Plenty of Hogwarts Legacy mods have been popping up since the release of the Harry Potter RPG game, with some aiming to fix ongoing issues and others adding new content to the game. But this Hogwarts Legacy addition has got to be one of the weirder ones, as it provides a comical answer to the question of ‘is Hagrid in Hogwarts Legacy?’
Uploaded by CHRBRG, ‘Hagrid Paintings’ adds the school’s well-loved groundskeeper to Hogwarts Legacy via some of the castle’s famous living paintings. Not all is as it seems though, as there’s also video and audio to go along with the Hogwarts Legacy mod.
Oh, it’s also PS1 Hagrid, because of course it is.
So while this does technically expand the roster of Hogwarts Legacy characters, it doesn’t exactly aim to try and take Hagrid back in time in any sort of lore-friendly way.
CHRBRG also explains how to install the Hogwarts legacy mod too, first you need to go into the Steam directory. Then you replace the below with the downloaded files:
- C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Hogwarts Legacy\Phoenix\Content\Movies\ ATL_Portrait_9_Music.bk2
- C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Hogwarts Legacy\Phoenix\Content\Movies\ ATL_Portrait_9_Music_LQ.bk2
Is this mod immersive? Not really. Does it make much sense? Also no. But this doesn’t mean getting Hagrid into Hogwarts Legacy by any means necessary isn’t worthwhile.
You can find the Hogwarts Legacy Hagrid Painting mod here. A quick perusal also shows you that the castle paintings have become a popular spot for Hogwarts Legacy mods, with Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and an iconic actor turned meme Nicolas Cage also making appearances.
While exploring the castle grounds you may also want to check out our breakdown of the best Hogwarts Legacy spells for every situation and all the points of interest on the Hogwarts Legacy map, to help you get as much as you can out of the Harry Potter game.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.