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Can You Change Your Name in Hogwarts Legacy?

What's in a name?
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Hogwarts Legacy is one of the latest major games to hit the market in 2023. This open-world RPG allows players to explore the vast regions of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, from Hogwarts itself to the Forbidden Forest! You’re able to play this game on a wide variety of consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, and PC. Hogwarts Legacy is available on nearly every platform, no matter what device you have!

Unlike in most previous Harry Potter games, you’re able to customize your character to a large extent in Hogwarts Legacy. Despite the surprisingly in-depth character creation at the beginning of the game, however, there aren’t a lot of character customization options available later on. Keep reading to find out what you can and can’t change about your character in Hogwarts Legacy, including your name!

Can You Change Your Name in Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy offers surprisingly in-depth character creation. You’re able to customize nearly everything about your character’s features at the start of the game, including voice pitch, facial features, body type, and even your name! Unfortunately, once you are done creating your character at the beginning of the game, you won’t be able to change it later on (at least not much).

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Changing your name, for example, isn’t something easily accomplished once you’re finished creating your character in Hogwarts Legacy; in fact, it can’t be accomplished at all. Be sure to name your character wisely, because you won’t be able to change it if you change your mind later on!

Can You Change Your Features After You’ve Created Your Character?

Although you’re tragically unable to change your name after character creation in Hogwarts Legacy, there are a select few features that can be altered after you’ve finished creating your character. For example, you’ll be able to change your character’s hair color, hairstyle, voice pitch, and complexion at any time. You won’t be able to change much else other than those few features, however.

After your character has been created, you won’t be able to change their body type, face type, skin color, markings, scars, freckles, moles, voice tone (different from voice pitch), name, or even dormitory type. So be sure to take your time when customizing your character in this game, you won’t be able to change almost anything about them later on if you change your mind!

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Hogwarts Legacy is the perfect game for nearly all Harry Potter fans, especially those who enjoyed the books more than the movies. If you’d like to play games that are similar to Hogwarts Legacy, check out Gamer Journalist’s list of all the best alternative games to play instead of Hogwarts Legacy!

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Allysen Pierce

Allysen Pierce is a freelance writer with a passion for gaming who has been a part of the Gamer Journalist team since May 2022. Her main passions are horror games and dating sims (especially combinations of the two), but she has been known to play literally anything that is put in front of her. Her current favorite games include Skyrim, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Cult of the Lamb, Slaughter Horse, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she's not playing games (or writing about them), she can be found reading, baking, watching horror movies, or playing with her cat.

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