How to get to Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy
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In the Wizarding World, there are few places more terrifying than Azkaban prison. It’s the home of the Dementors and it’s where the most dangerous witches and wizards go when they’ve committed a crime. While some prisoners are sent there by accident (sorry Hagrid), most of the people there are not someone you’d like to have over for dinner.

In Hogwarts Legacy, players can actually visit Azkaban prison. However, this can only happen through one specific quest line, which is only available to one House.

It appears there is more to being in a House than simply having a different common room. As of right now, we only know of one House-specific quest line, which is the one where you get taken to Azkaban. However, as Hogwarts Legacy starts to open up more, we’ll likely find more House-specific quests throughout the game.

Getting to Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy

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If you want to see Azkaban, you’ll need to be a part of Hufflepuff. This means that if you didn’t choose Hufflepuff as your House in the Sorting Ceremony, then you need to create a new character if you want to visit Azkaban.

For those that are in Hufflepuff, you will eventually have a side quest open up that allows you to go to the infamous prison. That side quest becomes available around level 6 and it’s triggered after you’ve helped an old woman by the lake. Once this quest is complete, an owl will arrive with a message telling you that a painting in the Hufflepuff common room wants a word.

Go and talk with the painting and you will see a somewhat familiar face. The painting will send you on a quest that takes you outside the castle, where you’ll eventually meet a character named Helen Thistlewood. She will then you to Azkaban, where you can see some Dementors and even a Patronus charm being cast.

However, that’s about the extent of your Azkaban visit. The game does not show you much of the prison, but perhaps future DLC will allow players to see more of it.

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