Hogwarts Legacy – All Main Story Endings Guide
Hogwarts Legacy is a full-fledged RPG set in the Harry Potter world. And just like most good story-based games, it’s chock full of captivating storylines, characters, dialogue and twist endings. In Hogwarts Legacy, there are actually a few different endings that you’ll achieve, based on what you choose to do. In this article we’ll show you the consequences of your decision in Hogwarts Legacy.
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Should you contain or open the Final Repository?
Once you’ve battled your way to the Final Repository of Ancient Magic, Professor Fig will ask the big question: ‘What do you intend to do with it?’
The game gives you an option, allowing you to choose between ‘I intend to open it’ and ‘I intend to keep it contained here’. But which one should you pick? The choice, of course, is yours. But just like life we always want to know what would have happened if you chose the other door.
First of all, whatever you say to Professor Fig here won’t make a difference because Ranrok the goblin will burst in and claim the dark power for himself. He will transform into a big magic dragon and offer you a very tough boss battle. Now here is where the endings differ.
“I Intend To Open It” – Bad Ending
If you choose to open the Final Repository, this will trigger the “bad ending” and Professor Fig will be killed. When Ranrok Dragon busts in he will cause a massive pile of debris to rain down on your kindly mentor, killing him.
Defeat the Ranrok Dragon and you’ll absorb the dark energy of the Final Repository. This dark energy will make your character’s eyes glow a bit suggesting some nefarious power has entered you. But in the end will not affect you or give you any special powers in your post-game play.
“I Intend To Keep It Contained Here” – Good Ending
If you chose to ‘keep it contained’, this is the quote “good” unquote ending. On this path, Professor Fig will still die but in a different way. He will survive the fight with Ranrok but will over-exert himself and pass away as you try to put the ancient power back in the Repository.
In this case the ending of Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t differ as much as you’d have hope. In the end you’ll hear Fig’s eulogy from Professor Black and Professor Weasley either way.
Also, it’s worth noting that even if you don’t imbibe the magic of the Final Repository your character won’t have any changes post-game. Compared to someone who chose to “open it”. (DLC news pending). You will still have the same side missions left regardless of what you pick.
Is There A “True Ending”?
Shortly after the cut-scenes are finished, you will receive a summons to Professor Weasley’s office. She will take a look at your Field Guide and tell you that you still have some work to do, allowing you to go back into the world and keep working on your side hustles.
Once your character reaches level 34, you’ll be able to trigger a mission called The House Cup, which is the last of the Hogwarts Legacy chapters. If you slog through side missions to make it to this point, you’ll be rewarded with a montage of scenes that sees the House Cup being awarded and the students finishing their school year. (Spoiler alert, your house wins!)
This final set of scenes is being called the game’s true ending in many places online. You’ll need to get to that point if you want to collect all the Hogwarts Legacy trophies and see the credits roll. There’s no post-credits scene to speak of, but you will get to keep playing after the credits if you still have things to do.
Hogwarts Legacy will take place in the late 19th century a world apart from the famous Harry Potter books. The older era offers a lot more creative freedom, without being burdened by the existing meta.
You’ll play as a student attending Hogwarts in late 1890, attending classes and learning magic alongside other students. “You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.”
Hogwarts Legacy is available now on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. A PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch version is set for release later this year.