Update: Today’s patch has now gone live. Notably, the patch specifically mentions fixes for NVIDIA GPUs. See complete patch notes below.
While the game itself has been a huge success (with 500,000 players in-game on Steam at time of writing), Hogwarts Legacy has had some troubles in the performance department. Stuttering and other performance issues have plagued many PC users, and the game just doesn’t always run smoothly, especially in some of the more populated and complex areas.
Fortunately, there has just been an announcement in the official Hogwarts Legacy Discord channel that a patch is coming today. It is set to “fix a few bugs and performance issues” — not exactly a sweeping fix, from the sound of it, but with any luck it’ll help those players most affected. There are handful of specific graphics cards that are particularly struggling with the game, and so it seems possible that today’s update targets those most-affected GPUs.
Today’s announcement also notes that the PS5 patch will be pushed back a few days, thanks to some extra issues they found. The PS5 patch should arrive later this week, and will include a fix for the “Collector’s Edition” Trophy when it does.
The announcement concludes by reminding players to report bugs if they find them, so if you’ve got something specific you want them to fix, head to hogwartslegacy.bugs.wbgames.com and let them know!
Hogwarts Legacy Patch Notes – February 14th, 2023
Build Version – 1120320
Developer Note – This patch addresses overall gameplay performance and stability as well as online connection improvements.
Fixed issues with achievement data being properly pushed to Wizarding World portal after linking.
Fixed an issue with 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 issues with flickering occurring with a transparent head while hair is still present.
Updated localization text for additional content items.
Added Build version to first time EULA.
Fixed rare occurrence of mission descriptions not being displayed correctly.
Corrected VFX presentation of robe transformation.
Fixed a stability issue when skipping cutscenes.
Fixed a crash when playing cutscenes and cinematics.
Anti-Aliasing and Screen resolution settings disabled when using DLSS and not Super Resolution.
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 which resolves the following reported issues: HL-305, HL-265.
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.
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