Hogwarts Legacy Is Banned from the Largest Charity Speedrunning Event

Hogwarts Legacy
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Hogwarts Legacy has been a wildly popular video game set in the world of Harry Potter even since it launched earlier this month. However, the open-world action RPG has some detractors that included those boycotting the game and others harassing streamers who play the game. Now we have Games Done Quick (GDQ), the world’s largest charity speedrunning event, banning Hogwarts Legacy and other Harry Potter games.

Hogwarts Legacy is one of the many Harry Potter games banned, according to the latest speedrun submission guide. The guide has been updated with a new section called “Disallowed games,” which forbids speedrunners from submitting any content from Harry Potter games to the charity event.

There’s no word on why the game was banned, but with people boycotting Harry Potter due to JK Rowling’s comments about the transgender community, it wouldn’t be surprising if that was the reason.

Other games that are banned include 2005’s God of War and Five Nights at Freddy’s Series.

What’s interesting to note is that both Five Nights at Freddy’s Series and Harry Potter games are marked as “subject to further review in the future.” There’s a possibility that the Harry Potter games will be allowed in the Games Done Quick event.

The wizarding game is a hot seller, and that means it’s still good news for Harry Potter fans and Warner Bros. Games. Hogwarts Legacy has been topping the UK physical retail charts, with its first week at the top spot, beating out God of War: Ragnarok and FIFA 23. Even though it fell 66% in sales for the second week, it still retained the number one top spot.

As for the Japanese PS5 retail charts, Hogwarts Legacy launched at number one with 67,196 units sold, according to Famitsu for the week of February 12, 2023.

Via PC Gamer

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