Harry Potter style 'Hogwarts' in Minecraft is finally complete, and available now

Minecraft Harry Potter Showcase
Minecraft Harry Potter Showcase (Image credit: Floo Network)

What you need to know

  • Floo Network is a team of Minecraft players that have spent the last four years on an ambitious project.
  • The finished map adds Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and other infamous Harry Potter locations.
  • The map also includes RPG elements, quests, puzzles, spells, and a whole lot more on top of that.
  • It's officially out of beta, and available for anyone to try out for Minecraft: Java Edition.

For my very first Minecraft showcase, I covered an impressive undertaking to build Hogwarts inside of Minecraft. At the time of my showcase, the project was just in alpha. Now, over a month later (and four years of total work,) the map is out for anyone to enjoy and explore.

Why should you be excited by another Minecraft map? Because this endeavor encaptures far more than just imitations of Hogwarts. It includes an interactive world complete with spells you can cast, classes you attend, puzzles you must solve to unlock additional areas, NPC's that you can converse with, story elements, and pretty much everything you could want from a Harry Potter RPG. Because of the extensive changes done to Minecraft's gameplay with this map, it is only available for Minecraft: Java Edition, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

As I noted in my initial showcase of Floo Network's project, I absolutely adore people who push the limits of possibility in a game that lets you do whatever you want. Being able to explore Hogwarts and other Harry Potter locales while being an actual wizard is certainly exciting. If you're interested, you can download the Witchcraft and Wizardry map for free with the option to donate if you want to support the team behind it.

Are you planning to play the Witchcraft and Wizardry map? Are you impressed by the finished product? Let us know in the comments below!

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.