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Hogwarts Legacy should have a Rockstar Games style curfew system

Hogwarts Legacy sees Potterheads roam the halls without a curfew, but Harry Potter fans think a Rockstar Games-style curfew mechanic like Bully could be fun.

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When the sunset arrives in the skies of Hogsmeade, do you stay at The Three Broomsticks for a few butterbeers or head back to the common room? In Hogwarts Legacy, it doesn’t matter too much, as you won’t exactly get into trouble for being a rogue student. However, Harry Potter enthusiasts reckon that Hogwarts Legacy could take notes from Rockstar Games – and implement a Bully-inspired curfew system.

Hogwarts Legacy players are busy tackling the game’s different classes, but life outside of studying doesn’t necessarily reflect student living. According to ‘Brusah‘ over at the game’s subreddit, they express that while some stealth sections are “fantastic”, there is a flaw to them.

“In the first mission with the caretaker, your character says “what about curfew?” and even the caretaker is like “if you’re looking for them at night, use the disillusionment charm so you don’t get us in trouble,” explains the Redditor. Players will need to locate all the Hogwarts Legacy Demiguise statue locations, requiring the caretaker’s help initially to infiltrate locked locations.

Furthermore, they add that “it seems as if it was a system at the point this line was recorded but was removed.” Players can come across several instances in the game where a curfew is mentioned, whether it is by Professor Weasley or other students. Regardless, a specific curfew mechanic is absent – but it seems a Bully-style mechanic could have been in the works.

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Developed by Rockstar Games, Bully offers an open-world high school experience, but you’ll need to get back to your bed before 2AM – otherwise you’ll pass out on the spot. Of course, Bullworth Academy is nowhere near as dangerous as the wider world beyond Hogwarts’ campus. That makes a curfew all the more compelling for Potterheads though.

“Curfew would mean prefects out at night and dodging the caretaker but it would make collecting the nighttime Demiguise statues way harder,” says ‘MattaClatta‘. Removing the feature for better gameplay does make sense, but others say that “this is a real shame for me, since in Harry Potter books and movies, [the] curfew is a big deal. Plus I just LOVE stealth mechanics.”

It is unlikely the feature will make an appearance in the future, but at least that gives you time to master Hogwarts Legacy best spells or expand your Hogwarts Legacy gear slots after dark.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.