Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspots will help you get that much-needed increase of the Ancient Magic Meter’s size, meaning you get to use the powerful spells more often.
Of course, you need to clear multiple Ancient Magic Hotspots to get these upgrades, and the Hogwarts Valley region has 6 of them. You can check your progress and claim the upgrades from the Exploration tab of the Challenges menu.
Before looking for Ancient Magic Hotspots, note that you need to complete the Percival Rackham’s Trial main quest.
Now, if you encounter any problems with the Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspots, make sure to check our guide below.
Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspots Locations Map
First, you need to know where to find the pools of magic in the Hogwarts Valley area; as such, we’ve prepared the following map, where you have the locations of the 6 Ancient Magic Hotspots.
However, once you get to an Ancient Magic Hotspot, you’ll need to find the 3 magic runes associated with it.
Therefore, we’ll go over each Magic Hotspot following the order on the map above.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #1: Near A Fountain
The first Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot is found southwest of the Lower Hogsfield hamlet in the northern part of the region.
Once you reach the spot, look for the pool of magic near the fountain and interact with it.
If you have problems finding the Magic Hotspot, you should know that once you get close, it should appear on your map so you can easily track it.
Now you need to find the magic runes, and one of them is behind the ruins southeast of the Hotspot.
You’ll need to destroy some crates and a barrel to gain access to the room with the first magic rune.
You can see the next rune through the blocked door leading to the ruins southwest of the Hotspot.
To reach the rune, you have to get on your Broom and fly to the top of the locked room, then drop down through the hole.
Now go back to the magic pool and then get on the wooden platform to the south.
Follow the platform until you climb a set of stairs and reach some veins.
Burn the veins using Incendio and go through to find the last magic rune on the right side. Incendio is a spell you learn after completing Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1.
Upon obtaining the last rune, you clear the magic pool and get credit for the collectible.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #2: On A Wooden Platform
For the second Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot, you must go to the ruins southwest of the Brocburrow hamlet at the location pinpointed on our map.
Look for the pool of magic on the wooden platform in the eastern part of the ruins.
Interact with the Hotspot, then using Confringo burn the veins to the southwest, the ones on the huge gate, and the ones on the balcony to the right. Confringo is learned during the In the Shadow of the Undercroft main quest.
Now get on your Broom and fly to the balcony that had veins on it to pick up the first magic rune.
For the second rune, go in front of the huge gate previously mentioned and use Depulso on the mechanism to the right. You unlock Depulso after completing Professor Sharp’s Assignment 1.
Then get through the gate, which should now be opened, and take the second rune.
Next, go to the tree area in the northeastern part of the ruins to find a small entrance covered by veins.
Burn the veins with Incendio and go through. Then use Wingardium Leviosa, learned after Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1, to move the crate with the handle in front of the wooden boards to the right.
Use the crate and the ladder to climb up and find the third magic rune.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #3: Next To A Big Spider Web
Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot #3 is located south of Brocburrow, next to a big spider web, as shown in the next image.
Interact with the magic pool, then burn the big spider web and collect the first magic rune behind it.
Continue on the path, and burn the first spider web near the wooden boards and the crate on the left side.
Now climb on the mentioned crate to reach the roof and go forward to find a small opening on the left side.
Go through to reach the second Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot magic rune.
Next, you have to return to the crate you used to climb on the roof, and this time, go to the southeast to find another spider web.
Burn the spider web and pick up the last rune to clear the magic pool.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #4: Next To A Shield
The fourth Ancient Magic Hotspot in the Hogwarts Valley region is in some ruins southeast of Keenbridge, a hamlet on the area’s south side.
Interact with the magic pool in front of the entrance covered by veins, next to a shield, and use Incendio to clear the way, then head inside.
The first Hogwarts Legacy magic rune is found behind the crate and the barrel on the right side. Use some normal attacks to destroy the obstacles and get the rune.
Now use Wingardium Leviosa to position the crate with the handle from the eastern wall to the location where the crate and the barrel you’ve destroyed were.
Climb up using the crate with the handle, then use the ladder to get to the next floor.
To reveal the second rune, destroy the pile of crates on the left side and use Wingardium Leviosa to move the remaining box.
Crouch through the small opening and pick up the rune.
Next, you should continue climbing to reach the roof and then jump on the wooden platform to the east, where the last rune you need to clear the pool of magic is located.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #5: Between A Fence And A Half-Destroyed Wall
Another Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot will take you directly west of Keenbridge.
Upon reaching the fifth location marked on our map you’ll find the magic pool between a fence and a half-destroyed wall.
Interact with the Hotspot, then get on your Broom and fly to the pillar next to the big northwestern tree to get the first magic rune. You have to look up to see the rune.
Now head east to find the second rune in the open field.
You’ll find the last rune on a big rock not far away southwest of the Hotspot.
Ancient Magic Hotspot #6: Next To Some Ruins
The last Hogwarts Valley Ancient Magic Hotspot is next to some ruins on a hill northwest of the previous magic pool.
As another reference point, you’ll find one of the Hogwarts Valley Merlin Trials next to Ancient Magic Hotspot #6.
Don’t forget to track the Hotspot from your map once you get close, in case you can’t find it, of course.
After you interact with the magic pool, use Accio on the handle on the southwestern wall to drop a platform.
Then head to the northwestern entrance and burn the vines covering it.
Now head inside to find the first magic rune behind the crates and barrels on the right side.
Next, climb the southern ladder in this room and go forward to reach the second rune.
For the last rune, you have to climb the ladder on this wooden platform and then destroy the crate and barrel blocking your access to the tower.
Go through the opening in the tower to find the last rune and clear Hogwarts Valley magic pool #6.
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