How to ride your broom in Hogwarts Legacy

How to ride your broom in Hogwarts Legacy
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Written by 

Ben Williams


13th Mar 2023 15:25

Hogwarts Legacy is a massive game that encompasses not only Hogwarts Castle, but the surrounding Hamlets and the village of Hogsmeade too. As such, having a broom to travel around Hogwarts Legacy is a necessity, especially if you want to cut out fast travel altogether and permanently silence the twitterings of Ignatia Wildsmith (if you know, you know).

If you're early on in your Hogwarts Legacy playthrough, getting a broom and knowing how to fly can be a tad overwhelming at first. Read on for a rundown of how to fly in Hogwarts Legacy to help get you started.

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How To Ride Your Broom In Hogwarts Legacy

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You'll first get the option to ride a broom via the first Flying Class at the school grounds. During the quest, you'll be introduced to the core flying mechanics as follows.

To ride your broom in Hogwarts Legacy, you simply need to utilise two controls to get flying in an instant. After you're able to freely move about the grounds and have unlocked your broom, you first need to press L1 (LB on Xbox/ Tab + 3 on PC) to bring up the rotary wheel menu.

On the right-hand side, you'll spot a separate menu with your available mounts with their controls to access them underneath. Whilst in the rotary menu, press Circle (B on Xbox/ Q on PC). Then, you'll be taken out of the menu and immediately hop on top of your broom to freely fly about Hogwarts and enjoy the sights as you wish.

Once you have your broom, you'll be able to travel all across the school grounds and surrounding Hamlets. You cannot fly in or out of Hogsmeade, however, so remember to practise your dismount!

That's all you need to know in this how-to "ride broom Hogwarts Legacy" guide! If you're curious as to who you'll be hearing in the game, check out the list of all Hogwarts Legacy voice actors, including Simon Pegg. Hoping to be thrown into a magical world of teenage love drama? Then have a look at our guide answering the question "does Hogwarts Legacy have romance options?".

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