Hogwarts Legacy: How To Visit Azkaban + Guide

Visit the creepy Dementors and the messed up prisons in the infamous Azkaban!

Azkaban is one of the most iconic locations in the Harry Potter universe, as it has held some of the greatest dark wizards, such as Bellatrix. If you’ve been wondering how to visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy, then you’re not alone, as many players have been wondering the same, with only a few that actually know the answer, which is related to the Prisoner of Love side quest.

Slytherin and Gryffindor are some of the most popular houses chosen in Hogwarts Legacy. And if you fall into one of those categories or perhaps chose Ravenclaw, then you might not even ever get to see Azkaban, as only those that chose Hufflepuff to get the chance to visit it!

Before You Start: You need to be a Hufflepuff student, otherwise, you cannot play the side quest that takes you to Azkaban. 

Important: You’ll only get one chance to visit Azkaban, and once you leave, you will not be able to return. So explore as much of it as possible, or create a manual save if you want to return to the area some other time.
Key Takeaways

Players can visit Azkaban as part of the Prisoner of Love quest.

  1. Start the quest as a Hufflepuff student.
  2. Talk to Eldritch Diggory in the Hufflepuff Common Room.
  3. Meet Helen Thistlewood in upper Hogsfield.
  4. Learn about Anne, a wrongfully imprisoned prisoner.
  5. Agree to help and apparate to Azkaban with Helen.
  6. Explore the prison and interact with prisoners.
  7. After talking to Anne, you’ll apparate out of Azkaban, and you won’t be able to return.

This quest is exclusive to Hufflepuff students.

How To Visit Azkaban Step By Step Guide

As we mentioned earlier, only students of the Hufflepuff house will get the chance to visit Azkaban. Hufflepuff is one of the least chosen houses in the game, not because it is bad by any means but because the majority of the main cast was from other houses. That is likely why many of the players were inclined to choose some other house.

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Talk to Eldrich Diggory to start Prison of Love [image by eXputer]
To visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy as a Hufflepuff student, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Hufflepuff House: First, ensure that you are sorted into the Hufflepuff house when you begin the game. This is essential as the Azkaban side quest is exclusive to Hufflepuff students.
  2. Progress in the Main Story: Play through the main storyline until you’ve acquired the book and saved the old woman on the lakeside at Hogwarts’ Great Lake.
  3. Receive an Owl Post: After completing the aforementioned quests, you will receive an owl post instructing you to talk to the portrait of Eldritch Diggory in the Hufflepuff Common Room.
  4. Enter the Hufflepuff Common Room: As a Hufflepuff student, you can access the Hufflepuff Common Room. However, if you’re not a Hufflepuff, you will be denied access and sprayed with vinegar.
  5. Talk to Eldritch Diggory: In the Hufflepuff Common Room, interact with the portrait of Eldritch Diggory. He will inform you about an unsolved murder and direct you to his great-niece, Helen Thistlewood.
  6. Meet Helen Thistlewood: Travel to Upper Hogsfield and locate Helen’s house, which is right in front of the Upper Hogsfield Floo Flame Fast Travel location. Enter the house to initiate a conversation with Helen.
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    Talk to Helen to progress further in the Prisoner of Love quest in Hogwarts Legacy [screenshot by eXputer]
  7. Learn About the Murder Mystery: During the conversation with Helen, you will learn about a murder mystery involving a woman named Anne and Jackdaw, the headless ghost. Anne was convicted of Jackdaw’s murder, but there are doubts about her guilt.
  8. Retrieve Missing Pages: Helen believes that the missing pages from the book you acquired are essential to solving the murder mystery. These pages were taken by Peeves and later acquired by Jackdaw. Anne was meant to go on an adventure with Jackdaw using these pages.
  9. Agree to Help: Helen will ask for your assistance in communicating with Anne in Azkaban, as you have a connection to the missing pages. You can choose to agree or disagree to go with her.

If you agree to help, you’ll embark on the Prisoner of Love side quest, which will eventually lead you to visit Azkaban as part of the storyline. Please note that once the side quest is completed, you won’t be able to return to Azkaban later in the game, so make the most of your visit during the quest.

What Happens At Azkaban?

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Dementors attacking you in Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy [image by eXputer]
After you figure out how to visit Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy through the Prisoner of Love side quest, you can fully explore it and some of the prisons inside. But what exactly happens when you reach there?

As soon as you apparate to Azkaban, there will be a cutscene where we’ll get to see the infamous Dementors floating around the prison. Multiple of them will notice you and Helen once you arrive at Azkaban and will attempt to attack you. Helen will step in and use her hare Patronus to divert all of the Dementors away. She’ll claim that the Dementors are awful creatures and that they were needed in the first place.

After the cutscene, you’re instructed to go to the other end of the prison, where you’ll find Anne. But you can spend time exploring the prisons. You’ll find a prison cell which you can enter. There are also certain prisoners who will pass comments and even threaten to use Crucio on you. Whereas other prisoners will just be on the floor, struggling.

Meeting Anne Thisbe

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Anne Thisbe plotting to strike Helen as part of Prisoner of Love Hogwarts Legacy [captured by eXputer]
Meeting Anne Thisbe in Azkaban is crucial. Anne is affected by Dementors, and caution is advised.

In a cutscene, Anne appears as an elderly, cryptic woman. You discuss a book about her and Jackdaw’s adventure, leading to the cave’s location.

Anne uses harmful magic on Helen, prompting a swift escape. Her whereabouts are unknown.

To wrap up, visit the cave and solve a puzzle with Accio and Revelio to find Jackdaw’s letter. Jackdaw explains his absence due to a broken heart and offers to help find secret pages, arranging a meeting in the Forbidden Forest, ending the quest.

Although you can only visit Azkaban as part of just a side quest and never again, it is still quite interesting to actually see the prison from the inside and to even interact with some of the prisoners and Dementors there. We also get to see the Patronus spell in action, even though we can’t actually use it ourselves in the game. But that’s okay, considering we have other powerful spells, such as the Avada Kedavra, which is part of the unforgivable curses.

With that you know how to visit Azkaban as part of the Prisoner of Love side quest in Hogwarts Legacy. The prison is quite gloomy and filled with threats such as Dementors and even prisoners which threaten to harm you if gotten the chance. 

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