As you progress through the storyline at the beginning of the game, you will arrive at the house allocation ceremony. You need to help make a choice to the sorting hat as to which house to place you in. The house you choose will affect several aspects of the gameplay, which we will cover in this guide.
How to Choose a House at Hogwarts
When the sorting hat is on you, just choose a house that is close to your character. The basic characteristics of the houses are as follows:
Known for bravery, courage, and daring, Gryffindor is the ideal house for individuals with a strong sense of adventure. If you enjoy taking risks and standing up for your convictions, Gryffindor may be the right choice for you.
By joining Gryffindor, you will have more opportunities to interact and get to know your fellow Gryffindor classmates, including Garrett Weasley (nephew of Professor Weasley), Nellie Oggspear, and Cressida Bloom. You can also spend more time with Natasi Onay, who will accompany you on some missions.
Hufflepuff values loyalty, hard work, and fair play. This house is often associated with kindness, patience, and dedication. If you prioritize friendship and possess a strong work ethic, Hufflepuff could be the house that suits you.
By joining Hufflepuff, you will have more opportunities to interact and get to know your fellow Hufflepuff classmates, such as Adelaide Oakes, Otter Plimby, and Lenora Everly. You will also have more time to socialize with Poppy Switting, who will accompany you on an important companion questline.
Ravenclaw is renowned for its emphasis on intelligence, creativity, and wit. If you have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, delight in solving puzzles, and appreciate cleverness, Ravenclaw may be the house where you’ll find like-minded individuals.
By joining Ravenclaw, you will have more opportunities to interact and get to know your fellow fifth-year Ravenclaw classmates, such as Duncan Everett Clopton, Samantha Dare, and Amit Thakkar—who may potentially join you on accompanying quests.
Slytherin values ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness. This house has a reputation for producing strong leaders and individuals who are determined to achieve their goals. If you are driven, strategic, and unafraid of making tough choices, Slytherin might be the house that suits you best.
By joining Slytherin , you will have more opportunities to interact and get to know your fellow Slytherin classmates, including Ominis Gont, Imelda Reyes, and Sebastian Sallow. Sebastian, in particular, has an important storyline that you can embark on together in companion quests.
For a more personalized experience, you can create an account on the Harry Potter Fan Club (Wizarding World) and take the Sorting Hat quiz. Afterwards, link your Harry Potter Fan Club account to your WB Games account, which will allow you to bring your chosen wand and preferred Hogwarts house into the game. Remember to also link your WB Games account to your console account.
By linking your accounts, you will receive special bonuses such as an exclusive school robe and a beak-skull mask.
Differences Between Houses at Hogwarts
There don’t appear to be any essential perks, benefits, or exclusive companions tied exclusively to a single house. In fact, regardless of your house, you will be able to communicate, collaborate on assignments, and even team up with 5th year students from all houses. Some of them will have their own unique assignments that are not dependent on sharing the same house affiliation.
Each of the four houses has its own unique characteristics. However, it’s important to note that a significant portion of your experience will remain the same, regardless of the house you choose. Here are the key distinctions you’ll encounter:
The colors associated with your chosen house will be reflected in some of your gear.
Exclusive access to your house’s Common Room, as well as the Flying Flame Points quick move location, which is inaccessible to students from other houses.
Additional interactions and introductions with other 5th year students from your own house.
Occasional specific dialogues that reference your house.