How to raise the hood on your cloak in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Cloak

Look like you solemnly swear you’re up to no good

Hogwarts Legacy promised to let players customize their characters, and they delivered. Even beyond the initial setup, where you choose everything from your face to your voice, there are plenty of opportunities to be your best witch or wizard self. Collecting gear is part of the game. Once you realize that you can keep the gear and customize the appearance, the game feels amazing. Guess what? You can even raise your cloak hood!

First, make your way to the Gear menu. Obviously, you have to be wearing a cloak in order to raise its hood. A standard cloak comes with your intro into your House. After that, you may come across cloaks in chests throughout Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Different appearances can be gained through side quests. The green cloak my character is wearing comes from the Venemous Valor side quest.

Once you have your cloak, linger your cursor over the “Cloaks and Robes” section. At the bottom of the pop-up menu, you will see options to “Change Appearance” and “Hood On/Off.”

Screenshot by Destructoid
Screenshot by Destructoid

Having your hood up (“On”) doesn’t do anything for you other than maybe making you feel cool. It definitely lends a darker look, even if you’re wearing a bright green contraption like me. It’s just another way to add a little personality to your wizarding experience.

Playing dress-up is half the fun for me in this game. Even your wand is yours to customize in amazing detail, allowing you to choose the best wand for you. Then you can feel your best as you take on adventures, such as the Well Well Well quest.

Sam Arthurs
Sam joined Destructoid as a Freelance Writer in December 2022. She is a fan of narrative games, like The Wolf Among US, and creepy Metroidvanias. When she isn't playing or writing about video games, she reads and writes horror stories.