Hogwarts Legacy: Vivariums

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Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy
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You’ll quickly notice that the base Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy can only hold twelve beasts at a time, and even then, you can only have four species within a single place. We’ll go over how many Vivariums you can expect to unlock in your journey.

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What are Vivariums in Hogwarts Legacy?

In short, Vivariums are basically magical zoos. This is where you’ll keep all of the magical beasts you find around the game. You’ll be able to access this Vivarium through The Room of Requirement. You can interact with your pets, feed them, play with them, and so on.

To unlock Vivariums, all you need to do is collect ten beasts and follow the questline that Deek has for you. Each time you reach a new milestone with him and his quests, the Room of Requirement expands. Within no time, you’ll have all four Vivarium biomes and you can craft all the traits you need.

How Many Vivariums Can You Unlock?

Snapshot of Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium. This screenshot was taken from official promo material on the Hogwarts Legacy Youtube channel.
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In total, there are four different Vivariums that can be unlocked for the Room of Requirement. Each one has a new biome for you to place your beasts in and plenty of space. Like the base version, each new unlock will grant you with 12 more spaces and the opportunity for four more species.

The first one that you unlock looks like the basic landscape around Hogwarts in the spring. After that, you’ll unlock the swamp, the coastal, and the mountains biome, in that order. Each time a new Vivarium is unlocked, the Room of Requirement will expand in size in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to Unlock the Forest Vivarium

You’ll get this Vivarium after completing the quest The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom. You’ll need to be at least level 15 to start it. Deek will give this to you in the Room of Requirement. Previous quests for this include Beasts Class, The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament, and The Helm of Urtkot.

How to Unlock the Coastal Vivarium

This is an early Vivarium upgrade, and it’s one of the easiest to unlock. All you’ll need to do is complete The Plight of the House Elf sidequest given by house elf Deek. You’ll also need to have collected ten beasts as well. Afterwards, you’ll get this upgrade sometime in Fall. Each Vivarium upgrade adds 12 extra spaces.

How to Unlock the Swamp Vivarium

This upgrade comes from a quest only available through main story progression. You’ll need to have completed the quest Fire and Vice. Afterward, Professor Weasley will tell you about a quest that Deek wants you to complete. Once you talk to Deek, he’ll assign you the Foal of the Dead sidequest, which you’ll need to be at least level 17 to complete. Afterward, you’ll receive the Swamp Vivarium upgrade as a reward.

How to Unlock the Grassland Vivarium

This is the final upgrade and, in our opinion, the best one. You’ll need to do the quest Phoenix Rising, which you’ll unlock from Deek after beating the Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial quest. Suggested level for this quest is around 20, though you’ll be able to beat it at lower levels. Once completed, you’ll be rewarded with this rugged mountain and grassland Vivarium. Like every other upgrade, it only adds 12 extra spaces.

And that is all! If you are interested in learning more about the game, What is the House Chest Reward in Hogwarts Legacy? and What Are Landing Platforms in Hogwarts Legacy? – Answered.

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