Here's how you can visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy

Here's how you can visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy
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Ben Williams


9th Feb 2023 15:27

Although a prequel set long before the Harry Potter storyline, there are some Wizarding World locations in the Hogwarts Legacy prequel game that have been around for hundreds of years, and many will be curious to see them. One of them is the home of the ghostly Dementors: the prison fortress of Azkaban. Follow our rundown to access this location in the game.

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Please keep in mind there are minor spoilers ahead for the story of Hogwarts Legacy.

How to visit Azkaban

Part of the early sections of the story, you will be able to visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy when you reach the quest, Prisoner of Love. However, this quest is exclusive to players in Hufflepuff house

This means if you're in Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, or Slytherin, you won't be able to visit Azkaban. If you're in Hufflepuff, though, with a single prerequisite of being at Level 5, you'll start on a path that first takes you to speak to the portrait of Eldritch Diggory - a former Minister for Magic.

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Eventually, you'll head off to visit his descendant, Helen Thistlewood - an ex-auror who wants to take the opportunity to revisit an unsolved case that led to the wrongful longtime imprisonment of a girl named Anne. To get the answers you seek on your mission to understand your new powers, Helen will apparate you right into the entrance to the cells of Azkaban.

The first proper look at Azkaban outside of the Harry Potter film, The Order of the Phoenix, the prison is as eerie as you can imagine. With darkened stone corridors and the cries of prisoners echoing throughout, you can almost feel the chill in the air before the Dementors appear.

Without going into full spoilers regarding the interaction with Anne herself, it's a short but gripping scene that's worth the wait.

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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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