Hogwarts Legacy: How To Increase Inventory Size With Merlin Trials

Here's how you can gain more inventory slots in Hogwarts Legacy.

Your Hogwarts Legacy inventory slots can be a pain to manage. Initially, you only have 20 slots available. Worse, if you loot certain rewards when you're out of space, there's a chance that the items would disappear forever. As such, you'll need to avoid those kinds of mishaps. Our guide discusses how to increase inventory size in Hogwarts Legacy by completing Merlin Trials.

Merlin Trials challenges and inventory slots

As you progress further in the campaign, you'll receive a quest called Girl From Uagadou. You'll meet up with Natty in a village south of Hogsmeade, whereupon the objective will change to Trials of Merlin. After helping an NPC named Nora Treadwell, she'll provide you with Mallowsweet Leaves, a resource that's needed to begin each Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy.

Merlin Trials are denoted by a leaf icon on the map. The best way to find them is by flying on your broom so you can check the countryside for these locations. A single Revelio activation to ping the map is enough to spot numerous points of interest in your surroundings.

Mount up and fly around to tag Merlin Trial challenges on the map.
Mount up and fly around to tag Merlin Trial challenges on the map.

Types of Merlin Trials

The underlying concept in Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trial challenges is the use of spellcraft to complete puzzle-like tasks. We list down some examples below:

  • Fireflies - Several altars surround the trial area. Use Lumos to attract fireflies and bring them to the altars.
  • Billiard Balls - There are patches on the ground with small holes. Nearby, you'll see sets of orbs, too. Use Accio and Levioso to pull them to those spots. Alternatively, Wingardium Leviosa will give you more control.
  • Light the Torches - Three torches can be seen around you, with each one of a different height. The idea is to use a long-range fire spell like Confringo to target the torches. They should all be lit in quick succession to complete the task.
  • Pot Smashing - Objects that look like pots are attached to small pillars. Shoot and destroy all of them.
  • Boulder Roll - A single large boulder can be seen nearby. Use Depulso to roll it all the way to a hole on the ground.
  • Statue Repair - This trial will show multiple destroyed statues in the area. Use Reparo to fix all of them.
  • Hop and Skip - Use Revelio to show the stone platforms in a location. You'll need to use the platforms and/or pillars to reach a destination.
  • Rubik's Pillar - This challenge usually has three small pillars with a top section/block that can be rotated using Flipendo. A bit of trial and error is involved, but your goal is to make sure that the symbols on the movable block match the ones on the pillars.
From left to right: Fireflies; Rubik's Pillar; Light the Torches.

Extra inventory slots as rewards

Why exactly do you need to do these challenges? Simply put: this is the only way to increase the inventory size in Hogwarts Legacy. This is represented by tiers, with each tier rewarding you with an extra four inventory slots. Here are some examples:

  • Tier 1: Complete four challenges.
  • Tier 2: Complete six challenges.
  • Tier 3: Complete 10 challenges.

Once you've reached the maximum tier, you can expect a huge increase to your Hogwarts Legacy inventory size, up to 40 slots.

Make sure you collect your inventory size increase rewards from the challenge menu whenever you reach a new tier.
Make sure you collect your inventory size increase rewards from the challenge menu whenever you reach a new tier.

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