How to Unlock The House Chest

Being sorted into a House in Hogwarts Legacy leads you to your living quarters within the iconic castle, where you can spot a House Chest that you may be able to unlock through enough exploration. Located in the house dorm room, the House Chest stores tokens associated with your house and gives an exclusive cloak with that house’s emblem as a reward for opening it. Unfortunately, despite the ease at which this container first appears, you will have to track down several objects called Daedalian Keys around Hogwarts to gain the benefits offered.

There are 16 Daedalian Keys scattered throughout Hogwarts, first seen after the first couple of lessons when a student points out these floating keys that travel towards a specific cabinet. Completing a quick mini-game at any of the cabinets these keys lead to gives you a house emblem, which helps unlock the House Chest if all sixteen emblems are collected. Unfortunately, many of these sections where cabinets are found do not open up until some progress has been made through the main story. Therefore, you may have to return to this task periodically as you discover new locations in Hogwarts Legacy.

All Daedalian Key Locations For Unlocking The House Chest in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian Cabinet and Flying Key Mini-Game that Gives Players House Emblems to Unlock House Chest

Key Location

Where to Find Cabinet

Astronomy Tower

Simply follow the quest marker from the key to the Astronomy classroom.

Defense Against the Dark Arts Tower

Down the hall from the classroom, downstairs near a giant skeletal creature displayed.

Central Hall

Close to the hallway leading to the Potions classroom, right beside a puzzle door.

North Hall

Right near the globe past the Transfiguration Courtyard, where the key leads to the cabinet up a following set of stairs.

Quad Courtyard

You can see this cabinet near a Levioso statue on the west side of stairs leading from the courtyard.


To the right of the back-facing wall of the area near some benches.

Potion’s Classroom

The key takes you to the basement section near the potions classroom, leading directly to the cabinet.

Great Hall

Taking two rights past the main entrance leads to a set of stairs, where the cabinet can be seen at the top.

Grand Staircase

At the bottom of the staircase, up another set of stairs located past the hourglass that tracks house points.

Entrance Hall

The key found between the Great Hall and Main Courtyard leads you to the large Hogwarts Crest, then down some stairs to the next cabinet.


The first dungeon cabinet must be found through a door at the bottom of the North Hall stairs. Taking a left at the entrance sees the cabinet near a sleeping dragon statue.

Past the first cabinet in the dungeons leads to a storage room, where you can take a left to see the next cabinet at the back of the area.

Clock Tower

Through a locked door where the dueling club gathers, stairs lead you to the cabinet, which continues toward the key.

Faculty Tower

The cabinet sits under a staircase in front of the main door, while the key remains on the upper levels.

Viaduct Entrance

Past the Floo Flame lies a set of stairs past Central Hall, where you can track down another cabinet on their left and the key further upward to the right.

Bell Tower

In the Bell Tower Courtyard, a set of stairs will lead to a wooden door that contains the key.

Once every Daedalian cabinet is opened, you can travel back to the House Chest to unlock it and collect the house-specific robe.

While it may take some time to beat Hogwarts Legacy‘s main story, you have plenty of opportunities to broaden your search as they gain new upgrades to gear and new spells that might assist in their exploration.

Editor’s Note: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has been accused of transphobia by those in the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling does stand to earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.

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  • Hogwarts Legacy Game Poster

    Hogwarts Legacy

    Harry Potter

    Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Steam


    Avalanche Software

    Warner Bros. Games

    Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World


    Xbox One

    Release Date :
    February 2023