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Initially spotted by Reddit user Tintinnabuearly and then verified across multiple listings by VGC, the quest – which translates to “Hogsmeade Haunted Shop” – appears as a listed feature of both the Xbox and PS5 versions of the Collector’s Edition, but isn’t mentioned in the listings for the other versions.
This could be a listing error – the quest could be available in the cheaper special editions of the game, or could actually be the PlayStation exclusive quest that was revealed earlier today, also mentioned in the Xbox listing by mistake.
Update - Developer responds
Hogwarts Legacy’s developer has claimed that all editions of the PlayStation version will include its exclusive quest.
If the listing is correct, however, it would mean that a portion of the game could be locked behind the $300 version, at least on day one.
Hogwarts Legacy - Collector's Edition Unboxing video
“Hogsmeade Haunted Shop” could refer to The Shrieking Shack, an abandoned house in Hogsmeade that was featured in the third entry in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
VGC has reached out to Warner Bros for clarification and will update this story should we get a reply.
This is the second quest-based surprise for Hogwarts Legacy fans following the news that an unknown quest will be exclusive to PlayStation.
In response to a fan question about the quest, which was only discovered when the game was listed for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, Avalanche Games community manager Chandler Wood replied: “The PlayStation exclusive quest comes with any PlayStation version of the game. It is not tied to pre-order.
He added: “Pre-order on PlayStation will get you the Felix Felicis potion recipe. More details are coming soon.”
Earlier this week Warner Bros Games showed off the floating wand that comes with the Hogwarts Legacy’s Collector’s Edition in a new unboxing video.
Warner Bros also recently announced that Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed until 2023.
“The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience.”
Developed by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), the title is described as an open-world RPG that takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar locations, as they “live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.”