7 Things to Do First in Hogwarts Legacy
Start your wizarding/witching journey on the right foot.
After years of teasing and waiting, we finally have the Harry Potter game that fans have been clamoring for. Hogwarts Legacy lets you live out your fantasy dream as a witch and wizard, as you solve a brand new mystery, while staying on top of your classes and school activities. Here are seven things you should do first in Hogwarts Legacy.
Revelio is one of the very first spells you’ll gain access to in Hogwarts Legacy, and it’s also one of the most important. This is basically your “detective” spell, allowing you to highlight items of interest in your immediate surroundings.
Once you unlock the Field Guide, you’ll be able to start collecting Field Guide Pages all over the world, which give you experience and allow you to level up. Revelio is useful for detecting nearby pages, and also highlighting chests and other items you can interact with.
Talk To Everyone
This might seem like a silly suggestion for what is essentially an open-world game, but as soon as you enter Hogwarts, you should absolutely make an effort to talk to everyone you come across. Not every student will have something interesting to say, but some of them will open up new side quests for you to explore, and these will often lead to useful rewards that can help you later on.
As you’re making your way to various classrooms and dungeons, keep an eye out for NPCs with dots above their head, and talk to them to see what unfolds.
Unlock Floo Flames
Early on in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll be forced to walk around everywhere. This is a good chance to unlock as many Floo Flames as possible, which serve as fast travel points that allow you to get around faster.
The Floo Flames will show up as a fire symbol on your screen when you’re close by, or when you use the Revelio spell. All you have to do is walk close to them to activate them. Once they turn green, they’ll become a fast travel point you can make use of on the map.
Play the Main Story Until You Get the Broom
If you’re impatient and you want to be able to get around even faster, we recommend playing through the main story of Hogwarts Legacy until you finally unlock the broomstick. This won’t take that long, as you’ll just need to clear a few classes and complete your first visit to Hogsmeade; basically, just speed through the yellow main story mission markers and you’ll get your broomstick in no time.
This really opens up a whole other level of exploration for you in Hogwarts Legacy, as you’ll be able to reach new areas and discover even more secrets.
Sell All Inferior Gear for Money
Finally, just like any other RPG, remember to always clear out your gear when you don’t need them. The game is pretty good at rewarding you with plenty of gear especially early on, and it won’t be long before your inventory starts filling up with less powerful items that you no longer have any use for.
Keep playing through the main story until you reach Hogsmeade, and you’ll find your first vendor at the potions store. From here, feel free to sell off all your old gear for some extra money. Make sure not to destroy them from your inventory, and only do that if you really need to free up some space.
Expand Gear Slots
It won’t be long before you realize that the starting number of gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy is woefully low. Thankfully, there is a way to increase gear slots, and that’s by completing Merlin Trials that are scattered all over the world.
Keep playing through the main story until you meet Nora, who will introduce you to Mallowsweet Leaves and the concept of Merlin Trials themselves. Whenever you find a stone spiral pattern on the ground surrounded by vines, interact with it to use a Mallowsweet Leaf to start the trial. Upon completing the trial, you’ll be rewarded with extra gear slots.
Practice Spells on Training Dummies
The combat of Hogwarts Legacy might appear deceptively simple, but stringing combos together effectively is actually a rather intricate process. As you add more spells to your repertoire and learn which ones to use against which enemy types, you’ll need to string them together to battle efficiently.
Combos will help build your Ancient Magic meter faster, allowing you to finish off fights quickly and safely. The best way to learn combos is by taking on the Crossed Wands duels that you’ll unlock early on in the game, and by practicing the combos on the dummies in the classroom, or just with the Crossed Wands dummy itself.
These will come in very handy in the encounters to come, and you’ll be glad you did it.
That does it for the five things every player should do first in Hogwarts Legacy. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.
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