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Hogwarts Legacy Cheats and Tips

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Last Updated: by Richard
Hogwarts Legacy Cheats, Tips, Strategy

Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the 1800s of the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. The game is massive and will keep you entertained for a long time, below are some cheats, tips, and a guide for beginners.

Hogwarts Legacy Trailer

Here are our best Hogwarts Legacy cheats and tips to help you farm gold fast, get more gear slots, how to get all the plants and more, read on for full details and take your wizarding to the next level! The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC.

Hogwarts Legacy Cheats and Tips

While there are no tap-in cheat codes for Hogwarts Legacy there are still a decent number of tips and tricks that you can utilize in the game to help speed up grinding money and speeding up your progress in the game. We start off our coverage with this neat money cheat using Eye chests.

  • Eye Chest Money Cheat

    Opening Eye Chests are a great way to get a ton of gold early in the game. The only prerequisite is that you need to have unlocked the Disillusionment Charm, and you get this by completing the quest, 'Secrets of the Restricted Section'.

    So, with that quest out of the way and your Disillusionment Charm to hand you can begin grinding Eye Cheats for gold!

    Basically, locate an eye chest and cast the Disillusionment Charm, this was the eye chest won't be able to see you, you should be able to get through about 20 eye chests in about 10 minutes once you know where they all are!

    This is a great way to bag some galleons easily early in the game. Take a look at our Best Ways to Make Money Guide to find out what the most efficient ways are to earn galleons in Hogwarts Legacy.

  • Unlock 20 more Gear Slots

    Although you start off with 20 gear slots, it's really not enough for any budding wizard and you'll soon find that your gear slots are all filled up relatively quickly, so it's lots of trips to the shop to sell your excess equipment for gold.

    If you unlock and complete Merlin Trials, you can unlock up to another 20 gear slots. It's a long grind to unlock all 20, but the quests are fun and the rewards can be pretty decent.

    Complete enough Merlin Trials to get to the next reward level and claim that extra gear slot that you get when you get to a new reward level.

    Remember that you'll need Mallowsweet leaves to activate a Merlin Trial.

  • How to open the Puzzle Doors

    At first glance the puzzle doors could seem a tad complicated especially if you don't know what to do, but you simply have to assign a number 0-9 for each of the creatures around the door from left to right. So the bottom left would be 0, the next one up 1 etc...

    Puzzle Doors

    Then you solve the question that is asked by making the addition based on which number is represented by each creature.

  • How to Brew Potions

    Before you can brew potions in Hogwarts Legacy, you'll need to get to the part of the game where you have to attend the Potions class by Professor Sharp, here you learn how to brew potions in the game and the feature becomes unlocked.

    Brewing Potions in Hogwarts Legacy

    Once you have unlocked the ability to make potions, actually brewing them is really easy. Simply select your potion, and as long as you have all of the necessary ingredients you should be good to go and the brewing process will begin.

    Potions are not brewed instantly though, and it does take some time for the potions to complete, unfortunately you can't pause the game and just come back, because that will also pause the brewing time too! Better you go off for a little while until your potion is ready then you can come back and collect it instead of wasting time waiting for the potion to brew.

    You can brew your potions in two places, either in the Potions classroom or the Room of Requirement, which you will need to unlock with a quest during gameplay.

  • Selecting your House

    After you have made a decision on what house you want to play you won't be able to change it, so make sure you are happy with your final choice. To first select a house you sit in the chair with the sorting hat and answer some questions, your answers will determine how the sorting hat allocates you a house.

    However, you can change your house choice manually if you prefer one the sorting hat did not give you. As usual in Harry Potter games your choices are; Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff.

  • Take a look at our Beginner Tips and Tricks page to get additional help in Hogwarts Legacy.

Tips and Tricks you Need to Know

The video below is a collection of tips and tricks you should know about before you start playing Hogwarts Legacy.

