That amazing Minecraft Harry Potter RPG map has launched

Do you remember that enormous Harry Potter Minecraft map mod that got a playable alpha release earlier this year? The one that recreates the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a ginormous map and RPG game inside the vanilla version of Mojang’s block builder? There’s some very good news for fans excited to jump in – it’s now launched for real.

That’s according to modding group The Floo Network, which is behind the gigantic, and hugely impressive creation, in an update post on Planet Minecraft. “Hello everyone! Ready your wands! We are finally releasing our new map; an interactive RPG in vanilla Minecraft!” the post announces, alongside the reveal of its new ‘download trailer’, which you can check out below.

The creation’s humble name, ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry – The Floo Network’, doesn’t do justice to what it brings to the game. As you can see in the clip below, just about all of the iconic features of Hogwarts and the world of the Harry Potter books are represented faithfully, brick-by-brick. There are shots of Hogwarts’ enormous, labyrinthine network of halls, dungeons, classrooms, and towers, populated with puzzles, nuisances, and, well, magic from the series’ universe.

From the trailer, even places beyond the castle’s ground are included, such as Diagon Alley – complete with the magical, opening brick wall from the muggle world – as well as what appears to be the Ministry of Magic.

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Best of all, in Minecraft Hogwarts’ grounds, you can find everyone’s favourite half-giant, Hagrid, tending to his gamekeeping duties. Ahh. Feels like home. Here’s the previous gameplay trailer for you to take a look at, too, if you’re keen to get an even better idea of what the creation adds.

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If you want to dive into The Floo Network’s Hogwarts map, you can find it to download here. It’s worth noting, the creators advise it currently only works for the Java 1.13.2 version of the game. As ever, mod at your own risk!

“Thank you so much for your support and kind words throughout this project,” the creators say in the mod’s Discord server. “This map has taken us years to complete and without the love and support, we would never have gotten this far. We are happy to finally share the completed map with you!”

If you’re a fan of Mojang’s sandbox game, be sure to take a look at our lists of the best Minecraft mods and Minecraft maps to find out what else is out there to try.