At first glance, the balloons floating in the early stages of Hogwarts Legacy may seem like just another decorative item. However, they are actually a way to gain EXP points and unlock special Broom appearances.
Popping balloons can be tricky as they are quite high up, so it will take some creativity to reach them. If you're also struggling to pop balloons in Hogwarts Legacy, then here's an ultimate guide for the same.
How To Pop Balloons in Hogwarts Legacy
Popping balloons in Hogwarts Legacy is relatively easy, as all you need to do is fly into them using your broom. If you have not unlocked the broom yet, do it by completing the “Flight Test” quest and then purchasing it by spending 600 Gold at Spintwitches Sporting Needs.
The Flying Class quest unlocks after completing the main story quest 'Jackdaw’s Rest.' As the name suggests, you'll receive a flying lesson from the one and only Madam Kogawa when undertaking the “Flight Test” quest.
Flying with a broom in Hogwarts Legacy is simple: press Tab + 3 to bring up the broom in the PC version and use space to ascend and CTRL to descend. Whereas console players can use the right stick to control the ascent and descent by tilting it up and down, and tilting it left to right will adjust the camera view. To gain a speed boost, click the left mouse button.
However, make sure that you're not flying too fast. Otherwise, you're more likely to miss your target. Apart from the EXP points, completing the balloon challenges allows players to unlock a variety of broom cosmetics such as Night Dancer Broom, Wild Fire Broom, and more.
If you're struggling to find the brooms around the mysterious world of Hogwarts Legacy, then you can check out the image below to know their exact locations.
So there you have it. That's everything you need to know about popping balloons in Hogwarts Legacy. Before leaving, take a moment to peruse our spellbinding review of Hogwarts Legacy.