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Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle, location, solution

Get an overview of the Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle, solution, location, and where to find it and more as you are jumping into the quest

Hogwarts Legacy Chess Puzzle: A player can be seen

Are you stuck in the Poidsear Coast, struggling to figure out what you need to do with a chess-based puzzle in a Treasure Vault up here? Well, let us take you through the Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle, including its location, solution, and everything else you need to know about the puzzle.

Below, you can find an overview of the puzzle and what to do. But, you will need to have properly levelled up in Hogwarts Legacy and managed to unlock Hogwarts Leagcy spells that are key to solving the puzzle. So, you will have to play quite a bit of the game to be able to solve this puzzle.

Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle explained

The Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle is a challenge in a Treasure Vault in the Poidsear Coast. It needs to be solved to unlock the chest in the small cave.

This is one of the more vague puzzles in a Treasure Vault in the game and you will need to have a good idea of how chess works to be able to solve it.

Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle location

The location of the Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle is in the far North of the Poidsear Coast region on the Hogwarts Legacy map. To enter the Treasure Vault simply use Depulso on each of the rotating pillars until the gate opens.

This puzzle is one of several found in Treasure Vaults all across the map and is one of the main side activities in the open world.

Hogwarts Legacy CHess Puzzle: The map location can be seen

Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle solution

The chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy is solved by:

  • Using Transformation on the white pot on the ground to turn it into the Bishop
  • Then, use Wingardium Leviosa on the Bishop to move it in front of the knight, checkmating the opponent.

Once this has been done, the chest will spawn and you can open it. That’s all there is to it. If you also want a video guide, the one below from ‘ConCon‘ is a great walkthrough of what to do.

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That covers the Hogwarts Legacy chess puzzle. For even more puzzle guides, check out our rundown of the Hogwarts Legacy map with floating candles puzzle and more in our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.