- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 45 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 70-80 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed:  1
- Missable achievements: 0
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements:  None
For questions, comments or feedback, please visit the Achievements and Guide Discussion thread.

Hogwarts Legacy is an interesting concept. It’s effectively Warner Bros’ biggest budget Harry Potter game, at a time when Harry Potter isn’t in the ascendancy. In fact, Potter’s popularity is probably at its lowest since 2000 (the year before the first film came out). The fact they’ve gone so big and so hard on a Hogwarts game is a little puzzling - why not do this earlier? Thankfully for us though, none of that really matters, and all that matters is that Avalanche Software have created one hell of a magical open-world RPG.

With a large open-world to explore, and the most incredible backdrop of Hogwarts at the centre of everything, the American developers have done a fine job in creating a video game that not only caters to hardcore Harry Potter fans, but brings in new people like me, who have never seen a Harry Potter film. Yes, I know, I’m one of like 10 people in the world who’s never seen a Harry Potter film.

The game itself is fantastic, and while it might lack that extra bit of polish we’d want from a triple-A game, regardless of whether you like Harry Potter or not, Hogwarts Legacy is a delightful and magical world to step into.

From an achievements perspective, Hogwarts Legacy is a fairly easy but time-consuming 1,000Gs. In order to get it you’re going to have to finish every quest, collect pretty much 99% of every single collectible in the game, and finish every single side activity. This is a grind, even for the best of us. But because, however, the game and its mechanics are a lot of fun though, it won’t really ever feel like one. Especially as we’re here to assist from start to finish.

Let’s talk strategy then. 

Main playthrough (Focusing on Finishing Touches)
The best way to approach Hogwarts Legacy is quite simply play the game at your pace, doing what you want, and then at the end, you can mop everything up. There’s literally only one thing you really need to keep an eye on and track from the first minute, and that’s the Finishing Touches (30G)  achievement, which requires you to “Use Ancient Magic on every enemy in the game.” It’s actually not as bad as it seems, so before you do get cracking, read the description and guide for that first.

The truth is though, that you can leave that until the end if you do happen to forget, but it’s honestly best to track as you go, as that’ll leave less guess work in the end - don’t end up like us, having to go back through every enemy to see who we used it on and who we didn’t, after the credits have rolled.

Mop up
Everything else then is mop up. It really is. As we’ve said in order to get every achievement you’re going to need to do literally everything. The reason behind this is that every single challenge has an exclusive unlockable for your Collection that you can only get if you complete said challenge. And considering that the challenges are basically “See this thing? Complete all of them,” that means that you can’t really not do them.

The only exception to the rule is the Field Pages (not the Revelio Field Pages… you need all of them), which you’ll only need the vast majority of them. For instance, Hogsmeade, you’ll only need 50/55; and Hogwarts, you’ll only need to get 100 out of 150. Again, you'll need all the Revelio pages though.

For everything else, you need to do everything. So, that means:The best way to do this is by regions, and just sweeping through the entire game world, from top to bottom. For instance, first do the balloons, then the landing pads, then land at the relevant icons that now appear on your map (Bandit Camps for Collection Chests, Merlin Trials, etc.).

We’ve got a ton of 100% maps and guides that you can use to assist you to get absolutely everything:And finally…
The last thing you’ll need to do is complete the other 3 Hogwarts House achievements you didn’t get. Unfortunately that means having to play through the beginning of the game 3 more times (until you get to the Map Chamber). Fear not though, playing on Story and skipping through the cutscenes and dialogue, that won’t you too long at all. Maybe an hour or so. Just beeline it for every main mission.

By the time you’ve finished Hogwarts Legacy’s achievements, you’ll have seen literally all that the game has to offer. Thanks to the Collector's Edition (40G)  achievement, there will literally nothing left to do - except maybe grab the last few missing Field Guide pages that actually aren’t required. I know! Something that isn’t required! Mental, right? Anyway! Hogwarts Legacy is an incredibly fun and really engaging game, even if you have to collect and complete everything. With the broom and the wand at your disposal, traversal will be fun, as will the combat. Plus, everything you collect will contribute to how amazing you can make your Room of Requirement look, which is what it’s all about anyway, right? It’s an easy 1,000G, it might just take you a while though to get everything. Still, great game, and that’s all that matters.

Hogwarts Legacy Achievement Guide

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There are 45 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete all side quests

    There are an absolute ton of side quests in Hogwarts Legacy. Some involve helping people, some involve rescuing beasts, while others involve expanding the capabilities of the Room of Requirement, when you finally get around to unlocking that. These side quests often unlock throughout the story, while some of the open-world quests are unlocked as soon as you get full, unfettered access to the open-world.

    Side quests in the game are indicated by a small black and white icon with a location marker when looking at the map itself. While some are given to you automatically and via the Owl message service, others you’ll have to come across yourself.

    They’re all super easy to find though, mainly because: a.) the ones in the open-world pop up as soon as you enter the village they’re in; and b.) the ones in Hogwarts (look out for the black flags in the map screen, that means there’s a quest there) and Hogsmeade show up in the map screen if you zoom out far enough and hover over each place. 

    Simply finish all 57 side quests and this achievement will unlock. Here's a full list of Hogwarts Legacy side quests, which includes assignments, relationship quests and main quests too, including when they all unlock.
  • Complete all tiers of a challenge

    In Hogwarts Legacy there are a ton of challenges to tackle. Some involve combat, some involve exploration, while others are tied to quests, Field Guide pages and the Room of Requirement. All you need to do for this is complete one of the tiers.

    For instance, one of the tiers in the Room of Requirement relates to Rescuing Beasts. In order to get this achievement you just need to complete 1 tier. Not one category, just 1 tier.

    And because 1 of those tiers under the Quests category is to do with main quests, this actually is an unmissable achievement, provided you complete the campaign.
  • Complete all collections

    This is basically the Hogwarts Legacy 100% achievement, because nearly everything in the game rewards you with something that will register in the “Collection.”

