Harry Potter fans have been living their spell-casting dreams in the wizarding world. On top of learning iconic spells and curses, it’s possible to learn how to fly as well. In this guide, we’ll go over how to use a broom in Hogwarts Legacy.
How to Unlock and Use a Broom in Hogwarts Legacy
You can’t instantly use a broom in Hogwarts Legacy. We go over that in our guide to picking one up. But at-a-glance, here’s what you do: After reaching level 6, the main story will open up with a mission called “Flying Class”. This is where I learned, and you’ll learn, the basics of flying from Madam Kogawa.
After flying through hoops (literally) and completing Kogawa’s mission, you can go to Mr. Weekes shop, Spintwitches Sporting Needs to purchase your own broom to traverse the skies around Hogwarts. After buying a broom, Mr. Weekes will mention that most have a limitation. After the optional “Flight Test” mission, he’ll offer to help break those with upgrades.
How to Fly on a Broom in Hogwarts Legacy
To use a broom in Hogwarts Legacy is pretty straightforward. First, you’ll need to be in a fly zone. Flight isn’t allowed everywhere. You can tell whether you’re in an area you can ride your broom if you don’t see an icon indicating flight is disabled at the bottom left of the screen.
To use your broom:
- Hold LB/L1/L or press Tab to open the Tool Wheel
- Press Circle/B/A to hop on your broom
The controls are as follows:
- Use the left stick to fly in any direction.
- The right stick controls elevation.
- Hold R2/RT/ZR to speed up.
- Tap L2/LT/ZL to get a burst of speed.
- Dismount by holding Circle/B/A.
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There’s plenty of time to get familiar with the controls during Madam Kogawa’s class at Hogwarts, which already teaches you the basics. After unlocking the “Flight Test” mission, you’re tasked to use a broom and beat a time trial made by Imelda Reyes. This puts you in a race against the clock, it helped me get a grasp of its controls well enough.
That’s all you need to know about how to use a broom in Hogwarts Legacy. Looking for more information and guides on Hogwarts Legacy? Check out the Hogwarts Legacy guides page.