The new Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy, has already broken one world record on Twitch and is fast approaching a second, surpassing fellow RPG game Cyberpunk 2077, as well as Elden Ring, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty. It comes just after the Hogwarts Legacy early access period, but still days ahead of the full Hogwarts Legacy release date.
As of the time of writing, Hogwarts Legacy holds the record for most concurrent Twitch viewers for a single-player game, with a peak 1,269,317 people tuning in to view streams of the Harry Potter game, beating the previous record holder, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, at 1,143,965. That’s a lot of people watching a lot of Hogwarts Legacy spells.
While multiplayer games like Fortnite, Minecraft, and League of Legends dominate the charts for concurrent viewers, the single-player Hogwarts Legacy has surpassed many online-based games in a second Twitch category – highest number of concurrent streamers.
At its peak, 32,108 Twitch channels simultaneously streamed Hogwarts Legacy, beating the records for games including Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Elden Ring, World of Warcraft, and Apex Legends. If you’ve been watching on Twitch and you’re thinking of getting into Hogwarts Legacy, get yourself prepared for all the Hogwarts Legacy challenges.
The data comes from Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube monitoring site Stream Charts, which tracks viewership across different games and channels. The figures also follow a surprising about-face when it comes to preloading Hogwarts Legacy on Steam. Previously, Avalanche, the game’s developers, said this would not be possible, but that’s all changed. Take a look if you want to know how to preload Hogwarts Legacy.
If you’re tuning into streams of the new Harry Potter, you’ll want to know how to get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch drops. You might also want a tour around all the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms, or maybe find out how to import your house and want into Hogwarts Legacy, to give your wizarding avatar some of your personal style.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. While WB Games says “JK Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is based on her work and it’s still unclear if she will receive 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.