Hogwarts Legacy fans watching behind-the-scenes content from the upcoming title discover a possible ancestor of a main Harry Potter character.
Observant fans noticed an interesting detail during a promotional video for Hogwarts Legacy, which appears to reveal the existence of a member of the Weasley family in the upcoming open-world action role-playing game. Set centuries before the magical world of books and movies, those who anticipate Hogwarts Legacy hope there will be references to future events scattered throughout, a wish that becomes increasingly likely as the release nears.
Earlier this month, Hogwarts Legacy director Alan Tew was joined by other senior Avalanche Software executives and a guest to host one of the most comprehensive gameplay previews to date. Viewers were guided by a robust character creator that offered no gender-locked options before landing in the Hufflepuff common room. Provide a look at Hogwarts Legacy‘s HUD, one of four unique scores composed for each house, accompanies a leisurely stroll through the castle, which opens up to show a bit of what lies beyond the interior. One of the highlights of the preview was a series of duels intended to show spell casting, but the footage hid a detail that would be important to fans.
The aforementioned guest who took part in the gameplay presentation was James Whitehead from YouTube channel XpectoGO, who uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of that same presentation earlier this week. An image posted to Reddit by JeSuisBasti captures a background screen from the video of Whitehead playing through the same spell casting activity in the Hogwarts Legacy showcase.
However, the JeSuisBasti screenshot has a different name for one of the player’s opponents, who was officially called Hector Jenkins. The surname present here is Weasley, who is first seen around 7:09 in the behind-the-scenes video, which is unlikely to be a mere coincidence. For those who don’t know, Weasley is the name of an important magical family in the Harry Potter franchise which notably includes Ron Weasley, a friend and fellow wizard of the titular Harry Potter. Avalanche Software previously teased that “a Weasley or two” could be found in Hogwarts Legacyboosting the confidence that one may have already been unveiled.
Commenters thought that if Avalanche Software had bothered to hide the Weasley name, there were likely other aspects of recent gameplay and trailers that were meant to misdirect or cover up potential spoilers. Hector Weasley is not an established character in the existing lore of Harry Potterso fans will have to wait for release to find out if the addition is just a fun Easter egg or something more.
Hogwarts Legacy is set to release on February 10, 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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