The Mirror of Erised is a fascinating mystical object created in the late 1800s. The mirror was first featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, where Albus Dumbledore described it as showing "the most desperate desire of a person's heart." According to author J.K. Rowling, the Mirror of Erised was kept in the Room of Requirement since 1891, about the same time Hogwarts Legacy takes place.
All things considered, it's only natural that many players might wonder if it's possible to find the Mirror of Erised in the game. So if you're wondering the same, don't worry. Here's everything we know about this enigmatic object in Hogwarts Legacy, including if (and where) you might be able to find it.
REMINDER - Hogwarts Legacy was due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, but now won't release until 5 May 2023.
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What Is The Mirror Of Erised In Hogwarts Legacy?
As mentioned, the Mirror of Erised is a magical object in the Harry Potter series. In the books, the Mirror of Erised is described as a "mirror that reflects not only the present but also the deepest, most desperate desires of one's heart." It was kept in the Room of Requirement in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry around the late 19th century, and it played a significant role in the events of the Harry Potter series.
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry discovers the mirror in the Room of Requirement and is initially drawn to it because of the mysterious writing on the frame. After gazing into the mirror, Harry Potter saw himself reunited with his deceased parents, which led him on a journey to discover the truth about the mirror and its powers.
The significance of the Mirror of Erised in the Harry Potter series lies in its ability to reveal the deepest desires of one's heart. In the case of Lord Voldemort, he attempted to use the mirror to retrieve Nicholas Flamel's Philosopher's Stone, which was hidden in the mirror's frame in the Underground Chambers. This revealed his desire for immortality and ultimate power, ultimately leading to his downfall.
Where Is The Mirror Of Erised In Hogwarts Legacy?
Although the Mirror of Erised is depicted as being found in the Room of Requirement in the Harry Potter series, it is not found (to the best of my knowledge) anywhere in the castle in Hogwarts Legacy. That said, it's worth noting that the books do note that the mirror moves between different locations, albeit the exact location is not always explicitly stated in the books.
Despite this, there might be hope for players who'd still like to interact with this mystical object in the game. According to a user on TikTok, while exploring the fourth floor of The Bell Tower Wing, they came across a familiar-looking abandoned corridor, presumed to be the same place Harry first discovered the Mirror of Erised in the first film. While the mirror was not in the room then, it does beg the question of whether we might see it crop up sometime in the (hopefully) near future.
Author's note: I went up to the fourth floor of The Bell Tower Wing to see for myself; however, I wasn't at a high enough level to enter the room. I'll edit this article if I find any new leads about the location of the Mirror of Erised in Hogwarts Legacy.
Where Is The Mirror Of Erised In Hogwarts Legacy? FAQ
What is the Mirror of Erised in Hogwarts Legacy?
The Mirror of Erised is a magical object that reflects the deepest desires of a person's heart. It plays a significant role in the Harry Potter series and is kept in the Room of Requirement.
Where can you find the Mirror of Erised in Hogwarts Legacy?
The Mirror of Erised is not in Hogwarts Legacy. However, there are rumors and speculation about its possible appearance in certain areas, such as the abandoned corridor on the fourth floor of The Bell Tower Wing.