Top 15 Best Hogwarts Legacy Easter Eggs

Hogwarts legacy is a massive, incredibly immersive open-world adventure overflowing with all sorts of activities and lore. Some of this fascinating lore comes in the form of Easter eggs, most commonly dating back to the popular Harry Potter film series. While some may be less obvious, there are many more that are all too memorable to possibly forget. With so many to choose from throughout the game, we’ve carefully selected the Easter Eggs that are by far the most noteworthy. Here is our list of the 15 best Easter eggs in Hogwarts Legacy.

Newt Scamander’s pets

Niffler creature in Hogwarts Legacy
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First on our list is the appearance of Newt Scamander’s pets. The Niffler and Pickett are a clear nod to the Fantastic Beasts films that continued to expand the Harry Potter universe. Nifflers in particular are one of many animals that can be trapped and kept in your vivarium, and they look and act exactly like their counterparts in the movies.

Transformation Spell Icon

Transformation magic icon easter egg
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If you look closely, you’ll see that the Transfiguration Spell symbol is actually a goblet with what looks like a rat’s tail on it. This is one of many references to Ron Weasley, and refers to his failed attempt during the second HP film, Chamber of Secrets, to turn his pet rat, Scabbers, into a goblet during McGonagall’s Transfiguration class.

Flying Daedalic Keys

Flying Daedalic Keys from Sidequest also in the first HP movie.
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The Daedalian Key side quest takes you through the whole of Hogwarts Castle, forcing you to find several flying keys to open mysterious cabinets containing house tokens, which are used to open a chest containing rare loot. The keys themselves are a nod to very similar ones seen in the first Harry Potter film during a trial originally created by Professor Flitwick to protect the Philosopher’s Stone hidden by alchemist Nicolas Flamel.

One-Eyed Witch’s Secret Passage to Hogsmeade

One-Eyed Witch Statue leads to Honeydukes in Hogsmeade, just like in the movie.
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The infamous one-eyed witch statue that hides a secret passageway to Honeyduke’s Sweets basement in Hogsmeade is a direct reference to the same statue featured in the third HP film, Prisoner of Azkaban. While Fred and George Weasley are a central point in the game’s Dissending for Sweets side quest, in the original film they first reveal the secret passage to Harry Potter along with the Marauder’s Map.

The Goblet of Fire

Goblet of Fire at Hogwarts from the original book and film.
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Any HP movie lover is sure to spot the well-known jeweled chest containing the infamous Goblet of Fire. Located in-game at the top of the Grand Staircase in the Trophy Room, the Goblet of Fire is an iconic callback to the fourth HP film, where it was used to launch the iconic Triwizard Tournament. Harry Potter was inadvertently chosen to co-represent Hogwarts in the tournament alongside Cedric Diggory, resulting in one of the most hilarious and memorable lines in all of the films.

If you know, you know.

Two twins in front of Zonko’s joke shop

Hogwarts Legacy two red-haired twins at Zonkos, a Weasley Easter egg.
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If you walk through cozy Hogsmeade in winter, you might see two red-haired twins staring through the windows of Zonko’s Joke Shop. While they obviously aren’t, given the roughly a hundred-year time difference, the sighting is a clear nod to Fred and George Weasley, Ron’s older twin brothers who were known for their mischief. Not surprisingly, after graduating from Hogwarts, they also open their own joke shop in Hogsmeade.

Brewing Polyjuice Potion in the bathroom

Hogwarts Legacy Polyjuice potion in the girls' bathroom, a Hermione Easter egg.
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If you enter the girls’ bathroom near Professor Fig’s classroom and go to the very last stall, you’ll find an entire Polyjuice facility inside, where a mysterious student has clearly been hard at work concocting mischief. This is a reference to Hermione, who first brewed the shapeshifting brew in the second film, The Chamber of Secrets. However, Moaning Myrtle is nowhere to be found this time.

Avada Kedavra spells

Hogwarts Legacy Avada Kedavra Magic Path, Lightning Like Harry Potter.
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Among the many spells learned at Hogwarts Legacy, Avada Kedavra is by far the most foreboding on the list, instantly killing anyone it targets. The fact that students can freely use such a spell in the game was a very popular topic of conversation. Another very unique thing to note is that when you first learn the spell, the spell path takes the distinct shape of a lightning bolt – a very obvious reference to Harry Potter’s famous scar given to Lord Voldemort.

