Hogwarts Legacy player spots Basilisk in major Chamber of Secrets Easter egg

Nathan Warby
Hogwarts Legacy player in Slytherin common room

The Chamber of Secrets is one of the most iconic locations in Harry Potter lore, and a Hogwarts Legacy player has come across a not-so-subtle easter egg to the hidden vault.

Hogwarts legacy takes players on an immersive journey through the Wizarding World, complete with an engaging main story and a host of magical side quests to complete.

Aside from daily classes, Potterheads will be able to visit a number of iconic locations from the books and films, such as the Forbidden Forest and even the bustling village of Hogsmeade.

Unfortunately, the Chamber of Secrets isn’t one of the areas that can be accessed, but a Hogwarts Legacy player has discovered an Easter egg that proves the vault is still very much present below the school.

Basilisk roams the halls in Hogwarts Legacy

Twitter user MaximRagey posted a clip that showed them exploring the Slytherin common room before they attempted to climb a set of stairs that cannot be accessed.

However, before throwing the player back down to the bottom as normal, an enormous snake could be seen slithering past the top of the staircase. The player immediately recognized the reptile as the Basilisk that guards the Chamber of Secrets.

Fans will remember that Harry Potter defeats the Basilisk in the second book and film using the Sword of Godric Gryffindor, before a memorable showdown with a manifestation of Tom Riddle.

Although Hogwarts Legacy is set around 100 years before the events of the books, the Chamber of Secrets was actually created by Salazar Slytherin sometime after the tenth century, at which time the Basilisk was tasked with protecting it.

This means that the legendary vault would be hidden away in the school when the player character arrives at Hogwarts, so there’s every chance that the huge snake could be roaming around the corridors during this time period.

It’s been widely speculated that Hogwarts Legacy could receive DLC later down the line, so it remains to be seen if the Chamber of Secrets could play a part in any post-launch content. Either way, long-time fans will no doubt appreciate this reference to a vital piece of Harry Potter lore.

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