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Hogwarts Legacy devs lets the cats fight back after endless player abuse

Hogwarts Legacy devs lets the cats fight back after endless player abuse

Avalanche Software's Chandler Wood has revealed an unreleased feature that the devs made after seeing what players were doing to the cats.

The Hogwarts Legacy devs seriously didn’t shy away from allowing players to be as evil as their hearts desire. Despite the fact that gamers step into the virtual shoes of school students in the RPG, that doesn’t stop them from being able to learn and use all the Unforgivable Curses, in turn break the main laws of the Wizarding World.

There are still some limits to who you can use them on, mind you. Without mods, you can’t just run around Hogwarts hitting teachers with Avada Kedavra. However, for some reason, it is possible to attack poor, innocent cats. I don’t know why you’d choose to do this, but many have - so much so that the devs have now responded to the situation.

Hogwarts Legacy modding is in full swing - take a look at this one which adds PS1 Hagrid to the game.

As The Loadout reports, over on Twitter, Avalanche Software’s community manager Chandler Wood posted a clip of an unreleased feature which the devs designed after seeing how cruelly players were treating the cats in the game. Dubbed “Avada Cat-Davra” by Wood, the devs have given the cats impenetrable magic barriers, which blast the Killing Curse straight back at any player who even dares to attempt hurting them.

“After seeing how some people have treated cats in the game, devs made a fun little internal thing that I couldn't not share,” Wood wrote, attaching a clip of one cat getting its revenge. “This is an internal thing only, and will not make its way into the retail version of the game. Just wanted to share some of the fun we have here at Avalanche. Also, Don't F**k With Cats.”

Hogwarts Legacy is continuing to sell exceptionally well, despite the fact that many gamers are boycotting it to avoid financially supporting J.K. Rowling, who has been criticised for making harmful comments about the trans community. She will benefit from the game’s sales despite not being directly involved with its development.

The game is set to land on previous-gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) on 5 May, and Nintendo Switch on 25 July.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros