Hogwarts Legacy Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot counts as a collectible required for the Collect Ancient Magic Traces challenges.
Completing these challenges will increase the capacity of the Ancient Magic Meter, and you can track your progress from the Exploration tab of the Challenges menu.
There are 20 Ancient Magic Hotspots, and they become available once you complete the Percival Rackham’s Trial main quest.
Besides the Ancient Magic Hotspot, the Hogsmeade Valley region features many other collectibles:
- 8 Collection Chests
- 4 Field Guide Pages
- 5 Merlin Trials
- 1 Balloon
- 1 Demiguise Statue
- 1 Astronomy Table
- 2 Landing Platforms
- 3 Infamous Foes
But for now, if you are struggling with the Hogwarts Legacy Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot collectible, make sure you check the guide below.
Hogwarts Legacy Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot Location Map
To clear this Ancient Magic Hotspot, you should look over the following Hogsmeade Valley map, where we’ve pinpointed the location of the pool of magic.
As you can see, you have to make your way to the east part of the region.
So head there, preferably using the East Hogsmeade Valley Floo Flame, and let’s see how to complete the activity.
How To Complete The Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot
First, you have to find the magic pool in front of the castle ruin southwest of the East Hogsmeade Valley Floo Flame.
Interact with the pool of magic by pressing the Square/X button on your PlayStation/Xbox controller.
Then climb the ladder to the right of the castle gate, marked with the top arrow in the previous image.
Go left on the wooden platform, and you’ll reach a hole in the castle wall covered by vines.
Burn the vines with the Incendio spell learned after completing Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1.
To complete the Hogwarts Legacy Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot, you have to go through the hole and then find 3 nearby Magic Runes.
One Rune can be found directly in front of the way you came in. Another is on top of the wooden platforms to the left.
And for the last Magic Rune, you have to shoot the crane marked by the middle arrow in the screenshot above.
Then drop down through the hole in the floor, and you’ll find the third Rune a few meters to the east.
That’s all, friend! You’ve completed the Hogwarts Legacy Hogsmeade Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot and can now continue exploring the open world or completing quests. Also, don’t forget to check our Wiki Hub here if you need help.