Though a majority of Hogwarts Legacy players have likely finished their first playthrough by now, the developers have just released a significant patch that aims to fix some of the key issues still plaguing the game. Hogwarts Legacy has been a juggernaut in sales despite launching in a stacked year, as Avalanche's open-world Harry Potter title established itself as a worthy contender for Game of the Year, offering an immersive experience in the Wizarding World, as well as electrifying combat.
However, the game launched with a fair amount of performance issues, and though Avalanche Software was quick to iron out the major issues, the delay of Hogwarts Legacy's Switch port speaks to the inherent difficulty in optimizing such an ambitious title. It is commendable that Avalanche has put aside any work on DLCs for the game in favor of making sure Hogwarts Legacy has a smooth launch on all platforms, and the June patch should help conclude the studio's efforts for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
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Announced on Twitter by the official account for Hogwarts Legacy, the patch immediately went live, and players can download it for their chosen platform at their earliest convenience. The patch notes that detail the changes made in the new build were appended to the tweet, and they mostly concern stability improvements and gameplay fixes that have persisted from earlier updates. For example, an important continuity fix that the June update tackles is the NPCs and player character accidentally resorting to generic wands in certain cutscenes.
Another important fix concerns the quest tracking in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as no longer allowing players to reload a save in front of a collection chest to double their reward. As useful as the glitch may have been, fans will now have to earn collectibles in Hogwarts Legacy the old-fashioned way. Given how vast the playable area is in Avalanche's Wizarding World title, as well as how helpful the world map is when it comes to pointing in the right direction, it shouldn't be a problem for players who want to complete their Field Guide in Hogwarts Legacy.
Though Avalanche had released a cosmetic DLC for Hogwarts Legacy in May, once the Switch version launches in November, the community is hoping that the developers will eventually tackle a proper content update that either expands on the game's companion system, takes players to a new location (such as Wizarding World's London), or acquiesces to the ever-popular request of implementing Quidditch. Whether Avalanche offers new content for Hogwarts Legacy in the future or fully commits to a sequel, its team certainly has the potential to develop the definitive franchise of Harry Potter games.
June 2nd, 2023 Patch - PS4 and XB1
Posted on 06/02/23
Build Version - 1145908
Developer Note - This patch addresses overall gameplay experience and stability improvements.
Resolved the player can permanently lock themselves out of the conversation with Natsai after using a manual saving during a mission HL-12659
Resolved avatar being able to unlock the talent menu during a mission after reloading a manual
Resolved Percival Rackham's Trial not being able to be completed causing a progression blocker HL-12745
Optimization triggering multiple auto-save requests
Resolved visual issues of door of the vault looking open from a far distance
Resolved the avatar falling from the balcony when using prompt to open the door away from it
Resolved issue with the avatar and companion NPC's in cinematics having their wands swapped for a generic one HL-11594
Resolved Fig flickering away at the end of the first cinematic
Resolved characters using generic NPC wands instead of their unique wands HL-11594
Resolved student NPCs standing in air in the courtyard after completing the tour with Everett Clopton
Resolved the avatar's robe moving unnaturally while drinking the potion if they are created immediately after making a manual save on another character's slot
Resolved Professor Hecat's apparate VFX is missing during a scripted event
Resolved "Allow "Known" Collection items to count correctly towards proper achievements
Resolved Gregory and Goblet of fire field guide pages not showing complete after latest patch HL-12917
Updated localization overlapping issues related to location names
Resolved quest tracking icon remaining on map and minimap after the quest is completed
Resolved untracking missions in-game do not update their icons and/or disappear
Resolved opening the map has a chance in softlocking the game
Resolved intro outfit and robe being available in your gear appearances by default HL-4880
Resolved the user getting stuck on the 'Field Guide' screen if they spam the [MENU] button while transitioning to the 'Map' screen
Resolved save issue with Deathly Hallows
Resolved restarting a manual save places Sir Nicholas at the mission's starting point.
Resolved reloading an autosave after gathering any collection chest allows the avatar to obtain the same chest rewards again
Resolved world unloading when the avatar stands at the top of the staircase near the Beast Hut
Resolved the PS4 memory allocator being more robust and thread crashes after soaking
Resolved memory optimization
Resolved landscape streaming issues during Hogwarts
Resolved localization crash when dictionaries are reloaded from a save game
Resolved avatar falling out of world due to missing rocks at Coastal Cavern
Resolved crash with light probes
Resolved crash when opening ornate chests in the game
Resolved crash during level and mission transitions/loading
Resolved a crash when opening and closing pause menu during missions
Resolved crash related to foliage
Resolved crash fast traveling from Central Hall to Forbidden Forest floo flame
Resolved a crash when fast traveling to Hogsmeade using Floo Flames
Update to game credits
Resolved extra collision issue on spiral stair case pillar leading to the map chamber
Resolved visible banding with weather decals
Resolved several metal assets looking completely black in the last room of the Percival Dungeon"
*Patch deployment times may vary per platform
Hogwarts Legacy is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with a Nintendo Switch port dropping on November 14.
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