10 Best Hogwarts Legacy Easter Eggs [110+ Hours Experience]

Who knew that there would be so many tiny yet meaningful easter eggs in Hogwarts Legacy, did you?

The world of Harry Potter and the wizarding world is extremely vast and filled with many little details and things for one to discover. With such a deep lore to work with, it’s no surprise that Hogwarts Legacy makes many references to the book and movies and contains lots of Easter eggs for fans to find.

Not only are there Easter eggs that are related to the different books, but at times the game even references and provides Easter eggs to the things happening in the game as well. These are subtle things, such as objects hidden in the Room of Requirement, to more obvious things, like a figure of Snape. Regardless, here are many of the Easter eggs hidden throughout Hogwarts Legacy!

IMPORTANT: There will be many spoilers related to characters, places, and a few quests related to Hogwarts Legacy and even moments from the book and movies.

All Easter Eggs In Hogwarts Legacy

Here’s a complete list of all the Easter Eggs you can find while exploring Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it:

No.Easter EggDescription
1Fantastic BeastsUse Nab Sack To Tame Fantastic Beasts.
2Common RoomsYou can visit Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw Common Rooms
3Don't Tap The GlassSlytherin Room => Attack The Glass => A Giant Squid Hits The Glass With Its Tentacle
4Visiting Azkaban- Choose the Huffepuff House and get to visit the Azkaban Prison for a secret mission
5Snape Music BoxSearch the Room Of Requirement to find the music box that has a Professor Snape figure in it.
6The Vanishing CabinetThe Cabinet can be found in the Room Of Requirement
7Chess PiecesOne of the Human Sized chess pieces can be found in the Room Of Requirement
8Knight to H3In the mission Minding Your Own Business where there's a chess puzzle where Fastido says "Knight to H3"
9Chess GameA room with the animated chess board plays out a famous move known as Fool's Mate
10Umbridge's RulesYou can find a wall filled with Umbridge's Rules when you visit the Potions Class

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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Unicorn in the Vivarium [image by eXputer]
In the quest “The Elf, the Nab-sack, and the Loom,” your character gains a magical bag called the Nab-sack, enabling you to tame creatures—many of which are Fantastic Beasts. These creatures inhabit dens near Hogwarts, and once tamed, you can release them in a Vivarium in your Room of Requirement. The process is akin to taming a Unicorn. Notably, collectible Demiguise Statues, resembling the invisible, monkey-like creature, can be found, acting similarly at night and unlocking the Alohomora spell when collected.

Entering Different House Common Rooms

The common room of Gryffindor.
Gryffindor’s Common Room.

You might recall that in the movies getting to some other house’s common room wasn’t quite easy. In fact, many times Harry and the gang had to use Polyjuice potion to even get near the common rooms. Well, the same is the case in the game, as you can’t visit another house’s common room if you don’t belong to it.

Not only that but there are actually interesting interactions in case you try entering the wrong common room.

  • For example, if you try entering the Hufflepuff common room, you will get sprayed with water from the barrels.
  • And, if you try entering the Gryffindor common room, the fat lady painting will have multiple dialogue options telling you to buzz off. A few of her iconic lines are “the password for today is; please go away,” and “you stay in your portrait, and I’ll stay in mine.”
  • However, the Ravenclaw and the Slytherin common rooms don’t have these types of interactions; they simply deny you access and nothing more.

Don’t Tap The Glass

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Squid Tentacle Shown on the Window of Slytherin Common Room [screenshot by eXputer]
The next Easter egg only applies to those who are in the Slytherin common room and was left in by the devs for those who like messing around with different things. As you might know, the Slytherin common room is underwater.

But, what you might not have known is that if you tap the glass by using your simple attack spell multiple times, a giant squid will slap the glass with its tentacle. You can even spot the tentacle just lurking outside the glass if you look outside the common room through free cam mode.

Visiting Azkaban

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Secret side mission for Hufflepuffs in which they can explore Azkaban [image by eXputer]
Talking about things that are specific to certain houses, most of the quests in the game are available for almost every house that you choose. But there is one secret mission that is only available if you decide to choose Hufflepuff as your house at the start. The secret mission lets you visit Azkaban prison and witness many things.

