Hogwarts Legacy has sparked a passion for video games in Harry Potter fans (have you caught up on the Hogwarts Legacy review yet?). After the many links that have allowed us to rediscover the charm of motion pictures, the dream of being able to going up and down the Castle -but without limits- is finally a reality.
But beyond what are the open world dynamics of the entire region surrounding the School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft, what is hidden within the structure that all enthusiasts would have liked to explore, for seven years, as students? We have tried to summarize all the Easter eggs that Avalanche have planted in the game world so that all Harry Potter fans can enjoy them and indulge in nostalgic memories (if you need a hand to better explore the school, here is our dedicated guide to Hogwarts). legacy).
More than Easter eggs, in some cases we can talk about real references to what happens in the Harry Potter saga. Let's start from the beginning of Hogwarts Legacy, that is, from when a wizard is visiting a Muggle street: it is a clear reference to the beginning of The Sorcerer's Stone, when Albus Dumbledore ilumina todo Privet Drive leaving the future Gryffindor at home with his uncles, the Dursleys. The rest is known history.
When you fly on the back of your hippogriff, after freeing it from the chains of the poachers, you will be able to find the hogwarts express. The train, which drive from Platform 9 ¾ at school, they can also be found along the tracks leading off the map. The hippogriff itself, by the way, is a reference to something well known to Harry Potter fans.
In the third film, The Prisoner of Azkaban, we are introduced to Buckbeak (originally Buckbeak), raised by Hagrid in great secrecy and sentenced to death, only to be saved by Hermione and given to Sirius Black, who places him in foster care. When Harry's godfather dies, Buckbeak returns to Hagrid under the name Alisecco. That backwards flight, over the vast Hogwarts lake, is a way of evoking the thrill experienced by the bespectacled hero riding a creature to which reverence and respect must be shown.
The references to Hagrid don't end there. Know that moving a little away from the school, after crossing the famous bridge that leads outside, you will find yourself in front of a small house. that reminds precisely that of the bearded character. It is a hut with a garden full of pumpkins and inside there is only straw and some gardener's junk: it is not placed in the same position as the one that Harry will visit often tomorrow but the reference is quite clear. And continuing with the Hagrid theme, on a mission. you will have to retrieve a dragon egg: That you remember something?
Even within Hogwarts, there are many places to discover. Let's start with the bathroom of the Prefects, linked to the mission that the guardian entrusts us to start the recovery of the Demiguises. During this first visit it will be necessary to sneak into the area without being seen - like in goblet of fire - but then you can reach it at will and without worries.
Then try to enter one of the bathrooms near the Charms room and you will find not only a greenish potion, clear reference to Polyjuice, but also an escape that isn't fully functional - has anyone tampered with it? Among other things, the iconic concoction just mentioned can also be used during the adventure.
However, when you go to check the paintings of the various ghosts, you will find Nearly Headless Nick, also connected to an exclusive side task for Gryffindor students. No less important is also Pix, a poltergeist who haunts the school even in the XNUMXth century (he has resided in the castle from the beginning). You will meet him during a mission in the library and then it will be possible to see him running through the corridors.
In 1991, his first appearance serves to warn Filch that Harry, Ron and Hermione are wandering Hogwarts at night: even in the game the spy won't be left behind and try to get you into trouble. Let's not forget about the fat lady, which marks the entrance to the Gryffindor dormitory. Obviously, you won't be able to access it if that's not your home page, but you'll still be able to retrieve the corresponding help page. The same will happen in front of Boggart's wardrobe.
We close anticipating that in the course of the game you will find the deathly hallows, which are also referenced in a culture quiz you can take at the library. Besides, at some point you'll find yourself sinister gaunt a student who turns out to be a descendant of Salazar Slytherin: the family to which he belongs will give rise to Merope, the mother of Tom Riddle, although Ominis is not listed in the official family tree derived from the work of JK Rowling.
Still talking about iconic characters, gareth weasley seems to be the perfect ancestor of George and Fred: he will show you a secret passageway that leads from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade. Pretty useless in this context since the open world allows us to go anywhere, but it's a cheeky reference to what the joker twins will do much later with Harry Potter. Have you found any other Easter eggs that are worth mentioning or have particularly impressed you? Tell us in the comments so we can continue exploring Hogwarts together.