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How to get a broom in Hogwarts Legacy: Unlocking flight explained

Hogwarts Legacy players can fly on a broom to explore the map, so here’s how to unlock flight and get your own broomstick.



Hogwarts Legacy player flying on a broom

Flight is an essential mechanic in Hogwarts Legacy, allowing players to explore the Wizarding World from the comfort of a broom. Here’s how to get a broom in Hogwarts Legacy and unlock the ability to fly.

Hogwarts Legacy gives Potterheads the opportunity to live out their ultimate fantasy by stepping into the world of their favorite books and films. Once players are assigned their house, everything from magical classes to powerful spells awaits them.

One of the most exciting parts of Hogwarts Legacy is the ability to fly around campus or the surrounding areas on the back of a broom, letting them easily traverse the large map.

If you’ve just started your term, here’s how to unlock flying in Hogwarts Legacy and get hold of a broom.

How to unlock flying in Hogwarts Legacy

In order to unlock the ability to fly in Hogwarts Legacy, players have to complete the ‘Flying Class’ quest, which becomes available once the main story quest ‘Jackdraw’s Rest’ has been ticked off.

Much as the name suggests, Flying Class sees students receive their first ever broom flying lesson, introducing them to the essential controls and how to navigate the world quickly.

Once you’ve finished the class and the quest is complete, the flying mechanic becomes fully unlocked and players are free to soar through the skies to get from A to B.

hogwarts legacy character flying on a broomstick
Flying is the quickest way to get around in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to get a broom in Hogwarts Legacy

The only way to get your own broom in Hogwarts Legacy is to buy one from Spintwitches Sporting Needs in Hogsmeade, a store that only opens its doors once the Flying Class quest has been completed.

Here, simply speak to the shopkeeper, Albie Weekes, who will gladly sell you a broom for 600 Galleons. There’s a whole range of shapes and colors to choose from, so be sure to pick up your favorite.

Once you own a broom, you can return to Spintwitches Sporting Needs at any time to upgrade its stats, as long as you have some more cash to spare.

How to fly a broom in Hogwarts Legacy

Once you’ve got a broom to call your own, you can begin flying by holding L1/LB to bring up the wheel menu and navigating to the available mounts on the righthand side. Once the right broom is selected, hit Circle/B to return to the game and hit the skies.

Check out a full breakdown of the flying controls in Hogwarts Legacy below:

  • Get on broom: Hold L1/LB and select broom from menu.
  • Fly faster: Hold R2/RT to lean forward.
  • Speed boost: Press L2/LT.
  • Ascend/descend: Tilt right stick down or up respectively.

It’s worth noting that other flying mounts will become available as the story of Hogwarts Legacy progresses, but these can be both selected and flown in exactly the same way.

There you have it! That was everything you need to know about how to unlock flight and get a broom in Hogwarts Legacy. For more, take a look at our other Hogwarts Legacy pages:

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