However, during the Azkaban mission, you’ll go up against the spooky Dementors and even see the Patronus spell in action. Additionally, you can explore the prison cells and even meet certain characters that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Snape Music Box

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Snape music box comparison to actual Snape [image made by eXputer]
As you play through the main storyline in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll eventually get to explore the Room of Requirement. The room in the game is created almost identically to how it appeared in the movies and has a great amount of detail.

While exploring, you might come across a music box. But if you actually have a closer look at the tiny figurine that pops out, it is none other than Professor Severus Snape!

The Vanishing Cabinet

Vanishing Cabinet the Draco Malfoy uses later on [screenshot by eXputer]
If you may recall, in the sixth Harry Potter movie/book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Draco Malfoy helps the Death Eaters enter Hogwarts through the Vanishing Cabinet. One part of the Cabinet was Hogwarts, whereas the other was in Borgin and Burkes.

Well, when you enter the Room of Requirement for the first time as part of the main quest line, you can actually spot the Vanishing Cabinet there. While you’re exploring the Room of Requirement and trying to look for Deek, you can look into a blocked-off area, and the Cabinet is just sitting right there.

Chess Pieces

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Human-sized chess pieces [captured by eXputer]
If you thought that you were done learning about Easter eggs in the Room of Requirement in Hogwarts Legacy, then you’re mistaken, as there is yet another great Easter egg in the room. One of the major scenes in the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, had the trio playing a game of chess with human-sized chess pieces.

These Chess Pieces actually destroy the other pieces when they are about to eliminate them, and eventually, Ron sacrifices himself so that Harry can get to the stone. One of these pieces can be spotted in the Room of Requirement, as shown in the image above.

Knight To H-3

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Knight to H-3 move [image by us]
There is another Easter egg in Hogwarts related to the previous one that we mentioned. We talked about how Ron sacrifices himself near the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone so that Harry can proceed to find the Philosopher’s Stone and even confront Voldemort.

There is a reference to the exact move that Ron makes to sacrifice himself during an exclusive PlayStation mission known as “Minding Your Own Business” that takes place in a haunted Hogsmeade shop. During the mission, you’ll come across a chess puzzle, and Fastidio will say, “Knight to H-3.” That is the same move that Ron played.

Chess Game

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Chessboard playing Fool’s mate [screenshots by eXputer]
Speaking of Chess, there’s a cool little Easter egg for those who love to play chess. Around the castle, you can find a chess board in one of the classrooms. The chess board is animated and plays out a game and resets after one side loses. And it goes on in an infinite loop.

The interesting thing about the board is that proper moves are being played on it. In fact, you can see one of the most iconic moves on the board, known as Fool’s Mate. It is the quickest way to checkmate someone in chess, and that is what is showcased on the chessboard.

Umbridge’s Rules

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Rule wall in potions classroom [screenshot by eXputer]
It’s safe to say that almost every Harry Potter fan remembers Umbridge, due to how annoying and hated she is among the Harry Potter community.

When she first appeared in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix, she made sure to make life a living hell for students of Hogwarts by introducing many rules that pretty much filled up an entire wall. Well, if you visit the Potions class, then there is actually a wall that makes a reference to all of those ridiculous rules that Umbridge created.

The rules in the game are relatively more reasonable, stating things like “No Magic in the Corridors,” “Brooms belong on the Pitch,” and even “Not all beasts make Good Pets,” with an image of a spider on the hanging. Perhaps a reference to Hagrid’s Aragog wolf spider or just giant spiders in general. 

There are still many things that fans are finding throughout the game, so it’s likely that there are many other easter eggs that might not be part of the list. The game has a lot to offer such as traits to strengthen your character as they approach the level cap. You can also explore many areas in the game such as the Cairn Dungeons and ancient magic hotspots

But with that, you know about most of the major easter eggs in Hogwarts Legacy! There is certainly much to explore and uncover in the game. The game is packed with content and full of side quests and main quests that offer meaningful adventures and truly make you feel part of the wizarding world.

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