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How To Preload Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Preload & Unlock Times for All Editions and Consoles
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How To Preload Hogwarts Legacy

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Avalanche Software’s hotly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy is available for preorder right now and comes in three different editions: physical/digital, Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition. If you’ve already preordered your copy, you may be wondering what you’ll actually get to play or at least preload ahead of time. We’ve got the details on how to preload Hogwarts Legacy down below.

How To Play Hogwarts Legacy Early

Hogwarts Legacy Preload for Xbox

The ability to preload Hogwarts Legacy on Xbox X and S began on Jan. 25, 2023, regardless of which edition you purchased.

Hogwarts Legacy Preload for PC/Steam

PC won’t have a preload period, and PS5’s is rumored to start at least 72 hours before the game’s release.

Hogwarts Legacy Preload for PS5

PS5’s preload time is rumored to start at least 72 hours before the game’s release.

Hogwarts Legacy Unlock Time

As for Hogwarts Legacy’s unlock times, it varies depending on your version of the game. For those of you who purchased the Deluxe Edition or the Collector’s Edition, it comes with three days of early access, meaning you’ll get to hop into the game a whole three days before the game’s official release. The unlock times are as follows:

  • Basic Physical/Digital: Midnight Local Time, Feb. 10, 2023
  • Deluxe Edition: Midnight Local Time, Feb. 7, 2023
  • Collector’s Edition: Midnight Local Time, Feb. 7, 2023.

Global Hogwarts Legacy Launch Time on PC

According to the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account, the game’s global launch on PC will go live on Feb. 10, 2023 at 10am PST/ 1pm EST.

And there you have it, folks: all preload and unlock times for Hogwarts Legacy on every edition and console. The download size for each version of Hogwarts Legacy varies wildly. On PS5, it’s 80GB; Xbox Series S is 50GB; Xbox Series X is 77GB; and PC is 85GB. It’s a decently sized game and now’s the time to clear up some space.

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