Last Updated on March 22, 2023
Summary: Hogwarts Legacy is crashing for PC users for various reasons. This can be fixed by using a few traditional tweaks.
Hogwarts Legacy Fix Crashing: Hogwarts Legacy is out now for users that purchased the Deluxe edition. The game is released for deluxe users three days before the others. That would essentially mean that we will be beta-testing the game for the devs while enjoying the title before the others.
Users on Reddit and the official WB Forum have reported issues such as crashing and random performance drops. Everyone knows that AAA games are full of problems on launch days. Not to forget, this game also uses Denuvo, which is known offender for performance drops on PC.
Enough about the game and its problems; let’s find out how we can fix them.
How To Fix Crashing in Hogwarts Legacy
Please remember that these are traditional tweaks that solve crashes for most AAA titles during launch days. Additional tweaks will be added as the game is released to the public.
Update Device Drivers & Windows
From time to time, I have seen people reporting crashes, and it turns out they haven’t updated their Graphics drivers for a while. You can easily update your graphic drivers by heading to the official websites:
If this doesn’t solve your issue, you can try a clean install by removing the GPU Driver using DDU.
On the other hand, Updating Windows ensures you get all the performance enhancements. With every new update, Microsoft improves the speed and efficiency of the operating system. For example, with the release of Windows 11, Microsoft made several changes to improve performance, including faster startup times and improved graphics processing.
Shut down conflicting applications
This is a community recommendation; users have reported that the following software can lead to crashes:
- Razer Synapse
- Armory Crate
These applications are unimportant to me, so I uninstalled them.
In the game crashing fiasco, overclocking is the culprit most of the time. Some players were able to fix this issue by bringing their GPU and CPU to default frequencies. MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm are two popular tools used to overclock GPUs; both of these are known for creating problems for newer titles.
While it is unclear how many players are affected by the crashes, it is a good reminder that overclocking can be dangerous if not done correctly. It’s also worth noting that even if you don’t experience any crashes.
Tone Down Hogwarts Legacy Game Settings
The game is a demanding title that won’t run well on most PCs; that’s a fact. You can view the complete system requirements on the official Steam Page.
If the tweaks mentioned didn’t work, you should tone down your game settings. I will be writing about the best settings for the game shortly, which should help you out.
Disable Overlays from Third Party Applications
Third-party applications tinker with the game and can make it unresponsive. If you’re facing problems, disable Discord, and Windows Game Bar, to name a few.
If you are using Discord like me, I’d recommend changing a few things. One such thing is discord overlay; it’s not something you need at all times. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is known for causing FPS-related issues.
Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord
- Open Discord
- Click on User Settings > Appearance
- Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio; this will turn it off.
Disable in-game Discord Overlay
- Open Discord
- Go to Overlay under App Settings
- Click on the “Enable in-game overlay” to turn it off.
Windows Game Bar
- Click Start > Settings > Gaming
- On the Game Bar, set “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off.
- Now head to the Captures tab and set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
- You can also test turning Game Mode on or off, one by one.
Verify Game Files on Steam
To do this:
- Open Steam and click on the Library tab.
- Right-click on MW2 and select Properties.
- Click on the Local Files tab > click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files… button.
- Steam will start verifying the game files and fix any corrupted ones.
These few tweaks helped me and others solve their crashing problem in Hogwarts Legacy. If this worked for you, share it with your friends.
If not, then please try contacting the support channels of the game: