How to find the Hogwarts Legacy Ghost of our Love map location

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love
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The Hogwarts Legacy Ghost of our Love side-quest can leave you with no idea where its map is pointing you. All it shows is a nondescript bridge, a glowing wand and a bunch of floating candles. While that might sound incredibly specific, it doesn't really help you find a location like that in the game's expansive map. Especially if you've not yet found the bridge in question.

The good news is that you don't need to venture too far into the Forbidden Forest to find it, and the only other thing you need here is your trusty wand. Here's how to solve the Ghost of our Love map in Hogwarts Legacy and tick off the objective.

Hogwarts Legacy Ghost of our Love map location

If you're in Gryffindor, you'll find the Ghost of out Love map and trigger the quest during The Hunt for the Missing Pages, which is the only Gryffindor-specific mission in the Hogwarts Legacy main quest list. If you're in any of the other houses you'll still find it in the exact same place, just not as part of the Gryffindor mission. However you find it, it's on top of a grave in Hogsmeade, next to a crypt, labeled 'Map with Floating Candles'. 

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love map location

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Picking it up will start the quest and give you a map showing this bridge, an archway and some trees in Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love map

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Obviously that's not a lot to go on as there are plenty of trees and bridges all over the place. Where you need to go specifically is the Forbidden Forest, using this fast travel point right at the main south entrance: 

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love Forbidden Forest fast travel

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You should see a bridge and the crumbling arch shown on the map as soon as you arrive. Head to the bridge you'll find another letter. 

At this point you'll need it to be night, or at least dusk/sunset to continue. If it isn't, open the map and select the option to change the time of day. When that's done cast the Hogwarts Legacy spell Lumos where you found the letter and some enchanted candles will appear. 

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love candles

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All you need to do now is follow the candles to find the final Ghost of our Love location and complete the quest. They'll will lead you into the Forbidden Forest, through the archway you saw as a clue, and you'll eventually find a table and more candles set up for a midnight picnic. 

Hogwarts Legacy ghost of our love final location

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To finish the mission all you have to do is collect what in the chest: a Treasure Seeker's Scarf. If you want help tracking anything else down then we can help you there too with everything from the Hogwarts Legacy gobstones to the Hogwarts Legacy puzzle doors, Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys  and more. 

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Leon Hurley
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