Hogwarts Legacy PC system requirements need some pretty powerful magic to run at minimum

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Aug 25, 2022 8:35 PM
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The upcoming wizard RPG based on the world of Harry Potter is pretty highly anticipated, and with the recent trailer at Gamescome Opening Night Live 2022 the developers have now opened up pre-orders. Luckily for us, that also means the official PC system requirements have also been revealed...

Unfortunately for us, Hogwarts Legacy PC system requirements need some pretty powerful magic to run at minimum. Not only will you need a beefy setup just to get 1080p/60fps, you will also need to set the upscaling quality to Performance mode, which on this generation of hardware likely means for AMD FSR.

Additionally, the specs themselves seem pretty unoptimized, as the jump from minimum to recommended is not a whole lot (not unsubstantial either, just not as much as you would expect based on the minimum specs). Coupled with the use of upscaling features means Hogwarts Legacy looks to be a pretty demanding game.

With that said, let's dive right in and take a look at the official Hogwarts Legacy PC system requirements...

Hogwarts Legacy Minimum system requirements - 1080p/60fps/Low settings (Upscale: Performance)

Hogwarts Legacy Recommended system requirements - 1080p/60fps/High settings (Upscale: Quality)

You will need a GTX 1080 Ti or RX 5700 XT graphics card coupled with either a Core i5-8400 or Ryzen 5 3600 processor in order to run the Hogwarts Legacy recommended system requirements. You can expect 60fps performance on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution with this hardware. Also, your PC needs 16GB of RAM for the recommended specs.

Hogwarts Legacy needs a GTX 1070 or RX Vega 56 GPU along with a Core i5-8400 or Ryzen 5 2600 CPU to match the minimum system requirements, running at 60fps on Low graphics settings at 1080p resolution. Minimum amount of system memory required is 8GB.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hogwarts Legacy System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hogwarts Legacy GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Hogwarts Legacy Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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22:15 Sep-02-2022

Yeah i wouldn't call this beefy at all. A 1070 is indeed an older card that is pretty good to find second hand right now. A ryzen 2600 is ancient at this point too and is superceded by the 3600 that can be found really cheap too.


I got one in my drawer from upgrading to the 5800x.

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18:09 Aug-30-2022

I think I can probably still run this game cause even then I play games windowed mode one montior as I have other stuff on my other monitors. As well this is just poorly optimized. For not even putting said 720p resoultion and keeping an Intel Core i5-8400 for both reccomend and min kind of fishy.

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18:57 Aug-28-2022

Requirement seems pretty demanding at one perspective that recommended spec needs a modern 6 cores hyperthreaded CPU and GTX 1080 Ti to run at upscale quality preset at 1080p60.

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11:12 Aug-26-2022

Intriguing minimum specs, however the GTX 1070 is an old card by today's standards, PS4 Pro era and not PS5, this is the standard for modern gaming in my opinion and they have opted to use the new Unreal Engine 5 for the game, unfortunately for us PC gamers.. we have to put in the effort to keep up with the consoles or run the risk of being left behind by upcoming games.

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21:06 Aug-30-2022

game doesnt use UE5

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12:57 Aug-31-2022

My mistake, I had read that it would use UE5, after a quick search it has definitely indeed been confirmed for UE4, a pity.

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ma stai scherzando o dici vero che stanno usando unreal 5 hahah ma tu hai visto Black Myth: Wukong, si vede che non ne capisci niete

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22:15 Aug-25-2022

Oh alright so bad optimization by lazy developers putting a 1070 with 8GB of VRam at minimum (Upscaled at that), while other better looking games (RDR2/CP2077) run at 3GB of VRam and much weaker GPUs... again another company focusing on their console release because that's where the most money is at *sigh*, now I actually adore Rockstar for waiting a year or so to release the PC port because both the GTA V and RDR2 ports are gems at optimization.

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03:41 Aug-26-2022

I've had many an argument over the years as to the definition of the phrase "PC optimized", it's gotten rather boring. These are actually pretty tame requirements. The 1070 is probably asked for because of the horsepower, not so much the VRAM. You can't compare engines to other engines. It's apples to oranges comparison. 2 completely different designs.


I remember when Assassin's Creed Unity came out, and people were crying poor optimization all over. Buggy? Hell yes. Poor Optimization? No. Demanding? Yes. You can't brute force good performance with bad optimization. It just ain't going to happen.

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08:24 Aug-26-2022

but thats a bad example Unity was and still is one of the best looking games of its time so it being demanding is fine, when people including me say that game is poorly optimised we usaully mean visuals/requirments, if you make a game that require gtx 1070 and it looks and plays as a game that could have beed made like 6-8years ago we call it unoptimised because why does it use new engine which will be more demanding if old one was capable of accomplishing the same thing

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17:36 Aug-26-2022

It would be "rather boring" if devs were actually fully utilizing what cards are capable of. How many times have people been complaining about less than 90% GPU usage on their mid to lower end cards which makes no sense. Like Zeyad said, PC is an afterthought because consoles are so mainstream and you can't expect a PC, no matter how powerful it is to run "well" just because it's higher than console specs. That is left up to the developers to utilize what PC components can do. There have been many games better looking than this that have had lower requirements. There is also the real possibility that these requirements are just BS as that's also been the case for multiple titles where lower end GPU's can still do a fine job or running the game.

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19:21 Aug-26-2022

I wonder how will they run on ps4 and Xbox one if they req 1070 with upscaling for low settings and 60 fps.

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15:40 Aug-27-2022

Read again. This is for 60 fps on 1080p low. I believe that i will be able to run this game on 30 fps 1080p low as well.

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21:38 Aug-25-2022

1070 for upscaled at minimun using performance, not even native, is a bit too steep. So that means the 1070 can't run this game at 1080p 60 FPS on low settings at native. Maybe this will be the new Crysis but they can't expect mass-market adoption as most regular folk won't be able to play it at a desirable FPS and setting.

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| Low,
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| Low, 720p
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| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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| 30FPS, Low, 720p
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