    The Collection is basically your Field Guide’s progress page, tracking and showing everything you’ve done in Hogwarts Legacy. It shows you every reward for every chest you’ve opened, every Revelio page you’ve discovered and every side quest reward you’ve unlocked. It also shows the enemies you’ve encountered, the wand handles you’ve discovered, the beasts you’ve happened upon and so on. Like I said, absolutely everything.

    This will be your post-game content, basically. Once you’ve finished the campaign, all side quests, found every bit of treasure and done every single challenge - as well as finding all the Revelio pages - this achievement will be all yours. And much deserved too!

    In order to unlock this illusive achievement, you'll have to fill out all 10 categories:
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 150 Revelio Pages and where to find them
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 140 Conjurations and where to find them
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 42 Wand Handles and where to find them
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All Tools and All Ingredients
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 78 Appearances and where to find them
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 75 Traits and where to find them
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All 67 enemies and where to find them

    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All Broom Locations
    Hogwarts Legacy Collection: All Beast Locations

    And in order to assist with those, we have the following region guides:
    Hogwarts Legacy: All The Grand Staircase Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Astronomy Wing Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Bell Tower Wing Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Library Annex Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All South Wing Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Great Hall Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Hogsmeade Collectibles (100%)
    Hogwarts Legacy: 100% Highlands All Collectibles Region Guide & Maps

    And finally, you'll need to get the following collectibles, not found on any maps:
    Hogwarts Legacy: All Vivarium Collection Chest Locations
    Hogwarts Legacy All Butterflies Locations (Conjuration Collection Chests)
  • Upgrade a piece of gear

    A fair way into Hogwarts Legacy you’ll unlock the Room of Requirement. A fair few missions after that, you’ll attend Beasts Class. And then, a few more missions after that, you’ll unlock the mission “The Elf, The Nab-Sack and The Loom.”

    This whole mission introduces you to how to catch wild beasts and where to find them. The quest will also introduce you to harvesting valuable items and using the loom to upgrade equipment too. In fact, you’ll have to upgrade a piece of gear as part of the quest. So, just stick to the quest and you’ll unlock this, no problem.
  • Stun 10 different enemies using a Mandrake

    Mandrake is an incredibly useful tool in Hogwarts Legacy. This fairly rare - in the early game, at least - tool will stun everyone in your vicinity, making it absolutely essential if you start to get mobbed.

    There are a few places you can get your hands on some Mandrake, allowing you to use it in combat - and thus, stun 10 enemies, and get this achievement.

    Firstly, once you have access to the potting station in the greenhouse of Hogwarts, after completing the Herbology Class main mission (the 10th main mission), you can plant and grow a Mandrake there. For that you’ll need to buy the seeds from Dogweed and Deathcap in northern Hogsmeade. Then, when you have them, you can plant them in the greenhouse (empty the pot using the left click after you’ve inspected it to dispose of the Dittany). This method will create a batch of 3 every 10 minutes.

    If you don’t have the patience to wait for them to grow, you can always buy ready-to-use Mandrakes from Leopold Babcocke’s Wander Shop - which moves around, but I always found him just west of the East North Ford Bog Floo Flame (just look for the coin icon out in the wilds). This is a far more expensive way to get the Mandrakes you need, but definitely quicker.

    The achievement itself requires nothing special, apart from using it and stunning 10 enemies. Not at once, mind. Just 10. Cumulatively.
  • Breed every type of beast

    There are 13 different beasts you can collect in Hogwarts Legacy. However, only 12 of those you can breed - there is one elusive beast that doesn’t have a mating partner. 

    In order to be able to breed though, you need to have unlocked the Room of Requirement (which you’ll get in the main quest, titled “Room of Requirement”). On top of that you’ll have to have unlocked the Vivarium, and the ability to capture beasts, which you do in another main quest, “The Elf, The Nab-Sack and The Loom.”

    Once you have the Vivarium, you’ll need to get the following 12 beasts - a male and female variant of each - and then set them up to breed at your Breeding Pen at your Vivarium.

    The 12 beasts you need to mate for this achievement are:
    • Jobberknoll - Northwest of Upper Hogsfield is a Jobberknoll den. Slightly east of the North Ford Bog Entrance.
    • Fwooper - A small bandit camp has this creature in a cage (southwest of Keenbridge). There’s also a den northeast of Feldcroft.
    • Mooncalf - Introduced to one during “Beast Class.” There’s also a northwest of Hogwarts.
    • Puffskein - Introduced to one during “Beast Class.” There’s a den north of Feldcroft.
    • Kneazle - Introduced to one during “Beast Class.” There’s a den south of Brocborrow.
    • Niffler - Can rescue from “The High Keep” and there’s a Niffler den east of Keenbridge.
    • Thestral - Reward from “The High Keep” quest. There’s also a den north of the East North Ford Bog Floo Flame.
    • Hippogriff - Reward from “The High Keep” quest. There’s a den west of Keenbridge.
    • Giant Purple Toad - There’s a den by the West Forbidden Forest Floo Flame.
    • Diricawl - There’s a den in the hills, northwest of Keenbridge.
    • Unicorn - Complete the side quest, “The Unique Unicorn.” Unlocks Unicorn den on the map in the east part of the Forbidden Forest.
    • Graphorn - Part of the main quest, “San Bakar’s Trial.” Return to the same southern coastal area where you fought it to find the den.
  • Brew every type of potion

    There are 6 potions you can brew in Hogwarts Legacy, and as soon as you’ve finished the Potions Class in act 1, you’ll have access to somewhere where you can brew them.

