There’s no doubt that for Harry Potter fans, one of Hogwarts Legacy’s most thrilling features is the opportunity to fly on a broomstick. It’s quintessential wizarding stuff, and it’s super fun as well. Here we’ll walk you through how to get a broomstick in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as how upgrading it works if you’re a beginner to the game and keen to take to the skies.
How & Where to Buy a Broomstick in Hogwarts Legacy
First things first, you need to unlock the ability to buy a broomstick in Hogwarts Legacy. This is simply a case of progressing through the main questline until you reach the ‘Flying Class’ quest.
The ‘Flying Class’ quest is where you’ll master the art of broom flight control. It occurs on your second day at Hogwarts, following the completion of the ‘Jackdaw’s Rest’ quest. It’s a pretty simple undertaking that is designed to get you used to the controls. Once you’ve conquered the ‘Flying Class’ mission, you’ll gain the ability to purchase a broomstick.
Buying Your First Broomstick
Having completed the ‘Flying Class’ mission, it’s time to make your first broomstick purchase. Go to Sprintwiches Sporting Needs in Hogsmeade, where you can buy a broomstick for 600 galleons. You can easily find its location using our interactive map.
Sprintwiches Sporting Needs, located in Hogsmeade, is your go-to destination for broomsticks and other sporting equipment. When selecting your broomstick, you’ll be presented with a range of options, each boasting a unique style. Remember, the design is only cosmetic — all sticks can be upgraded. Choose a broomstick that resonates with your character’s aesthetics and flying preferences.
Broomstick Controls & Mechanics
Mastering broom flight in Hogwarts Legacy goes beyond a simple button press. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with controlling your broomstick’s speed and direction. Utilize the Left Stick on your controller (or the WASD keys on your keyboard) for horizontal flight, while the Right Stick (or your mouse) manages vertical movement and camera control.
There are two ways to control your broom’s speed: by leaning forward (pressing R2 or RT on console) or by activating a speed boost (pressing L2 or LT). Both methods will cause your flight meter to drain, so use them sparingly.
How to Upgrade a Broomstick
Broom upgrades in Hogwarts Legacy can increase the height of your flight meter and increase your travel speed. Each successful time trial will unlock a broom upgrade in Sprintwiches Sporting Needs. The first upgrade costs 1,000 galleons, the second 4,000, and the final upgrade a whopping 7,500 galleons. Don’t bother rushing to purchase these, though; your broom is easily capable enough in standard trim until much later in the game… or if you’re trying to beat the Time Trials.
Sweeping the Competition is a side quest that involves various Trials around Hogwarts. Time trials can be found throughout the open world and are marked by a platform next to Imelda Reyes on the Quidditch pitch. To complete a trial, you must fly through a course filled with flight rings and yellow speed bubbles within a given time limit. These trials are pretty tricky so don’t be surprised if they take you multiple attempts to beat.
So there you have it, a comprehensive guide on everything broomsticks in Hogwarts Legacy.