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Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get to Azkaban

Wondering if you can go to Azkaban in Hogwarts Legacy? The answer to that involves Hufflepuff and a quest called The Prisoner of Love.

Azkaban is perhaps one of the most iconic locations in all of the Wizarding World, made more so because of the prison’s terrifying Dementors. In this guide, we’ll go over how to start the Azkaban quest in Hogwarts Legacy and how to get there.

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How to Do the Azkaban Quest in Hogwarts Legacy

There’s a catch to getting to Azkaban. To get to the infamous prison, you’ll first need to choose Hufflepuff as your House during the Sorting Hat Ceremony. That’s because the quest that takes you to the terrifying island is exclusive to House Hufflepuff. You can’t get there any other way.

How to Start the Azkaban Quest, Prisoner of Love

The Hufflepuff quest in question is called “Prisoner of Love.” You’ll receive and Owl Post from Lenora Everleigh after your quest in the Restricted Section with Sebastian Sallow. The not will lead you to the Hufflepuff Common Room to speak with a portrait of Eldritch Diggory, former Minister of Magic and founder of the Auror Recruitment Program. He wants you to help solve a murder.

Diggory will point you to Helen Thistlewood in Upper Hogsfield. You can ask him other questions, but to move along with haste, choose “I shall head there directly.”

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How to Do the Azkaban Quest, Prisoner of Love

With that information and goal in mind, head to Upper Hogsfield. You’ll likely be on foot at this point in the game since you likely haven’t procured a broom or a mount like the Hippogriff if you’ve been following the critical path. Use the North Hogsmeade Floo Flame to make things faster.

Find Thistlewood’s hut on the southern edge of Hogsfield, just south of the market in the center of town. It should be pinpointed on your map by a quest marker. Go inside, and speak with Thistlewood. You can pick up several notes inside to learn more about Helen’s exploits. Once you’re done talking to Thislewood, your job is to accompany Helen to Azkaban.

I was disappointed to find out that most of my time in Azkaban was a series of cutscenes, with a brief section where I got to control my witch. Once you leave, you’ll be tasked with finding Jackdaw’s Cave, which is simply a manner of following the quest marker to a location in Hogsmeade Valley, just north of Upper Hogsfield

How to Solve the Jackdaw’s Cave Puzzle During the Azkaban Quest

When you reach the cave, you’ll find the pathway blocked by a barricade. There are six pillars in the wall on either side of the barricade, and you’ll need to pull three of them on each side in a specific order to open the door.

  • On the left side, use Accio to pull the top left pillar, the middle right pillar, and the lower right pillar.
  • On the right side, use Accio to pull the top right pillar, the middle left pillar, and the bottom left pillar.

Go inside the doorway and pick up the note from Jackdaw inside to the left, then pick up the other items in the cave if you haven’t already. Exit the cave, and you’ll meet a new character. And that’s the end of the Prisoner of Love quest.

That’s all you need to know about how to do the Azkaban quest. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty more Hogwarts Legacy coverage right here in our guides hub.

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