Hogwarts Legacy: How to get more gear slots

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With limited inventory space in Hogwarts Legacy, players will need to look for more ways to expand their gear slots early on. Here’s everything witches and wizards need to know about how to get more gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy.

Being an action role-playing game, a large part of Hogwarts Legacy involves finding different pieces of gear to augment one’s abilities in combat.

Players can collect a total of six different kinds of gear: Headwear, gloves, neckwear, face wear, robes, and outfits to customize their character’s look and increase their stats. Unfortunately, inventory space for gear is limited to 20 slots at the start of the game. Thankfully, there are ways for students to increase the amount of gear they can carry — but it takes some work to achieve.

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Alternatively, be sure to check out our guide content, covering all you need to know about learning Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacyadvancing time, or changing your equipped spells. With that said, let’s dive in and check out everything that you need to know about expanding gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to expand gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy

There is only one way to expand the number of gear slots you have in Hogwarts Legacy: by completing Merlin Trials. These are small challenges out in the open world that were left behind by the famous wizard Merlin.

By completing these Merlin Trials, players will make progress in the ‘Challenges’ menu under the ‘Exploration’ tab.

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For example, the first challenge tasks players with completing two Merlin Trials to increase inventory slots by four, while the next challenge asks players to complete six Trials.

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Players can claim extra gear slots in the Challenges menu in Hogwarts Legacy.

There are five Merlin Trial challenges in total, meaning players can earn an additional 20 gear slots by completing these challenges over the course of the game.

Where to find Merlin Trials in Hogwarts Legacy

Students can find Merlin Trials in the open world anytime they explore, but they will not be able to solve them until they complete the main story quest ‘Trials of Merlin.’

This quest will become available after completing ‘The Girl from Uagadou’ main quest, where the explorer Nora Treadwell will help players solve their first Merlin Trial.

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These mossy stone circles mark the location of Merlin Trials in Hogwarts Legacy.

After you’ve completed ‘Trials of Merlin,’ you can begin Merlin Trials out in the open world as long as you have Mallowseet leaves in your inventory.

Merlin Trials offer a variety of different challenges, such as lighting torches quickly with the Incindio spell, guiding moths to lanterns with Lumos, or moving boulders into divets with Wingardium Leviosa. So, if players want to hang onto rare gear, they will need to complete many Merlin Trials across Scotland.

And that’s everything fans need to know about getting more gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy. For more Hogwarts Legacy guides, check out the list below:

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