Should you steal the Fwooper feather in Hogwarts Legacy for Garreth Weasley?

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Wondering if you should you steal the Fwooper feather in Hogwarts Legacy for Garreth Weasley? When he asks you to basically steal at school it seems like a big choice: a crime is a crime, but it is to help a friend... There's no clear good answer here as if you don't do the bad thing you'll be letting someone down. 

However, this is one of many times you'll be asked by someone to do something where while it might feel like it might have ramifications your choice doesn't really change anything. Most of the time, whether it's an apparently morally weighted choice like this, or a harmless tasks like finding Hogwarts Legacy gobstones, the outcome changes little. 

There isn't any magic or Hogwarts Legacy Spells that can help you here either, it's just good old fashioned theft - you just physically take the feather. So here's what happens if you decide to steal the Hogwarts Legacy Fwooper feather, and if you don't. 

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Should you steal the Fwooper feather in Hogwarts Legacy?

It makes no difference if you steal the feather or not in Hogwarts Legacy. If you take it Professor Sharp will tell you off, and if you don't, Garreth will be fine and say he'll work something else out. Either way nothing in the game changes based on the choice.

Whatever you decide to steal the feather or not, the lesson will continue and end the same way. The two choices have no real impact in Hogwarts Legacy bar minor cutscenes reflecting your choice: 

  • If you steal the feather you'll be told off by Professor Sharp for doing it
  • If you don't steal the feather, Garreth won't mind and Professor Sharp will acknowledge you didn't. 

Importantly, whatever you choose, Weasley will still approach you later in the mission to break into Honeydukes sweet shop. Nothing comes of Professor Sharp telling you off either except for a quick reprimanding at the end of class. There are no later repercussions, so it doesn't really matter what you pick. 

Most of the decisions in the game are like this, and missions you get from students are usually simple and often involve getting something or going somewhere. One exception to that are the Hogwarts Legacy quiz answers you'll need when Sephronia ambushes you with a trivia challenge. 

The release of Hogwarts Legacy has been the subject of criticism and debate due to J.K. Rowling’s public stance on gender identity, which continues to challenge the inclusivity at the heart of the Harry Potter community. Here is our explainer on the Hogwarts Legacy controversy.

Leon Hurley
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