    First things first, you’re going to need to get all the recipes for all 6 potions, which can be unlocked in the main “Welcome to Hogsmeade” quest, and then bought from J. Pippin’s Potions in Hogsmeade:
    • Edurus Potion - Get for free as part of “Welcome to Hogsmeade”
    • Wiggenweld Potion - Get for free as part of “Welcome to Hogsmeade”
    • Focus Potion Recipe - Buy for 1,200 Coins from J. Pippin’s Potions
    • Thunderbrew Potion Recipe - Buy for 1,200 Coins from J. Pippin’s Potions
    • Invisibility Potion Recipe - Buy for 800 Coins from J. Pippin’s Potions
    • Maxima Potion Recipe - Buy for 500 Coins from J. Pippin’s Potions
    To brew the potions you’re going to need the following ingredients:
    • Ashwinder Eggs - Can be found in rocky areas, so head to caves or mountaintop cliffs to find these.
    • Dittany Leaves - You’ll buy Dittany Seeds from the Magic Neep as part of “Welcome to Hogsmeade” and can plant a Dittany plant in either the greenhouse or the Room of Requirement.
    • Dugbog Tongue - Kill a Dugbog and they’ll drop this. They can be found in the Forbidden Forest, for instance, or anywhere near water.
    • Fluxweed Stem - Seeds can be bought from The Magic Neep and grown in large pots in your Room of Requirement.
    • Horklump Juice - Found “Underground,” like in caves. We found more than a few in Jackdaw’s Tomb in the Forbidden Forest, for instance.
    • Knotgrass Sprig - Purchase Knotgrass at The Magic Neep and grow in pots of any size (whether in the greenhouse or in your Room of Requirement).
    • Lacewing Flies - Just head north of Hogwarts along the path, on the way to Hogsmeade. You’ll also find them in the Forbidden Forest, amongst many other places too.
    • Leaping Toadstool Caps - Again, on the path to Hogsmeade, near the Forbidden Forest Floo Flame. Loads in the forest itself.
    • Leech Juice - Found on “waterfronts.” Like near the waterfall in the Forbidden Forest.
    • Shrivelfig Fruit - Purchase seeds from The Magic Neep and grow in a medium or large pot in your Room of Requirement.
    • Spider Fangs - Dropped by spiders of all kinds. Often found underground.
    • Stench of the Dead - Dropped by undead enemies like Inferius.
    • Mongrel Fur - You’ll find Mongrels all over the place, particularly flat grassy areas, or up on cliffs. You’ll also find them in the Forbidden Forest, amongst other place.
  • Grow every type of plant

    There are 8 types of plants in Hogwarts Legacy that you can grow. While you can grow most of them at your greenhouse potting station, some will have to wait until you get the Room of Requirement, as they require large and medium pots. The 8 types of plants you need to grow, and the price of the seeds (bought from either The Magic Neep or Dogweed & Deathcap) are as follows:
    • Dittany - This will mark as unlocked when you buy Dittany Seeds from the Magic Neep as part of “Welcome to Hogsmeade” quest.
    • Fluxweed - Seeds can be bought from The Magic Neep and grown in large pots.
    • Knotgrass - Purchase at The Magic Neep and grow in pots of any size.
    • Mallowsweet - Purchase at The Magic Neep and grow in pots of any size.
    • Shrivelfig - Purchase seeds from The Magic Neep and grow in a medium or large pot.
    • Chinese Chomping Cabbage - Can buy seed for 600 Galleons at Dogweed & Deathcap.
    • Venomous Tentacular - Can be found in the most south-eastern Greenhouse at Hogwarts, ripe for picking. Can also buy seed for 1,050 Galleons at Dogweed & Deathcap.
    • Mandrake - Can buy seed for 800 Galleons at Dogweed & Deathcap.
    Grow at least one of each and this achievement is yours.
  • Upgrade a piece of gear 3 times

    In Hogwarts Legacy there will come a point where you’ll actually be able to upgrade your pieces of gear, whether that’s your hat, gloves, cloak, or whatever. However, this isn’t something you get access to until quite far in the game. In fact, it’s not until you complete the 25th main mission (out of 40) “The Elf, the Nab-Sack and the Loom”, where you’ll get access to the Enchanted Loom. This valuable item in your Room of Requirement will not only allow you to apply traits to your gear, but also upgrade its stats too.

    To upgrade its stats though, you’re going to need to build a bit of a farming system in your Vivariums, so I refer to The Nature of the Beast (30G) achievement for details on where to get what specific beasts in order to unlock the necessary resources you’re going to need.

    Depending on the rarity, depends on how many resources you need, but you’re going to need to farm the following items if you want to upgrade Legendary and Extraordinary pieces of gear:
    • Level 1 Upgrade - Jobberknoll Feathers or Mooncalf Fur (depending on the item you’re trying to upgrade).
    • Level 2 Upgrade - Jobberknoll Feathers, Niffler Fur and Toad Warts; or Fwooper Feathers, Mooncalf Fur and Thestral Hair (again, depending on what you’re trying to upgrade).
    • Level 3 Upgrade - Graphorn Thorns, Hippogriff Feathers, and more Jobberknoll Feathers, Niffle Fur and Toad Warts; or Fwooper Feathers, Mooncalf Furs, Phoenix Feathers, Thestral Hairs and Unicorn Hairs (once again, depends on what gear you want to upgrade).
    For the purposes of getting this achievement, and completing the Room of Requirement challenge, which requires you to upgrade a total of 30 items, I recommend you look into getting all 4 Vivariums as soon as possible, and capturing two of every beast, and having them 1. Breed offspring, and 2. Visiting them whenever you have a free second to groom them - you should have an automatic feeder setup to save you from having to feed them too.
  • Spend 5 Talent Points

    Once you reach the end of the “Jackdaw’s Rest” main quest (the 15th main quest), you’ll enter the Map Chamber, which in turn will unlock the “Talent Points” section of Hogwarts Legacy.

    Every level from level 5, you’ll earn a Talent Point to spend - they are earned behind-the-scenes before you even get here, though. So, if you get here at level 10, you’ll already have 5 points to spend.

