If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re likely anticipating the release of Hogwarts Legacy, an upcoming action role-playing game set in the Wizarding World. While we wait for the game’s release, let’s take a closer look at one of the side quests in Hogwarts Legacy: A Thief in the Night.
In A Thief in the Night, you’ll need to help a fellow student, who is convinced that someone is stealing from their dormitory. Your task is to investigate the dormitory, search for clues, and catch the thief. Here’s how to complete this side quest in Hogwarts Legacy.
Though it tends to be powerful witches and wizards that get the lion’s share of attention in Hogwarts Legacy, the game also shines a spotlight on some of the many fantastic beasts that inhabit the wizarding world. After learning how to rescue beasts during one of the game’s main story missions, there’ll be numerous side quests dedicated to these often cute and cuddly-looking creatures.
One such side quest is called “A Thief in the Night,” which becomes available once players have met with Sebastian in Feldcroft as they are preparing for their search for the final keeper. Like several of Hogwarts Legacy’s other side quests, it can be triggered in Irondale, with players this time needing to speak with a vendor named Padraic Haggarty to get the ball rolling.
Step 1: Talk to the Student
You can find this student in the Hogwarts Courtyard. To get there, you can use the Hogwarts School Map by pressing the left button on your controller or keyboard.
Once you are in the Hogwarts Courtyard, look for a student with a blue exclamation mark above their head. This marker indicates that they have a quest for you. Approach the student and speak to them to start the “A Thief in the Night” quest.
During the conversation, the student will explain that their broomstick has been stolen, and they need your help to retrieve it. They will give you a clue about the possible whereabouts of the thief, which will help you progress in the quest.
It is worth noting that the “A Thief in the Night” quest is a multi-stage quest. This means that you will need to complete several objectives to finish the quest successfully. Talking to the student is just the first step.
In conclusion, talking to the student who reported the theft is the first step in completing the “A Thief in the Night” side quest in Hogwarts Legacy. By doing so, you will be able to obtain valuable information about the theft and begin your investigation. Remember, this is just the beginning, and you will need to complete several objectives to solve the mystery and complete the quest.
Step 2: Investigate the Crime Scene
After talking to the concerned student, it’s time to investigate the crime scene. Make your way to the Slytherin common room, which can be found in the dungeons of Hogwarts. You’ll need to sneak in, as the common room is reserved for Slytherin students only. To do this, you can use the Invisibility Cloak or the Disillusionment Charm.
Once inside the common room, you’ll need to find the stolen object. Look for any clues or items that seem out of place. You can interact with certain objects in the room to gather more information. Keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior from the Slytherin students, as they may have some information about the theft.
As you investigate, you’ll come across a few clues that will help you identify the thief. Be sure to pay attention to the details and use your skills of deduction to piece together the evidence.
Step 3: Follow the Clues
After investigating the crime scene, the next step is to follow the clues to track down the thief. There are several clues scattered around the Hogwarts campus, including footprints, broken objects, and eyewitness accounts.
One of the first clues you’ll come across is a set of footprints leading away from the crime scene. Follow these footprints to a nearby broom closet, where you’ll find a broken vase and a torn piece of fabric.
Next, talk to the other students and faculty members to gather more information. Some students might have seen something suspicious, while others might have noticed someone acting strangely in the days leading up to the theft. Use your detective skills to piece together all of the information you gather and identify potential suspects.
As you gather more clues, you’ll eventually narrow down the list of suspects to one individual. However, before you can accuse them of the crime, you’ll need one final piece of evidence to prove their guilt.
Step 4: Confront the Thief
After gathering all the necessary clues, it’s time to confront the thief. Head to the location marked on your map and prepare for a confrontation.
Upon arriving, you’ll find the thief waiting for you. They will initially deny any involvement in the theft, but after presenting the evidence you’ve collected, they will confess to the crime. They may attempt to escape or attack you, so be prepared for a fight.
Defeat the thief and retrieve the stolen item. You can choose to either report the thief to the authorities or let them go. Your decision will affect your reputation in the wizarding world.
Step 5: Return the Stolen Object
Once you have caught the thief, they will confess to stealing the object and give it back to you. After receiving the stolen object, head back to the student who gave you the quest and return the item to them. They will be grateful for your help and the completion of the quest.
Completing “A Thief in the Night” side quest not only earns you the gratitude of the student, but also some experience points and possibly some additional rewards. This side quest is just one of many that can be found in Hogwarts Legacy, and completing them can add to the overall enjoyment of the game.