'Hogwarts Legacy' Discovery Hints At Exploration Of Iconic Dangerous Area
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One Reddit user, u/BNS_Victory, has been carefully examining one piece of concept art depicting Hogwarts itself, and as PCGamesN reports, they’ve spotted something potentially very interesting hiding in plain sight. The discovery in question is what appears to be a cave down by the Black Lake, underneath the castle, and its existence hints at something very exciting.
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“That to me looks like the entrance to a cave or a possible hidden entrance to get to the dungeons or maybe to the Slytherin common room which we know will be below the waterline (this also shows how massive Hogwarts will be underground),” they wrote. “The weird part is that we can only get to that place by swimming. Is this too [far-fetched] or does this [confirm] swimming too?”
If we really can swim in the game, or at least use boats, it’d imply that players might be able to explore the Black Lake in its entirety. The lake, of course, is home to the Merpeople, as well as a giant squid, and if The Goblet of Fire’s Triwizard Tournament taught us anything, it’s that it’s not exactly a safe place to go for a paddle.
Other fans have been weighing in with their own theories: “If you also look, the cave is connected to the lake... I think that could possibly be the little cove that the first years go to in the boats before the sorting,” wrote Bjorn_Aleswiller. “That's what I thought, but in the movies instead of adhering to that, they put the [boathouse] in there, that’s connected to the square in front of the [Great Hall] with stairs leading up the mountain,” replied SqueekingGrub. “In the game we can see this is also the case, the boathouse, [and] stairs that lead up to the [Great Hall] square. So I don't know if they will have the dock inside the cave. I wonder what the cave is…”
Hogwarts Legacy is set to release ‘Holiday 2022’.