Yes, select GameStop stores will be doing a midnight release for Hogwarts Legacy, allowing fans to pick up the Harry Potter game as soon as it launches on February 7.
However, not all stores will be taking part in the midnight launch, so be sure to check your local retailer before turning up at 12 AM!
If you want to play Hogwarts Legacy before anyone else, you can pre-load Hogwarts Legacy now and get ready for launch. But if you prefer a physical copy, GameStop is your best bet.
GameStop is known for its midnight launches for AAA titles, and it seems Hogwarts Legacy will be the latest late-night release by the major retailer.
According to fans on Twitter, GameStop is letting fans pick up their copies of the Harry Potter game at 12 AM on the 7th (or 9 PM ET on the West Coast).
Yeah my GameStop is having a midnight release ❤️👌🏻— Jazz 🌗 (@JazzGaming101) February 4, 2023
But some retailers seem to be breaking the street date and selling Hogwarts Legacy already!
And those willing to stay out late should be aware that only the Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition of Hogwarts Legacy release on February 7. Those who want the standard version of the game will have to wait until February 10.
Will My Local GameStop Be Doing a Midnight Launch?
Although the game store is allowing some gamers to pick up their copies of Hogwarts Legacy at 12 AM, not all GameStop stores will be taking part in the midnight launch, as ever.
Already, we’re seeing reports that fans have been told that their local store will not be opening late for the Harry Potter title.
So I have a question I just Payed off my Preorder at Gamestop an they told me they are not Having a midnight release! So what does that mean for my 72 hr early window an the store doesn’t open to 10 Am ? Doesn’t seem right to me I want to go get my money back an just buy it onPSN— MoneyMakenMiller #TripleM Gaming (@TripleMGamingYT) February 3, 2023
Because of that, we recommend contacting your local GameStop and asking them about their midnight launch plans to avoid wasting your time.
You can use this GameStop Store Finder to locate your nearest retailer.
But if you purchase the game via your console’s store, Hogwarts Legacy’s digital release time will have you playing before anyone else.
And don’t forget that you can use the New Zealand trick to play Hogwarts Legacy a day early!