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How to Solve the Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy

Only one move available in this chess game.

You will encounter several chess puzzles you need to solve in Hogwarts Legacy, and there will be one inside the Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault. You will discover this puzzle as you progress further in the game, and it might take some time to figure it out.

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The chess puzzles can be challenging, but they’re a great opportunity to test wit and earn a reward. Thankfully, this guide will explain exactly the solution to this. Here’s what you need to know about how to solve the Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault chess puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy.

Where to Find The Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault in Hogwarts Legacy

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You can find the Pheonix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault in the Poidsear Coast part of the map. This will be closer to the southern area of Hogwarts, and Phoenix Mountain Cave is in the eastern region of Poidsear Coast. The treasure vault is east of the fast travel location.

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I was able to reach the Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure on foot and had to fight a handful of enemies to reach this location in Hogwarts Legacy. Thankfully, the fast travel location to the west of the treasure should make it much easier to find, or you can use one of the others, to the south or the east.

What is the chess puzzle solution in the Phoenix Mountain Cave Treasure Vault in Hogwarts Legacy?

When you arrive, the treasure vault will be locked, and the only way to open it is to use the levers to the left and right of the entrance. You can activate these levers using Depulso until the entrance opens. You must quickly switch between the two levers to properly open it in Hogwarts Legacy.

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When you arrive inside the treasure vault, multiple chess pieces will be scattered across a makeshift board. To solve the puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy, use the chair in the corner, which requires you to know the Transformation spell. You must continue progressing through the main story if you do not have this spell unlocked. You’ll also need to utilize the Accio or Wingardium Leviosa spells to bring the chair to a specific location, to the back of the room, close to the black King chess piece.

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The exact location will have it in an ‘L’ shape of the King. This will be one space in front of the King and then two to the right of it. Use the Transformation spell on the chair, and it will become a Knight, you’ll have solved the puzzle, and you can claim the prize in the back of the cave in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.