How to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy - All balloon locations

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Hogwarts Legacy how to pop balloons
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March 14, 2023: Struggling to hit your targets? Here's how to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy every single time.

Not sure how to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy? Didn't know that was even a thing you could do? You've come to the right place. If you've looked up at the sky in the early few hours of Hogwarts Legacy, you're likely to have seen balloons hovering above. They're not just there for decoration, though. They're collectables. Here's how to deal with them, and how to find more.

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Before you start destroying the balloons, it's worth noting you'll need to move through a portion of the main quest before having the means to pop them. Slinging spells won't work. But it's a straightforward process to complete.

Elsewhere in the world of Hogwarts Legacy, take a look at our guides so you know how to find the Slytherin Common Room, how to get more story quests, and all you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer.

Hogwarts Legacy how to pop balloons
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How to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy

Rather than having to use a spell you've learned, popping balloons in Hogwarts Legacy is incredibly straightforward. All you need to do is fly into them using your broom. Simply mount your broom and make sure you're travelling at a fast enough speed.

If you fly too fast, it's very easy to miss your intended target. To guarantee the balloons pop, we recommend not using the speed boost.

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All Hogwarts Legacy balloon locations

In total, there are 32 balloons located all over the map. Here's a complete list revealing where to find them:

  • North Ford Bog
  • Hogsmeade Valley
  • North Hogwarts
  • South Hogwarts
  • Hogwarts Valley
  • Feldcroft
  • Coastal Cavern
  • Poidsear Coast
  • Marunweem Lake
  • Manor Cape
  • Cragcroftshire
  • Clagmar Coast

The locations of the balloons don't appear on the minimap. You have to look for them. Thankfully, the skies are relatively empty compared to the grounds below. Simply fly upwards and the balloons should be fairly easy to spot thanks to their red and gold colour combination.

Hogwarts Legacy balloon rewards

Popping the balloons isn't a waste of time. Beyond being required to learn a certain spell, there are plenty of rewards up for grabs, which is great news if you want to get your hands on some cosmetic items. Here are the available rewards:

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  • Night Dancer broom skin
  • Lickety Switf broom skin
  • Wild Fire broom skin
  • Bright Spark broom skin

There you have it, that's all there is to know about how to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy. For more, check out our guides revealing how to level up fast, how to get into the Headmaster's Office, and everything there is to know about Demiguise statue locations.