    Talent Points can be spent on improving your main character across a series of disciplines:
    • Spells - which changes how some spells operate, for the better.
    • Dark Arts - which involves adding curse to dark spells and abilities.
    • Core - which boost spells and add more general options, like the much needed “Spell Sets.”
    • Stealth - which makes you harder to detect when using Disillusionment.
    • Room of Requirement - which boosts a variety of potions.
    Spent 5 points and this achievement is yours.
  • Spend all Talent Points

    Fairly straightforward, this one. But it basically requires that you max your level out - level 40 - and then spend every single Talent Point in the Talents section of your pause menu - which you’ll unlock at the end of the Jackdaw’s Rest main quest. See A Talent for Spending (10G) for more details on how the Talent Points mechanics work.
  • Reach the highest point in the castle, the Headmaster's upper study

    There are two things that you need to do to be able to get access to the Headmaster’s upper study.

    The first is to complete two of the main quests, firstly “The Headmistress Speaks” and then the following quest, “The Polyjuice Plot.” This will get you into the upper echelons that is the Headmaster’s office - without doing those two quests, you’ll lack the required password to gain entry.

    At this point you have already got past “Percival Rackham’s Trial” and “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament” quest that pops up after, giving you access to the Alohomora spell. However, that will only allow you to lockpick level 1 locks.

    To get into the Headmaster’s upper study, you’re going to have to unlock levels 2 and 3 of the lock picking spell. You can do that by finding 9 Demiguise statues in the open-world and then returning to Mr Moon, who will teach you the level 2 of the spell. Then, find 13 more and return to him. This will unlock the 3rd and final level.

    Then, when you have access to his office and can pick level 2 and 3 locks, you’ll be able to make your way to the top, through one of the locked doors in his office. Once you’ve stepped into the room, the achievement unlocks.

    The nearest fast-travel Floo Flame, by the way, is the Trophy Room in the Grand Staircase.

    As an aside, don't forget to grab The Key of Admittance, next to the gramophone, while in there, as that will give you access to the locked door at the other side of the access corridor (where you first gave the password). There's 2 Collection Chests and a Revelio page inside - and it also counts as one of "Hogwarts' Secrets."
  • Use Flipendo ten times – to tip one cow or several

    In order to use Flipendo on a cow - or ten - you of course first need to unlock and complete “Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2.” In order to get access to that quest you’ll need to do the following quests:
    • In the Shadow of the Undercroft
    • Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1
    • The Map Room
    If you’ve done those 3 quests, you’ll then unlock “Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2,” which once you’ve completed will gain you access to the Flipendo spell.

    Now, all you need to do is find some cows. Well, a cow works too. And by cows, we don’t mean the black and white ones that are the more commonly known, we’re talking proper Scottish Highland cows here. You know, the furry ones.

    They can be found all over the Highlands, all you need to do is find one and use Flipendo on it 10 times. While they are all over the place, we actually unlocked this quite far into our playthrough, in the deep south. If you head to the lower part of the game-world, just north of the Niffler and Hippogriff den in central Manor Cape (if you zoom out, just below the words “Manor Cape” on the map), you’ll find a load of cows there.
  • Unlock all Floo Flames

    Floo Flames in Hogwarts Legacy are essentially fast-travel points. In order to unlock a Floo Flame, so that you can use it to fast-travel, all you need to do is walk up to it and the flame will light and the icon will turn green, meaning it’s now activated.

    A few things to note with this achievement. Firstly, the icons appear on the map from the off, so you don’t even need a map to find all these - just hover over an icon in the map screen and set it as your waypoint, then follow the route there. And secondly, you don’t even need to get off your broom to activate most of the open-world ones, so you’ll be able to breeze through this in no time whatsoever.

    There are 80 Floo Flames in all (32 in Hogwarts; 3 in Hogsmeade and 45 in the Highlands). And they can be found in the following regions - again, just set the destination on the map screen and head there when you want to unlock one:
    • Hogwarts
      • The Astronomy Wing
        • Astronomy Tower
        • Charms Classroom
        • Defence Against the Dark Arts Tower
        • Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom
        • Professor Fig’s Classroom
        • Transfiguration Classroom
        • Transfiguration Courtyard
      • The Bell Tower Wing
        • Bell Tower Courtyard
        • Flying Class Lawn
        • Beasts Classroom
        • Hogwarts North Exit
        • West Tower
      • The Grand Staircase
        • Grand Staircase
        • Grand Staircase Tower
        • Lower Grand Staircase
        • Quad Courtyard
        • Ravenclaw Common Room
        • Ravenclaw Tower
      • The Great Hall
        • Boathouse
        • Great Hall
        • Viaduct Courtyard
      • The Library Annex
        • Central Hall
        • Divination Classroom
        • Greenhouses
        • Library
        • Potions Classroom
      • Secret Rooms
        • The Map Chamber
        • Room of Requirement
      • The South Wing
        • Clock Tower Courtyard
        • Faculty Tower
        • Hospital Wing
        • Hogwarts South Exit
    • Hogsmeade
      • West Hogsmeade
      • South Hogsmeade
      • North Hogsmeade
    • The Highlands
      • North Ford Bog 
        • North Ford Bog
        • Pitt-Upon-Ford
        • San Bakar’s Tower
        • North Ford Bog Entrance
        • East North Ford Bog
      • Forbidden Forest  
        • West Forbidden Forest
        • Jackdaw’s Tomb
      • Hogsmeade Valley  
        • Upper Hogsfield
        • East Hogsmeade Valley
        • Falbarton Castle
      • North Hogwarts Region
        • East North Hogwarts Region
        • Forbidden Forest
        • Korrow Ruins 
      • South Hogwarts Region  
        • Mooncalf Den
        • Aranshire
      • Hogwarts Valley  
        • Central Hogwarts Valley
        • Keenbridge
        • Brocburrow
        • The Mine’s Eye
      • Feldcroft Region 
        • West Hogwarts Valley
        • North Feldcroft
        • Rookwood Castle
        • Feldcroft
        • South Feldcroft
        • Feldcroft Catacomb
        • Irondale
      • South Sea Bog 
        • Northern South Sea Bog
        • East South Sea Bog
      • Poidsear Coast  
        • Tomb of Treachery
        • North Poidsear Coast
        • Poidsear Castle
        • Phoenix Mountain Cave
        • Marunweem Bridge
        • South Poidsear Coast
      • Marunweem Lake  
        • Coastal Mine
        • Marunweem Ruins
        • Tower Tunnel
        • Marunweem Lake
        • Marunweem
      • Manor Cape  
        • Bainburgh
        • West Manor Cape
      • Cragcroftshire  
        • Cragcroft Shore
        • Cragcroft
      • Clagmar Coast  
        • Clagmar Castle
        • South Clagmar Coast
  • Follow butterflies to a treasure

    While you can get this achievement for just following butterflies to some treasure - you’ll get them appear on the map whenever you go close to one - if you wait until after you’ve unlocked your Talents skill tree (or thereabouts), a side quest will pop up in Hogsmeade called “Follow the Butterflies.” Speak to Clementine and then follow the quest to its conclusion. This achievement will pop as soon as you find the treasure. Nice and simple.

