First Significant Hogwarts Legacy Update Now Available; PS5 Patch Delayed

Players on PC and Xbox Series X|S may now download the first significant patch for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy. Because of “unforeseen issues,” the PS5 upgrade will be delayed for a little while longer.

Some of the issues with the game’s performance, cutscenes, and saved games have been addressed in the patches that Warner Bros. has posted on its website. Complete patch notes are available on this page.

In order to learn why the PS5 patch was delayed, please view the tweet below:

If you’re looking for more information on the Hogwarts Legacy game, you may find some of the articles we wrote about it down below:

Bug Fixes:

  • General
    • Online
      • Fixed issues with achievement data being properly pushed to Wizarding World portal after linking.
    • Gameplay
      • Owl Mail
        • Fixed an issue with mail not properly triggering sequential mission.
      • World Events
        • Fixed rare crash around certain locations where in-game World Events spawning.
      • NPC
        • Fixed a rare crash when respawning NPCs in the world.
        • Fixed crash with some NPC schedules.
      • Characters
        • Fixed issues with flickering occurring with a transparent head while hair is still present.
    • UI
      • Updated localization text for additional content items.
      • Added Build version to first time EULA.
      • Fixed rare occurrence of mission descriptions not being displayed correctly.
    • Cinematics
      • Corrected VFX presentation of robe transformation.
      • Fixed a stability issue when skipping cutscenes.
      • Fixed a crash when playing cutscenes and cinematics.
    • Save Game
      • Fixed error of rewriting last autosave slot.
      • Fixed an issue when restarting from last save around not being able to talk to a vendor after initial conversation.
    • Performance and Stability
      • Improved performance on Fidelity mode.
      • Fixed rare crash around hovering over the map.
      • Fixed issue with wind causing distortion and stretching of world assets.
      • Fixed a rare occurrence with material swapping.
      • Fixed a rare crash with map assets state.
      • Fixed Rare crash occurring with in-game world events.
      • Fixed a memory leak with global lighting system.
  • XSX
    • Performance and Stability
      • Improved crash collection to help chase rare crashes.
  • PC Steam/PC Epic Games
    • Cinematics
      • Fixed audio issues missing or not properly playing.
    • Controllers
      • Switch Pro controller support updates.
    • Upscalers
      • Enable frame generation while DLSS is disabled.
      • Anti-Aliasing and Screen resolution settings disabled when using DLSS and not Super Resolution.
    • Raytracing
      • Fixed issue with RTAO looking worse than SSAO.
      • Adjusted default setting to Medium Quality.
    • Performance and Stability
      • Shader type compilation optimization.
      • Shader compilation performance updates and functionality enhancements.
      • Fixed a crash affecting Text2Speech usability.
      • Resolved issues with world assets abruptly being stretched.
      • Resolved an issue with Nvidia GPUs having lower frame rate compared to AMD.
    • DirectX Version 12
      • Please note DirectX Version 12 is required to run Hogwarts Legacy on PC. We do not suggest attempting workarounds to run the game with DirectX Version 11 as this can cause stability issues with launching the game and the player experience.

Those with a PS5 will have to wait until later this week for a fix, according to WB. The Collector’s Edition Trophy, awarded to players who have completed all of Hogwarts Legacy’s challenges, has also been patched (of which there are many).

Although Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy has started out well commercially, its response has been contentious due to series author J.K. Rowling’s vocal opposition to transgender people. While our assessment highlighted several technical flaws, we found that, overall, the game is a well-executed open-world fantasy experience.