Content Type: Gaming Guides
Now being enrolled as a student at Hogwarts, complete with a house and some cursory introductions, the real work begins. After all, you have a lot of catching up to do if you want to keep up with your fellow fifth-years. This includes meeting a few of your fellow students, figuring out what your first day will look like, and receiving a very important book.
- Quest Type: Main Story
- Location: House Common Room, Hogwarts Castle
- Requirements: Complete The Path to Hogwarts
- 260 XP
- Wizard’s Field Guide and Map
- Charmed Compass
- Freedom to Explore
Find Your Common Room
When you awaken, you’ll find yourself in the appropriately-gendered dormitory for your character. From here, you will need to make your way to the common room, which should be just down a hallway from wherever you are. You can use your minimap in the bottom-lefthand side of the screen to do so, following the yellow-dotted line the short distance to the common room.
Following the minimap (and taking the only path you can) will get you to your unique common room, which will be different depending on which house you are in.
Introduce Yourself to Students
Once you make it to the common room, there are some people you’ll need to meet. While the room will be bustling, there will be three specific individuals who you’ll need to have a conversation with to progress. Who these three people are different depending on which house you are in. For instance, Slytherin students will need to speak to Imelda Reyes, Ominis Gaunt, and Sebsastian Sallow.
In order to figure out who you need to talk to, look for the yellow marker above the heads certain students. Then, you can go up to them and press / to talk to them. This will initiate a brief conversation, where the character in question will introduce themselves to you. You will have the chance to reply in a few different ways, though none of these conversation choices will have any impact on your relationship with the students going forward.
Meet Professor Weasley Outside the Common Room
After meeting the students in the common room, it is time to catch back up with Deputy Headmistress Matilda Weasley, who will be waiting just outside your common room in order to get you up to speed with life at Hogwarts.
Follow the yellow marker and trail on your minimap to get to her. Once you approach, a cutscene will automatically play. At the end of it, you will get you Wizarding Field Guide, which will be one of your most essential tools for your time at Hogwarts.
Follow Professor Weasley
Now in possession of the ever-important field guide, you just need to follow Professor Weasley as she shows you around the castle and explains some of the uses of your field guide.
Collect the Guide Page
It won’t take long before Professor Weasley comes to a statue. Once there, she will ask you to cast Revelio, which is a spell you can always cast by pressing . This will instantly reveal the semi-hidden Guide Page, which you can collect with /. This will expand your knowledge of Hogwarts while also giving you some XP, in this case 80 XP.
After you collect the guide page, you will need to once again follow Professor Weasley, who will continue escorting you towards the Central Hall. On the way there, she will stop momentarily stop at a Floo Flame location near the Grand Staircase in order to explain how they work. Floo Flames are your fast travel system in Hogwarts Legacy, which you can access via your map (which came with the Wizarding Field Guide).
The game will prompt you to open your map at this point in order to explain fast travel more in-depth. In order to process, you will need to hover over the Floo Flame location for Central Hall and press / to teleport there.
After you are finished, you will find yourself teleported to the Central Hall. From here, you will follow Professor Weasley down the stairs and to the central fountain, where a cutscene will trigger.
This lengthy cutscene will see you assigned your tasks for the first day, which includes attending Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts classes. As well, you’ll need to head to Hogsmeade to get supplies, including your most important tool — your wand!
Professor Weasley will then explain that the professors have been tasked with creating additional assignments for you, to help you catch up to your fellow fifth-years. That conversation will soon be interrupted by Professor Fig, who will join the conversation.
After Professor Weasley leaves, he will then give the player some information (1), as well as the tell you about your Guide’s Charmed Compass, which can be used to create a glowing trail to your next objective by pressing at any time (2).
And with that, you will have begun your first day at Hogwarts and completed the quest Welcome to Hogwarts! From here, you can either head to your classes, make your way to Hogsmeade, or just explore a little bit. While the tutorial segment of the game isn’t over yet, you are now free to take the game on at your own pace.