Like many RPGs, Hogwarts Legacy has a level cap that prevents players from proceeding beyond a specific level.

The max level you can be in Hogwarts Legacy is level 40. Once you reach this level, you won’t be able to earn any additional experience or talent points.

You can easily reach the level cap of 40 by completing the plethora of side quests scattered across Hogwarts Legacy’s open world.

It’s worth noting that you can’t reach level 40 by just playing through the main story. However, to beat Hogwarts Legacy’s final boss Ranrok, you must be level 30.

So, complete some of the extremely rewarding optional side content to be equally matched against Hogwarts Legacy’s toughest foes.

Hogwarts Legacy menu screen with the level circled

What Are the Best Talents to Get in Hogwarts Legacy?

There are 48 talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy. However, you can only earn 36 talent points before you reach the maximum level of 40.

Therefore, the best talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy before you reach the level cap are:

  • Human Demiguise – Stealth Talent
  • Transformation Mastery – Spell Talent
  • Focus Potion Potency – Room of Requirement Talent
  • Swift – Core Talent

However, there are so many other amazing talents we recommend you unlock, which you can see by reading our extensive guides on every talent, the best ones in the game, and which ones are worth unlocking.

You should also try and get talents that improve your dodge roll, as this will make you unstoppable in combat!

The Swift talent in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Level Up Fast in Hogwarts Legacy

The easiest way to level up fast in Hogwarts Legacy is to farm Battle Arenas, which can be found scattered across the open world.

Battle Arenas not only give you a set amount of XP each time you complete them but also offer additional challenges that can earn you even more XP.

You can learn more about Battle Arenas, how to use them to level up fast, and where they’re located in Hogwarts Legacy by reading our extensive guide.

The Dark Arts Battle Arena in Hogwarts Legacy
Credit – Hogwarts Legacy

What Level Do You Need to Be to Beat Hogwarts Legacy?

To beat every mission in Hogwarts Legacy, you need to be level 34. This is because the mission, The House Cup, which appears after you beat the game, won’t unlock until you reach level 34.

However, the final main mission of Hogwarts Legacy, called The Final Repository, requires you to only be level 24.

Of course, if you are too underleveled to unlock The House Cup mission, there are plenty of ways to level up fast in Hogwarts Legacy.

Additionally, if you want to know how far away from finishing the game you are, you should check out the complete list of missions in Hogwarts Legacy.

The mission The House Cup with its level requirement circled
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