Fans have been salivating at the chance to get into the Chamber of Secrets ever since Hogwarts Legacy was announced. It's one of the most iconic locations in the Wizarding World franchise, an infamous hidden labyrinth built by the pure-blooded Parselmouth, Slytherin Salazar himself. Plus, who wouldn't want to face off against the Basilisk hidden inside?
Unfortunately, as awesome as it would've been for the Chamber of Secrets to be an end-game dungeon (or even a hidden location) in Hogwarts Legacy, it appears it won't be in it at all.
As confirmed in a recent leak, Avalanche Software struggled with the idea of putting the Chamber of Secrets in the game. After much consideration, the developers decided against including the dungeon in the game, adding it really wouldn't be making a lot of sense to incorporate a pivotal plot device in a game that takes place hundreds of years before the Harry Potter books and movies.
The Chamber of Secrets appears in the second film and movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It's a secret area accessible via the second-flood girl's lavatory, right at the sink tap with a snake engraving on it. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, with the help of Screaming Myrtle, eventually figured out how to get inside, and, well, the rest, as they say, is history.
It's an interesting place with a lot of significance to the lore, which is probably why Potterheads were so excited to explore it in Hogwarts Legacy. But, now that we know it won't be in the controversial game, there's one less reason to get excited for the upcoming open-world Harry Potter RPG.
If it's any consolation, Hogwarts Legacy is still sure to be full of mysteries. We'll likely be knee-deep in cameos, easter eggs, and hidden nuggets of lore as soon as the game comes out on February 10 for the PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and the PC.
Hogwarts Legacy continues to generate controversy with some cast members distancing themselves from it due to the fan backlash. In addition to its association with J.K. Rowling, Hogwarts Legacy also drew the ire of the PC community for its steep requirements.