Hogwarts Legacy: How To Open The Main Gate [SOLVED]

Worrying that a huge wooden gate is barring your progress? No need to worry! We got it all covered.

You will come across the High Keep quest as one of the main quests in the game. In order to progress through the quest, you need to make it past a huge gate. We have entailed all that you need to know in order to open the main gate in Hogwarts Legacy.

Key Highlights
  • Make your way to Falbarton Castle and talk to Natty in order to initiate the High Keep quest.
  • Climb up the battlements to the right of the castle and make your way inside the main gate room. 
  • Use Depulso and Accio in order to open the main gate and make your way through the castle.
  • Fight off Harlow’s group and save Highwing from being tortured.
  • Once you save Highwing, you will unlock the ability to use magical beasts to fly around the map in Hogwarts Legacy.

How To Open The Main Gate

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The High Keep Quest. (Image Credits eXputer)

After talking to Natsai Onai, otherwise known as Natty, you will unlock the High Keep Quest. We will now explain the steps you need to take in order to talk to her at the right location, as well as unlock the main gate that is barring you from progressing this quest in the game.

Approaching Falbarton Castle

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Talking to Natty. (Image Credits eXputer)

Falbarton Castle is where the main gate lies. In order to make your way to the main gate and open it, here is how to get to it. The details are as follows:

  1. Head to Falbarton Castle, where Natty awaits you to express her gratitude for responding to her owl.
  2. Natty advises you to stay low and hidden as you approach the main gate.
  3. Climb the battlements on the right side of the castle and locate a mechanism locking a small gate.
  4. Use the Depulso Spell on the mechanism to open the gate.
  5. Equip Wingardium Leviosa to move a crate, allowing you to reach the upper battlements.
  6. Use offensive spells to remove wooden planks blocking the narrow entrance.
  7. Accio the box on the opposite side to unblock the entrance.
  8. Crawl through the narrow entrance to enter the main gate room of Falbarton Castle, advancing the main ques

Opening The Main Gate

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Opening the main gate. (screegrab by eXputer)

Now that you have made your way to the main gate room, all you need to do is open it. Keep in mind that you need to have a couple of spells equipped in order to get past this gate. You most likely already have them equipped, but just in case, make sure that you have the Depulso Spell and the Accio Spell on you. Once you’ve done that, here is how you can open the main gate:

  1. Approach the main gate, which features a larger mechanism similar to the one previously encountered.
  2. Cast Depulso on the larger mechanism multiple times until it starts spinning.
  3. When the mechanism is spinning, target the big ring on the gate and use the Accio Spell to pull it down partially.
  4. Crawl through the partially opened gate.
  5. Join Natty and exit through the main gate, triggering a cutscene of Highwing The Hippogriff under attack by wizards.
  6. Regain control of your character and make your way to the roof of the High Keep to continue the quest

The Roof Of The High Keep

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Highwing is being attacked. (Image Credits eXputer)

To conclude the quest, you need to get past Harlow’s group and make your way to the top of the High Keep in order to save Highwing. Here is everything you need to do:

  1. Navigate to the right of the large doors and climb up the ledge.
  2. Use Depulso to push the crate below.
  3. Use Wingardium Leviosa and then Levioso to place the crate between a crack in the stairs.
  4. Climb up the crate to reach higher ground.
  5. Deal with enemies in the area using stealth or combat, depending on your preference.
  6. Proceed to the top, encountering a locked gate. Use Alohomora to unlock the door.
  7. Climb up the stairs in the room and break a wooden pallet to find a treasure chest.
  8. Collect the loot and continue ascending the stairs.

Once you are at the roof of the High Keep, a cutscene will be triggered, and you will escape along with Natty on the back of Hippogriffs. This will unlock the ability to fly using these creatures for the rest of the game.

Summing It Up

While you are here, consider checking our guide on Hogwarts Legacy: House Tokens Locations if you are interested in the location of the house tokens. If you want to know more about the Shrivelfig Fruit, check out How To Get The Shrivelfig Fruit. In case you want to know more about the bridge puzzle, then check out how to solve the Bridge Puzzle. Lastly, be sure to check out  Unicorn Locations if you want to learn all about the unicorn locations in the game.

Hogwarts Legacy feels like a love letter to fans of the Harry Potter franchise. The game is extremely well-made and enjoyable and has references scattered throughout its levels. In order to enjoy the game to the fullest, be sure to check out this optimization guide if you are playing on a PC in order to tweak the settings that give you the best results.

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