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Hogwarts Legacy: 9 Magical New Details

Hogwarts Legacy promises an opportunity to return to the wizarding world and explore an iconic school during a never-before-seen era in Harry Potter history. Set in the late 1800s, this open-world action RPG puts you in the shoes of her fifth-grader with the ability to mysteriously harness ancient magic.

From catching up on classes, to combing through every nook and cranny of the school grounds, to investigating a goblin rebellion brewing on the horizon, Hogwarts’ Legacy promises dangerous times. When the game releases on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on the 10th, we expect to find out even more secrets hidden in the historic halls of Hogwarts, but here, the game.

Hogwarts Headmaster Cancels Quidditch

Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t allow you to play Quidditch, a brutal yet hugely popular broomstick sport. Hogwarts’ familiar Quidditch can, however, fly around his pitch. As I wandered around the castle, I overheard Ravenclaw students talking about how principal Phineas Nigellus Black decided to ban sports from the campus. So there seems to be an explanation as to why you can’t beat a Bludger in your spare time.

This also gives us an idea of ​​what to expect from the headmaster of Hogwarts. We are already aware of Professor Black’s reputation as the least popular headmaster in the Harry Potter books, and students certainly find him to have little interest in his work. I am aware.

While Quidditch is off the cards, players can fly around Hogwarts and the surrounding area on broomsticks. Alternatively, you can fly in a vehicle like the Hippogriff or Thestral.

I overheard some Ravenclaw students discussing how principal Phineas Nigellus Black decided to ban sports from campus.

what are the goblins doing?

The story of Hogwarts Legacy revolves around the threat of an increasing goblin rebellion, allegedly led by a goblin called Ranrok. The goblins you’ve encountered so far are called “Loyalist Warriors” and they fight alongside a clan of wizards who practice dark magic. .

Lanlock is said to be working with Victor Rookwood, a wizard who seems to be specifically looking for us. As we were talking about, we learned that Rookwood had ordered us to be caught.

Centaurs are unhappy with poachers

We’ve met our fair share of magical creatures and races over the years, and you’ll see many of them in Hogwarts Legacy as well. I’m not a big wizard fan. They are understandably upset by the number of humans stepping into their territory. This seems to be happening more frequently these days.

dragon forced to fight

Dragons are gigantic, majestic creatures found around Hogwarts, either as eggs smuggled in by friendly gamekeepers or as full-grown foes in the Triwizard Tournament. appears to be part of a secret dragon-fighting ring called Horntail Hall. This is a large-scale operation, as the battle ring is packed with spectators. I had the opportunity to free the captive dragon.

The dragons we’ve seen hands-on appear to be part of a secret dragon-fighting ring called the Horntail Hall.

something is wrong with the wildlife

Magical creatures such as Dagbog can be found in the wild. These beasts have been known to attack other animals, sometimes humans, but a fellow student called Poppy said he noticed they behaved more violently. are acting more aggressively than usual. Exactly what caused it is still a mystery, but Poppy gave me a hint that there might be something in the water.

Peeves is still the plague

Hogwarts has been host to a variety of ghosts over the centuries, and you can expect to see familiar faces such as Nearly Headless Nick. Hogwarts His Legacy, however, also features the nasty poltergeist Peeves. Peeves is a character who appears in the Harry Potter books and videos of his game, but never in the movies. Peeves was a prankster, good at causing trouble, and was seen annoying the poor Hufflepuff students.

Alohomora is a lockpicking minigame

Fans will remember that Harry Potter characters frequently uttered the phrase “Alohomora” to unlock doors, windows, and more. This handy charm has been reimagined as a lockpicking mini-game. He must slowly turn two gears until they are perfectly aligned, indicated by colorful sparks. I discovered this once during a session, but imagine it becomes more important throughout the full adventure.

students have all the gossip

Hogwarts is a busy place with students from each of the four houses. So if you want to keep up with all the gossip, it’s a good idea to pause and listen to your classmates.

I’ve heard what some teachers have been up to, seen students get in trouble for walking into off-limits areas, and heard that there was some sort of altercation with the trolls early in the game.

There should be a lot of additional lore that you can absorb just by blowing your nose. Speaking of which, wandering the halls of Hogwarts and exploring places a good student shouldn’t go will open up various side-his quests you can undertake around the required classes and main his story.

Hogwarts is full of life and secrets

After all, this is a magical world, so tour the castle and its grounds and you’ll see inanimate objects come to life around you. are often seen cluttered. While admiring the impressive architecture of Hogwarts, you’ll find some things you can touch. More secrets await to be discovered in the myriad of paintings and other furnishings that adorn each passageway.

Emma Matthews is IGN’s Junior Syndication Editor.

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