    After you've finished this side quest, there are still 14 to collect in the open-world, especially if you want the Collector's Edition (40G) achievement. We have a guide for all Hogwarts Legacy butterflies locations you can use for that.
  • Defeat enemies in all battle arenas

    Dotted throughout Hogwarts and the Highlands are battle arenas - the open world quest that you get in Irondale will introduce you to them, or at least one of their locations. 

    On the map the icon looks like… well, depends on who you ask… it could look like a tower, it could look like someone holding their arms out with their cloak draping… you get the idea. It’s actually the latter, in case you were wondering.

    There are 2 battle arenas in all (that count towards this achievement, as the Dark Arts in the Forbidden Forest does not count). One in the north and one in the south of the northern region (not including anything south of the Coastal Cavern).

    The two locations are:
    • Northeast of the East North Bog Floo Flame.
    • Southwest of Irondale.
    In order to complete the battle arena, you’ll first have to destroy all 20 vases dotted around the battle site - use Revelio if you’re struggling to see them all. Then, you have to defeat 5 waves of progressively harder enemies - for instance, the Irondale battle arena has you fighting 2 Armoured Trolls and a load of goons in the final wave, while the North Bog has you battling an Acromantula as well as a ton of other enemies.

    The strategy is: go in with 25 health potions, wrack up the combos to get Ancient Power and take out the weaker ones first - so that you’re not too heavily outnumbered. Oh, and dodge… a lot!

    Just be careful with the reward here, and make sure that the Acromantula isn't the last enemy you take out (unless you've already taken out his minions). I say that because when I did it the first time around, my reward (a Thief's Coat, which is needed for the Collector's Edition (40G) achievement) bugged and didn't actually get given to me - I think because when the fight ended, the Acromantula's minions were still attacking me. I don't know the logic behind it, but I do know that the next time I did it, I killed the Acromantula first in wave 5 and I got my reward.
  • Complete all Merlin Trials

    One of the most important side activities in Hogwarts Legacy is what’s known as Merlin Trials. These activities are small puzzle-oriented challenges that can be found in the open-world - as indicated on the map as a small leaf symbol. What makes them so important is that your inventory size - or should I say, gear storage - is directly linked to how many you complete.

    If you look in your Challenge tab in the pause menu, under Exploration, as soon as you’ve done the first one you’ll see what we mean. For doing the first 2 (any), you’ll unlock a further 4 more gear capacity slots, which is a 20% increase in what you can carry. Just make sure you "Claim" them in the Challenges menu once you've hit each milestone.

    You’ll first encounter Merlin Trials just after you and Natty head to Lower Hogsfield for “The Girl from Uagadou” main quest. The next main quest, “Trials of Merlin,” will automatically be added to your quest log. Complete it, and you’ll have finished your first Merlin Trial, and it’ll kick start the Merlin Trials exploration challenge.

    There are 95 Merlin Challenges in all. Check out our Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials locations guide for help on where to go.
  • Discover all cairn dungeons

    All over Hogwarts’ outlying regions, The Highlands, you’ll often see a symbol that looks like an archway. These symbols signify dungeons. However, there are a select few of them: AKA 5, that are considered cairn dungeons.

    For this achievement you need to discover, i.e. step foot into, all of the cairn dungeons dotted around the game world. You'll know what is and isn't a cairn dungeon by the outside of the dungeon itself. If there's a ton of rocks pilled up, like stonehenge, that's a cairn dungeon.

    Check out all 5 Hogwarts Legacy cairn dungeon locations here.
  • Find all Demiguise statues

    Another of the more important side activities to do in Hogwarts Legacy - along with the Merlin Trials, which unlock more inventory space - is collecting the Demiguise statues. This is important because it literally allows you to unlock Alohomora - which is a spell that will unlock locks on doors that you encounter.

    After the 20th mission, “Percival Rackham’s Trial,” you’ll get access to “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament.” In this mission players will meet (again) Mr Moon, who wants you to head into the Hospital Wing and retrieve a couple of Demiguise statues. Not only will you get Alohomora level 1 with this mission, but you’ll also unlock a quest that allows you to unlock levels 2 and 3 of the spell.

    In order to unlock Alohomora level 2 you’ll have to find 9 Demiguise statues and return them to Mr Moon. Once you do, he’ll reward you with the spell allowing you to get into all locks in Hogwarts Legacy. The same again goes for getting Alohomora level 3, except this time you'll need to return another 13. Once you've done that you'll be able to get into every single lock in Hogwarts Legacy... well, apart from the super secret doors in Hogwarts, which have their own specialist keys.

    To get this achievement, however, you need to find all 30 of the Demiguise statues. There are 11 Demiguise Statues in the Highlands, 10 in Hogwarts and 9 in Hogsmeade. And don’t forget these need to be grabbed at night (you can advance time by pressing in the right stick in the map menu).

    For assistance, check out our Hogwarts Legacy Demiguise statues locations guide for assistance on where to find them all.
  • Defeat a total of fifty enemies using Petrificus Totalus

    In the story mission, “Secrets of the Restricted Section,” you’ll naturally unlock a couple of spells. Firstly, Disillusionment, which makes the main character invisible, and secondly, Petrificus Totalus, which is a stealth takedown that effectively turns the target to stone and then evaporate. These are your stealth tools.

