Hogwarts Legacy Broom Upgrades Guide

Even with Quidditch cancelled, brooms are still in style. And to make them even better, take advantage of the speed upgrades with the help of this guide to make getting around quicker and easier.

Your beloved broom is the next-best means to travel swiftly across the world, excluding fast travel with Floo Flames, even though you may eventually get flying mounts as you progress the story.

Key Takeaways

  • In a magical world like Hogwarts, getting around is just as magical, i.e., on a flying broom.
  • You can get your first Broom by completing the quest “Flying Class.”
  • There are multiple brooms available for purchase, and not just that. Brooms have 3 slots for speed and acceleration upgrades.
  • Getting those upgrades requires players to take part in a timed trial, which subsequently unlocks the upgrades for purchase in Hogwarts Legacy.

How To Get and Use The Broom

Flying around and exploring this magical world is part of the magic || Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

To obtain a broom, you must advance through the main plot until you’ve finished the quest titled “Jackdaw’s Rest.” Once you’ve completed the quest and returned to your common room to rest, you’ll be given the quest named “Flying Class.”

Here, you’ll receive a brief flying instruction from Madam Kogawa and a tour of the castle by air if you choose to accept Everett Clopton’s offer. This results in a point deduction from your respective house, but the detour is more than worth it.

After finishing the quest, fast travel to any point in Hogsmeade and make your way to Spintwitches Sporting Needs shop across from Ollivanders. The store is closed the first time you get here, but after class, you may buy whatever broom you want for 600 galleons. If you don’t have enough money, keep in mind that you may sell your equipment or obtain more by looting containers, camps, and treasure chests. You can also open the Eye Chest using the Disillusionment Charm for easy 500 Gold.

Now, just simply equip your broom by holding L1/LB/Tab (depending on which platform you play on) and press B/O/3. Controls on the broom are as same as while you walk. You may ascend or descend with the right analog stick and use the temporary boost of speed by holding down LT/L2/Left Mouse Click.

Now that you have the broom ready let’s explain on how to get those sweet-speed Broom Upgrades.

Hogwarts Legacy: Broom Upgrades

Flight Test Quest || Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

Buying your first broom unlocks the “Flight Test” quest from Albie Weekes. This quest takes you to a meeting with Imelda Reyes on the Quidditch Pitch. As soon as you begin the Broom Trial, you must beat her previous time, which is visible at the top of the screen.

Here are some helpful tips to beat Imelda’s time for the quest:

  • While you don’t need to hit all 22 rings, missing one will deduct 3 seconds from your own time.
  • You will get a speed boost from the golden bubbles between the rings. They are sufficient enough that you won’t need to use your manual boost. Blowing a bubble will also fully recharge your manual boost, so make use of it.
Meeting with Imelda || Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

In order to finish the mission, go back to Albie’s store. Await his notification by Owl Post that the upgrade is available for purchase for 1000 Galleons. Subsequent upgrades will require you to complete two more of Iselda’s time trials. You can start those quests for the second and final upgrade by speaking to Mr. Weekes.

Here’s more detail on the final two upgrade quests:

  • Broom Upgrade II – complete the side quest ‘Sweeping the Competition.’ (Cost: 4,000 Galleons).
  • Broom Upgrade III – complete the side quest ‘The Sky is the Limit.’ (Cost: 7,500 Galleons).
The Broom upgrade is ready for purchase || Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

My Verdict

While the quickest way to travel around the castle and outside is using Floo Flames, but sadly, it’s not much fun – especially the Floo Flame Lady that comes with it. That’s why brooms are my go-to choice for travel. The feeling of freedom and exploration they offer as you soar around the castle’s surroundings is hard to beat. I personally find Wild Fire and Sky Scythe Brooms the best when it comes to broom styles. Both brooms have been my traveling buddy, and I enjoyed upgrading them further for some extra speed. So, choose your favorite-looking broom now and get ready to soar through the skies with simple upgrades!

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