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One of the surprises from Hogwarts Legacy’s big reveal this week is that, despite being a fifth year student, you’ll be able to cast Avada Kedavra – otherwise known as the Killing Curse. Pottermaniacs will know that this is considered one of three Unforgivable Curses, and is the incantation used by Lord Voldemort on Harry’s parents, Lily and James.

To be honest, we’re a little surprised to see this spell included, but we assume it’ll tie into a larger morality system which will allow you to determine whether you play as a dark wizard or not. In fact, this could lead to some meaningful replayability, especially if it affects the outcome of the story and your relationships with other characters.

An age rating hasn’t been attached to Hogwarts Legacy just yet so we can’t imagine the game will be getting too grotesque with its depiction of Avada Kedavra, but we’re honestly a little surprised to see it included at all. Will you be channelling your inner-He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named when you play through this campaign? Subdue rather than slaughter in the comments section below.