Here's how to open an eye chest in Hogwarts Legacy
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Hogwarts Legacy: How to Open Eye Chests

If you have been exploring the spectacular world of Hogwarts Legacy, you may have come across these peculiar-looking chests. Unlike the regular, smaller chests that open easily to give you random pieces of gear or a small number of galleons; the eye chests are much less welcoming.

Here’s how to open an eye chest

  1. Complete ‘Secrets of the Restricted Section’ in main story quest to learn disillusionment spell.
  2. Ensure the eye chest cannot see you.
  3. Cast disillusionment while out of it’s view.
  4. Approach the chest, and a search prompt should appear.

That’s it! You can then access its contents without any pushback.

What are eye chests?

As their name suggests, the eye chests are easily identified by the massive eyeball in the center of the chest. This isn’t just for decoration, mind you. The eye is on constant surveillance for any trespasser that gets within its vicinity. As you get closer to them, the eye will notice you and start huffing and puffing in violent snarls. No number of spells or attacks will get these stubborn chests to open up. So how in Godrick’s heart do you access whatever goods that are inside?

The answer is actually hilariously simple. While spells may not work on the chests themselves, a self-inflicted spell is the key to unlocking the eye chests

Early in the game, during the “Secrets of the Restricted Section” quest, you will learn the disillusionment charm.

What do you get from eye chests?

All the added steps in order to open eye chests must mean they’ve got something valuable inside, right? Well, you’re in luck, as each eye chest contains 500 gold galleons! Farming eye chests are a great way to make a lot of money really fast.

Given how expensive items such as planting and brewing stations are, you will need all the coins you can get; especially if you plan on furnishing the Room of Requirement. Plus, having some extra coins mean you can go on a shopping spree in Hogsmeade!

You can find eye chests all over the world, particularly in Hogwarts. Be sure to cast Revelio whenever you’re in a new place so you don’t miss any of them (or other hidden goods, you never know what you will find).

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