Does Hogwarts Legacy Run On Steam Deck?

Does Hogwarts Legacy Run On Steam Deck?
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Written by 

Ben Williams


13th Feb 2023 11:46

Do you want to play Hogwarts Legacy on your new and shiny Steam Deck? Hogwarts Legacy has had a massive release, topping the sales charts across various platforms across console and PC. For the PC version on Steam, some hopeful players have been wondering if the game will take on Steam Deck. Let's get into this Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck guide. 

Disclaimer: While the creator of the Harry Potter franchise was not directly involved in the creation of Hogwarts Legacy, their comments on social media around transgender people are hurtful and dangerous given the size of their platform. 

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Does Hogwarts Legacy Run On Steam Deck?

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Yes, Hogwarts Legacy does run on Steam Deck. Along with WB Games Support confirming over Twitter before the game's release, Hogwarts Legacy is officially verified for Steam Deck compatibility on its respective Steam game page.

However, whilst the Steam Deck does meet Hogwarts Legacy's minimum PC specs, you might need to make some caveats in your graphics settings to make it run properly. Hogwarts Legacy has various graphics modes with nice touches like a Fidelity Mode with ray-tracing or an up to 60FPS Performance Mode.

On Steam Deck though, you might find you need to make a compromise - exchanging visuals for stability. For instance, whilst native resolution and a higher framerate are technically feasible, you can limit your framerate to 30FPS or lower your resolution to 720p to ensure stable performance. 

A way to boost the framerate is by turning on the Steam Deck's AMD FSR 2. A temporal upscaling technology, AMD FSR 2 effectively increases your framerate at the cost of lowering your resolution. With many of Hogwarts Legacy's gameplay elements where frequent movement is a factor - like flying and fast-paced combat - a higher framerate is a recommended priority to get the most out of the game.

That's all you need to know in our Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck compatibility guide. For even more about the game, find out if Hogwarts Legacy has quidditch in the game. Alternatively, take a look at whether Hogwarts Legacy has multiplayer

For even more Hogwarts Legacy guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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