Can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy?

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Finally, we get our chance to be a wizard in the latest Hogwarts Legacy game. While it might be all about learning spells (which you might find out in our spells list) and solving puzzles, we do have a lot of freedom in the upcoming Harry Potter game. Which might lead you to ask: can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy?

Granted, we are not recommending that is the best course of action in the game, but you are surely free to learn some quite dangerous spells. So, clearly, one might be wondering if said spells can be used to quickly dispose of other wizards or creatures.


Quite a fair question, for sure, so let's take a look and try to understand how far can we take our evil doing in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy?

The dark wizards among you will be pleased to know that you can indeed kill people in Hogwarts Legacy. Indeed, the game does encourage players to forge their own path, so you might want to train in the not-so-light Arts of spellcasting, thus learning some quite dangerous and powerful spells.

To kill people, you are allowed to use one of the most forbidden spells in the entire Harry Potter franchise: Avada Kedavra. Clearly, this name might be well familiar to fans of the young wizard series as it was used by the legendary noseless evil guy Voldemort.


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How can you learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy?

You can learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy in two ways.

One is about parting with your money by buying the "Deluxe Edition". Among other features, this edition includes the Dark Arts Battle Arena. In the arena, you can learn the said taboo spell and unleash it against enemies.


The Deluxe Edition, which lets you do wizard war crimes, will also let you play Hogwarts Legacy early - three days ahead of the Hogwarts Legacy release date. This edition of Hogwarts Legacy is priced at $79.99 at launch.

Want to save some money? Players of the normal edition also can learn the spell, towards the end of the game in a quest involving Sebastian Sallow. If you befriend the student, you will be able to research the dark arts, thus unlocking some forbidden knowledge.

While it is possible to use Avada Kedavra outside of arena fights, be mindful that it involves quite a long cooldown period before it can be used again.

This is everything you need to know about killing people in Hogwarts Legacy. If you're curious about other features in the game, you might want to check out our guide on Hogwarts Legacy achievements and how to link Hogwarts Legacy to Wizarding World.