Yes, Hogwarts Legacy is a completely open world game, allowing players to freely explore Hogwarts castle, its surrounding ground, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade village and other iconic locations.
Players will even be able to hop on a broomstick or fantastic beast to fly around the world wherever they so choose.
Using your handy broom (or hippogriff) you’ll be able to freely explore a wide-open world, which developer Avalanche Software sees as an essential part of its vision.
“When it comes to the open-world, we just knew it wasn’t going to be enough to stare out of the windows of Hogwarts and wonder what it’s like out there,” Game Director Alan Tew claims.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what’s beyond the Forbidden Forest, the Black Lake, or even Hogsmeade, you will be able to in Hogwarts Legacy, the Director confirms.
Read More: Hogwarts Legacy vs Harry Potter Movies: Side-By-Side Comparison
All Areas Confirmed for Hogwarts Legacy
So far, the following areas have all been confirmed for Hogwarts Legacy:
- Diagon Alley
- Explorable Dungeons & Vaults
- Forbidden Forest
- Room of Requirement (with a customizable world inside)
- Small Wizarding Hamlets (Settlements) in the Countryside
- & a Variety of Brand-New Story Locations
Check out the full Hogwarts Legacy World Map here!
Of course, you can also completely explore Hogwarts Castle in its entirety. Expect to see classrooms, 4 unique common rooms, the kitchens, the Great Hall, the castle grounds, a variety of secret passages and more to explore.
Read More: Hogwarts Legacy Open World Explained: Exploration, Hamlets, Seasons & More
Hogwarts Legacy promises to include a variety of new and familiar locations from the Harry Potter franchise. So far, it certainly looks like the game intends to deliver on that promise.
Meanwhile, check out the massive list of spells already confirmed to be in Hogwarts Legacy!
In the second Hogwarts Legacy gameplay showcase, we got to see a beautiful exploration of the game’s open world. You can see the entire showcase below: