How to follow Rowland’s map in Hogwarts Legacy

How to follow Rowland’s map in Hogwarts Legacy
Images via Avalanche Software

Written by 

Daniel Hollis


10th Feb 2023 13:47

When playing Hogwarts Legacy, exploring the world is all about discovery. For the most part, where you need to go is easily signalled to you with a handy golden trail leading the way, but there is the odd occasion where the game refuses to hold your hand.

One of the instances where this happens is during the quest The Tale of Rowland Oakes in Hogwarts Legacy. During this mission, you will need to think outside the box using Rowland’s map, and understandably, this can be a little tricky. 

Disclaimer: While the creator of the Harry Potter franchise was not directly involved in the creation of Hogwarts Legacy, their comments on social media around transgender people are hurtful and dangerous given the size of their platform.

We’d implore you to read our explainer of the controversy so far, and consider supporting trans rights charities where possible.

How do you follow Rowland’s map?

After accepting this quest, you will eventually follow the objective to a goblin settlement, and it’s here you will be attacked and fend for your life, before exploring the area and discovering a map that possibly leads to Rowland’s location.

Unlike other objectives, there's no indication of where to go, and you’ll need to use your own detective skills to analyse the map and decipher the location you need to traverse to. If you're struggling with what to do next, the screenshot below shows exactly where you need to go when you have Rowland’s map:

Click to enlarge

Once you’ve travelled to the location above, The Tale of Rowland Oakes should continue and be pretty straightforward from here on out. If you're still struggling, we have a full walkthrough on how to complete the quest from beginning to end.

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Get exclusive news, content, and discounts sent directly to your inbox

You've joined our newsletter. Thank you!
Sorry, there has been an issue in subscribing to the newsletter.

We also have a guide on how to solve The Halls of Herodiana puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy.

Daniel Hollis
About the author
Daniel Hollis
Daniel is a former Guides Writer for GGRecon. Having originally focused on film journalism, he eventually made the jump to writing about games in 2020, writing for sites such as NME. Eurogamer, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and more. After a short stint in PR, he is back in the world of games media writing about his favourite games, including Bioshock, Fable, or everything Fortnite and Xbox Game Pass related.
Why trust GGRecon?

Established in 2019, we don’t just cover games - we live them. Our expert team is full of dedicated gamers, qualified journalists, and industry insiders who collectively boast decades of experience covering gaming and esports. This deep-rooted expertise allows us to provide authoritative and nuanced perspectives first-hand from a team who are playing, and researching every game covered on our website. 

Our foundation is built on a profound commitment to editorial independence, ensuring our content remains free from external influence and advertising pressures and is held to the highest level of editorial conduct, integrity, and quality. 

Every article on GGRecon comes from rigorous research, informed analysis, and a passion for gaming that resonates with our readers. We uphold these standards through a transparent editorial policy, accessible here, which governs our processes and maintains our accountability.

You can now play Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch, but should you?
Hogwarts Legacy Release Date, Gameplay Trailers, And Platforms
Hogwarts Legacy PlayStation Exclusive Explained
Does Hogwarts Legacy Have Microtransactions?
How To Get Hogwarts Legacy Early Access