Hogwarts Legacy Day One Patch Live on PC and Xbox Series X|S

Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming open-world RPG set in the 1800s.
Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming open-world RPG set in the 1800s. Avalanche Software/Warner Bros.

Harry Potter fans are enjoying Hogwarts Legacy in the last few days. However, the experience hasn’t exactly been optimal. Many players have encountered performance issues, bugs, and connection issues. So, the developer has released the Day One patch to address some of these concerns. The patch is only live on Xbox Series X|S and PC for now.

Shader compilation has been optimized and improved, while the performance of Fidelity Mode is increased. The build version is now displayed when the user sees the EULA for the first time. Ray tracing default setting is set to medium, and the quality of RTAO is improved and it won’t look worse than SSAO anymore.

The developers also recommend players not to use a workaround to run the game in DX11. The game requires DX12 to run properly. The complete changelog is mentioned below.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performance and Stability
    • Improved crash collection to help chase rare crashes.
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  • Cinematics
    • Fixed audio issues missing or not properly playing.
  • 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 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.

The complete patch notes of Hogwarts Legacy Day One Patch are available via the official site.

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