Hogwarts Legacy - All Legendary Chests In Hogwarts Castle And Hogsmeade

Grab your high-end rewards from legendary chests in Hogwarts Legacy.

The Hogwarts Legacy legendary chests grant some powerful, high-end gear pieces. There are only a select few of these, and you certainly want to grab all the rewards that they contain. Our Hogwarts Legacy legendary chests guide discusses the locations of these containers in Hogwarts Castle and the village of Hogsmeade.

All legendary chests in Hogwarts Legacy

As mentioned above, all Hogwarts Legacy legendary chests will give you legendary gear pieces. However, these scale based on your character's level. As such, it's better to hold off until much later in the campaign to make sure that your loot doesn't become useless as you're leveling up. Moreover, as with most other containers, the rewards are randomized: you're never sure of the item or equipment type you'd get. As such, you can do the save-reload trick, where you'll make a manual save before opening a chest to ensure that you obtain something you need.

Lastly, some of the Hogwarts Legacy legendary chests are in locations that need to be unlocked. For these, you'll have to acquire the Alohomora spell. Not only that, Alohomora also needs to be upgraded by collecting Demiguise Statues/Demiguise Moons in the game world.

In any case, once you feel that you're ready to start looting your high-end rewards, you can check out our guide below. We mostly focus on Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade, but there are other chests in the wilderness, as well as dungeons that you'll visit as part of the story.

Bell Tower Wing Legendary Chests

Bell Tower - Check the staircase to the right of the Floo Flame and climb up. You should pass by several bells, which are part of a different side quest/puzzle. At the very top of the wooden staircase, you'll reach a balcony that has this chest. If you try to fly here from outside, you won't be able to land.

Hogwarts North Exit/Greenhouses - Make your way to the exterior of the Greenhouses. Below that, you'll find an Astronomy Table, as well as a door that's covered in vines. Burn the vines using Incendio so you can enter. Inside, you'll find a lot of Devil's Snare, so make sure you're spamming your Incendio or Confringo to get past them. At the very end of the hallway, there's a Venomous Tentacula. To the right, a ladder will take you to a separate room in the Greenhouses where you'll find the chest.

From left to right: Bell Tower chest; Greenhouse Exterior; Venomous Tentacula chamber; Greenhouse room with legendary chest.

Great Hall Legendary Chests

Viaduct Courtyard - This requires you to solve the Bridge/Viaduct Puzzle. Light the braziers using your fire spells and rotate their dials so that the numbers match the symbols shown on the ground plate.

Astronomy Wing Legendary Chests

Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) Classroom - Unlock the door at the back of the classroom and follow the staircase leading down (there's also another locked door below). You'll find this chest inside a detention cell.

Left: Viaduct Courtyard; Right: DADA Classroom.

South Wing Legendary Chests

Clock Tower Courtyard - This requires you to solve the Clock Tower Puzzle. Basically, there are four symbols above the clock's hand/pendulum. You can use Glacius to freeze the hand as it moves near a symbol, which will then open a mechanical door.

There's an Eye Chest on the second floor if you freeze the hand while it passes near the second symbol. As for the Hogwarts Legacy legendary chest, you'll need to freeze it on the fourth symbol and head to a room near the top of the staircase.

Faculty Tower - Head to the Faculty Tower and climb the staircase. You'll see a door with a level 3 lock.

Left: Clock Tower Courtyard; Right: Faculty Tower.

Secret Rooms Legendary Chests

Map Chamber - The Hogwarts cellar can be accessed by going through several corridors, but it's better to use the Map Chamber Floo Flame once you have access to it a few hours into the campaign. Just climb the steps to reach the cellar, then open the metal gate using Alohomora (Level 1). You'll see a frog statue here, which will swallow and spit you out elsewhere. Interact with the frog statues that you see and, eventually, you'll reach a small room with a chest.

Left: Cellar locked gate; Right: Frog statue and chest.

Grand Staircase Legendary Chests

Trophy Room (Corridor) - From the Floo Flame, continue along the corridor and climb up the staircase. You'll find yourself in a hallway with walls decorated in mahogany. There's a chest inside a room to your left.

Trophy Room (Headmaster's Bedroom) - For this Hogwarts Legacy legendary chest, you need to complete a main quest called Niamh Fitzgerald's Trial. This lets you say the password to the Phoenix gargoyle, giving you entry to the Headmaster's Office. There are two doors to your left, one of which has a level 3 lock. Open it and check the Headmaster's Bedroom.

Trophy Room (Key of Admittance) - For this one, you need the Key of Admittance. You can get it by opening the other door in the Headmaster's Office. It has a level 1 lock, but the door at the top of the steps has a level 3 lock. Pick up the Key of Admittance, then make your way to the opposite side of where the Phoenix gargoyle used to be. There's an ornate door here with multiple locks. The Key of Admittance will open it, allowing you to grab the chest inside.

From left to right: Trophy Room (Corridor); Headmaster's Office; Headmaster's Bedroom; Key of Admittance Door.

Hogsmeade Legendary Chests

These are the Hogwarts Legacy legendary chests found in Hogsmeade Village. One can be unlocked early on, while others require you to have Alohomora and some upgrades.

Honeydukes - There's a room with a level 2 lock next to the main entrance to Honeydukes. It has a legendary chest.

Hogsmeade House - Check the house with the level 3 lock to the right of the South Hogsmeade fast travel point.

Flutes and Lutes - Next to that house, you'll see a shop called Flutes and Lutes. There's a legendary chest behind the shop.

From left to right: Honeydukes; house with level 3 lock; behind Flutes and Lutes.

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