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Hogwarts Legacy Breaking Records Amid Controversy

February 14, 2023 1:07 pm in by
Shutterstock Photo ID: 2249827249 Miguel Lagoa

The game has only been available for a few days, but that hasn’t stopped it from smashing records.

Hogwarts Legacy is a single player, open-world roleplaying game which lets players be able to forge their own path through the ‘Wizarding World’ as they set of on a third person adventure.

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The game was released on the 10th of February and quickly became Steam’s second most played game in a 24 hour period, with around 800,00 players jumping on, only beaten by PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS with a 24 hour peak of over 1,300,000 players.

Hogwarts Legacy also clocked up 1.28 million hours watched on Twitch, according to Forbes, which makes it the most watched single player game over on the platform.

It still remains unknown how many people played the game on platforms including Xbox and PlayStation, but the game had topped the sales charts with experts expecting at least 10 million copies sold over it’s launch weekend.

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Though before this success, the game faced controversy when author of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling landed herself in hot water following a string of tweets, which led to the game being delayed and not reviewed by some popular gaming sites in protest.

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Following the tweets, developers added the trans character Sirona Ryan who you’ll find in the three Broomsticks pub in Hogsmeade, where you can learn about their backstory.

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