Wondering where the Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings are? During your first year at the famed School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you’ll get the chance to make friends with your fellow students. One of them is Lenora Everleigh, a Hufflepuff student who you can find next to a seemingly blank painting. However, she believes there is more to it than meets the eye.
After completing her quest, you can find more Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings and their corresponding Lumos Moths in this massive open-world game, from Hogwarts campus grounds to the quaint town of Hogsmeade. Each one you locate gives you more experience and progress towards the Hogwarts Legacy challenges. Luckily, completing the side quest for Lenora is simple, and learning to find the Lumos Moths will put you in good stead to complete more of these paintings when you discover them.
How to fill the Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings
To fill in the Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings, cast Lumos and carefully examine the now-revealed painting, as the moth’s location shown is nearby. Once you arrive at the location, look for a glowing moth. Casting the Lumos spell to activate it will get the moth to follow you. Return to the painting and deactivate Lumos to complete the quest. You don’t need to learn any lessons to cast it, one of the many Hogwarts Legacy spells, as it’s taught to you during the tutorial.
As a reward for finding each of the Lumos Moths in Hogwarts Legacy and reuniting it with its painting, you will get one of the many Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages to add to your collection. These are more like the Hogwarts Legacy flying pages than the Hogwarts Legacy Revelio pages, as they grant you a small amount of experience.
Hogwarts Legacy empty painting locations
There are a total of 15 Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings. Here are all the Hogwarts Legacy empty painting locations:
- Astronomy Wing – Astronomy Tower.
- Astronomy Wing – Defence Against the Dark Arts Tower.
- Bell Tower Wing – North Hall (requires Alohomora Level 1).
- Bell Tower Wing – North Lawn on Hogwarts Grounds (requires Alohomora Level 1).
- Bell Tower Wing – West Tower’s Pungent Passage.
- Grand Staircase – Grand Staircase in the locked area near the Headmaster’s gargoyle (requires Alohomora Level 1).
- Grand Staircase – Ravenclaw Tower.
- Great Hall – Great Hall staircase.
- Great Hall – Outside.
- Great Hall – Slytherin Dungeon.
- Library Annex – Central Hall.
- Library Annex – Library.
- Library Annex – Long Gallery, which you can access via the locked door near the Potions classroom (requires Alohomora Level 1).
- South Wing – Clock Tower Yard in a locked room near the Floo Flame (requires Alohomora Level 1).
- South Wing – Gryffindor Tower, behind the Map of Argyllshire (requires Depulso).
- Building northeast of the South Hogsmeade Floo Flame – the painting is leaning against the building, while the moth is sitting on a create near a white chest to the southeast of Hogsmeade.
- Building southeast of Hog’s Head – the painting is leaning against the house, while the moth is on a crate close to the dock behind the Hog’s Head.
- Abandoned shop northeast of the Magic Neep – the painting is inside the ruins of The Old Fool, while the moth is on some crates behind this building.
- Northeast Workshop – the painting is inside the workshop on the cliffs to the northeast. The moth is sitting on the white lamppost outside.
- Dogweed and Deathcap – the empty painting is inside the shop. Give our Hogwarts Legacy Dogweed and Deathcap location guide a read if you’re struggling to find this shop. The moth is hanging around on the shop’s chimney.
That’s how all of the Hogwarts Legacy empty paintings puzzles and their Lumos moths work. If you’re new to the school, we highly recommend familiarising yourself with the Hogwarts Legacy map and collecting all of the Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flames to enable fast travel. In the meantime, plenty of the best PC games are out there if you’re looking for a different adventure, or if you fancy tinkering around with the game, there are Hogwarts Legacy mods you can download and apply to spice things up a bit.
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