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Hogwarts Legacy 2 new features uncovered in datamine

Hogwarts Legacy 2 new features uncovered in datamine

If only Hogwarts Legacy already had this feature!

When it launched earlier in the year, Hogwarts Legacy became one of the most popular video games in 2023, offering fans the opportunity to live the Wizarding World fantasy life like never before.

Sure, enthusiasm may have dwindled for Hogwarts Legacy in recent months, but no one would be surprised to see it mingling amongst the Game of the Year contenders for 2023.

Check out the Hogwarts Legacy trailer below!

Set in the 1890s, long before the events of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, in Hogwarts Legacy you play a mysterious student who begins their academic life at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the fifth year, to the surprise of fellow students and tutors alike.

At the time of writing, while a sequel is expected, neither developer Avalanche Studios nor publisher Warner Bros. Games has announced Hogwarts Legacy 2. However, a recent datamine discovery suggests that a sequel could be on the cards.

Since its release, fans have been calling for Hogwarts Legacy 2 to have a branching story path and more layers of depth when it comes to NPC relationships, and those fans might be getting their wish. As reported by IGN (via YouTuber GrandTheftDiamonds), a datamine leak revealed that Hogwarts Legacy was intended to have a morality system in which using an Unforgivable Curse came at a cost.

Obviously, that feature was never implemented in Hogwarts Legacy, but perhaps this feature could be in the potential sequel. The morality system would deduct House Points for those who used Unforgivable Curses. Apparently, the Killing Curse would have cost you 100 House Points, Imperious would cost 50, while extortion and bullying would cost you 50 and 25 House Points, respectively.

“Was it the best game it could have been? Of course not,” said Redditor MaestroPendejo. “It is so rare to have a game to nail everything right off the bat. Sometimes I think they dial some parts back because if you've already got a really good game, you feel a sequel is all but guaranteed, save something for the next game.” And that makes total sense, especially if some features were unable to make it in the first game, especially when strict release dates must be met.

In related news, players have been warned not to download a recent Hogwarts Legacy update, and a Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone remake has made fans very happy.

Hogwarts Legacy is out now on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, with a Nintendo Switch release date currently set for 14 November 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros