Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy got a lot of hype in the lead-up to launching, and with good reason.

The Harry Potter universe with its books and movies has a huge cult following that would do anything for crumbs of new content, whether in the form of fan fiction or an official game.

You can pre-order different editions of Hogwarts Legacy for a range of prices and bonus content. There’s the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition (or Digital Deluxe), and the Collector’s Edition.

So, is the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition worth it? Let’s talk about it.

Release Dates

Publishers Warner Bros. Interactive deployed a staggered schedule for the release of Hogwarts Legacy, with three days of early access for pre-orders of the Deluxe Edition on new-gen consoles and PC.

The official release dates are as follows:

  • PS5/Xbox Series S&X/PC – February 10
  • PS4 and Xbox One – April 4
  • Nintendo Switch – July 25


The price differences between each edition of the game are as follows.

PlatformStandard EditionDeluxe EditionCollector’s Edition
PS5/Xbox Series X/S$69.99$79.99$299.99
PS4/Xbox One$59.99$69.99$289.99
Nintendo Switch$59.99$69.99

What’s Included?

onyx hippogriff

You’re probably wondering why the Collector’s Edition is so much more expensive, so let’s talk about what each edition contains.

Standard Edition

  • The base game
  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (PlayStation-exclusive)
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (PlayStation Pre-Order Exclusive)
  • Onyx Hippogriff (Pre-Order Exclusive)

Deluxe Edition

  • The base game
  • 72 Hours Early Access for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
  • Haunted Hogsmeade Shop Quest (PlayStation-exclusive)
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (PlayStation Pre-Order Exclusive)
  • Onyx Hippogriff (Pre-Order Exclusive)
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat (Digital Deluxe Edition Exclusive)
  • A Dark Arts Pack including a Thestral Mount, Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, and the Dark Arts Battle Arena

Collector’s Edition

  • Deluxe Edition Game and Content
  • Life-Size Floating Ancient Magic Wand with Book Base
  • Steel Case
  • Kelpie Robe (Cosmetic DLC)

Is it Worth It?

dark arts battle arena

For $10 more, you’re getting three days of early access (for pre-orders), the Dark Arts pack, and a Dark Arts Garrison Hat (if you get the Digital Deluxe Edition) which looks pretty nice.

Avalanche have also confirmed that purchasing the Deluxe Edition is the only way you get to ride a Thestral in the game, and I think that’s a pretty important, albeit slightly disappointing thing to note.

The Dark Arts Cosmetic Set is a cool addition too but is hardly a dealbreaker standing on its own.

The Dark Arts Battle Arena, on the other hand, is a more significant DLC that offers you a “safe space” to practice the worst spells and unforgivable curses in the game with little to no repercussions.

In my opinion, the relatively modest price difference makes the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition worth it in comparison to the Standard Edition, and even more so if you pre-order and get to play the game as soon as possible.

The Collector’s Edition is an entirely different matter, but the extra merch is great for…well, collectors. That floating wand especially looks pretty neat!

Once you’ve decided which version you want, take a look at linking your Wizarding World account to the game so you can play with your chosen House and ideal wand.