Hogwarts Legacy: Percival Rackham’s Trial Walkthrough

This article will guide you through all the objectives of the main quest “Percival Rackham’s Trial ” in the game Hogwarts Legacy.

Meet Professor Fig at the Tower

Head to the northern part of the world map to meet Professor Fig. You can hop on your broomstick and then fly to your destination from Hogwarts. You can either wait for or talk directly to Professor Fig. He will tell you to investigate more on Ranrok’s loyalist presence.

Investigate the Goblin Presence

Now start following Professor Fig towards the ruins. He will suggest using Disillusionment charms to stay invisible from the enemies. This mission also grants access to Petrificus Totalus (Petrification Charm). After using Disillusionment to blend in, you can sneak up on an enemy undetected and use Petrificus Totalus to incapacitate a weaker enemy or severely damage a stronger one.

Kill all the enemies in the area and then interact with the note in a camp.

Get Past the Goblins

Defeat all goblins present in the area. you can use the corresponding color spells to dispel enemy shields.

Search the Tower

Head inside the tower and climb up the stairs. Finally, talk to Percival’s portrait at the top.

Find the Entrance to the First Trial

Next, head back downstairs and stand on the yellow waypoint to spawn an ancient magic pool. As you walk, you’ll see blue spatter at your feet. Walk beyond the bookcase on the left and into the empty area. This will force a well to swell on the ground.

Enter Percival Rackham’s Trial

Interact with the well on the ground and a new door will appear. Go inside.

Complete Percival Rackham’s Trial

Head down the stairs following the quest marker that will lead you to another well of ancient magic. Trigger the ancient magic to create a bridge above.

Go upstairs to cross the bridge now. In the middle of the bridge, head to the right and left paths for chests. You will reach a circular room with an arch in middle. Ancient magic will swirl up here that you can trigger to activate the portal between the arches.

Enter the portal to reach a new passageway that leads into a long room with statues lining the path. Keep walking forward to wake a large statue and two others at the far end. Defeat the Sentinels and then walk around behind to start the platform puzzle.

Platform Puzzle #1

Pull the platform forward using Accio then stand on it. Pull yourself straight ahead with the pull chain and then use another pull chain on the right to reach the ledge as shown in the image.

As you step on the ledge, another ancient well of magic will swell up. Interact with it to make a portal and another pull chain appear (Optional: Portal only contains a chest and you can also use the floating platform to reach other chests on the left side.)

Now, get back on the floating platform and use the pull chain behind the portal to go around it. In the next room defeat the two large statues.

Platform Puzzle #2

Drop down into the lower area (with the rock pillars), then follow the stairs on the left side to reach the upper ledge in the back of the room.

Stand at the ledge’s edge to observe some ancient magic light whirl. Pull the floating platform over to you with Accio. Step on the floating platform and activate the well that appears. This will activate the portal between rock pillars.

Drop down to the lower floor and cross the portal from its blue side.

Next, pull the floating platform toward the middle of the room

Go through the portal again from its red side.

Climb up the stairs again and use the floating platform to reach the other side of the room in the direction of the waypoint.

Go down the stairs. There is a chest to the right before you go left. As you reach the center structure, statues will come alive and attack. Defeat all the statues.

Platform Puzzle #3

Interact with the pool of ancient magic at the edge. Pull the floating platform and step on the platform.

Pull yourself straight, then halfway to the left to reach the portal.

Next, pull the platform on the other side of the platform toward you and then jump onto it to pass through the portal.

This will make the hook near the next waypoint visible and allow you to get across. Continue your journey and defeat all guards you encounter.

Learn the Trial’s Secret

Continue to follow the quest marker into the final room. Approach the Pensieve Rackham’s memories and interact to start a cut scene.

Return to the Map Chamber

Follow the quest marker to reach the map chamber.

Speak to Fig and Professor Rackham & Speak with Charles Rookwood

Speak with portraits of Charles Rookwood and Pensieve Rackham. Finally, interact with the portrait to end the quest.

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