Hogwarts Legacy is a new open world title set in the Harry Potter universe. It launched for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on 7th February 2023, with versions for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch releasing later on. In our Hogwarts Legacy PS5 review, we awarded the game an 8/10 and described it as "a special experience for Harry Potter fans, packed full of magic, wonder, and charm".
In this Hogwarts Legacy guide, we'll include a full walkthrough of the Main Quest and all Side Quests and Assignments, as well as reveal the locations of all Collectibles. In addition, our guide answers FAQs and offers some Help for a few of the more vague aspects and mechanics in the game. We'll also provide a selection of tips and tricks for beginners.
While we have tried to keep them to a minimum on this page, please note you may encounter Hogwarts Legacy spoilers below. Please browse with a degree of caution. In addition, this guide is based on the PS5 version. Since the game won't differ on other platforms, though, the information will apply across every edition.
This Hogwarts Legacy guide is a work in progress, and is being added to and updated every day. Please come back to this page for more information as it's published.
Hogwarts Legacy Guide: Walkthrough
For the first part of our Hogwarts Legacy guide, we'll share a walkthrough of the game's main campaign, covering where to go next, puzzle solutions, and combat strategies. We also touch upon all the Side Quests and Assignments, which do flesh out the open world with optional tasks and stories. There aren't any time restraints attached to quests, so feel free to complete them whenever you like.
Main Quests Walkthrough
- The Path to Hogwarts Walkthrough
- Welcome to Hogwarts Walkthrough
- Charms Class Walkthrough
- Defence Against the Dark Arts Class Walkthrough
- Weasley After Class Walkthrough
- Welcome to Hogsmeade Walkthrough
- The Locket's Secret Walkthrough
- Secrets of the Restricted Section Walkthrough
- Tomes of the Tribulations Walkthrough
- Herbology Class Walkthrough
- Potions Class Walkthrough
- The Girl from Uagadou Walkthrough
- Trials of Merlin Walkthrough
- The Hunt for the Missing Pages Walkthrough
- Jackdaw's Rest Walkthrough
- Flying Class Walkthrough
- The Room of Requirement Walkthrough
- In the Shadow of the Undercroft Walkthrough
- The Map Chamber Walkthrough
- Percival Rackham's Trial Walkthrough
- The Helm of Urtkot Walkthrough
- Beasts Class Walkthrough
- The Caretaker's Lunar Lament Walkthrough
- The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom Walkthrough
- In the Shadow of the Estate Walkthrough
- The High Keep Walkthrough
- Astronomy Class Walkthrough
- Back on the Path Walkthrough
- Charles Rookwood's Trial Walkthrough
- Fire and Vice Walkthrough
- Professor Weasley's Assignment Walkthrough
- It's All Gobbledegook Walkthrough
- In the Shadow of the Mine Walkthrough
- The Headmistress Speaks Walkthrough
- The Polyjuice Plot Walkthrough
- Niamh Fitzgerald's Trial Walkthrough
- In the Shadow of the Mountain Walkthrough
- Lodgok's Loyalty Walkthrough
- Wand Mastery Walkthrough
- The Final Repository Walkthrough
Side Quests Walkthrough
There are 57 Side Quests in the game. You can find a full list — complete with walkthroughs — in our All Quests guide.
There are 12 Assignments in the game, and they represent optional objectives you can complete for teachers in order to unlock new Spells. You can find a full list — complete with walkthroughs — in our All Quests guide.
Hogwarts Legacy Guide: Collectibles
For the next part of our Hogwarts Legacy guide, we are going to share a complete breakdown of all the Collectibles in the game. In addition to revealing their locations, we will provide walkthroughs to obtaining them if a puzzle or combat encounter is attached to their retrieval.
- All Ancient Magic Hotspots Locations
- All Astronomy Tables Locations
- All Balloons Locations
- All Collection Chests Locations
- All Demiguise Statues Locations
- All Field Guide Pages Locations
- All Merlin Trials Locations and How to Solve Them
- All Hogwarts Grounds Collectibles
- All Hogsmeade Collectibles
- All Clagmar Coast Collectibles
- All Coastal Cavern Collectibles
- All Cragcroftshire Collectibles
- All Feldcroft Region Collectibles
- All Forbidden Forest Collectibles
- All Hogsmeade Valley Collectibles
- All Hogwarts Valley Collectibles
- All Manor Cape Collectibles
- All Marunweem Lake Collectibles
- All North Ford Bog Collectibles
- All North Hogwarts Region Collectibles
- All Poidsear Coast Collectibles
- All South Hogwarts Region Collectibles
- All South Sea Bog Collectibles
Hogwarts Legacy Guide: FAQs and Help
In the third part of our Hogwarts Legacy guide, we are going to answer some FAQs and provide Help for understanding some of the more vague mechanics and puzzles in the game. This will help you to get a better grasp of the early game much quicker and know what to look out for.
- Best House: What House Should You Choose?
- Best Wand: What Type of Wand Should You Choose?
- How Long Does It Take to Beat?
- Is There Quidditch?
- How to Change Gear Appearance and Hide items
- How to Change Time of Day
- How to Get a Broomstick
- How to Increase Gear Capacity
- How to Open Eyeball Chests
- How to Open Animal Symbol Puzzle Doors
Hogwarts Legacy Guide: Trophies
For this part of our Hogwarts Legacy guide, we're going to focus on Trophies. We will provide a full Trophy guide and walkthroughs for individual Trophies, all in the name of unlocking the Platinum Trophy.
- Trophy Guide: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum
- How to Brew Every Type of Potion
- How to Learn All Spells
Hogwarts Legacy Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
For the final section of our Hogwarts Legacy guide, we'll share some tips and tricks for beginners, covering points we think are important to know as you play the game. Below you will find a selection of tips and recommendations to help you find your feet in the huge open world.
