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Hogwarts Legacy update patch notes – 2/14/23

The biggest Hogwarts Legacy news since release

Updated: Feb 15, 2023 11:47 am
Hogwarts Legacy update patch notes – 2/14/23

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Our first taste of official Hogwarts Legacy update patch notes is here. Hogwarts Legacy has enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response since it’s release to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on February 10th. Even before that, the few days of early access found players dumping a ton of hours in to the game and enjoying every minute of it.

We first expected a day one patch to accompany the full release, but nothing truly meaningful came of it. That’s why we’re exciting to see that some real patch notes are here to delve into. Changes to the Xbox Series X/S and PC versions included, with a PS5 update coming later this week.

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Regardless of all that praise, there have definitely been some performance issues to address, especially for PC players. This is one key aspect which you can expect to see improvements on, along with a great deal of additional bug fixes.

Hogwarts Legacy update patch notes

It’s finally time to enjoy some Hogwarts Legacy patch notes in this first update. First of many we should hope. Like we said, these particular patch notes will be covering changes to the PC and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game. The developers have noted that this patch is here to address gameplay performance, stability, and online connection improvements.

So, let’s dive straight into some of the biggest changes which will improve your overall experience while playing Hogwarts Legacy. We’ve hand-picked some of the details which we think are the most important and will have the biggest impact on your experience. The full patch notes are at the bottom of the article if you wish to read through them all.

Hogwarts Legacy update bug fixes

  • Fixed issues with achievement data being properly pushed to Wizarding World portal after linking.
  • Fixed an issue with Owl mail not properly triggering sequential mission.
  • Fixed rare crash around certain locations where in-game World Events spawning.
  • Fixed a rare crash when respawning NPCs in the world.
  • Fixed crash with some NPC schedules.
  • Fixed a stability issue when skipping cutscenes.
  • Fixed a crash when playing cutscenes and cinematics.
  • 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.
  • Improved performance on Fidelity mode.
  • Fixed rare crash around hovering over the map.
  • Fixed rare crash occurring with in-game world events.
  • Fixed a memory leak with global lighting system.
  • Xbox Series X – Improved crash collection to help chase rare crashes.
  • PC – Fixed audio issues missing or not properly playing.
  • PC – Fixed raytracing issue with RTAO looking worse than SSAO.
  • PC – Shader type compilation optimization.
  • PC – Shader compilation performance updates and functionality enhancements.
  • PC – Resolved an issue with Nvidia GPUs having lower frame rate compared to AMD.

The developers also note that DirectX 12 is required for Hogwarts Legacy and using any workarounds to try and run it on DirectX 11 can cause stability issues.

Hogwarts Legacy update : Final word

It’s nice to see a good range of bug fixes and improvements this early on for Hogwarts Legacy. This seems to set a nice high bar for updates moving forward, especially those regarding performance. For such a recently released title, all focus should be on optimizing the game and making sure performance is as you’d expect it to be. So far so good for Hogwarts Legacy patches. Now we’re just waiting for those PS5 improvements coming soon.

If you want to read the full patch notes, they are available here.

As a Junior Staff Writer, Jack is involved in writing and maintaining a bunch of hardware guides & reviews. With an interest in PC gaming, he now focuses on writing about monitors, headsets, and more.

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