Hogwarts Legacy Can't Upgrade Broom Bug Fix

If you can’t upgrade Broom in Hogwarts Legacy and are stuck at the first upgrade, you’ve come to the right place! It wouldn’t be a Harry Potter game without flying around on your trusty steed, sorry – broom! Brooms are your mounts in Hogwarts Legacy, and you, like in many other open-world RPGs, will want to invest in them. In this guide, we explain how to fix the “broom upgrade doesn’t work” bug in Hogwarts Legacy, despite beating Imelda Reyes’ fastest time in the “Flight Test” trials quest.

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Hogwarts Legacy Can't Upgrade Broom Bug Fix
Imelda Reyes Flight Test Broom Update Doesn’t Work Hogwarts Legacy

How to Fix Can’t Upgrade Broom Bug in Hogwarts Legacy

Everyone who fancies themself a proper wizard must have a good old Flying Broom. You will unlock one for yourself rather early in the game. You’ll naturally get a broom as you progress through the main story and complete the quest “Jackdaw’s Rest”. As a result, you’ll unlock your first Flying Class, and eventually, the Spintwitches Sporting Needs shop in Hogsmeade will become open for you. There, you will be able to purchase various brooms for 600 gold. In addition, you will also be able to upgrade the brooms which you own.

However, not all upgrades will become available immediately. Rather, you’ll need to participate in the “Flight Test” sidequest and beat the fastest time in the trial. Now, this is the part which confuses people. Namely, despite beating the fastest time in the trial, many are still stuck at the first Broom upgrade in Hogwarts Legacy. Is this a bug? If not, where’s the update?

As it turns out, it is not a bug. However, broom upgrades in Hogwarts Legacy are soft-locked behind certain events in the game. Even if you fulfil the conditions for the next update. Namely, as confirmed by several players on Reddit, the 2nd upgrade unlock after you finish the quest “In the shadow of the mine”. Reddit user AntisocialVanilla added, “This then unlocked the 3rd race and the 3rd upgrade very shortly after”. So, there you have it. That’s when you get the next upgrade.

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    David Vanegas

    What if the dude that sells the brooms at Hogsmade (Albie Weekes) doesn’t want to talk with me? The game crashed while talking to him for the first time right before I could even purchase the first broom and now I’m stuck without a broom. Any turnaround please?

    1. R

      I am having the same problem, Albie at spintwitches won’t let me talk to him and buy a broom.

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        Jonas Gilmont

        You’ll have to survive without a broom until you get your first flying mount. But I’d suggest restarting an older save, because the broom is extremely useful and a lot faster then the flying mounts.

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          Cat Deleon

          At what point do you get your first flying mount? Will
          I be able to get a broom after that? So frustrated I can’t talk to Albie!

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        James Langley

        Same here. I am currently reinstalling the game to try and get him to talk to me.

    2. S

      There’s a vendor just south of Hogwarts next to a bridge, if you help him do a side quest he sells a broom, but I think it’s expensive

  2. H

    I’m having the same issue I can’t buy the broom

  3. M

    I did the first flight test and then a while later he asked me to return to the shop but the upgrade was never there.
    Then I did the second flight test and the broom upgrade is not there either?

  4. N

    I’ve got the first upgrade, beat the second broom trail AND have completed Shadow in the Mine quest….NOTHING…he just wants to sell me brooms but no upgrades

  5. N

    Yea I don’t think the last one has anything to do with main quest progression, I think it’s just broke. I’ve completed the entire main quest, have all collections over 90% done almost all side quests, and Albie still won’t sell the last upgrade.

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