Hogwarts Legacy’s companion system might have been more elaborate than we thought
An adventure is always better with friends.
Players typically spend most of their time adventuring alone in Hogwarts Legacy, with the exception of a few missions where they are accompanied by a character related to the story. However, a Reddit user spotted a line of voice from Imelda Reyes during the “Beeting” a Curse side mission, suggesting the game could have had a more in-depth companion system.
Reddit user Noxx-OW used the Companions Mod to unlock the ability to take allies with you on the adventure. Aside from allowing other characters to fight alongside you in battle, the mod also lets your chosen companion enter the Room of Requirement and even participate in battle arenas.
Noxx-OW had just entered the Dale family grave when Imelda suddenly commented that she was glad her feet weren’t cursed to turnips like Samantha’s brother. Originally, the playable character was supposed to speak when exploring the dungeon, but Imelda’s voice seems to have overridden the protagonist’s dialogue.
Reddit user LebaneseChewbacca says they also use a similar mod, but instead of Imelda, they took Sebastian Sallow to the grave. Surprisingly, the Slytherin student also utters the same line as Imelda.
Another player, TheGrizzlyBen, comments that Ignatia Wildsmith, the creator of Floo Powder, can speak up if you teleport with a companion. Their dialogue goes something like this: “I have to say, traveling with company is much better!”
These voice lines are clearly the remnants of a scrapped companion system that the developer may have planned as part of Hogwarts Legacy. It’s not known why they chose not to implement it, but I can safely say I’m disappointed. It would have been nice to be able to explore the Highlands with a companion who would utter sarcastic or funny lines about the shenanigans I’ve gotten myself into.
Hogwarts Legacy is now available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
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