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.
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.