Hagrid’s hut and Buckbeak

Hogwarts Legacy Hagrid's hut from the original film.
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If you run through the southern entrance to the Hogwarts grounds and down the grassy slope, you’ll find what clearly looks like Hagrid’s hut, home to Harry Potter’s half-giant friend. Of course, Hagrid is nowhere to be found that far back in time, and the cabin is simply the home of the current groundskeeper.

Hogwarts Legacy Hippogriff Tombstone for Hagrid.
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Next to the hut is a well-known pumpkin patch, and beyond that is what appears to be a tombstone with a hippogriff carved on it. This is a secondary reference to Hagrid’s hippogriff named Buckbeak, whom Harry and Hermione saved from execution before finding Sirius Black in the third film, Prisoner of Azkaban. It could also very well be a memorial to the late Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in all eight films.

This is magic chess!

Hogwarts Legacy Wizard Chest Board Quest, from Ron Weasley's chess set in the first film.
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Knights to H-3! An obvious contender for our list is the giant chess puzzle that’s part of a Treasure Vault quest in the Poidsear coast. A nod to the near-lethal game of chess from the very first film, expertly orchestrated by Ron, the player must engage and win the game to progress while avoiding some damage from opposing pieces.

Snails throwing up in the hospital wing

Hogwarts Legacy, a student throwing up snails in the hospital wing, from the second film.
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Upon entering the Hospital Wing, the player may encounter a very ill student bending over and throwing up snails into a bucket. This is a hilarious reference to the second film, Chamber of Secrets, where Ron tries to curse Draco Malfoy with a snail puke spell after calling Hermione a mudblood. The spell fails on Ron because of his broken wand, resulting in him being the snail puke victim instead.

Entrance to the Chamber of Secrets

Hogwarts Legacy Entrance to the Chamber of Secrets in the Slytherin bathroom.
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Yes, the famous Chamber of Secrets exists in the game. However, entering is not an option.

Nonetheless, the player is able to locate the entrance to the Slytherin girls’ bathroom hideout, which is exactly the same as in the film, save for the Moaning Myrtle haunting the cabins. If you go to the sinks, you can notice a familiar snake symbol on one of the faucets. However, just like in the film, a person must speak the word “Open” in Parseltongue to reveal the entrance. Unlike Boy Who Lived, the player doesn’t have this ability, so the chamber remains closed.

Follow the butterflies

Hogwarts Legacy follows the butterfly side quest from the second film where Ron says the iconic line.
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It was almost to be expected that this Easter egg would make the top of our list, and that there would be an in-game quest of the same name.

“Follow the butterflies” is a nod to what is arguably Ron’s most famous line in the series when he and Harry follow a trail of spiders into the Forbidden Forest in the second film to find Aragog, one of Hagrid’s former pets. In the game, the quest small is from Clementine at the Three Broomsticks, which follows right after Jackdaw’s Rest quest. The player simply has to follow real butterflies in the Forbidden Forest until a loot box is found.

Portrait of the late Richard Harris in Ravenclaw Tower

Hogwarts Legacy portrait of Richard Harris who was Dumbledore in the films.
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This incredibly adorable Easter egg came second on our list for a reason. A portrait in Ravenclaw Tower closely resembles the late Richard Harris, the actor who played Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films. Harris died of Hodgkins disease in 2002 and remains in the hearts of all fans.

Process of the Deathly Hallows

Hogwarts Legacy Quest for the Deathly Hallows, from the story of the three brothers in original books and films.
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Our best pick of all the Easter Eggs we’ve found in the game isn’t just a lingering NPC or otherwise static display somewhere in the castle. One of the many difficult trials the player faces in the main story is that of Namiah Fitzgerald, which involves locating and using all three Deathly Hallows. a huge plot point in the original books and films that leads to the fateful war with Lord Voldemort.

The game quest is immersive and unique in its stylistic black and white tone, which harks back to the narration of Hermione’s Three Brothers story in the seventh film, and challenges the player to literally dodge the shadows of death in order to obtain the Hallows .

That concludes our list of the 15 most memorable Easter eggs in Hogwarts Legacy! Is there one not on the list that you think makes the cut, or one that you’ve found and think no one has come across yet? Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us below, and be sure to check out all the other mysteries we’ve uncovered in Hogwarts Legacy so far in the relevant articles below. Top 15 Best Hogwarts Legacy Easter Eggs

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