Hogwarts Legacy: The Best Tips, Secrets, and Guides for Your Magical Adventure
Hogwarts Legacy has finally arrived on PS4 and Xbox One consoles and there’s never been a better time to dive into the wizarding world. There is a lot to explore in Hogwarts Legacy and there are a ton of secrets hidden throughout the castle and beyond. If you’re just getting started with the game, there are plenty of resources to help you make the most of your magical adventure.
Our extensive Hogwarts Legacy Wiki guide dives into walkthroughs, locations, and beginner tips for just about everything. To help you with your playthrough, we’ve gathered the best tips, guides, and secrets you need to know about.
Choose the Right Hogwarts House
This may seem like a no-brainer for fans of the Harry Potter series who have known their Hogwarts house for years, but the house you choose can affect the storyline of the game. Each house is obviously associated with a different characteristic, but they also come with access to a common room and additional dialogue options from characters in your house.
The main difference between the houses in the game is that each one has a different quest leading up to a meeting with Richard Jackdaw. Check out our guide to choosing your Hogwarts house for more info.
Attend Your First Classes Before Exploring
The map in Hogwarts Legacy is enormous. Even just exploring Hogwarts Castle can be a seemingly endless endeavor. Because of this, it can be incredibly easy to get distracted very early on. Because your completion of the main story quests is directly connected to learning spells and unlocking additional areas, it’s best if you work your way through the storyline before wandering off.
Prioritize Getting a Broom
Although there isn’t any Quidditch in Hogwarts Legacy, that doesn’t mean there isn’t broom flight. There is nothing more satisfying than zipping around Hogwarts on an enchanted broom. Unfortunately, however, you don’t start the game with a broom right away. You’ll need to progress to the Riding Lesson quest to learn the basics before being able to purchase a broom of your own.
You can check out our guide to how to get a broom in Hogwarts Legacy and see our tips for completing the broom trials for upgrades.
Make Use of Interactive Maps
One of the coolest things about Hogwarts Legacy is just how big the map is. You could spend an entire day wandering around Hogwarts Castle and still find things you missed before. That also means that keeping track of where everything is located is essential to the game. With many collectible-based quests in the game, it is extremely helpful to have a map that tells you where all of the different items are located across the map.
For this, you can take advantage of IGN’s interactive Hogwarts Legacy world map, or more specifically the Hogwarts Castle map.
Increase Your Gear Inventory Slots
When you first start the game, you will have 20 gear slots available. While this is fine for a while, you’ll find as you continue exploring that 20 is not nearly enough gear slots. There is a seemingly endless amount of gear lying around Hogwarts and even underwater. And unfortunately, once your gear slots are full you’ll need to remove items or sell them before you can collect any more.
Because of this, we recommend taking a look at our guide to increasing gear inventory slots. You can accomplish this by finding and completing Merlin Trials across the map.
Unlock The Best Talents First
Once you start to get the hang of combat in Hogwarts Legacy, the fights start to get a lot easier. One of the best ways to improve your combat prowess (and make it a little more custom) is to take advantage of the various talents and abilities available.
We recommend taking a look at our guide to the best talents to unlock in each of the 5 categories. Whether it’s additional spell sets or higher spell damage, it’s worth thinking about the talents will aid your playstyle the most.
Max Out the Alohamora Spell
Although there are quite a few secrets hidden in plain sight throughout Hogwarts and Hogsmeade, you’ll notice pretty early on that there are a lot of locked doors as well. To gain the spell Alohamora and start unlocking locks, you will need to complete The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament quest. This requires you to find 9 Demiguise moons in Hogwarts castle.
The first iteration of Alohamora will allow you to unlock level 1 locks, and you will need to find even more Demiguise Statues to move on to level 2 and 3. With a maxed out version of the spell, you’ll be able to open any locked door you encounter and the secrets within.
Find All Three Hogwarts Secrets
There are plenty of hard-to-find Field Guide pages throughout Hogwarts, but those aren’t necessarily secrets. There are in fact 3 secrets hidden behind puzzles within Hogwarts Castle that you can find and solve.
Take a look at our guide to all Hogwarts Secrets and solutions to make sure you can find them yourself.
Wondering when Hogwarts Legacy takes place? See our guide to the Harry Potter timeline for more info.
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