Hogwarts Legacy May 4 Patch: Arachnophobia Mode, DualSense PC Support, and More

Hogwarts Legacy May 4 Patch Warner Bros. Games

The launch of Hogwarts Legacy in February was a success, both financially and critically. However, the game wasn't without its issues. Many players reported bugs, low performance, and more technical problems, alongside the lack of accessibility features.

The developer released several updates that have been addressing players' gripes. One such patch went live recently and it was a big one. The May 4 patch brought much-demanded features, updated upscaling technologies, and added Arachnophobia Mode. Support for Professor Ronen Themed Cosmetic Gear has been included as well.

The highlights of the update are mentioned below.


Arachnophobia Mode

  • Changes all enemy spider appearances
  • Reduces and removes spider skitters and screeches
  • Removes small spider ground effect spawners
  • Makes static spider corpses in the world invisible
    • Collision is still active to prevent players from getting stuck when toggling this setting
  • Note that spider images in the Field Guide remain unchanged

Professor Ronen Themed Cosmetic Gear

  • Added support for the new Professor Ronen Cosmetic Set Twitch Drops



  • UDS optimizations
  • Added PS5 Controller Firmware out of date popup for DualShock on PC Platforms
  • Updated a valid CachedSaveGameListInfo structure to help avoid PS5 from being overburdened and crashing.
  • Resolved transferring save data from PS4 to PS5 causing a suspended and unresponsive screen to appear for more than 30 seconds.



  • Resolved back audio channels not playing and converting to vibration when a DualSense controller is set as the audio output
  • Resolved rumble vibration feature not functioning on Sony controllers
  • Dualsense controller support for PC
  • Resolved Xbox prompts showing when playing with a PS5 DualSense Edge controller
  • Resolved the d-pad interacting with the settings menu while the EULA is opened
  • Resolved Switch Pro Controller spell diamond action keys incorrectly replicating the Xbox controller


  • Update DLSS to 3.1.2
  • Set XeSS as default upscaler for Intel Arc GPUs
  • Added warning to be shown when using outdated drivers on the Intel Arc GPU.
  • Updated to FSR 2.2
  • Updated to XeSS 1.1

On top of new features and performance improvements, the patch also included numerous bug fixes for almost every aspect of the game. You can check them out via the official site.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Hogwarts Legacy recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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