A fun Harry Potter Easter egg has been uncovered in Night City’s streets by a Cyberpunk 2077 player. Though Cyberpunk 2077 is best known for its catastrophic launch, players continue to enjoy navigating Night City’s expansive universe and finding its many mysteries.
Any of these finds, including a newly discovered piece of graffiti about Jackie Welles, can provide more insight into the characters in Cyberpunk 2077, while others are only nice little additions from CD Projekt Red.
Against a significant uphill struggle, CD Projekt Red has been working hard to bring Cyberpunk 2077 up to the level that gamers had hoped for prior to its release. Unfortunately, this has not been an easy job for the developers.
Aside from the game’s many patches, the organization was also the target of a high-profile cyberattack in February. The Witcher 3 and Gwent codes were sold at an online auction as a part of this hack. Then there was a pause in Cyberpunk 2077 fixes, which created much more frustration among Cyberpunk 2077 owners.
Despite the wait, a new patch for Cyberpunk 2077 attempted to address over 500 issues. These involved reorganizing the game’s driving mechanics and altering protagonist V’s strange sleeping pattern, which appeared to be anything but comfortable. Today, a new patch was released that could address some more of the game’s lingering problems.
Regardless of flaws, fixes, or glitches, Cyberpunk 2077 has always provided players with a large open environment to discover. And there’s a lot to find inside that universe, including a friendly homage to The Boy Who Lived.
Thesailorscout, a Reddit user, posted a screenshot from their own Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, which revealed an unmistakable Harry Potter Easter egg inside Night City. Graffiti on the side of a wall reads “Platform 69 3/4,” with additional writing urging the player to “Hit here,” with two skeleton hands pointing down and inwards. This is a direct (if oblique) reference to Platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter books, a portal that links the muggle world and the Hogwarts Express boarding platform.
Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t the first recent title to have a secret Harry Potter Easter egg in its gameplay. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Lunden has a whole Harry Potter-themed bed (the old name for London). References to Voldermort’s seven Horcruxes, as well as banners for each of the Hogwarts buildings, can be found here.
Hopefully, the developers working on Cyberpunk 2077 will bring the game to a point where it can be played on all platforms in the near future (and perhaps become available on the PlayStation store once more).
Despite its flaws, Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot to offer, such as the many enjoyable little Easter eggs waiting to be discovered. It’s a shame the game was published in such a bad condition because it has so much potential that many people are now unable to see.