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Best tips and tricks for beating Broom Trials in Hogwarts Legacy

It's the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban hippogriff trials all over again.

Flying is all fun and good if you're zooming around the map or trying to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy, but things can get tough and frustrating when you go up against Imelda Reyes during the three broom trials. You'll need to complete each trial in time in order to earn the next broom upgrade from Albie Weekes, so we've summarized our five favorite tips to help you best Imelda's score.

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How to win the broom trials in Hogwarts Legacy

Learn the course

We get it: there's a lot to do in Hogwarts Legacy, and the urge to blast through each quest as quickly as possible so that you can move on to the next big thing can be overwhelming. In order to crush these broom trials, however, you're going to need to slow down so that you can speed up.

If you find that there's a specific trial you're losing to over and over again, take a round to disregard the timer and truly learn the course. Go slow and memorize landmarks that denote upcoming twists and turns, and try to find power ups that may be hidden. In the third trial, some of the yellow power-ups can be found beneath a bridge that you don't need to go through to hit either the prior or upcoming hoop, but if you get those power-ups your time will go down significantly. Once you feel like you have a good handle on the course and know where to expect each hoop, speed up again and re-try the run.

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Always look ahead

Before you go through a hoop, you should already be looking ahead and planning for the next hoop. Start turning or moving up or down to line yourself up while passing through the first hoop so that traveling to the next hoop is more or less a straight shot. While this can be tricky to get the hang of, it will minimize the amount of hoops that you miss which reduces the amount of penalties you receive for missing hoops.

Aim for the hoops

This sounds like pretty obvious advice, but it's worth stating. While you can stand to miss a few hoops on the first and second rounds, the third round of broom trials requires you to consistently hit each of the hoops in order to finish in time. You receive a three second penalty for each hoop you miss, and only catching the flags on either side of the hoop doesn't count. We managed to beat the third trial with two missed hoops, but we were cutting it extremely close to the wire.

Hit the power ups

The yellow orbs that are lined up in between each hoop not only provide you with an immediately faster pace, but add energy to your broom's stamina bar so that you can utilize your speed boost. The placement of each stack of power ups also offers a hint to where the game thinks you should be in order to hit the next hoop. Try to get at least one yellow orb per row, though it's ideal if you can get all four.

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Get strategic with speed

While it might seem like always using the speed boost is a good choice, it can mess you up in the long run. Your speed boost loses strength the longer that you hold it during regular flight, and this seems to be the case for the broom trials as well. Not only that, but going too fast can cause you to over-correct or miss the line up for hoops which will give you a hefty penalty. Speed boost through the hoops and then back off until you're confident that you are correctly lined up for the next hoop.

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