surrounded by a plethora of ifs, buts, and maybes, but when? If we had to put our two cents in the pot, then we’d say Q3 2023 at the earliest. But that’s just us.

4. Triwizard Tournament

According to Potter lore, the first Triwizard Tournament was held back in 1294. Going by this, the idea of such a tournament coming to Hogwarts either in the fifth year or even the sixth or seventh is still very much in the realm of possibility. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to try their luck in one of its three deadly but rewarding trials? It seems to us that such a DLC would be a warm addition to Hogwarts Legacy, and definitely an opportunity for budding wizards and witches to showcase their mettle.

Of course, there is one minor caveat to comprehend: only seventeen-year-olds can enter the Triwizard Tournament. Now, based on the fact that you begin Hogwarts Legacy as a fifth-year, that does technically mean you’re still a year or two short from having such an opportunity. That said, if Portkey Games does decide to branch out to another academic year at Hogwarts, then it could very well feature as a major plot point in the future. Will it be DLC? Who knows.

3. Diagon Alley

It’s one thing to give Kings Cross and Platform 9 3/4 the cold shoulder, but to pass up the opportunity to include Diagon Alley in the base game was downright insulting. Naturally, when you picture the Harry Potter franchise, you automatically envision a number of iconic locations—Diagon Alley and all its shops, taverns, and Gringotts included. Unfortunately for Hogwarts Legacy wizards and witches, such a world never made it into Portkey Games’ vision, which leads us to believe that, perhaps in a matter of months, it could become DLC.

For those who aren’t in the know, Diagon Alley is the wizarding world’s shopping district that is based in a cobblestone alley, behind the Leaky Cauldron in London. Besides Gringotts, the enchanted alley also has a wide variation of shopping outlets, all of which proudly cater to any typical student and their supply lists for Hogwarts. Given the fact that Hogsmeade does indeed have its own fair share of such outlets, Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t really need the Diagon Alley add-ons. That said, it would certainly be a burst of nostalgia for anyone with a sweet tooth for the franchise.

2. Year Six

It’s too early to tell at this point, but considering the amount of hype and all-round praise the base game has received in its first week, it wouldn’t be out of the question to expect a sequel in the foreseeable future. As for how this sequel will come packaged, of course, is still anybody’s guess, though many already believe that it will come enveloped in the form of DLC, as opposed to an entirely new game.

It makes sense, though, that Portkey Games would only want to continue the protagonist’s story at some point in the future. This has been a common tactic used by developers for decades now, and it’s a surefire way to get old players returning for another bite later down the line. And so, without giving away any spoilers on the “true” ending, we can definitely expect to see some sort of continuation of the primary narrative by 2025.

1. Spell Packs

Fortunately for students, Hogwarts Legacy opened up the book on a pretty solid repertoire of spells—bread and butter conjurations that made way for some pretty thrilling adventures. However, it’s fair to say that Portkey Games only scratched the surface of the treasure trove of spells, charms, and combinations that the franchise has in store. It’s our biggest request, then, that the studio gets to work on bringing additional spells to the base game at some stage in the future.

Granted, this is a minor request in comparison to a full-blown world-expanding DLC, but it is a request nonetheless. Bottom line is, since overthrowing the campaign and mastering all there is to master, we’re certainly keen to expand our knowledge in the field of magic. Will Portkey Games act on our plea? Only time will tell.

 

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our top five Hogwarts Legacy DLC? Are there any expansions you’re holding out for? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at gaming.net. If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.