Hogwarts Legacy: Impressive Performance on Last-Gen Consoles


Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023, has finally arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, much to the delight of fans. Despite initial doubts about how well the game would perform on last-gen consoles, it seems that players have been pleasantly surprised by the results.

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Delayed multiple times, Hogwarts Legacy has been the subject of much speculation and hype, with fans eagerly waiting to see how it would perform on older consoles. Thankfully, it seems that the game’s developers have managed to optimize it well, resulting in a surprisingly smooth experience.

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Performance on Last-Gen Consoles

While players won’t be able to enjoy the silky smooth 60 FPS performance of next-gen consoles, Hogwarts Legacy still manages to deliver an impressive performance on older platforms. The game can run at an uncapped framerate of 40-50 FPS on PlayStation 4 and around 40 FPS on Xbox One. To avoid frame rate jumps and ensure a smoother experience, it’s recommended to play at a capped 30 FPS on both consoles.

Synth Potato, a popular content creator, recently showcased how well Hogwarts Legacy runs on PlayStation 4 in a short Twitter clip. The clip demonstrates both uncapped and capped 30 FPS performance, giving players a good idea of what to expect.

Loading Times

Despite the impressive performance, one major downside to playing Hogwarts Legacy on last-gen consoles is the long loading times. It can take up to 50 seconds to enter or leave the castle, which can be frustrating for players who are constantly moving around the game world.

Fan Reactions

Despite the long loading times, fans have been overwhelmingly positive about the game’s performance on older consoles. One Reddit user even called it “surprisingly well optimized,” while another was shocked that it was able to run at anything higher than 30 FPS.


It is important to mention that the initial rendition of Hogwarts Legacy for PlayStation 4 operates at a resolution of 900p, whereas the PlayStation 4 Pro version performs at 1080p. If you have a PS4 Pro, you can enjoy a crisper, more detailed image.

Overall, Hogwarts Legacy has exceeded expectations and runs surprisingly well on last-gen consoles. While the long loading times can be a bit of a nuisance, they are a small price to pay for the chance to explore the magical world of Harry Potter. If you’re a fan of the series and own a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you won’t want to miss this game.

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