Hogwarts Legacy Chess Puzzle: How To Locate & Solve

Get a treasure chest by solving the chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy!

Key Takeaways
  • All chess puzzles appear in Treasure Vaults.
  • There are three chess puzzles located in Cragcroftshire and Poidsear Coast region.
  • You must have Transformation and Wingardium Leviosa spell to solve the chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy.
  • Cast Revelio and transform the highlighted object into a chess piece using the Transformation spell.
  • Place the transformed object in a way that attacks the Black King.
  • The Black King will be destroyed if the placement of the chess piece is correct.

Location Of Chess Puzzle 

Hogwarts Legacy Chess Puzzles Location
Location of Chess Puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy – [Image by eXputer]
Currently, there are three chess puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy located in Cragcroftshire and Poidsear Coast region. The first chess puzzle you will stumble upon during your journey is on the northeast side of Poidsear Coast, situated by the river. The other two chess puzzles are both located in the Cragcroftshire region. To find out the region, fully zoom out your map. The exact location of the chess puzzles is marked in the image above.

How To Solve The Chess Puzzle

Treasure Vault Chess Puzzle
Solving the Chess Puzzle in Treasure Vault – [Image by eXputer]
Before you proceed to solve the Chess Puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, you must have Transformation and Wingardium Leviosa spell.

  1. After entering the treasure vault, cast the Revelio spell to reveal highlighted objects.
  2. Look for the highlighted object that can be transformed into a chess piece using the Transformation spell.
  3. Transform the object into the appropriate chess piece. Usually, it’s the bishop that’s missing.
  4. Place the chess piece on the chessboard in a way that it attacks the Black King. For the bishop, position it diagonally to the Black King.
  5. Once the chess piece is correctly placed and attacking the Black King, you will have successfully solved the chess puzzle.

Moves Of Chess Pieces

Don’t worry If you are new to chess. Here are all the pieces and their moves that you need to learn in order to solve the chess puzzle:

  1. Pawn: Moves forward one square at a time. Pawns capture other pieces diagonally, one square ahead of them. Pawns can never move backward.
    Pawn Chest Piece
    Pawn Chest Piece
  2. Rook: Moves in a straight line either horizontally or vertically. It can move as many squares as it wants until it reaches the end of the board or another piece blocks its path.
    Rook Chest Piece
    Rook Chest Piece
  3. Knight: Moves in an L-shape pattern: two squares in a straight line, and then one square to the left or right. Knights are the only pieces that can jump over other pieces.
    Knight Chest Piece
    Knight Chest Piece
  4. Bishop: Moves diagonally in a straight line. It can move as many squares as it wants until it reaches the end of the board or another piece blocks its path.
    Bishop Chest Piece
    Bishop Chest Piece
  5. Queen: The most powerful piece, which can move in any direction: horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. It can move as many squares as it wants until it reaches the end of the board or another piece blocks its path.
    Queen Chest Piece
    Queen Chest Piece
  6. King: Moves one square in any direction. The king is the most important piece, and the game is over when the king is in checkmate (i.e. when it is under attack and cannot escape capture).
    King Chest Piece
    King Chest Piece

If you get any of the chess pieces after using transformation, you must remember their moves and attack the Black King in Hogwarts Legacy to solve the chess puzzle.

After doing so, the Black King will be destroyed and the chess puzzle will be solved, and the treasure chest will be revealed.

Summary

That’s all you need to know in order to solve the chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy. On your journey, you will need a lot of gold to buy potions, gears, ingredients, and more. Why not read our guide on Best Gold Farming Methods so you will never run out of gold? Moreover, many places are locked, and you will need the upgraded version of Alohomora. To upgrade Alohomora, you will need Demiguise Statues.


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