    In order to get this achievement all you need to do is stealth takedown a total of 50 enemies. Now, combined with Disillusionment, this isn’t too hard. Just wait till an enemy is turned the other way and sneak up behind them.

    However, if you get all 4 Stealth Talents, then you’ll be an unstoppable stealth juggernaut. The two level 5 upgrades make it harder to be detected, while also allowing you to run while using Disillusionment. The level 16 talent makes it even harder for enemies to see you, but the level 22 upgrade allows you to take multiple foes down at once with one use of Petrificus Totalus.

    Once you’ve got all 4 abilities, you can basically take out an entire camp without them seeing you, in a matter of minutes. Just cast Disillusionment, run in, and take down the foes before they know what’s happened.
  • Reach a combo of 100

    Reaching a combo of 100 in Hogwarts Legacy isn’t very tricky at all. The hardest part is staying in a fight that lasts longer than 100 spell casts, so you can keep that combo alive. That’s why you should sit on this one until later on in the game. This is easily grinded out and possible when you face any kind of troll. 

    Usually when facing off against a troll you’d spam magic attacks and use Flipendo to make the troll hit itself in the face, and the fight would be over relatively quickly. However, if you’re one-on-one, just chip away with your basic attack and build that combo up. The massive health bar of the troll makes it easier, along with his telegraphed attacks that you can dodge out the way of. Just don’t get hit, rack up that combo and you'll get an achievement.

    And if all else fails, find an Inferius (the manor in Manor Cape is kind of perfect for this), and just keep hitting them with the Basic Case. Because they don't take damage unless you've set them on fire, you can rack up a 100 combo really easily. And you can do it from distance too, so there's literally no chance of you dropping the combo... unless you fall asleep...
  • Use Ancient Magic on every enemy in the game

    You’ll get the spell Ancient Magic early on in Hogwarts Legacy. In fact, you’ll get it before you get to Hogwarts! To get this achievement you need to use the Ancient Magic spell (lb.png and rb.png) on every enemy in the game. Sounds tough, right? And annoying? Well, it is and it isn’t.

    Hogwarts Legacy has 67 enemies, in all. However, a good portion of those 67 enemies are unique enemies, and for the purposes of this achievement, the unique enemies don’t count.

    This is only applicable to your standard enemies, ones that will respawn in the open-world. So, all types of spider, all types of troll, all types of Ashwinder, all types of Poachers, all types of Loyalists (goblins), all types of Dugbog and Mongrels. Taking all that into account, there are only 34 you need to use it on.

    We have a full list of all the Hogwarts Legacy enemies through the link.
  • Learn all spells

    Hogwarts Legacy has an absolute ton of spells. 34 in fact! And for this achievement you have to unlock all of them. Well, not all of them… most of them. Despite the fact that the achievement description states “all,” you do not need to learn the 3 Dark Arts spells. 

    Instead, then, you only need to unlock 31 spells to get this achievement, all of which are either unlocked through the story quests and via assignments for professors. The full list of what the spells are and what quest unlocks them are as follows:
    1. Basic Cast - Starting spell
    2. Protego - Starting spell
    3. Stupefy - Starting spell
    4. Revelio - Tutorial spell
    5. Lumos - Tutorial spells
    6. Ancient Magic throw - Story-quest spell
    7. Ancient Magic - Story-quest spell
    8. Levioso - Story-related quest. Complete “Defence Against the Dark Arts”
    9. Accio - Story-related quest. Complete “Charms Class”
    10. Reparo - Story-related Assignment. Complete “Professor Ronen’s Assignment”
    11. Incendio - Story-related quest. Complete “Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1”
    12. Disillusionment - Story-related quest. Complete “Secrets of the Restricted Section”
    13. Petrificus Totalus - Story-related quest. Complete “Secrets of the Restricted Section”
    14. Expelliarmus - “Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2.” In quest log after you complete “Secrets of the Restricted Section.”
    15. Depulso - “Professor Sharp’s Assignment I.” In quest log after you complete “Jackdaw’s Rest.”
    16. Diffindo - “Professor Sharp’s Assignment II.” Will message you sometime after the “Flying Class” main quest.
    17. Evanesco - Unlocked during the “Room of Requirement” main mission.
    18. Conjuring - Unlocked during the “Room of Requirement” main mission.
    19. Altering - Unlocked during the “Interior Decorating” side quest.
    20. Confringo - Unlocked during the “In the Shadow of the Undercroft” main mission.
    21. Wingardium Levisoa - Unlocked when the main quest “The Map Chamber” is.
    22. Flipendo - Complete “Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2.”
    23. Glacius - Complete “Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 1.”
    24. Alohomora - Complete the main quest “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament” - after completing “Percival Rackham’s Trial.”
    25. Arresto Momentum - Complete “Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 2.”
    26. Descendo - Complete “Professor Onai’s Assignment.”
    27. Transformation - Complete “Professor Weasley’s Assignment” and take the Tranfiguration class.
    28. Bombarda - Complete “Professor Howin’s Assignment.”
    29. Beast Petting Brush - Unlocked in the quest “The Elf, The Nab-Sack and The Loom.”
    30. Beast Feed - Unlocked in the quest “The Elf, The Nab-Sack and The Loom.”
    31. Nab-Sack - Unlocked in the quest “The Elf, The Nab-Sack and The Loom.”
    There are 3 other Dark Arts spells that do not count towards the achievement. They are:
    • Avada Kedavra
    • Crucio
    • Imperio
    If you want to learn the Dark Magic spells though, then check out our Hogwarts Legacy Dark Magic guide.
  • Reach Level 40

    The maximum character level in Hogwarts Legacy is a whopping level 40. Considering that I had done most of the side quests and finished the campaign and I was still only a level 29 just goes to show how much more open-world content there is.

