Hogwarts Legacy: PC System Requirements

The wizarding world of Hogwarts Legacy demands all the current AAA PC specifications to run the game.

Steam recently updated the store page for one of the most anticipated games of 2023 – Hogwarts Legacy. And with it, we just got information on the minimum and preferred system specifications needed to run Hogwarts Legacy on PC.

Key Highlights
  • Hogwarts Legacy’s store page on Steam got updated on January 12, 2023, detailing the entire set of requirements for running the game.
  • The requirements themselves are not too high-demanding and can run on most mid-range PCs.
  • Hogwarts Legacy also features Ray Tracing support to add more breathtaking visuals that all high-end GPUs can take advantage of.
  • The game is set to release on the PC, Steam Deck, and current-gen as well as last-gen consoles.

Minimum And Recommended System Requirements

Judging from other major game releases in 2023 and even 2022, we can expect that Hogwarts Legacy will have similar system requirements. This includes having at least a 4GB GDDR5 GPU and a 4-core Processor with a high clock speed. According to the Steam Store Page on Hogwarts Legacy, these are the entire set of system requirements:


Minimum Requirements

Recommended Requirements

OS Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit) Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)
Processor Intel Core i5-6600 @3.2GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 @3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8700 @3.2GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6 GHz
RAM 16 GB 16 GB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or INTEL Arc A770
DirectX 12 12
Storage 85 GB Disk Space Needed 85 GB Disk Space Needed
Additional Notes SSD (Preferred), HDD (Supported), 720p/30 fps, Low-Quality Settings SSD, 1080p/60 fps, High-Quality Settings

The memory requirements being the same in both the minimum and recommended requirements suggest the game will indefinitely hog a lot of your RAM. And since Hogwarts Legacy is open-world, it’ll also take up a decent chunk of your storage. You can pre-load 76GB of the game on Xbox Series consoles right now; other than that. However, the rest of the hardware specifications listed here seem to be on par with those of other modern AAA releases.

Full set of hardware requirements for Hogwarts Legacy
System Requirements for Hogwarts Legacy are listed on Steam’s Store Page.

WB Games Support has also confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy will run smoothly on the Steam Deck. That’ll give you a chance to play the game on a handheld console much earlier, along with the PC release.

Maximum Requirements

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000/4000 or AMD Radeon RX 6000/7000 series for optimal graphics performance and Ray Tracing support.

CPU: At least Intel 12th Generation or AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors to handle the game’s demands effectively.

RAM: A recommended 32 GB of RAM to ensure smooth gameplay without stuttering.

Additionally, the game offers Ray Tracing support with options to toggle shadows, reflections, and ambient occlusion. You can further enhance performance by utilizing technologies like NVIDIA’s DLSS 3.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) and AMD FSR 2.0 (FidelityFX Super Resolution), which can help boost your frame rates while maintaining visual quality.

That concludes our brief guide on gearing up your system for Hogwarts Legacy as per the requirements on Steam. The game is available for pre-purchase, so it looks like we won’t have to see any last-minute delays or hiccups.

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