Tips and Tricks you Need to Know Before you Play Hogwarts Legacy

00:00 - Wingardium Leviosa In Combat Is Amazing

01:27 - Important Settings You Should Look at

03:14 - Important Changes In Difficulty

04:40 - Instantly Skip Lockpicking

05:40 - Make The Best Money Farm Way Faster

07:14 - I Reopened Eye Chests...

08:15 - Warning For Legendary Chests

How To Make Money Early

The video below will show you how you can farm 10,000 Gold in 10 minutes early on in Hogwarts Legacy.

How To Make Money Early in Hogwarts Legacy

00:00 - Intro

00:30 - Eye Chests (Disillusionment Chest)

01:14 - Getting Money In Hogwarts

03:37 - 6000 Gold In 5 Minutes In Hogsmeade

08:43 - Don't Waste Your Money Immediately

Hogwarts Legacy Walkthrough and Guide

Latest updates to our guide:


Hogwarts Legacy used to have a morality system for curses

Developer Avalanche indicated that Hogwarts Legacy originally had a morality system based on using unforgivable curses. The system originally meant to incur house point.. Read More

Hogwarts Legacy FAQ's

Our Latest Questions

How to get a broom?
Brooms are unlocked early in the game, then you can purchase one at Spintwitches Sporting Needs in Hogsmeade pretty soon after starting the game, so if you've not unlocked it just yet, maybe play a little longer for it to be unlocked.

Broom List
Silver Arrow Broom (5000)
Sky Scythe Broom (5000)
Aeromancer Broom (3000)
Family Antique Broom (2500)
Ember Dash Broom (600)
House Broom (600)
Moon Trimmer Broom (600)
Wind Wisp Broom (600)
Yew Weaver Broom (600)
Bright Spark Broom
Lickety Swift Broom
Night Dancer Broom
Wild Fire Broom
How to Upgrade your Broom?
To upgrade a broom in Hogwarts Legacy you have to play the trials, flying through the rings until you complete the course. Do your best to get each ring to maximise your score.

With the trail done, check your time, and if you have beat the fastest time, speak to Imelda and then to Weekes to finish the quest. Weekes will upgrade your broom if you have completed the trial with a record time.

There is a little cost though with the broom upgrade, so be prepared to pay 1,000 for the upgraded broom when it is ready to be collected. The Owl Post will inform you.

Apart from this first upgrade you can also upgrade the broom again by beating two more of the timed flying trials from Imelda. Weekes will tell you about each upgrade.

Here is a list of all the brooms that you can get in the game, of course you'll need to get one of these first before you can upgrade it! More brooms may be added to the game at a later date.

If you are wondering how to get a broom, then basically you unlock the ability to purchase a broom at Spintwitches Sporting Needs in Hogsmeade pretty soon after starting the game, so if you've not unlocked it just yet, maybe play a little longer for it to be unlocked.

Broom List
Silver Arrow Broom (5000)
Sky Scythe Broom (5000)
Aeromancer Broom (3000)
Family Antique Broom (2500)
Ember Dash Broom (600)
House Broom (600)
Moon Trimmer Broom (600)
Wind Wisp Broom (600)
Yew Weaver Broom (600)
Bright Spark Broom
Lickety Swift Broom
Night Dancer Broom
Wild Fire Broom
How long does a day take in Hogwarts?
The game dynamically changes as it cycles through the day and night, but how long does each day actually take to play out in the Hogwarts Legacy.

Well we think that there is no set time period for the day and night to change in Hogwarts Legacy, rather it is controlled by the current mission or plot of the game.

So for example if you are playing a quest that is based in the night time,t he game should automatically reflect that time and cycle you to the night automatically.

Apart from night and day being dictated by the plot of the game, you can also manually change the game to be daytime or night time, here's how.

After completing the Welcome to Hogsmeade quest, you can control time by going to the game map and clicking the Wait icon. Then you can choose to advance to day to night or night to day.
Is Newt Scamander in Hogwarts Legacy?
One of the characters that is not in Hogwarts Legacy is Newt Scamander. The game is set at a time before he would have been born, or not reached the age to attend Hogwarts.
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