Hogwarts Legacy Console Graphics Modes Revealed

Portkey Games has revealed its targets for Hogwarts Legacy's console performance, and it looks like there are two main ways to play the game.


Published: January 13, 2023 9:06 AM /

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Hogwarts Legacy publisher Portkey Games has revealed the console graphics modes you can expect if you pick the game up on either PS5 or Xbox Series X|S. As you'd imagine, there are two main ways to play the game, each of which prioritizes a different aspect of the experience in terms of performance and visuals.

Over on the official Portkey Games support platform, the publisher reveals that Hogwarts Legacy will support "multiple" graphics modes, but the two most common are Fidelity and Performance. As with other games, Fidelity mode targets a higher resolution at 30fps, while Performance mode lowers the resolution in order to hit 60fps. This only applies to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, remember; we're not sure what modes will be available on PS4 or Xbox One yet.

It sounds like there will be additional modes to choose from outside of these two, but we don't know what they are just yet. However, if you're playing on a display that supports VRR (variable refresh rate), then Hogwarts Legacy will play nice with that feature as well. You should be able to reach the level of visual quality with which you're most comfortable, by the sounds of things.

Students standing in a hallway in Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy will feature multiple graphics modes on console, so you'll be able to choose how you want the game to look and play.

As we near the release date for Hogwarts Legacy, we're learning more about the game. Earlier this week, for instance, it was confirmed that British comedy star Simon Pegg would head up a voice cast that also includes Lee Jordan actor Luke Youngblood and Downton Abbey veteran Lesley Nicol, as well as voice actors from games like Prey: Mooncrash.

Hogwarts Legacy is scheduled to launch for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on February 10th, after being delayed twice to accommodate extra development time. A version of the game is also set to arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this year; the PS4 and Xbox One versions will launch in April, and a Switch version is also coming in July. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more news about this upcoming open-world game set in the Wizarding World.

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