Hogwarts Legacy Guide: How to Quickly earn Gold

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Throughout Hogwarts Legacy, you are going to find out that you are going to need lots of Gold. Gold is the in-game currency and something that you will be spending on the regular. You will need Gold if you want to purchase a Flying Broom, Potion Recipes, pots so that you can plant your plants, upgrades, and much more. That is just the tip of the iceberg of things you may find yourself using Gold on.

Unfortunately, Gold doesn’t grow on trees. If it did, this Hogwarts Legacy Guide would be a little pointless. However, there are many ways that you could obtain Gold in a quicker-than-usual fashion. Following some of these tips will make sure that you have all the Gold you need when it comes time to make a big purchase.

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Hunt down some Beasts

If you ever wanted to hunt down some Beasts, you can do so with the power of the “Nab-Sack.” The Nab-Sack is an item that allows you to capture Beasts. You first have to unlock this item and that will automatically be done at the conclusion of Main Quest 28 “The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom.”

Once you have the Nab-Sack, travel to some Beast Hunting spots on the map and capture all the Beasts in the area. Once you are done, travel to a new Beast Hunting location and repeat this process until you can’t hold any more Beasts.

If you have reached max capacity in your inventory, it is time to make your way to Brood and Peck in Hogsmeade. Here is where you can sell your inventory full of Beast for 120 Gold a piece. It doesn’t matter what type of Beasts you captured; they will all sell for 120 Gold each. Beasts will respawn in these areas, so acquiring Gold this way is super efficient.

Sell your unused gear

As you get further into Hogwarts Legacy, your inventory will fill up with gear, and most of it might go unused. This unused gear doesn’t have to be pointless though. Sell your unwanted gear and get Gold instead of letting it take up space. The rarer the gear, the more Gold you will get per item (60-200). You can travel to any shop in Hogsmeade to sell your unused gear.

This method is good to use every once in a while, but it is not as sustainable as going to capture and sell the Beasts that you capture. However, any chance you can get extra Gold for items that are just collecting dust in your inventory is a win-win scenario.

Open as many Eyeball Chests as possible

There are different chests in Hogwarts Legacy that you may come across. One of those chests might have a giant eyeball on the front of it that freaks out anytime you get too close. These aren’t any ordinary chests and can only be opened a specific way. Once the eyeball has settled, you will need to cast a Disillusionment Spell. This spell allows the Wizard casting it to blend into the surroundings making it where the eyeball can’t really see you.

If you haven’t yet unlocked the Disillusionment Spell, you can do so by completing the Main Quest “Secrets of the Restricted Section.” This Quest happens fairly on in Hogwarts Legacy. So, if you are attempting to access these chests later on in the game, you should already have this Spell. If you haven’t completed this Quest yet, you must do so in order to gain access to the contents inside these chests.

Inside each of these Eyeball Chests are 500 Gold. A decent reward just for casting a simple spell on a one-eyed chest. If you don’t mind hunting down all of the Eyeball Chests, this is a great way to gain some extra gold and do so quickly. If you open four Eyeball Chests, that is equivalent to selling 10 pieces of rarest gear which would net you 200 Gold per rarest gear sold.

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If you put all three of these methods to use at the same time, you are going to become the wealthiest student Hogwarts has ever seen. You will have no trouble purchasing any items you may need, and you will have the Gold on hand if you need it.