Hogwarts Legacy: Here’s How You Open Eye Chest

Before getting into the article, we must answer one question. What is an Eye Chest?

Eye chests are not like the regular chest in Hogwarts Legacy and appear to be alive with a strange eyeball in front of it as the lock. They are common, and players encounter them regularly.

Opening Eye Chests may seem impossible when you first start playing the game, but once you acquire a simple and helpful spell, it becomes as easy as any other task in the game.

This article will show you how to open and access Eyeball Chests, as well as what missions you need to complete to gain access to them.

This article may contain spoilers for the Hogwarts Legacy game.

Let’s dive in!

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Accessing Eye Chests

When you arrive at Hogwarts during your initial tour of the grounds while familiarizing yourself with the world in-game, it won’t take you too long to encounter the Eye Chests. They are in almost every corner of the game. Eye Chests can be seen in the “Restricted Section of the Library” and are in the shops at Hogsmeade.

When you approach the chest, they will appear startled by you. You’ll notice their gaze begin to follow your movements. That means you’d need to access them unnoticed to access them.

Sneaking up on Eye Chests is tricky when you realize that the standard crouch does not provide enough stealth to go unnoticed by these sentient boxes. You’ll need an added advantage to go unnoticed. Luckily we know just the spell to use.

You will need the Disillusionment Charm. With this one simple spell, you’ll easily sneak up on Eye Chests and gain access to their contents. However, getting this spell is different, so let’s look at that next.

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Getting The Disillusionment Charm

With other spells in Hogwarts Legacy, you can learn them by simply attending classes. The Disillusionment Charm is different as you can only learn it from Sebastian Swallow during the main quest, Secrets of The Restricted Section. Sebastian must teach you the spell by the central hall to help you sneak past some students and into the Library.

When you enter the restricted section, you can use the newly learned spell to access an Eye Chest for the first time.

Here’s how; As you approach the chest, you must cast the spell before you get too close, after which you move towards the chest until a text pops up on your screen prompting you to “search” the chest by pressing a button.

Please note that if you get noticed by the chest before casting the Disillusionment Charm, you can not access it until you walk away and approach unnoticed.

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What Lies Within?

By now, you’re probably wondering why you would have to go through all that for some weird-looking chests. Maybe you need more incentive before you embark on the journey to try and access the eye-chests?

Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Here are some of the rewards awaiting anyone who is cunning enough to fool the Eye Chests’ gaze.

Unlike the regular chests in Hogwarts Legacy that always have randomized loot waiting for those who open them, the Eye Chests are different. Eye Chests always have 500 gold waiting for any player who can access it, which makes them the perfect source of quick and easy cash for any player who knows how to get in.

Most Eye Chests are found either in Hogwarts or in Hogsmeade. Please remember to cast the revelation spell Revelio; whenever you’re exploring new locations. You can never be sure of where these chests might be hiding.

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That’s everything you need to know about accessing the Eye Chests. Hopefully, the article answered some of your questions and solved a few problems. Have fun exploring the world of Hogwarts Legacy for more similar guides do check our Hogwarts Legacy guides section on our homepage.