Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle guide

The Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle in the Viaduct Courtyard is an easy way to get your hands on legendary loot, though you’ll need to light a few fires first.

Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle - a Hufflepuff wizard is standing on a bridge in the snow.

The Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle is just one of the three hidden secrets on the school grounds. It’s also very easy to overlook, given that it’s an environmental puzzle that demands you keep an eye out for esoteric clues as you explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

You can find the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle as you cross the Viaduct Courtyard that connects the Great Hall and Library Annex; you can see where that is on the Hogwarts Legacy map. It’s a fairly innocuous area at first glance, but look closer, and you’ll see the hallmarks of a puzzle. What’s more, solving it will net you a legendary item, and you don’t even need to know how to open Hogwarts Legacy locks in the open-world game to access it. Here’s how to solve the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle.

The Viaduct Courtyard, as depicted on the in-game map, is the location of the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle.

Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle solution

As you make your approach from the Library Annex, you’ll notice the golden relief bearing four symbols with corresponding Roman numerals on the path ahead. This relief is the crux of the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle, but before you can interact with it, you’ll need first to learn the Incendio or Confringo spell. If you haven’t unlocked either incantation yet, check out our list of all Hogwarts Legacy spells and their prerequisites before returning to complete the bridge puzzle with ease.

Now that you can shoot fire from the tip of your wand, it’s time to put it to good use. Turn your attention to the four braziers mounted on plinths along the bridge. You’ll notice that each plinth includes a symbol that appears on the relief. Use Incendio or Confringo to light each brazier, then interact with each one to turn them and display the number corresponding to the symbol on the relief.

A clue to solving the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle found on the floor. The golden relief bearing the symbol and numbers that must be matched with the nearby braziers on the bridge.

Here are the matching symbols and numbers in the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle:

  • I: Upside-down triangle
  • II: Triangle pointing left
  • III: Crescent
  • IV: Diamond

You don’t need to worry about which order you do this – as long as they match correctly, you will have solved the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle. Return to the golden relief on the path once it’s opened, and descend the ladder to the viaduct. You can find a small chest containing a random collectable on the right-hand side. However, your primary reward for solving the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle lies in the large treasure chest on the left at the far end of the viaduct. Search the chest to receive a random legendary item, and return to the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement to identify it using the Desk of Description.

That’s everything you need to solve the Hogwarts Legacy bridge puzzle. If you’re unhappy with the look of the legendary gear you’ve received, the Hogwarts Legacy transmog system is essential for keeping your sense of style intact. We’ve also got the solution to the Hogwarts Legacy door number puzzles, the tricky clock tower puzzle and where to find the Key of Admittance if it’s the Hogwarts Legacy secrets that have you stumped. Finally, check out our Hogwarts Legacy review to discover how we found our first year at the magical school.

Original guide by Ford James.

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