    However, because the Collector's Edition (40G) achievement requires you get absolutely everything though, you’ll no doubt get this long before the end of that. Basically: everything gives you experience in the open-world, because everything is tied to challenges, so, do everything. It’s as simple as that, and you'll have this one long before you're done with the illusive Collector's Edition achievement.

Secret achievements

  • Complete the introduction and finish the Sorting Ceremony

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    You’ll get this achievement after you’ve completed the prologue and finally made your way into Hogwarts itself. Once the Sorting Ceremony has finished, and your house has been selected, this achievement will pop, and you’ll be off to see your new home.
  • Find the Map Chamber as a Slytherin

  • Find the Map Chamber as a Hufflepuff

  • Find the Map Chamber as a Gryffindor

  • Find the Map Chamber as a Ravenclaw

    For this and the other 3 “House” achievements, you’re basically going to need to start a new game, and get to a certain chapter in Hogwarts Legacy under one house. And then rinse and repeat for the other 3 houses.

    First things first, let’s talk about how to get into each house. This happens after the prologue level and requires certain choices to be made. The game will then recommend you a house based upon your suggestions. For Ravenclaw, for instance, you need to answer Curiosity to the second question.

    It doesn’t matter which answer you choose to the very first question, the important thing is the second question, which has four possible answers. Harry Potter fans will recognise the four answers listed as the defining trait of each of the Hogwarts Houses.

    Daring - Gryffindor
    Curiosity - Ravenclaw
    Loyalty - Hufflepuff
    Ambition - Slytherin

    However, it doesn’t actually matter if you accidentally choose the wrong answer. The sorting hat will suggest a house, at which point you can press button-b.png in order to pick a different house entirely. At this point, you’re taken to a page with the four house emblems to choose from, and can freely pick the house that you’d like to be.

    Once you’ve chosen your house, you then need to complete the “Jackdaw’s Rest” main quest - that’s the 15th main quest - and it’ll unlock when you’ve made it into the Map Chamber at the end of said quest. It’s the same across all the playthroughs, it’s just the house that makes the difference here. It’s probably going to take you a few hours to get through a new playthrough up until this point, but just set the game to ‘Story’ and make a beeline for every main quest when it crops up and it shouldn't take you too long.
  • Attend your first class

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    On your first day at Hogwarts, you’ll be given classes to attend by Professor Weasley. These come in the form of main quests (“Defence Against the Dark Arts” and “Charms Class”). Once you’ve completed one of those main quests, this achievement will unlock.
  • Survive the troll attack on Hogsmeade

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    On your first trip to Hogsmeade to get a ton of supplies from 4 different vendors, when you’re leaving the village a troll will attack Hogsmeade, and you and your classmate - whoever you chose - will have to fight the troll. Win the fight, and this achievement will pop.
  • Meet Charles Rookwood in the Map Chamber

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    Since the last story achievement, the house achievement in the Map Room (whichever house you chose), you’ll have no doubt done a great deal. You’ll have learned to fly, discovered the amazing Room of Requirement, and you’ll have discovered more about the past.

    This achievement, and you meeting Charles Rookwood, will pop after you’ve completed the “Percival Rackham’s Trial” main quest - the 20th main mission of the game.
  • Rescue the phoenix

    The Rising From the Ashes achievement relates to a late game quest, where you have to, as the description says, “rescue the phoenix.”

    In order to unlock this achievement you need to complete the “Phoenix Rising” side quest, which is available if you talk to Deek in the Room of Requirement after completing “Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial.”

    In the quest you’ll head to the aptly named Phoenix Mountain Cave (not very elusive, eh?) in northern Poidsear Coast. Complete this quest, get yourself a phoenix, unlock an achievement.
  • Subdue the Lord of the Shore

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    Late on in the game - the 38th out of 40 main quests, in fact - you’ll need to find a certain beast to gain access to San Bakar’s trial in the quest aptly named, “San Bakar’s Trial” quest. Yes, that beast of course is a Graphorn, and yes, he’s dubbed the Lord of the Shore.

    Basically, head to the quest marker and fight him, and then capture him at the end. It's as simple as that.
  • View all Pensieve memories

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    Pensieve memories in Hogwarts Legacy are glimpses into the past of another, usually left by someone else to pass on knowledge. You basically have to dunk your face into some magic water. That’s the crux of it.

    While at first this one seemed like it was going to be another collectible-based achievement, it is of course not, as each Pensieve memory is actually tied to a main story quest. You won’t unlock this achievement, however, until very late in the game - it’ll unlock after San Bakar’s Trial, when you’ve seen his Pensieve memory.

    The 7 main quests that all have Pensieve memories in them are as follows:
    • First one is part of the prologue.
    • Second one is at the end of “Secrets of the Restricted Section” mission.
    • The third one is at the end of “Percival Rackham’s Trial.”
    • Complete “Charles Rookwood’s Trial” to see the fourth Pensieve memory.
    • You’ll see the fifth at the end of “Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial.”
    • You’ll uncover the sixth at the end of the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” main quest.
    • And finally, you'll unlock the seventh at the end of the “San Bakar’s Trial” quest.
  • Wield a Deathly Hallow

    Stoy-related, cannot miss.

    ‘The Hallowed Hero’ achievement is another story achievement, this time relating to the 35th quest: “Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial.” In it, yes, you guessed it, you’ll have to go through another of the trials. However, this one is completely different.

    Once you’ve finished the quest and spoke to the Keepers back at the Map Chamber, this quest will end and this achievement will unlock.
  • Defeat Ranrok

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    The Hero of Hogwarts achievement, as you can imagine, is your reward for completing the game’s story, and defeating the dastardly goblin nuisance, Ranrok, in the 40th and final mainline quest, The Final Repository.

    Defeat him and you’ll unlock this achievement.
  • Win the House Cup

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    Once you’ve defeated Ranrok and gone back to Hogwarts, you’ll not only be the toast of the town, you’ll also unlock a couple of epilogue scenes and a new quest.

