Welcome to our guide on how to open locks in Hogwarts Legacy using the Alohomora spell. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter universe, you know how important magic is in unlocking hidden secrets and uncovering treasures. In Hogwarts Legacy, this is no different, as you’ll encounter a variety of locked doors and chests throughout the game.

To help you navigate these obstacles, we’ll teach you how to learn and use the Alohomora spell, which will allow you to open locked doors and chests and discover hidden secrets. So, grab your wand, and let’s get started!

How to Unlock Alohomora to Open Doors

Lockpicking is an essential skill in the game, as it enables you to access valuable items, secret areas, and hidden passageways. The main spell used for lockpicking in Hogwarts Legacy is the Alohomora spell, which first appeared in the Harry Potter series.

However, in Hogwarts Legacy, some locks can be enchanted with stronger spells, making them more challenging to unlock. To learn the Alohomora spell, you need to complete the “Prepare for Your Search for the Final Keeper” main story quest. During this quest, you’ll need to complete the “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament” mission, where you’ll sneak through the staff tower to recover Demiguise statues.


There is a mysterious door (Headmaster’s Corridor Door) in Hogwarts Legacy that cannot be opened by lockpicking. This door contains one of the three secrets required for the Hogwarts Secrets challenge and is located in the Headmaster’s corridor.

To access this door, you’ll need to find the special key known as the Key of Unlocking. Start by heading to the Headmaster’s office and exiting onto the balcony. From there, run up the stairs to the highest door, which is locked behind a level three Alohomora spell.
Once you’ve upgraded your Alohomora to level three, you can open the door and discover the Key of Unlocking. Head back down to the corridor outside the Headmaster’s office and run to the other end where you’ll find a huge black door.

Use the Key of Unlocking to unlock the Headmaster’s door and uncover the Hogwarts secret within.

Once you complete this quest, you’ll learn the Alohomora spell, which will allow you to unlock level-one locks throughout the castle. This is a crucial quest that you can’t miss, as it’s required to progress further in the game.

How to Use Alohomora – Lockpicking Mini-Game Explained

Video tutorial for unlocking doors with Alohomora charm

The lockpicking process in Hogwarts Legacy can be frustrating at first, but it’s simple once you know how to do it. To open a locked door, you need to approach it and use the left analog stick to spin the green outer wheel and the right stick to control the red inner wheel.

You should rotate either one of those wheels until you see a gear move, then find the spot they were at when it moved and stop on it. You then need to hold that analog stick there and spin the other gear until both sets of gears are spinning at the same time, which unlocks the door.

For level 2 and level 3 doors, You need Alohomora 2 and Alohomora 3 spells, respectively. These spells can be obtained by following The Man Behind the Moon’s Quest and bringing back a certain number of Moon statues to the caretaker. You don’t need all of the Moon statues to upgrade their Alohomora and unlock all of the doors, just around 22 or so.

That’s all you need to know on how to unlock Alohomora and pick locks in Hogwarts Legacy. You can read more about Hogwarts Legacy’s spells in our detailed spells guide.

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