How to ‘Figure out how to enter the ruins’ in Hogwarts Legacy (A Bird in the Hand)

Get to the Snidgets.

I love when I have a chance to solve mysteries in action games. It's a great brain exercise, especially if they're connected to the game's lore. Several quests in Hogwarts Legacy required my puzzle-solving skills to proceed with the mission. The A Bird in the Hand side quest requires you to help Poppy and Dorran the Centaur rescue Snidgets from poachers. Here is how to solve "Figure out how to enter the ruins" to complete the A Bird in the Hand Quest puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy.

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After you reach the destination, Dorran asks you to place the Scholar's Moonstone on the rock at the center of the platform. Once you place the Moonstone in its place, two symbols on the ruin entrance will start to glow (first image). Now, you need to use the Wingardium Leviosa spell to move the light pillars to their correct position and open the gate.

You need to shine a light on the same symbols on the ground as those glowing on the ruined gate, i.e., the star and the key with a dot. Place one pillar directly opposite the star (second image) to do this. Similarly, move the other pillar so that it shines a light on the dotted key. This requires you to move the outer pillar to the left of the H symbol and the inner pillar to the left of the A symbol.

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How to complete 'Search for the Snidgets'

Place objects on their corresponding platforms (Screenshot by Pro Game Guides)

Inside the ruins, you'll come across another puzzle blocking the gates. There will be two platforms on the ground, one with a fire symbol and the other with an ice symbol. As shown in the image, you need to find two blocks you can place on their respective platforms. Use the Revelio spell, and the game will highlight these for you.

The fire block is easily accessible, and you can move to it the platform using the Wingardium Leviosa spell. You must climb the wall using a wooden box and the Wingardium Leviosa spell to acquire the ice block. Move the ice block onto the platform as you did with the fire block. Finally, cast the Confringo spell on the fire block and the Glacius spell on the ice block to unlock the gates. Eventually, fight some poachers alongside your friends and rescue the Snidgets.

Now that you know how to solve 'Figure out how to enter the ruins' to complete the A Bird in the Hand Quest puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy, you can continue your adventures in the magical world before Harry Potter.

Stay tuned to Pro Game Guides for more Hogwarts Legacy content. In the meantime, head over to our article on How to turn off your mini-map in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Nebojša Prijić is a staff writer at Pro Game Guides. He's an old-school gaming journalist that loves real-time strategies, shooters, and RPGs. He remembers the first Diablo, PC games on a single floppy disk, and playing Mortal Kombat on the keyboard.
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