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Hogwarts Legacy free download surprises fans

Hogwarts Legacy free download surprises fans

Hogwarts Legacy fans on Xbox were surprised with a free and unexpected download.

Hogwarts Legacy fans on Xbox were surprised with a free and unexpected download. Who doesn't like a freebie?

Hogwarts Legacy is a popular action RPG set within the Wizarding World that was released in February this year that had amazingly outsold the lifetime sales of Elden Ring in just five weeks. For many, Hogwarts Legacy is already a strong contender for game of the year in 2023.

Much of the early success of Hogwarts Legacy is due to the ever popularity of the Harry Potter franchise and devoted fans would need little convincing to explore the digital school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, fans on Xbox were treated with a nice bonus for purchasing the game from Avalanche Software.

As reported by, fans that purchased Hogwarts Legacy digitally via the Xbox Marketplace for Series X|S were randomly selected to be gifted with a free digital copy of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone.

News of the Harry Potter freebie was first shared on Reddit by user Farrell1487.

“Just had a message from Xbox, because I purchased Hogwarts Legacy (I preordered it) I got the first Harry Potter film for free,” they said.

Released in 2002, for some, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is considered to be not only the best book in the franchise, but also the movie series too. We would like to say the same about its PS1 counterpart, but we all know that’s not true. That being said, if it wasn't for the first Harry Potter game on PS1, then we never would have cursed Hagrid.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on the Xbox Marketplace has an RRP of £7.99/$7.99 to buy or £4.99/$3.99 to rent. It might not be a luxurious freebie, but it’s a welcomed freebie nonetheless. So keep an eye on your Xbox inbox, just in case.

When does Hogwarts Legacy come out on Nintendo Switch and last-gen consoles? Hogwarts Legacy is out now for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. It will then release on 5 May for PS4 and Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch on 25 July.

In related Wizarding World news, a Harry Potter reboot for Max (formally HBO Max) is officially in the works and its all-new cast has divided the opinion of fans.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros/Avalanche Software

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, TV And Film