Hidden Hogwarts Legacy Spells Discovered in Gameplay Reveal

In March, Avalanche Software released the first gameplay of Hogwarts Legacyan enchanting open world game set in the world of Harry Potter† As with most official gameplay trailers, the publisher edited the footage to remove UI symbols and other essential screen elements that only get in the way during a demonstration. What’s not typical is that a few seconds of UI spilled into the released trailer, leaving YouTubers and Redditors with enough information to put together one more piece of the puzzle well before the game’s official release.

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As noted by Video Games Chronicle, German YouTuber Agito was one of the first to find the UI elements in the March footage and change them to be easier to see. The HUD, which includes a quartet of selectable spells and a mini map, was only a few dark frames on the screen, but the symbols are easily visible with a few changes in Adobe Photoshop or Premiere. It’s nothing special for a game like Hogwarts Legacybut the UI strongly suggests a few spells that may appear in the final product.

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Moving from the top and moving to the left, the spells most likely associated with the uncovered UI symbols are Lumos (a magic flashlight), Wingardium Leviosa (a spell to make things levitate), Accio (which brings something to the user ) and Expelliarmus. The last spell is pretty much guaranteed, as the icon is in use and the images display it in the wizard, two moments after the UI appears. The feather icon for Wingardium Leviosa may also be a reference to the first movie, as the students first practice using the spell on some of the feathers. Lumos was also alluded to it in some of his recent trailers.

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If everything had magically gone according to plan, Hogwarts Legacy would already be out and players would be aware of every spell the game has to offer. Warner Bros. the game was originally slated for a 2021 release on PC and two generations of PlayStation and Xbox. The publisher has moved the game to 2022 and added a Switch port, but no specific time frame has been specified for its release beyond “holiday 2022.” Considering how much effort went into finding this little bit of information, it’s safe to say fans will be happy to pick it up when it hits shelves.