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Hogwarts Legacy players are rolling credits with a higher body count than Voldemort

Hogwarts Legacy players are rolling credits with a higher body count than Voldemort

Players are realising that even without the Killing Curse, the main character of Hogwarts Legacy kills a *lot* of people.

Despite the fact that you play as a school student, Hogwarts Legacy is surprisingly brutal.

Not only do players have the option to learn and use the three Unforgivable Curses (including the Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra), but gamers are now realising that even the regular spells are pretty dang deadly. In fact, even if you’re not going out of your way to be an evil witch or wizard, your character very quickly racks up a higher kill count than the Dark Lord himself.

Take a look at this hilarious mod which adds PS1 Hagrid to Hogwarts Legacy.

Over on Reddit, user Kommander-in-Keef wrote that the “main character has a much higher body count than Voldemort”, and they’re definitely not wrong.

“Your player character 100% kills the enemies he comes across. The ancient magic definitely proves that as you literally obliterate them into dust. But it’s not like Batman which skirts around it (with detective mode you see they’re still ‘alive’). If you kill a goblin for instance they’ll say ‘that’s one less rebel for your army’ or whatever, you only say that if that goblin isn’t coming back,” they wrote. “So not only is your character definitely murdering people, they’re aware of it and make funny little quips about it. I just think it’s kinda funny. Really the main character makes every other wizard look like a little b**ch.”

“This is why I don’t have much problem with my character learning the Unforgivables,” added Iroh_the_Dragon. “By the time you learn the first, you’ve already been lighting people on fire, throwing them off cliffs, and literally obliterating them. Crucio and Avada Kedavra didn’t feel like much of a stretch. Lol.”

Hogwarts Legacy is already the most successful Harry Potter game ever, but it’s not without its controversy. Many have decided to boycott the title due to its association with J.K. Rowling, who has been heavily criticised for making harmful comments about the trans community. The game has also been banned from the charity speedrunning event GDQ, although it’s not currently known if it’s for this reason.

For PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC owners, Hogwarts Legacy is out now. It's set to release on PS4 and Xbox One on 4 April, and Nintendo Switch on 25 July.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros