How to get to Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy

How to get to Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy
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Written by 

Ben Williams


9th Feb 2023 15:17

Hogsmeade, the iconic cosy village just outside of Hogwarts, is back in the prequel game, Hogwarts Legacy. Keen to revisit the quaint little settlement of shops and taverns known from the Harry Potter books and movies, some players will be anxious to know how to get there. Let's get into this Hogsmeade Hogwarts Legacy guide.

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How do you get to Hogsmeade?

To get to Hogsmeade, you need to play for the first couple of hours and get through the introductory story until you acquire the mission, Welcome to Hogsmade. After your introductory classes, Charms and Defence the Dark Arts, Professor Weasley will be sending you off to Hogsmeade to get your school supplies. 

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As long as you're at least Level 2 and know the Utility spell Reparo - both of which you'll achieve by simply following the game - you can start the mission. You'll be directed to go to the Hogwarts entrance to meet one of your new friends, Natty or Sebastion, who'll take you right to the village. 

Once in Hogsmeade, you'll not only acquire new gameplay abilities by further progressing the story but will also have access to other options as well. Along with being able to edit your appearance at Madam Snelling's Tress Emporium, you'll also be able to start buying potions, ingredients, and new gear. 

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Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
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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