The freedom to explore the open world on a broomstick is one of the highlights of Hogwarts Legacy. You’ll need a broom if you wish to get around Hogwarts, whether it’s for a brief journey to Hogsmeade or to go on more extensive explorations. But this won’t be accessible to players until they’ve reached a certain quest following the main story.
Read on, and this guide will teach you where to get a broom, how to unlock it, how to upgrade it, and what kind of upgrades and customization options you have at your disposal.
How to Get a Broom in Hogwarts Legacy
Brooms in Hogwarts Legacy won’t be available until you’ve completed the “Flying Class” Main Quest. You’ll meet Madam Kogawa and start a broomstick course in which you’ll have to navigate the various rings around the school.
After completing the Flying class, go to the “Spintwitches Sporting Needs” shop next to Ollivander’s in Hogsmeade using any of the Fast Travel Points in the area.
Once inside the shop, talk to Albie Weekes and choose from the various brooms he has for sale; each one will set you back 600 Gold/Galleons. The five brooms available to you will each have their own unique design. In any case, they are all purely cosmetic, so choose whichever appeals to your sense of style.
How do you use a Broom in Hogwarts Legacy?
Press and hold ([LB] Xbox, [L1] PlayStation, [Tab] PC), and then tap ([B] Xbox, [O] PlayStation,  PC) to equip the Broom on your Tool Wheel.
Flying works the same way as moving your character. Simply press and hold ([LT] Xbox, [L2]PlayStation, [Left Click] PC) to gain a temporary speed boost
Keep in mind that there are some places in which you can’t fly your broom, such as within Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. If you want to know whether or not you can fly your broom in a given area, just check the small icon that appears to the right of your minimap.
How to Upgrade a Broom in Hogwarts Legacy
Your broom can be upgraded in one of two ways in Hogwarts Legacy. Albie Weekes, owner of Sprintwitch’s Sporting Needs, is the first person you will most likely come into contact with. The second choice is to speak with Slytherin student Imelda Reyes.
The brooms you use can be upgraded through side quests from either Imelda Reyes or Albie Weekes. As a general rule, players will need to beat time trials to complete these side quests. Although it may take several attempts to finish a course in the allotted amount of time if you are unfamiliar with the area.
The Broom Trials are simple to follow. Utilizing and not missing the map’s golden speed boosts will be a primary concern since it’s your only key to beating the tracks on time. However, misusing it might lead to players going off track and wasting precious seconds.
Upgrades to your broom’s acceleration and speed become available once you complete the broom trials and can be purchased for a certain amount of Gold/Galleons. Cosmetic upgrades, however, have not been apparent for now.
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Also watch this video by DPJ showing how to get your first Flying Broom in Hogwarts Legacy: