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Hogwarts Legacy is officially releasing on February 10, 2023, but did you know that you can play it at an earlier date? You can also receive exclusive items not available to all players, but how exactly can you do this? Keep reading to find out how to get Hogwarts Legacy in Early Access and more!

Pre-order Hogwarts Legacy to get it in Early Access

The only way you can play Hogwarts Legacy in Early Access is by placing a pre-order for the game before its release on February 10, 2023. You may be having second thoughts of doing this since you’re basically purchasing the game before any reviews come out. However, pre-ordering Hogwarts Legacy includes other bonuses aside from Early Access to the magical open-world RPG.
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  • Hogwarts Legacy comes in three editions you can still pre-order now. The three editions are Base, Deluxe, and the Collector’s Edition. Although all pre-orders have Early Access, you may also get more bonuses depending on which edition you purchase.
  • Pre-ordering for the game began as early as August 25, 2022. The devs also released what players can expect if they choose to pre-order any of the three editions. The Collector’s Edition is the priciest, but it includes the most bonuses out of the three editions.
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  • If you’re not keen on receiving physical merch, then you can opt for either the Base or Deluxe Edition instead. The prices for these editions are more affordable, and it’s perfect for the casual gamer.
  • Remember that every pre-order includes 72 Hours Early Access to the game. This means that if you pre-order the game, you can play it three days before its official release on February 10, 2023.

What is included in the Collector’s Edition?

The Collector’s Edition for Hogwarts Legacy is perfect for big fans of the Harry Potter franchise. Aside from digital bonuses, you will also get official merchandise related to the game. Below are the inclusions if you pre-order the Collector’s Edition:
  • Dark Arts Cosmetic Set
  • Thestral Mount
  • Dark Arts Battle Arena
  • Steel Case & Full Game
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Floating Want & Book Base
  • Kelpie Robe
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat
  • 72 Hours Early Access

Deluxe Edition inclusions

The Deluxe Edition does not include any physical freebies. However, you will have access to the following in-game items:
  • Thestral Mount
  • Dark Arts Cosmetic Set
  • Dark Arts Battle Arena
  • Onyx Hippogriff Mount
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat
  • 72 Hours Early Access

Early Access is worth it if you can’t wait for Hogwarts Legacy

Aside from pre-order bonuses like cosmetics, the highlight of pre-ordering Hogwarts Legacy is you’ll get Early Access to the game. What this means is before every gamer can explore the vast Wizarding World, you’ll have three full days to discover its secrets and know more about the game’s story.
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Although pre-orders are usually pricier than buying the game after its release, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. This is perfect for wizards and witches who just can’t wait to create memories in and out of Hogwarts. You can still pre-order the game through Hogwarts Legacy’s official website. On the other hand, you can reach out to your local video game stores and see if pre-orders for the game are still available. There are also talks of the Collector’s Edition being sold physically in stores by February 7, but nothing is confirmed as of now. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest news about Hogwarts Legacy once more information is released.
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Will you be pre-ordering Hogwarts Legacy for the bonuses, including Early Access? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and feel free to share any impressions about the game so far! Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content. Make sure you subscribe to our push-notifications and never miss an update from the world of video games, cinema, and sports. You can also follow us on Twitter @spieltimes for the latest PS5 restock and drop. Stay Safe and Happy Gaming!
SOURCES: Avalanche Software, Hogwarts Legacy Official YouTube Channel
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