Hogwarts Legacy players have noticed something about the spot where Dumbledore fell from
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After breaking records since becoming Steam’s most-played single-player game in just three days after its release, it's clear that Potterheads all over couldn't wait to plugged into Hogwarts Legacy.
All about putting players 'at the centre of their own adventure', the video game has already garnered a huge cult-following.
Many of which are picking up on some extra specific details about the location where Dumbledore died.
Hogwarts Legacy was first released last Friday (February 10) and players have since been trying to connect the dots from the action role-playing game and the Harry Potter stories we've all grown to know and love throughout the years.
Possibly one of the biggest on-screen tragedies of the 2000s was when Professor Dumbledore eventually came to his demise in the Half-Blood Prince.
Dumbledore, played by Michael Gambon, was the master of the Elder Wand from 1945 all the way through to 1997.
Dubbed as one of the greatest headmasters at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Dumbledore had planned his own death with fellow professor, Severus Snape, after catching light that he was about to die by a cursed ring.
While the death was pre-planned, it didn't make it any less emotional when Snape's killing curse threw him down the highest point of the school during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.
Remembering the devastation of Dumbledore's death - players have noticed that they can now 'visit' the place he met his fate.
Posted to the HarryPotterGame subreddit, one Reddit user tipped off players: "You can go visit the spot where Dumbledore fell off the tower, except that theres no way to fall on the ground from there.
"So," they continued to explain, "we can only assume that canonically this is what happened."
The post was accompanied with a diagram of the Hogwarts tower illustrated to show the route of the late headmaster's fall.
According to the picture, the fall was the farthest thing from linear.
Fans were quick to note that the architecture of Hogwarts does not obey the rules of bricks and mortar like how it does in the Muggle world.
"It's already been established that Hogwarts has an ever changing floor pattern," commented one Reddit user.
Referencing the game's awareness of this feature, a second added: "There’s a throwaway line in the game that the castle changes periodically."
Trying to make sense of the winding route from the top of the tower to the ground, a third attempted to explain the twisting death drop using the weather.
"Even without the explanation of the ever-changing castle," they wrote, "maybe it was a windy night? Bodies don't drop straight down, especially if there was wind."
Others, however, had a different reaction: "Man that old man was bouncy."
One person didn't see the humour quite so clearly: "That's a horrible thing to imagine. Dumbledore falling like 180ft just to bounce and roll off another roof like some 80s kung-fu rag doll."