Hogwarts Legacy PC Settings: Best Graphics Options

Hogwarts Legacy PC Settings: Best Graphics Options
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Jake Bannister


10th Feb 2023 11:56

Are you curious to know about the PC settings and graphics options in Hogwarts Legacy? Whether you’re a fan of the Wizarding World or not, fans aplenty are excited to step into Hogwarts Legacy and explore as a fifth-year Wizard or Witch.

Within the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Hogwarts Legacy, the graphics modes are simple, with a couple of different modes available. As with most games, the PC version is much more different and versatile. With this, you can dive deep into details such as Sky Quality, and more.

We’ve taken a dive into the settings available, here’s our choice for the best PC settings and graphics options for Hogwarts Legacy.

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Hogwarts Legacy PC Settings: Best Graphics Options

When heading into your settings, you are firstly met with Display options, our pick for the best settings are:

Hogwarts Legacy Best PC Settings
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Hogwarts Legacy Best Display Settings
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  • Window Mode - Windowed Fullscreen
  • Upscale Type - NVIDIA DLSS
  • Upscale Mode - NVIDIA DLSS Quality
  • Upscale Sharpness - 0
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency - On
  • VSync - On
  • Frame Rate - Uncapped
  • Field of View - 0
  • Motion Blur - On
  • Depth of Field - On
  • Chromatic Aberration - On
  • Film Grain - On

A noticeable omission from Hogwarts Legacy PC version is that there's no fullscreen option, while in games we're used to the staple Windowed and Windowed Fullscreen option. The general fullscreen option is the most optimised for maximum FPS, which not in the current PC build of Hogwarts Legacy, with fans calling it a huge oversight. With a day-one patch coming, we hope this is fixed.

The graphics settings depend on your PC and specification, so we recommend heading onto the ‘’Run Benchmark’ option. Here, the game will pick recommended settings based on your machine's performance.

From experience, in high-intensive areas such as Hogsmeade, your frame rate could drop on these settings. You can turn these down to the lower option on ‘Global Quality Preset’. Other recommended graphics options to turn down are:

  • Ray Tracing Reflections - Off
  • Ray Tracing Shadows - Off
  • Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion - Off

Within the remaining settings, the only other area we’d recommend you take a look at is the audio options. In some areas of the game, you may have multiple characters speaking at the same time, so we recommend enabling the ‘Display Subtitles’ option.

For the remaining settings, we suggest keeping these at default. However, there may be some accessibility options such as the text size that may help you on your way.

That’s all for our choice of the best PC settings and graphics options for Hogwarts Legacy. For more Hogwarts Legacy guides, keep reading GGRecon.

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