Hogwarts Legacy Wizard’s Field Guide - How it works

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March 13, 2023: We have checked over our information on the Hogwarts Legacy field guide

Hogwarts Legacy has some unique features which help you feel like a true student of Hogwarts. One of them is the Hogwarts Legacy Wizard’s Field Guide and in this article, we will tell you all about how it works and why it'll be so important in your adventure.

The Field Guide works essentially like your menu in the game, showing you where to go next, what your current quest is, and a whole lot more.

Before we get into it, make sure you check our guide on choosing your house in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as how to get Gryffindor as your house in the game.

What is the Hogwarts Legacy Wizard's Field Guide?

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If you are a student at Hogwarts then you will need to get your Wizard’s Field Guide. Fortunately, you will receive it from Matilda Weasley early on in the game.

Basically, the Wizard’s Field Guide in Hogwarts Legacy works like some kind of a main menu. With its help, you will be able to access the settings menu, your character's inventory, journal, and more.

How to use Wizard’s Field Guide in Hogwarts Legacy

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The Wizard’s Field Guide is home to some important things. Not only will it show your level and progress, but various other things about your character. They are:

  • Gear – If you click on this menu you will open the Gear screen. There you will find all equipped and not equipped items.
  • Inventory – This menu works like the Gear menu but it allows you to look at your consumable items and other things, such as potions and ingredients.
  • Map – The Map menu is quite simple. It just opens the map of your current location.
  • Quests – Since Hogwarts Legacy is an action RPG, it has lots of NPCs that will give you various tasks and side quests. If you want to check these quests then you have to open the Quest menu to find out the next steps.
  • Talents – This menu allows you to look at your talents which are divided into five categories. These are Core, Stealth, and Room of Requirement. The other two categories are unknown for now.
  • Owl Post – This menu works like your mail. There you can read letters that you received from NPCs.
  • Settings – Here you can change your graphic settings, controls, sound, and more.
  • Collections – The function of this menu has not been revealed yet.
  • Challenges – In this menu, you can check your challenges. These are divided into five categories: Quests, Combat, Room of Requirement, Exploration, and Field Guide Pages.

The Wizard’s Field Guide is a really useful book and hopefully, this article helped you learn how to use it. Good luck with your further exploration of the world of Hogwarts Legacy! While you are here, make sure to read our article on whether Dumbledore appears in Hogwarts Legacy. Also be sure to check out our Hogwarts Legacy full quest list and our guide to getting the Elder Wand in game.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Hogwarts Legacy page.