Hogwarts Legacy System Requirements + can my PC run it - Cover

Hogwarts Legacy is building up to be one of the highly anticipated releases of 2023. However, there’s the usual question of whether or not a player’s PC can run the game. Lucky for us, Avalanche Software has revealed the system requirements for Hogwarts Legacy.

Check out the system requirements below to find out whether or not your PC can run the upcoming Harry Potter-inspired game, Hogwarts Legacy.

Minimum system requirements for Hogwarts Legacy on PC

From the gameplay trailers we’ve seen so far, Hogwarts Legacy looks as magical as we imagined a new Harry Potter game would be. The visuals and graphics from the trailers are already an indication that the game won’t be fit to run on low-end PCs.

And according to Avalanche Software, your device should have at least an i5 processor to display those high definition graphics. Furthermore, the minimum system requirements for Hogwarts Legacy is really not that friendly for those with a low to medium PC build.

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Here are the minimum requirements you’ll need to run Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 OR AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 85 GB

For players who decide to run Hogwarts Legacy with the minimum requirements, there will be an “Upscale Performance Setting” available to them.

From what it’s called, it’s possible that the game sacrifices some of the graphics to ensure smooth gameplay performance.

Recommended system requirements to run the game

On the other hand, your time at Hogwarts is better spent in high definition. So if you’re looking to play the game at the recommended settings, here are the requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 OR AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD RX 5700 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 85 GB

If you tick all these boxes, you’ll get to play Hogwarts Legacy in an “Upscale Quality Setting”. However, the team behind the game hasn’t elaborated on this feature yet.

But if we compare it to what the minimum requirements got, this feature is focused on improving the overall quality of the game’s graphics.

Hogwarts Legacy’s system requirements is a glimpse into the future of gaming

Now that the system requirements for the game have been revealed, it’s undeniable that Hogwarts Legacy is going to be demanding to play. Graphics card like the beloved GTX 1060 is not even enough to run the game at minimum settings.

Usually, console players shouldn’t worry about stuff like frame drops or poor quality when a game releases. However, Hogwarts Legacy is also coming to eighth-gen consoles. Specifically, the game is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

So if these are its minimum requirements for PC, how will the game hold up on eighth-gen consoles? Furthermore, the requirements needed to run Hogwarts Legacy are close to Skull and Bones’ specs.

The only difference is Skull and Bones is only releasing on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. No eighth-gen consoles are included for the pirate game’s release. With that being said, it’ll be interesting to see how Avalanche Software pulls off a release for the older consoles given the PC requirements.

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Hogwarts Legacy is available to play on February 10, 2023. However, the game is accepting pre-orders for the different versions it offers. If you pre-order now, you’ll get access to the game 72 hours before its initial release.

Do you meet the minimum or recommended requirements to run Hogwarts Legacy? Let us know what you think about the system requirements for the game in the comments below.


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