Hogwarts Legacy Rescue Biscuit, Cage Lock Missing Bug

The “Take the Biscuit” quest is a rather peculiar one. There’s a goblin named Garnuff near the western bridge in Hogsmeade who’s crying about his “biscuit”. The “biscuit” in question is actually a mooncalf, which you’ll need to rescue from poachers. However, there’s a Take the Biscuit quest bug, as many players can’t complete it due to the missing cage lock glitch. Here’s what we know about it.

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Hogwarts Legacy Rescue Biscuit, Cage Lock Missing Bug

Hogwarts Legacy, Rescue Biscuit, No Lock on Cage Bug

So, is there a way to fix the Take The Biscuit side quest? The good news is that this side quest is a relatively minor one, so you are not really missing much if you are unable to complete it due to a bug. However, many players are “completionists”, and they want to finish every side quest and find every collectable. If this is you, then you’re probably annoyed by this bug. And, unfortunately, we have bad news for you. At the moment, it seems that there’s no workaround for this bug, and you will not be able to complete it until the developers release a fix.

The missing cage lock bug in the “Take The Biscuit” side quest in Hogwarts Legacy occurs for players who have previously cleared the poacher camp where Biscuit the Mooncalf was kept locked. And although the camp will respawn once you accept the quest, the cage lock will not. Hence, you will not be able to unlock the cage and rescue Biscuit.

“I cleared out the Poacher Camp a long time ago,” says Reddit user u/TaigasPantsu. “When they respawned the Poachers, they didn’t respawn a lock on the cage. So now there’s no way to get the Mooncalves out of the cage because there is no lock to pick.” For now, there’s not much you can do, expect to wait for it to be fixed. If you know any solutions for the “Cage Lock Missing” bug, share them with us in the comments section!

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  1. F

    that happened to me and I can’t get to level 40 just missing that side quest

    1. R

      same boat! stuck and no way to fix until a patch resolves….

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    Glinda Seed

    Happened to me too. If I had known this would happen I wouldn’t have opened the lock before.

    1. B

      I never ventured to this area before this quest and it happened to me as well … so openeing the lock before hand doesn’t seem to matter

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    Sam Micale

    Same happened with me, waiting on an update to fix this.

  4. M

    Same here..hope the publishers do know this!

  5. L

    Same issue here.

  6. A

    Same, they look so sad in that cage I just want to be able to free them!

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    Jenny b

    Same here and it’s March 3rd 2023!!!

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    Curtis R Myers

    Free biscuit he and his friends are sad and I don’t want to be stuck on level 39 can we patch this maybe even quicker

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      Cedric L.

      I had the same issue, the lock was not appearing. Avalanche team just release a patch/update if the game March 8th, and now the issue is fixed, the lock is there.

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    John Weaver

    3-15-2023. Had the same issue. Went back a third or foruth time. Pressed up against the cage and move along one side. The diamond appeared and “unlock” appeared. I was able to unlock it. I am not aware of a patch, but either a patch came out or I was lucky enough to find just the right angle.

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