Hogwarts Legacy players discover ‘cursed’ hack for unlimited gold

Hogwarts Legacy players discover ‘cursed’ hack for unlimited gold
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Tom Chapman


21st Mar 2023 10:42

We're taking a minecart ride into Gringotts, as Hogwarts Legacy fans have found a seemingly easy hack to get unlimited gold. The problem is, it's more morally grey than Lucius Malfoy. 

To get ahead in the Wizarding World, you'll need a few Galleons to get started. Finding gold isn't too hard in Hogwarts Legacy, but a continuous grind to keep your coin purse full can get tiring. Now though, players have discovered a brand-new use for chickens. 

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What is the Hogwarts Legacy gold hack?

As spotted by Reddit user, u/BigPlayG757, those feathered friends you'll find around the game's map can be transformed into gold. The OP has realised you can use the Transformation spell to turn chickens into gold.

In the game's campaign, there isn't much use for the Transformation spell, but now, it's taken on a whole new use. While exploring Hogsmeade, BigPlayG757 took on a flock of chickens and turned them into money before our very eyes.

On YouTube, VividGamingTV used the Transformation spell on a bunch of vases in Undercroft. Admittedly, the yield is pretty low, while some of you might take the moral stance that murdering chickens to increase your gold is something Voldemort himself might do. 

Players react to Hogwarts Legacy gold hack

Although you won't exactly be laughing all the way to Gringotts with large sums of gold from transforming chickens, the vast number of things that can be transformed means you'll never be in a spot when it comes to topping up your bank balance. 

Much like those pacifists who refuse to kill Fortnite's chickens, the Hogwarts Legacy hack hasn't sat well with some. One player wrote, "I did it once cause I was curious. I felt like such an a**hole, I haven't done it again."

Another added, "I've done that to some sheep too. And I always feel bad about it 🥺🥺🥺," while a third said, "Gringotts, secretly supplying KFC with chickens since 1952?" It turns out that most animals are fair game here, and suddenly, we feel like hunting season is upon Hogwarts Legacy

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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