Hogwarts Legacy: Dark Wizard Wanted introduces GTA-style penalties and Azkaban
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Hogwarts Legacy is one of the most successful games of 2023, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. Indeed, there's more than a little room for improvement.
While the Harry Potter RPG has generated over $1 billion in revenue so far, it's been argued that Hogwarts Legacy feels “criminally empty”. Certainly, when you compare it to games like Baldur's Gate 3 and The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, you can see why it dropped out of the Game Of The Year conversation so quickly.
Take a look at Hogwarts Legacy in action below!
While the modding scene for Hogwarts Legacy is largely not quite as active as fans would have hoped, there are those working away on fun new systems and expansions to keep the game alive.
One feature fans were desperate to see integrated? A wanted-level and penalty system, which was reportedly featured in earlier builds of the game but ultimately cut due to time constraints. Such a system effectively means you can't go waving your wand around willy-nilly, as performing certain spells actually result in consequences.
Modder jedijosh920 has implemented just such a system, with a fantastic mod that'll force you to really think about whether or you should be using the killing curse - Avada Kedavra - on NPCs at the drop of a Sorting Hat. Oh, it also lets you use the killing curse on pretty much anyone. Do so with this mod installed and the Ministry of Magic will send Aurors to fight the player. Get caught, and you'll be hauled to Azkaban.
As another fun touch, becoming a wanted witch or wizard actually leads to wanted posters with your character on appearing until you escape or are defeated.
It's worth noting that this mod is entirely unofficial, of course, and I'm not sure Warner Bros. would be thrilled about you installing a mod that lets you run around killing anyone in a game where most of the NPCs are young students. But do what you will.