The Hogwarts Legacy will be released on Tuesday, though those who purchased the Deluxe Edition have been raving about the game since Tuesday. J.K. Rowling's transphobia and the boycott of the game are roiled in the game, which is complicated by the game's first trans character and its gender-agnostic creator.
Beyond that, there's a lot of resentment that the game's core story is a 'Goblin Rebellion.' Much has been written about Rowling's Goblins falling hard against antisemitic stereotypes, and, frankly, the reasons why should be obvious.
Now, eagle-eyed players have discovered an artifact in the game that seems to directly link goblins to Jewish people:
Neither the individuals on Twitter, nor the general public, are the only ones to notice the obvious similarities.
The shofar is a horn used in Jewish religious ceremonies and is mentioned in the Bible and Talmud. It was originally used to ring in the new moon each month, but it is now used on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) and to commemorate the end of fasting during Yom Kippur (among other ceremonies).
It's also used in conflicts, specifically mentioned as being used by Joshua when he captured Jericho. As such, Hogwarts Legacy states that this is "used to rally troops" and that it does not only look like a Jewish shofar, but it also performs some of the same functions.
Let's just say it's not a good look, and certainly not what the game requires right now as it's about to launch.