Hogwarts Legacy Alohomora: How To Get & Use

Hogwarts Legacy Alohomora: How To Get & Use
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

8th Feb 2023 17:42

Throughout the early hours of Hogwarts Legacy, many players will encounter locked doors of levels 1-3 across Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and the World Map that they can't seem to do anything about. Fans will know that this means they need the Unlocking Charm, Alohomora. Although not everyone knows how to get it, here is all you need to know in this Hogwarts Legacy Alohomora guide.

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Hogwarts Legacy Alohomora: How To Get & How To Use

How To Get Alohomora

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You will be able to get Alohomora in Hogwarts Legacy after completing the main story quest, The Caretaker's Lunar Lament

In this stealth mission, you help the Hogwarts caretaker, Gladwin Moon. In an apparent plot to torment him with Demiguise Statues. You'll sneak past teachers and other students to retrieve the first of the moons each statue holds, making them disappear. 

After being successful, Gladwin Moon will teach you Alohomora Level 1. In order to take on Level 2 and Level 3 locks though, you'll need to keep finding Demiguise Statues and returning them to Moon until he has enough to teach you the stronger versions of Alohomora in exchange.

How To Use Alohomora

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To use Alohomora, you don't even need to assign it to one of your spell slots. You just need to approach a locked door or chest, and you'll get the prompt to use Alohomora over an unlocking mini-game. 

In this mini-game, you need to do is keep moving the left and right joysticks on your controller until the respective red and green lights for each part of the lock, are lined up correctly and duplicated in two other circles in the middle and bottom right of the screen. 

When successful, you'll have access to whichever room was locked and the loot it contains, or whatever loot is in one of the many locked chests you'll find as well. 

That's all you need to know thanks to our Hogwarts Legacy Alohomora guide. For other tips on the game, find out how to unlock Avada Kedavra or how to unlock more spell slots

For even more Hogwarts Legacy guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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