Hogwarts Legacy mod reveals evidence of cut companion system
Legacy of loneliness
Hogwarts Legacy currently has no companion system, meaning you’ll have to tackle all of its missions by yourself without any friends by your side. However, players have managed to discover a number of dialogue clips which seem to indicate that this was a planned feature, but was cut before the game’s release.
A mod for the PC version of the game enables a rudimentary companion option, allowing you to take your classmates with you on various missions. What’s revealing about these missions is that several of the characters have voice lines which only make sense in the context of them joining you, something they aren’t able to do in the official version of the game.
See the screenshot below for an example from Reddit user _SeventyEight, featuring the line “Following floating candles into the Forbidden Forest? Well, then. After you.”
Other players have reported hearing similar lines from various characters when approaching specific areas of the game. As of now, developer Avalanche Studios hasn’t commented on whether or not a companion option was meant to be in the game, or if it could be coming in a future update. However, with a AAA game of this size, it’s not surprising that some things had to be cut.
Hogwarts Legacy will be available on the Switch on July 25, 2023.