Hogwarts Legacy February 14 patch notes: Performance fixes, save issues & more

Nathan Warby
Hogwarts Legacy player with Professor Fig

The first substantial post-launch update for Hogwarts Legacy February 14 update has been rolled out, so here are the major issues addressed and the full patch notes.

Hogwarts Legacy has already established itself as one of 2023’s biggest games, shattering records as millions of players begin exploring the huge open world full of magical quests and activities.

But despite the successful launch, some fans have run into frustrating bugs and glitches that have got in the way of their enjoyment, including the blue characters issue that plagued the first few days. Luckily, the devs are delivering regular updates to fix any problems.

The latest update has now arrived, so let’s take a look at the full Hogwarts Legacy February 14 patch notes.

Hogwarts Legacy February 14 update performance improvements

Despite the positive response to the game, Hogwarts Legacy players have encountered a number of performance issues since launch. These could range from framerate dips to full game crashes, taking fans out of the experience.

Luckily, developers Avalanche Software have confirmed that the Hogwarts Legacy February 14 patch update focuses on “overall gameplay performance and stability.”

Hogwarts Legacy February 14 update delayed on PS5

While Xbox Series X and PC players can download the Hogwarts Legacy February 14 patch right away, the PS5 version has been delayed due to “unforeseen issues,” meaning those on Sony platforms will have to wait a little longer for the stability improvements promised in the update.

A new release date hasn’t been revealed just yet, but the devs did confirm on Twitter that they were aiming to release the PS5 patch “later this week.”

Hogwarts Legacy February 14 patch notes

Bug Fixes:

  • General
    • 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.
    • Save Game
      • Fixed error of rewriting last autosave slot.
      • Fixed an issue when restarting from last save around not being able to talk to a vendor after initial conversation.
    • 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.
      • Fixed a memory leak with global lighting system HL-313.
  • XSX
    • Performance and Stability
      • Improved crash collection to help chase rare crashes.
  • PC Steam/PC Epic Games
    • Cinematics
      • Fixed audio issues missing or not properly playing.
    • Controllers
      • Switch Pro controller support updates HL-346.
    • 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 issues with world assets abruptly being stretched which resolves the following reported issues: HL-305HL-265.
      • 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.

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