Petting animals in video games is not a new possibility. Besides The Sims 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and The Last of Us, now you can pet some furry babies in Hogwarts Legacy, too! Only in this case, you will not be petting dogs, but kitties instead.
While this feature is a welcome addition to any game for pet lovers, there is always the question of what it all means. Is petting a cat linked to a trophy or an achievement? Do you need to find and pet them all? To keep you from scratching your head for too long, we answer the burning question—what does petting cats do in Hogwarts Legacy?
How to pet cats in Hogwarts Legacy
It might come as a surprise, but you get your first chance to pet a cat in Hogwarts Legacy rather early on. As soon as you finish the prologue and get sorted into your Hogwarts house, you wake up in your dormitory and head to the common room to get acquainted with some classmates.
Those who get sorted into Gryffindor will soon need to meet Professor Weasley in front of their common room and head to their first class. The first kitty that you see is going to be close to the first Floo Network location at the end of the corridor, so you can just approach it and pet it by hitting the button shown in the prompt.
Even if you miss this one, there are plenty of friendly cats in and around Hogwarts, just waiting for some affection from the passing students.
What does petting cats do in Hogwarts Legacy?
Unfortunately, petting cats in Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t really do anything besides giving you a nice little break from the hectic life of a Hogwarts student. This activity is not linked with any trophies or achievements, and it doesn’t have any in-game consequences—just like spinning all those globes around the castle or eating fruit and snacks in your common room.
Even though it might not have any practical value, petting cats in Hogwarts Legacy is still a satisfying activity, especially if you play with a controller with haptic feedback, as it vibrates and plays the purring sounds, making the whole experience much more realistic.
There you have it—go show some love to every kitty you encounter in the game, as they work very hard to be cute and catch all the mice. If you need more help, you’re welcome to explore our Hogwarts Legacy dedicated section and find more useful guides.
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