There is a lot that we still don’t know about Hogwarts Legacy, as the game is yet to be released on Feb. 10, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. We have seen a fair share of previews where activities like flying on a broom and mounts like a Hippogriff were heavily featured, but many mysteries still await to be discovered when we play the game for the first time.
One of the biggest questions that plagued fans around the world was whether Hogwarts Legacy allows you to take a dip in the iconic Black Lake or any other body of water near Hogwarts, but until now, we didn’t have a clear answer.
We have some news now, so keep reading to finally get the answer to the question: can you swim in Hogwarts Legacy?
Will It Be Possible to Swim in Hogwarts Legacy?
After months of speculation, it is finally confirmed: yes, you will be able to swim in Hogwarts Legacy. Fans of the Harry Potter universe and the upcoming game who follow its Instagram account got a real treat on Jan. 25, when the developers posted a brief clip with in-game footage where a pink-haired avatar jumps into the lake and swims next to the Hogwarts boathouse. The caption beneath the post just says “Swim.” You can also find a longer clip on the Wizarding World’s YouTube channel.
Even though it is a bit weird seeing the fully clothed avatar swimming in the lake, and even weirder to notice a book in one of their hands, numerous fans have expressed their excitement over this confirmed feature.
As of now, we don’t know if you will be able to dive or interact with famous inhabitants of the Black Lake, such as merpeople, grindylows, or the giant squid yet. Perhaps some answers will come in two weeks, when those who purchase the Deluxe Edition of Hogwarts Legacy get early access to the game on Feb. 7.
Hogwarts Legacy releases on Feb. 10, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows and on Apr. 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out our dedicated section for more guides.