The early access period for Hogwarts Legacy is well under way, but some players with pre-orders are struggling to play the open-world game due to technical issues. Worse still, despite numerous bug reports, many would-be witches and wizards are no closer to understanding what the cause of the problems are or how to fix them, but dev help is on the way.
If you’re among the crowd of prospective students trying to star their year at the titular school of witchcraft and wizardry, it’s worth confirming that your rig meets the Hogwarts Legacy system requirements as a priority. That said, if you’ve a PC that’s plenty capable of running the Harry Potter spin-off on paper but are still having difficulties, you’re not alone.
Diving into the Hogwarts Legacy official bug page, it appears that a large amount of players are experiencing crashes following the game’s seizure warning and after accepting its licence agreement.
Developer Portkey Games is yet to provide a fix for these issues, but is now investigating both bugs. It’s likely that these problems will be resolved via a patch, and we’ll update this story as and when that arrives.
In the meantime, take the opportunity to prepare yourself for the school year ahead by familiarising yourself with all the Hogwarts Legacy spells and Hogwarts Legacy potions.
Once you do find yourself on the castle grounds, be sure to use the best Hogwarts Legacy settings to get the ideal balance of quality visuals and stable frame rates.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.