How to use Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy

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March 14, 2023: Read on to know how to use Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy.

In Hogwarts Legacy, you can equip various items and of course, they will give you different bonuses. However, there will also be gear that you won’t be able to make use of immediately. In this guide, we will tell you how to use Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy.


Unidentified items are common in most RPGs, and Hogwarts Legacy is not an exception. So, today we will explain to you how to use this specific item, and the benefits you get for doing so.

If you are looking for more information about the game, make sure to check our guide on how to get the Elder Wand in Hogwarts Legacy. Also, we have an article on whether the game works on Steam Deck.

What is Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy?

The Unidentified Gear is a specific item pickup in Hogwarts Legacy. You collect it fairly early into the game, but initially it only shows as a question mark in your inventory. Therefore, your task becomes to decipher what it is, so you can use its requisite benefits.

The player character approaching the Desk of Description in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to use Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy

In order to use unidentified items in Hogwarts Legacy, you will need to use the Desk of Description. This can be found among various upgrading stations and other useful furniture in your house's Room of Requirement. Just approach this desk and press the Interact button to identify all items in your inventory. From there, you'll know exactly what each one is.

An open Desk of Description in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to unlock the Desk of Description in Hogwarts Legacy

Fortunately, the Desk of Description is relatively easy to unlock. The only thing you need to do is to unlock Room of Requirement by progressing through the game. At some point, you will be tasked to identify some items with help of your Desk of Description, in a main mission. You can see this moment in the picture below.

The in-game tutorial showing how to use Unidentified Items in Hogwarts Legacy.

That's everything you need to know about Unidentified Gear in Hogwarts Legacy! Once you know how to decipher it, you can add some nice new items to your inventory. While you are still here, make sure to check our Hogwarts Legacy character creation guide, as well as our Hogwarts Legacy House Tokens location list.