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Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get the Best Performance | Best Settings

Optimize your framerate on both console and PC with this guide.

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Hogwarts Legacy features a good slew of options for players to customize the performance of the game, whether they’re playing on modern consoles or on PC.

In this thorough guide, we’ll go over the available settings on both consoles and PC, as well as give you tips and recommendations for the best settings.

How to Get the Best Performance in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Get the Best Performance in Hogwarts Legacy

Before we begin, we’ll divide this article into two different categories: consoles and PC.

Hogwarts Legacy is available on both current-generation consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series) and PC. The Console versions provide various performance and graphical modes, but the PC version has more in-depth customization.

Now, let’s go over the settings available for each platform and the best performance settings.

Console Performance Modes

Console Performance Modes

Source: Pure Xbox

The Console version of Hogwarts Legacy features 5 different graphical modes, each one having a different balance between graphical fidelity and performance.

Which performance modes you can use depends on your display. Regular 60hz refresh rate displays can use the following modes:

  • Fidelity: This mode prioritizes visuals and targets a framerate of 30 FPS.
  • Fidelity with Raytracing: This is similar to Fidelity mode but enables Raytracing effects, providing the best graphical fidelity at the cost of performance.
  • Performance: This mode sacrifices visual enhancements and lowers the resolution of the game, but mostly stays at 60 FPS.

Displays that support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) can use any of the modes above as well as these two extra modes:

  • Balanced: This is an in-between of Fidelity and Performance. It features good visuals with an uncapped framerate that varies between 30 and 60 FPS.
  • HFR Performance: HFR stands for High-Frame Rate, an ultra-high framerate mode that makes the most graphical sacrifices for optimal performance.

The performance mode is the best for players who don’t own a VRR display, as it provides the best framerate. The graphical downgrade isn’t too large, either, so the game still looks great.

Those who own VRR displays might want to choose between the regular Performance mode and HFR Performance when prioritizing framerate.

PC Graphical Settings

PC gamers have much more customizability when it comes to the graphical and performance options in Hogwarts Legacy.

A good starting point for everyone looking for the best performance is to use the benchmarking feature in the game. This will test your PC and choose the best settings for you.

PC Graphical Settings

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Another great feature is that the game supports multiple upscaling technologies.

If you own an Nvidia GPU, you should take advantage of the game’s NVIDIA DLSS support. This should provide a good performance boost without sacrificing visual fidelity.

If you don’t own an Nvidia GPU, you can use FSR and XeSS upscaling options which provide a moderate performance gain without much of a visual downgrade.

PC Graphical Settings 1

You might also want to disable some of the post-processing effects such as Motion Blur and Chromatic Aberration. Some people prefer to have them disabled for visual clarity, but turning them off also provides a performance boost.

As a last resort if you still don’t get satisfying performance is to turn off settings such as anti-aliasing and lower your texture, shadow, and geometry quality. Lowering resolution is also helpful if you have a GPU bottleneck.

Also, consider setting a framerate cap of 30 FPS if you find that your PC can’t maintain 60 FPS. This should make the framerate feel more consistent.

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