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Should You Turn in Sebastian in Hogwarts Legacy?

Characters in Harry Potter have always faced significant choices. Many of the choices in Hogwarts Legacy don’t have significant consequences, but when you decide whether or not to turn in Sebastian Sallow, your decision will have significant consequences for the remainder of the game.

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Should You Turn in Sebastian in Hogwarts Legacy?

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You shouldn’t turn Sebastian in because it brings more restrictions to your experience as you approach the end of Hogwarts Legacy. However, if you need more convincing, it’s important to dive into Sebastian’s story and why he ends up in trouble. 

Sebastian Sallow is a Slytherin student and one of the companions you will encounter in Hogwarts Legacy. As you come to know him, you learn that Sebastian is deeply driven by his desire to find a cure for his ill sister and that his desperation leads him to embrace forbidden magic. Near the end of his friendship line, Sebastian uses the Killing Curse on his uncle in the sidequest “In the Shadow of the Relic.” After completing that quest, you can start “In the Shadow of Fate” and travel to the Undercroft, where you will hear Sebastian defending his decision to Ominis Gaunt. You will then decide whether or not to turn in Sebastian.

Turning in Sebastian will result in his being expelled from Hogwarts. As a result, he won’t be available in quests at the end of the game and won’t be in the epilogue. Instead, Ominis Gaunt will take Sebastian Sallow’s place in the “In the Shadow of Friendship” quest line. Additionally, you won’t be able to learn any more forbidden spells that you haven’t already learned from Sebastian by that point. In turn, with her brother expelled, Anne is crushed and depressed, as she has no more family to support her.

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Choosing to save Sebastian will have the opposite effect in the game. Sallow will be available in the late-game quests and the epilogue, and you can still learn all forbidden spells. Ominis Gaunt will not replace him. You will also learn who is really behind Anne’s sickness, as Sebastian will discover that it was not the Goblins after all.

For these reasons, you really probably should not turn in Sebastian Sallow in Hogwarts Legacy. But we have summarized the key points again below for you.

What Happens if You Turn in Sebastian

  • You cannot learn any Unforgivable Curses you haven’t already learned.
  • Sebastian Sallow is expelled and will not appear in the game again.
  • Sebastian continues to believe that Goblins are responsible for his sister’s illness.
  • Ominis Gaunt replaces Sebastian in all relevant quests and the epilogue.

What Happens if You Don’t Turn in Sebastian

  • Sebastian Sallow remains in Hogwarts Legacy through the epilogue.
  • Sebastian learns who is really responsible for his sister’s condition.
  • You will still be able to learn all Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacy.
  • Ominis Gaunt will not replace Sebastian in any quests.

And that’s whether you should turn in Sebastian in Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy is available on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

The above article was updated on 3/15/2024 by Escapist Editorial to reflect new information about Hogwarts Legacy.


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