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How to open, solve numbered door puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy

Find out how to solve the Hogwarts Legacy numbered doors puzzles with some light maths and the door symbol values we’ve got here to be in for some good gear.

Hogwarts Legacy Open Numbered Doors: A student can be seen in front of a door

Throughout the wizarding school of Hogwarts, you’ll come across several large doors with mysterious symbols and numbers, and no doubt come to the conclusion that it’s a puzzle. However, you’re likely curious as to how to solve numbered doors puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, as they’re confusing at first and involve some light maths.

For more on Hogwarts as you are exploring in Hogwarts Legacy, check out the many interesting Hogwarts Legacy characters you’ll meet along the way and the star-studded Hogwarts Legacy voice actors and cast who will portray them. This guide is based on our time playing for our Hogwarts Legacy review on PS5.

To solve the numbered doors puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, you must add up the sum of the numbers the pictures represent to give you the answer in the middle.

The numbered door puzzle solutions are worked out using the following picture values:

  • 0= Demiguise
  • 1 = Unicorn
  • 2 = Kelpie
  • 3 = Hydra
  • 4 = Fwooper
  • 5 = Quintaped
  • 6 = Moke
  • 7 = Marmite
  • 8 = Acromantula
  • 9 = Giant Squid

Hogwarts Legacy Open Numbered Doors

Opening these doors will reward you with new gear, such as clothing pieces or wand handles.

There will be one large number at the centre of the door, this is the ‘answer’ to the sum. Surrounding this number will be three smaller numbers, though one will be unknown, that should add up to create the answer. You’ll have to fill in the unknown number using the large dice in the walls beside the door, with each symbol representing a different value. For instance, the unicorn symbol is worth one, while the spider is worth eight.

While each door you come across will have a different sum for you to work out, they’ll all use these values so you can reference this guide each time.

Now that you know how to solve numbered door puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, you’re ready to solve these tricky puzzles and get good loot. For more on Hogwarts Legacy, check out our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough for guides, tips and tricks to excel in your first year at Hogwarts.

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.