How to open eye chests in Hogwarts Legacy

how to open a hogwarts legacy eye chest
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You'll want to open Hogwarts Legacy eye chests the moment you see them. These eyeball chests are hard to miss as is the way the shut the second you approach. They've found all over the game but it's never explained what they are until you reach a specific mission that unlocks the Disillusionment Charm. This spell is obtained during the main quest, during an objective called Secrets of the Restricted Section. Once you have the spell it's simply a matter of using it to turn yourself invisible so tyou can walk up unseen. 

It's eventually easy but, like a lot of things in Hogwarts Legacy, can appear tricky initially - the Hogwarts Legacy puzzle doors, for example, are barely explained either and the solution is almost hidden at random. Thankfully, all you need is one of the Hogwarts Legacy Spells you eventually earn. So you can't technically miss it, you just might take longer to get there depending on how much exploring you do. Here's how to open the eye chests in Hogwarts Legacy with the power of invisibility.

the Disillusionment spell that opens eye chests

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How to open Hogwarts Legacy eye chests

You can open Hogwarts Legacy eye chests with the Disillusionment spell you learn during the 'Secrets of the Restricted Section' mission. This is a main campaign objective so you'll have to play on until you get there. Once you have it you can cast it, out of sight of the chests, to become invisible and then sneak up to open them. 

Successfully opening an eye chest in hogwarts legacy

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Like lot of things in Hogwarts Legacy, you just can't open the eye chests until you reach a specific story point. Depending on how you've approached the Hogwarts Legacy main quest list and side missions you could easily not access the Disillusionment charm you need for ages, finding chests all over the place in the meantime. 

To prioritise things in Hogwarts Legacy then you need to play through the main story until you unlock the 'Secrets of the Restricted Section' quest. Once you have that Sebastian will teach you the spell during a library break in. There's even an eyeball chest along the way during that mission to practice on - just cast the spell when the chest isn't alerted and then you can sneak up and open it. 

What's in the Hogwarts Legacy eye chests? 

what's in hogwarts legacy eye chests

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You'll find up to 500 Galleons inside a Hogwarts Legacy eye chest, so each chest is basically cash waiting to be picked up. To some extent that's one reason why you might want to get the Disillusionment spell sooner rather than later - the quicker you get it the quicker you can start using the money. Plus, you won't have to backtrack to find any you couldn't open before. 

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