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Hogwarts Legacy: How to Solve the Treasure Vault Chess Puzzle

Here's how to solve the treasure vault chess puzzle in the Poidsear Coast.

You’ll come across a lot of puzzles during your time at Hogwarts, one of them being the treasure vault chess puzzle found at the Poidsear Coast region vault. Here’s how to solve the Hogwarts Legacy treasure vault chess puzzle.

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Hogwarts Legacy Treasure Vault Chess Puzzle Solution

Where to Find the Treasure Vault in Hogwarts Legacy

You can find the treasure vault chess puzzle in the Poidsear Coast Region.

Head to the Northeastern section of the region in the mountains where a river starts. If you have caught a Phoenix, you can fast travel to the Phoenix Mountain Cave Floo Flame and head directly east.

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How to Solve the Treasure Vault Chess Puzzle

When you arrive at the treasure vault, use Depulso on both switches to open the way to the main room. Cast Revelio once you get inside.

The treasure vault chess puzzle solution depends on which item gets highlighted, with your goal to be to check the King. You want to transfigure the item and then move the resulting chess piece into the correct position via Accio.

  • Vase: The vase will transform into a Bishop, which can be placed diagonally to check the King.
  • Pot: The pot transforms into a Rook, which can check the King by being placed directly in front of it.
  • Chair: The chair transforms into a Knight. The Knight can move two squares vertically and one square horizontally. You will want to plan the best way to achieve check ahead of moving it if this is the item you have.

Once you check the King, the treasure vault’s chest will appear near the wall carving. You’ve solved the Hogwarts Legacy treasure vault chess puzzle! This is the only instance of this particular puzzle, so if you need help with other vaults check out our other Hogwarts Legacy guides.


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