If you are wondering why there is a boarded-up door in Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy, here is the answer: It involves an exclusive quest.

Why Is There a Boarded-up Door in Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy has lots of places to explore. You can even take a trip to Hogsmeade, the village where Harry Potter bought his school supplies, though the game takes place a hundred years before the books. But why is there a boarded-up door in Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy?

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Why Is There a Boarded-up Door in Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy

That boarded-up door belongs to a shop that’s no longer in use, and it used to be that if you were on the Xbox or PC, all you could do with the door was look. But if you were playing Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation, there was a PlayStation-exclusive quest that would let you go inside.

However, that’s all changed with Hogwarts Legacy‘s summer 2024 update. After a year of exclusivity, the quest has finally been unlocked for all formats. That means that once you’ve downloaded the update, you can also enter that strange boarded-up building. But you may have to wait, just not a year.

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Once you’ve completed the Fire and Vice quest, which comes fairly late in the game, you’ll be able to speak to the house elf you see in front of the boarded-up building. This, in turn, kicks off a quest where you buy the shop, and inside, you find, well, that’d be spoiling things. Let’s just say you might want to bring your brown cloak.

So, there’s a boarded door in Hogwarts Legacy because it’s the start of a quest that was originally exclusive to PlayStation. However, with the latest free update, you’ll be able to get into the house a little later in the game, no matter what platform you are playing on.

Hogwarts Legacy is available now.

The above article was updated on 6/7/2024 by Escapist Staff to include new information about Hogwarts Legacy.


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