    First off, Professor Weasley will request to see you, and after talking to her a new main quest will crop up, called “The House Cup” - the quest related to this achievement. Fairly straightforward, but it should be noted that you need to be a level 34 to start this quest.

    By the time you’ve finished the campaign you’ll likely be somewhere in the mid-20s - depending on how much exploration you manage to achieve thus far. But considering you need to be level 40 for the A Forte for Achievement (80G) and do a hell of a lot more work for the Collector's Edition (40G) achievement, level 34 will come naturally while you go for them.

    And because everything in Hogwarts Legacy nets you experience, it won’t take long before you’re flying through the levels and into the House Cup.
  • Complete Natsai Onai's relationship line

    In the latter half of Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll actually unlock a few “relationship” quests. These side quests are usually triggered by an in-game story mission, after which Natty, in this instance, will send you a message asking you to meet them.

    Natty’s relationship questline begins just after the halfway point, after you’ve completed a main quest called “The High Keep.” Once you’ve completed that quest, not long after, Natty will message you and ask you to meet her in Lower Hogsfield.

    At this point a side quest with a speech bubble icon will appear in your quest log, that quest being “The Lost Child.” Once you’ve done that another quest will unlock, and so on. Finish all 4 relationship quests and the questline will be complete.

    See our full list of Hogwarts Legacy side quests and relationship quests list to get a full rundown of everything.
  • Save a dragon

    Story-related, cannot miss.

    The 30th quest of the main quest of the game, Fire and Vice, sees you and Poppy Sweeting looking into a poaching ring going on around Hogwarts. As you can imagine, things escalate, as they do, and you’ll get this achievement at the end of the quest… when you save a dragon. A Hebridean Black, to be precise. Go you!
  • Complete Poppy Sweeting's relationship line

    Poppy Sweeting is another of the characters in Hogwarts Legacy who will have a relationship questline that you’ll have to complete.

    Poppy Sweeting’s relationship questline will become available after you’ve completed the main quest “Fire and Vice,” in the latter part of the game’s story campaign. Fire and Vice is the 30th - out of 40 - mainline quest.

    Once you’ve completed that quest, not too long after, Poppy will message you asking you to meet her at The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. 

    At this point a side quest with a speech bubble icon will appear in your quest log, that quest being “A Dragon Debrief.” Once you’ve done that another quest will unlock, and so on. Finish all 4 relationship quests and the questline will be complete.

    See our full list of Hogwarts Legacy side quests and relationship quests list to get a full rundown of everything.
  • Complete Sebastian Sallow's relationship line

    Like Natty and Poppy, Sebastian Sallow will also have a relationship quest in Hogwarts Legacy. In fact, Sebastian’s relationship questline will be the first one that will be accessible to you.

    Not too long after you’ve completed the 24th mainline quest, “In the Shadow of the Estate,” another quest will pop up in your questline for “In the Shadow of the Bloodline.” This is the start of Sebastian’s relationship quest, and to start it you need to speak to him in the Great Hall, in Hogwarts.

    Once you’ve finished the quest, “In the Shadow of the Bloodline” another quest will unlock, and so on. Finish all 4 relationship quests and the questline will be complete.

    See our full list of Hogwarts Legacy side quests and relationship quests list to get a full rundown of everything.
  • Beat Imelda's time in all broom races

    In order to be able to beat Imelda Reyes’s times in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll need to do a few things first.
    • Firstly, you need to unlock the broom. You’ll do that by completing the main quest, “Flying Class,” and then heading to Spintwitches Sporting Needs in Hogsmeade to buy a broom.
    • This will then initiate the side quest, “Flight Test” which will pit you against the first of Imelda’s course, which starts at Hogwarts’ very own Quidditch pitch.
    From there, you’re on your own, kind of. Imelda will have set times to beat at all three courses: Hogwarts’ Quidditch pitch; one at Irondale; and then the last one, the “south coast course.” You won’t be able to start all of these straight away, you need to wait for certain story triggers. The first one is open to beat when you have the broom.

    In terms of tips for setting each record, you won't need then. The times are incredibly generous. As long as you hit the yellow bubbles which are boosts, you'll be fine. Once you've finished the first course though, you'll have to wait a short while for the second course.

    The story trigger for competing in the Irondale course (pretty much west of the Northern South Sea Bog Floo Flame) is the “Percival Rackham’s Trial” main quest. When that is complete, you can compete. Albie Weekes will first message you, however, to say that he has an upgrade available for purchase. This upgrade is 1,000 Galleons, and should be purchased to make the Irondale course easier.

    The second and final story trigger, for the last Imelda time trial, is “Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial,” which will give you access to the south, as well as unlocking the trial. This will of course give you access to the second broom upgrade as well, which will cost a cool 4,000 Galleons.

    The trial itself can be found right on the southern coast, at the bottom of the map, west of Cragmoor Castle and near the Kneazle den. There won’t be a map marker until you get down low enough.

    Beat Imelda’s final time and this will unlock the achievement. It’ll also open up the broom’s third and final upgrade, which will set you back a whopping 7,500 Galleons! Yikes!
  • Invoke Ancient Magic for the first time

    Rather bizarrely with this achievement, it didn’t actually pop for me until I’d used Ancient Magic a few times. When you get Ancient Magic, at the end of “Welcome to Hogsmeade,” (lb.png and rb.png) and use it on the troll, that seemingly didn’t count. Even when I used it on the next enemy, it didn’t register. It wasn’t until the third enemy I used an Ancient Magic attack on did the achievement unlock.

    Hopefully it won’t be as buggy for all you out there. You’ll no doubt use Ancient Magic a lot, so it’ll pop eventually… surely!
  • Visit Poidsear Coast

    The Poidsear Coast plays home to a few of the final acts' main quest and side missions. This is technically a story-related, unmissable achievement, to be honest.

    Just head south when you can, which is after “Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial” and before the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” main quest and you'll get this achievement. These are very late in the day quests - 35 and 36 out of 40, to be precise - so don’t worry too much about when and whether you’ll get access. It’ll come… eventually.

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