The First Hogwarts Legacy Switch Gameplay Has Leaked Online

The surfaced footage has attracted attention for its unexpected quality.

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  • The first Hogwarts Legacy Switch gameplay footage has surfaced online, showcasing the game running smoothly on the handheld.
  • The fans have caught notice of the title’s good visuals and optimization in the leak, and many have praised the gameplay.
  • The epic Wizarding World venture is slated to come out on November 14, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch. 

The first Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch gameplay has leaked online. Twitter user Tal Helfgott gained access to the game and purchased it before the official release. He clarified that the full title could not be played because it required downloading. The player called it Switch’s “another impossible port” while praising the game. The image of the box was also shared as proof, but the tweet has been struck down by Warner Bros since then.

A few mirrors and YouTube videos detailing the leak are still online, with one Imgur upload showcasing a few moments of the Hogwarts Legacy Switch gameplay. The gameplay was recorded externally since the entry did not allow it to be captured directly on the portable. The first few images of the Nintendo Switch port also appeared online a couple of weeks ago, which cemented the high-quality graphics and textures. 

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Hogwarts Legacy has basked in rave reviews on all consoles since launch, but its upcoming launch on the Switch has some users worried. The handheld has started to show its age in various major launches for some time. As a result, the Switch port was deemed to be in murky waters by the fans. However, the eye-catching visuals with smooth gameplay in the leak have already alleviated the concerns of many Switch players.

I’ve always felt that the fact they didn’t rush it out with the other versions was a positive sign that they were willing to put in the time to get it to work with the Switch’s limitations,” said Reddit user NotTakenGreatName.


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The action RPG is set before the story of the Harry Potter movies and mostly centers around the Hogwarts castle. It features a thriving open world with plenty of quests to complete, making it a bestseller. New players are still jumping into the Wizarding World universe after all these months. Read through our best settings for PC guide to have the most enthralling experience. Also, check out how to acquire the best legendary gear.

eXputer’s Asad has reviewed the entry with a striking 4.5/5 score and dubbed it “A Love Letter To Harry Potter Fans.” It earned great scores because of its storyline, interesting characters, excellent combat, and more. As per a rumor, Warner Bros has also already started working on developing a sequel for the popular title.

Hogwarts Legacy came out with a bang on February 10, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch port is slated to release on November 14, 2023. The game has enjoyed rave reviews but suffered its fair share of backlash over some polemical comments made about the transgender community by the book author J.K. Rowling in the past.

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