How to fix Hogwarts Legacy blue characters bug

Nathan Warby
Hogwarts Legacy character holding wand

Hogwarts Legacy players have been reporting a bizarre early issue that turns characters blue. Luckily, there there’s a fairly straightforward workaround to solve the Hogwarts Legacy blue characters bug until the devs release a patch.

Hogwarts Legacy early access has begun, giving those who preordered a special edition of the game the chance to start their wizarding journey three days before the worldwide launch.

These lucky players have wasted no time exploring everything that Hogwarts has to offer, from meeting magical creatures to learning how to fly a broom. Unfortunately, the experience has been tainted by a distracting glitch that turns all characters blue, but there is a way to get around it.

Here’s an easy guide on how to fix the blue characters bug in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to fix blue characters in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy developer Avalanche Software are yet to comment on the blue characters bug, but players have found that turning off High Contrast Gameplay seems to solve the issue.

This is one of Hogwarts Legacy‘s many accessibility features, designed to help players distinguish each character more clearly from the background. However, an issue with the feature appears to be causing the blue filter to cover all students, teachers, and enemies.

If you’re able to continue playing Hogwrats Legacy without High Contrast mode enabled, we recommend turning it off via the in-game menus. Check out how below:

  1. Open up the menu in Hogwarts Legacy.
  2. Scroll over to the ‘Settings’ tab.
  3. Head down to the ‘Accessibility Options’ section.
  4. Select ‘High Contrast Gameplay’ to turn it off.

If this doesn’t resolve the blue characters bug right away, you may have to restart Hogwarts Legacy for the change to take effect. Players have reported that this has made their characters return to normal, but it’s worth keeping in mind this isn’t a guaranteed fix from the developers.

If the glitch persists then, unfortunately, the best thing to do is wait for Avalanche Software to issue a patch. The devs will no doubt be working on a number of bug fixes in the days after launch, so it shouldn’t take too long for the issue to be resolved.

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