Unlocking the Mysteries: A Guide to Solving Hogwarts Secrets


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is not just a castle; it’s a labyrinth brimming with hidden passages, cryptic puzzles, and forgotten lore. Whether you’re a seasoned witch or a curious newcomer, the allure of uncovering Hogwarts’ secrets remains ever-present. This guide delves into the world of Hogwarts secrets, equipping you with the knowledge to tackle these magical challenges.

What are Hogwarts’ Secrets?

Unique to the video game Hogwarts Legacy, Hogwarts Secrets are a series of hidden puzzles scattered throughout the castle. Unlike traditional quests, they don’t appear on the map or have quest markers. The only hints players receive are whispers from Hogwarts ghosts and cryptic entries within the Field Guide. These puzzles reward players with valuable loot, experience points, and a sense of accomplishment for unravelling the castle’s mysteries.

The Three Hogwarts Secrets: Unveiling the Puzzles

There are a total of three Hogwarts Secrets, each testing your problem-solving skills and knowledge of the wizarding world. Let’s explore each secret and its solution:

1. The Clock Tower Pendulum Puzzle

This puzzle resides in the Clock Tower Courtyard, accessible after completing “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament” and “Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 1” main story quests. These quests unlock the spells crucial for solving the puzzle: Glacius (to freeze objects) and Confringo (to destroy objects).

Here’s how to conquer this secret:

  • Locate the grand pendulum swinging within the Clock Tower Courtyard.
  • Above the pendulum, you’ll see four distinct symbols: Unicorn, Owl, Two Dragons, and Scarab.
  • Your objective is to stop the pendulum at the symbol corresponding to a specific locked door. These doors are scattered around the Clock Tower area.
  • Use Glacius to freeze the pendulum when its symbol aligns with the desired door’s symbol. The door will then unlock, allowing you to enter.
  • Utilize Confringo to break any obstructions blocking your path within the unlocked chamber.
  • Repeat the process for all four doors, matching the pendulum’s symbol to each door’s symbol.
  • Once all doors are unlocked and explored, return to the pendulum for your reward!

2. The Bridge Braziers

This secret lies on a bridge near the Defense Against the Dark Arts Tower. You’ll encounter four braziers positioned at the bridge’s corners. The solution involves adjusting these braziers to display specific numbers.

Here’s how to crack this brazier code:

  • Stand on the pressure plate situated in the centre of the bridge.
  • While facing the bridge, adjust the braziers to display the following numbers from your perspective:
    • Left Front Brazier: IV (Roman numeral for 4)
    • Left Back Brazier: I (Roman numeral for 1) – This one might already be set correctly.
    • Right Front Brazier: III (Roman numeral for 3)
    • Right Back Brazier: II (Roman numeral for 2)
  • Once you set the correct combination, a hatch near the pressure plate will open, revealing a hidden chamber with treasures.

3. The North Hall Statue Puzzle

This final secret resides within the North Hall, near the Gryffindor common room. You’ll encounter a large statue with several blank panels.

Here’s how to decipher the statue puzzle:

  • While facing the statue, look for a series of glowing symbols etched on the floor in front of it. These symbols represent the solution to the puzzle.
  • Remember or note down the sequence of symbols.
  • Interact with the blank panels on the statue, using your knowledge of magical creatures to identify the symbols they represent (e.g., a snake symbol for a serpent).
  • Match the sequence of glowing symbols from the floor onto the statue’s panels.
  • Once you set the correct sequence, the statue will shift, revealing a hidden passage behind it. Explore the passage to claim your reward.

Tips and Tricks for Unraveling Hogwarts Secrets

Here are some pointers to enhance your secret-solving experience:

  • Pay Attention to the Ghosts: Hogwarts’ resident ghosts often whisper cryptic clues about the castle’s secrets. While their ramblings might seem nonsensical at first, they can hold valuable hints for solving puzzles.
  • Consult the Field Guide: The Field Guide contains entries hinting at the existence of Hogwarts Secrets. While it won’t provide explicit solutions, these entries can nudge you in the right direction.
  • Explore Every Nook and Cranny: Hogwarts is a vast castle. Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path and explore every hidden corridor or seemingly unimportant room. Secrets often lie in the most unexpected places.


Q. What are the Hogwarts Secrets?

These are three hidden puzzles scattered throughout the castle, independent of the main storyline. Solving them rewards you with valuable loot and bragging rights!

Q. How many Hogwarts Secrets are there?

There are three secret puzzles to conquer:

  1. Viaduct Bridge Secret
  2. Clock Tower Pendulum Secret
  3. Keeper’s Archivium Secret

Q. Where can I find hints about these secrets?

While the secrets themselves are hidden, you might catch whispers from Hogwarts ghosts or discover clues within the Field Guide.

Q. Do I need any special spells to solve them?

Yes, solving some secrets requires specific spells learned throughout the game.

Q. How do I solve the Viaduct Bridge Secret?

This secret lies on the bridge between the Great Hall and the Library Annex. You’ll find four braziers with numbers you can rotate using any fire spell (like Incendio). The trick is to decipher the correct combination to open a hidden hatch below.

Tips for the Viaduct Bridge Secret:

  • The order of the braziers is crucial.
  • Start by facing the Library Annex.
  • Following this perspective, the combination is the Leftmost brazier (number 2), Second brazier (number 4), Third brazier (already on number 1), and Rightmost brazier (number 3).

Q. How do I solve the Clock Tower Pendulum Secret?

This secret involves the giant pendulum in the Clock Tower Courtyard. Look for four symbols above the pendulum – Unicorn, Owl, Two Dragons, and Scarab. You’ll need to use the pendulum’s swing to hit specific objects in the room, corresponding to each symbol, to unlock hidden doors.

Tips for the Clock Tower Pendulum Secret:

  • Ensure you’ve unlocked the spells Glacius (to freeze gears) and Depulso (to push objects) before attempting this puzzle.
  • The pendulum’s swing timing is key. Use Glacius to freeze gears at the right moment to alter the pendulum’s path.
  • Consult a guide for the specific object each symbol corresponds to.

Q. How do I solve the Keeper’s Archivium Secret?

This secret is located near the Defence Against the Dark Arts Tower. You’ll need to decipher a series of moth puzzles by strategically positioning moths on statues to cast specific shadows.

Tips for the Keeper’s Archivium Secret:

  • Observe the shadow patterns on the ground and experiment with positioning the moths to match them.
  • Patience and keen observation are crucial for this puzzle.

Q. Are there any additional resources to help me solve these secrets?

If you get stuck, you can always search online for video walkthroughs or consult community forums dedicated to Hogwarts Legacy. These resources often provide visual aids and detailed explanations, making the puzzles much more manageable.

With this knowledge and a touch of magic, you’re well on your way to unlocking the secrets of Hogwarts! Remember, witches and wizards, the castle holds many mysteries waiting to be discovered. So, keep your eyes peeled, hone your spells, and get ready to uncover the magic hidden within!

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