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How to Open Locks in Hogwarts Legacy


by Daniel Wenerowicz
Hogwarts Legacy Locks

You’ll learn fairly early on in Hogwarts Legacy that there are locks all over the world that keep you away from chests and doors alike. Most games like this would have a lockpick, but they don’t exist in this world, and you’ll need another tool as a Witch or a Wizard to open locks.

Opening locks is both a mix of main story requirements and exploration that will span a few hours within Hogwarts Legacy, so you’ll have some work to do before you can start taking all the loot you want. Our guide will cover what spell you need to open locks and how you can upgrade it.

Hogwarts Legacy – How to Open Locks

Wizards and Witches use spells when they need something is done, not tools. In this case, we want the Alohomora spell, which is specifically meant for lockpicking. To learn it for yourself, you simply need to progress through the main story, but you’ll need to clear nearly 20 different quests.

After you get through that initial grind, you can begin the “Caretaker’s Lunar Lament” quest in Hogwarts Legacy. Completing the quest rewards you with the Alohomora spell that allows you to initiate a lockpicking mini-game on level 1 locks. All you need to do in the mini-game is align the red and green lights within the gears to open the lock.

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There are level 2 and level 3 locks in Hogwarts Legacy as well, and you’ll need to upgrade your Alohomora spell to open these. Upgrades are achieved by finding Demiguise statues around the world. In total, players will end up needing around 30 statues to get all the upgrades needed to open locks.

And that’s all! If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out How to Open the Eye Chest in Hogwarts Legacy and How Many Endings does Hogwarts Legacy Have? – Answered.

Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.