Use Revelio Everywhere
There are so many objects to interact with and Collectibles to pick up that you'd never spot everything on your own. This is where Revelio comes in, a Spell that highlights things in the environment in a different colour. Whenever you're some place new, use the Spell to find things to collect and add to your inventory.
The Game Takes Its Time to Open Up
Features like The Room of Requirement and riding a broomstick have featured quite heavily in footage shown prior to release, but it takes quite a lot of time before you actually gain access to them. It takes a long time for the game to give you everything, so don't worry about whether you've missed a vital mechanic. You'll get it all eventually.
Sell Unwanted Gear to Free Up Slots
At the start of the game, you only have 20 gear slots, which are shared across every type of armour piece. It's very, very limiting, to the point where you won't be able to pick up new items if your gear slots are at full capacity. You will unlock a way to increase your gear slots, but until that happens, always sell the stuff you don't want at shops in Hogsmeade.
Use Floo Flames to Quickly Get Around
The open world is a gigantic place, so if you wish to cut down on travel time, take advantage of the Floo Flame system. This allows you to fast travel to any Floo Flame you've found in the environment, which is done by simply walking up to it. You can then open the map up and fast travel to any Floo Flame on the map.
Complete the Optional Assignments
Alongside the Main Quest and side missions, you'll also be handed optional Assignments by teachers. These are worth doing because they unlock more Spells for you to add to your arsenal, and they also further your capabilities of interacting with the environment. For example, Wingardium Leviosa is an optional Spell to learn.
That concludes our Hogwarts Legacy guide, which we hope proved helpful for whatever piece of information you were looking for. If you have any further suggestions or need an extra bit of help, feel free to post in the comments below.
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Great to see a guide up, going to come in handy when going for that platinum!
Great guide! Will definitely be using this!
Nice to see a guide, I will bookmark but attempt not to use.
Unfortunately sometimes in games like this, you need a guide, things are easily missed or not explained right.
Can’t wait to dig into this.
I find it strange you can release a complete walkthrough of the game before it releases everywhere, yet reviews done by various companies like yourselves on games before they are released is protected by some embargo rules? Please explain
I started the game yesterday morning and it’s incredibly overwhelming. Not the content itself, but how massive Hogwarts is. I started the two main quests after the intro (visit two classrooms) and it nearly took over an hour to do so because of how expansive the castle is, and the side quests within them.
I get off work at noon today, so I’m looking forward to making more progress. So far the game is excellent. You can see the love and care put into this title; it’s a love letter with its own story. I’m excited to see how everything pans out.
@rumple1980 Guides were also embargoed until yesterday; we just chose to publish ours a little later to coincide with the early access launch.
@LiamCroft Ah I c... thanks for clarifying
Thanks, I want to go into this game blind and not follow a guide. It would be good to know if there is anything I might miss to get the platinum though.
Not quite a guide question, however I'm wondering which graphics setting to use? I'm leaning performance based on 60hz, but might try blanced and see if vrr works on my tv. Any suggestions?
These guys need to patch this game's controls for the camera, for me it is terrible and pretty jaring when trying to navigate. At the very least they need to make is so that there is a no acceleration option. I turned the speed all the way down to make it easier to control but it's now painfully slow too .. I play overwatch with high sensitivity but something is just wrong with this.
So far I'm loving the game and details, I will get used to using the slowest speed for now because the game is really good so far. The combat is fun but I can't wait to learn more spells so it's more varied.
@PhantomMenace84 perhaps this article can help you https://www.purexbox.com/news/2023/02/xbox-players-encouraged-to-change-two-camera-settings-in-hogwarts-legacy
Absolutely obsessed with the game. Hands-down my GOTY. Can't see anything even coming close to this one.
@Savage_Joe that's such a dumb way of explaining it lol. But thanks for the link!
I will play with it a bit when I get back on. I wonder if it will help when you are trying to aim with L2 also, it was pretty jumpy for that as well. Loving the game, hopefully the first couple of patches will fix the minor issues with things like the camera. I'm also getting weird dialog audio but it's random and then issues with the lighting changing while talking with people.
@scoobdoo stop it, I have to wait three more days 😩
@PhantomMenace84 all you have to do is turn look speed all the way up and acceleration all the way down. It's the acceleration that makes it feel like it has lag.
But turning down the camera speed will not help and make it way worse altogether.
@Elodin I'm playing on balanced. But I'm going to be honest here. The game is not stable on any mode aside from performance, however, there is a noticeable draw distance reduction with performance mode.
Balanced is good and hovers around the intended 40, but like I said I hope they patch it because the framerate is not stable even with vrr uncapped on all the modes aside from performance.
@KundaliniRising333 thanks for the feedback. I'll try balanced and see if it bothers me too much. That is even if my tv can handle vrr. It is supposed to with an update last year.
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@GProsciutto we found the *****
I’ve been playing for about three hours since Tuesday… and. Hot take. I think this game is bad. I am so bored playing it. I feel bad I paid full price for it.
Slowly working my way through this magical masterpiece and I can honestly say I'm absolutely blown away. Sure, it has some flaws and rough edges, but I couldn't care less! They DID IT! It's literally a dream come true for me. Bravo, Warner Bros., and most of all, bravo, Avalanche! You went from a Cars 3 tie- in to this?! You've officially joined the prestige club of AAA developers in my eyes. Absolutely phenomenal work ...and so many nostalgic references to the old Zelda- inspired licensed games too, which I love! Even Flipendo made it in lol
Seriously, though, the attention to detail is absolutely insane so far. Can't even remember the last time I've seen so much love poured into a single game before.
Also, Ravenclaw FTW!
@Savage_Joe thanks will give that a try.
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