A workaround for the technical problems plaguing Hogwarts Legacy has been made available online. After release with numerous issues, the solution has been a great help for many fans of Hogwarts Legacy who have been experiencing issues with the PC port.
When Hogwarts Legacy was released on February 7 for those who purchased the deluxe edition and February 10 for everyone else, it was a success both critically and commercially. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive, and the concurrent player count surpassed expectations. After a February 9 streaming event, it became the most-viewed single-player title of all time on Twitch with 1.29 million viewers. Avalanche Software appears to have delivered what many Potterheads had dreamt of: a game based on the beloved franchise. Despite its success, the PC version of the game has been reported to have numerous performance issues.
A Reddit post has recently been the source of help for many players experiencing performance issues with the PC version of Hogwarts Legacy. Frame rates had been dropping to single digits in certain areas of the game, but the user provided a three-step solution. First, the user suggested that hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling should be disabled in the PC’s GPU settings. Secondly, a line of commands must be inputted into the Engine.ini file in the AppData. Lastly, Nvidia users were recommended to set their shader cache size to 10GB in the global 3D settings of the graphics control panel. By taking these steps, the game should run much better for those who had been struggling.
The Reddit post has been praised for its seemingly miraculous fix, with many users claiming that the other attempts they made were unsuccessful. This user’s advice appears to be successful in removing the bottleneck on the GPU, allowing players to take advantage of their computer’s hardware and play Hogwarts Legacy without any problems. This raises the question of when an official hotfix with the command string will be released. It is unfortunate that a game with so much potential is being held back by technical problems that can be easily solved.
The visual marvel of Hogwarts Legacy delivers a long-desired chance to explore the fantasy world of Harry Potter and hopefully, the technical issues on the PC version will soon be fixed to enable the game to be appreciated for its gameplay and design qualities.
Hogwarts Legacy made its debut on February 10 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X, and will be available on April 4 for PS4 and Xbox One, and July 25 for Nintendo Switch.