The big question Harry Potter fans are probably asking themselves this week is whether or not to take over Hogwarts Legacy. So should you? The signs point to Yes absolutely. According to our Hogwarts Legacy review, this is the game that many Harry Potter fans have waited their whole lives to play. It is an open-world game set in the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that gives you a lot of freedom to roam the locations, engage in spell battles, and much more.
The standard edition of the game is released on February 10, while the deluxe edition, which costs $10 more, is released on February 7. If you pre-order Hogwarts Legacy today for PS5, Xbox Series X, or PC, you can get extras. We’ll take a look.
Pre-order bonus for Hogwarts Legacy
Pre-order Hogwarts Legacy and get a $10 Best Buy gift Map
PS5 and Xbox Series X only.
Console owners can get a pre-order bonus for placing an order before launch. If you pre-order from Best Buy, you’ll receive a free $10 Best Buy digital gift card when the game ships. It works on both the standard edition and the deluxe edition, although the deluxe edition for PS5 is currently sold out.
If you’re a PC gamer, you can get a nice discount on a Steam code at Green Man Gaming. They have the standard edition on sale for $50.99 and the deluxe edition for $59.49.
These are the best early deals we’ve found on Hogwarts Legacy. Both deals are worth making, as they save you around $10, which is rare these days for upcoming games.
If you don’t have a PS5, Xbox Series X, or PC, you’ll have to wait a bit before you can play Hogwarts Legacy. For more details on when it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, check out our complete Hogwarts Legacy pre-order guide.
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