Hogwarts Legacy March 8 update patch notes: Broom flight, connection & bug fixes

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Hogwarts Legacy has released another patch, fixing some connection issues, gameplay problems, and frustrating bugs reported by players. Here are all the March 8 patch notes for Hogwarts Legacy.

Since its release, Hogwarts Legacy has taken the gaming world by storm. Its popularity has naturally caused a few players to have issues with bugs, which is why it’s so important for the developers, Portkey Games, to squash them and make the game a magical experience throughout.

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So, with the release of the latest Hogwarts Legacy patch notes on March 8, we’ve put together a summary of everything being fixed or altered in this open-world game so you can get back to learning new spells or visiting the Highlands’ wondrous locations.

Contents

Hogwarts Legacy PC update patch notes

Hogwarts Legacy studentsAvalanche Software

Bug fixes

  • PC
    • Online
      • Improve player account network registration and tracking.
      • Fixed DLC related issues during pause menu, gear menu.
      • Fixed DLC flying mount inventory issue potentially disappearing during a mission.
    • Gameplay
      • Missions
        • Fixed blocker issue when unlocking the bandit camp cage before starting the mission.
        • Fixed not being able to complete a quest during a specific conversation with Madam Kogawa missing from her desk.
        • Fixed avatar getting stuck between barrel and furnace by jumping or opening tool wheel.
        • Fixed a duplication collision next to one of the store entrances.
        • Fixed issue with waypoints being in the air instead of the ground within Hogsmeade.
        • Fixed objective maker being over Fig properly after waiting period.
        • Fixed missing exit prompt on some doors within Hogwarts.
        • Fixed opening butterfly chests other than the intended ones for a quest doesn’t count toward mission progression.
        • Fixed butterflies to not appearing at the specified area to progress the mission again.
        • Fixed incorrect merge mission progression.
        • Fixed stability issue in the Spoons in the Potion’s classroom.
        • Fixed stars being present when focusing telescope during Astronomy class on low settings.
        • Fixed stars brightness and pop issues with Astronomy mini-games.
        • Fixed shields not displaying correctly during Crossing Wands missions.
      • Broom flight
        • Fixed player getting trapped while mounting a broom or while rotating a statue.
        • Fixed not landing on Viaduct bridge.
        • Fixed mesh breaking when avatar mounts broom after teleporting in open area.
        • Fixed flash and shuttering when mounting any broom.
      • World Events
        • Fixed wagon carts clipping into one another while avatar is blocking them.
        • Fixed occasional respawning duplication of One Man Band in Hogsmeade.
      • Characters
        • Fixed issue with characters that do not have hair.
      • VFX
        • Fixed broom speed parameters.
        • Fixed enemy shields not displaying correctly during Cross Wands missions.
        • Fixed enemy shields disappearing after being hit several times.
        • Fixed visibility of constellations at the astronomy table.
        • Fixed Dark Wizard Extortionist AOE lightning VFX attack remaining on screen.
    • Audio
      • Fixed audio of waterfall in the cliffside based on avatars proximity.
      • Update latest audio soundbanks.
      • Resolved localization and VO selection properly playing correctly.
    • UI
      • Updated localization strings.
      • Fixed female avatar face appearing different from the creation preview during gameplay.
      • Fixed transition between UI purchase window and forced conversation with vendors.
      • Fixed map showing wrong path to the map chamber.
      • Fixed damaged being represented when enemy is hit with transformation and oppugno.
      • Improve tracking for Room of Requirement.
      • Fixed Ansel issue when FOV is set too high.
      • Fixed UI controller icons displaying correctly based on controller platform type.
    • Cinematics
      • Updated facial animations.
      • Fixed NPC treadmilling during the House Cup.
      • Fixed blurred texture and LOD pop.
      • Fixed Avatar robes appearing before Fig makes them appear before the sorting ceremony.
    • Raytracing
      • Improve stability and performance after long play throughs.
      • Improve VFX performance during while raytracing.
      • Improve performance by batching and caching raytracing buffers.
      • Removed fog volumes for better BVH performance.
      • Fixed RTAO making decals black.
      • Fixed directional light shadows.
      • Fixed shadows on trees.
      • Fixed performance of the culling of lights in the frontend.
    • Save Game
      • Fixed not being able to talk to Vendors during sequential saves after issue being patched.
      • Fixed streaming in and out after getting the ‘Dung Bomb’ field guide and loading a manual save.
      • Fixed an issue when turning off the title and loading an auto-save during final credits causing an infinite loading screen.
      • Fixed voice pitch setting save issue with avatar.
    • Performance and Stability
      • Fixed streaming issues throughout Hogwarts.
      • Fixed crash when common room is being shown to the player.
      • Fixed crash with skeletal mesh.
      • Fixed crash with deflection impacts.
      • Fixed crash when reading dictionary files.
      • Fixed performance when using ancient magic squash finisher on elevated Thornback Ambusher in Rune Door arena.
      • Improve rendering performance of translucent objects.
      • Fixed crash during a story graph.
      • Fixed streaming of plants in the Slytherin Common Room.
      • Fixed several memory leaks.
      • Fixed crash with map icon state.
      • Fixed crash with invalid UI.
      • Fixed streaming out of the Great Hall while navigating Hogwarts.
      • Fixed crash during audio occlusion checks around player.
      • Fixed crash when using explosive barrels.
      • Fixed crash when using Incendio spell.
      • Fixed crash when using Accio, Confringo, or Stupefy spells.
      • Fixed crash when updating gear items.
      • Fixed crash recursive crash with Solomons shields.
      • Fixed crash with mount zones.
      • Fixed crash during combat cursed lifetime.
      • Fixed crash during and spawning race on broom
      • Fixed occlusion culling with doors opening and closing.
      • Fixed occlusion culling issue.
      • Fixed a crash when travelling to Professor Fig’s classroom.
      • Fixed crashes related with Niagara and destructible related VFX.
      • Fixed a crash with damage over time not registering correctly.
      • Fixed crash spawning actor not being stored correctly.
      • Fixed crash with spawning actors correctly.
      • Fixed crash during character creation.
      • Fixed optimization animation instancing.
      • Fixed crash with moving stairs.
      • Fixed crash with VFX after prolonged play throughs.
      • Fixed crash related transformations in Overland.
      • Fixed crash dealing with object state.
      • Fixed crash with parry in combat.
      • Fixed crash with VFX AOE.
      • Fixed crash with hints.
      • Fixed crash with achievements with an invalid online userid.
      • Fixed crash while speaking to Rackham.
      • Fixed crash when using Wingardium.
      • Fixed performance drops experienced during longevity of the game.
      • Fixed performance drop in Divination classroom.
      • Improve VRAM usage specially for video cards with reduced memory.
      • Fixed raytracing lighting performance in the frontend.
      • Fixed using Ansel while a spell is being cast.
      • Fixed using Ansel while the avatar is riding a broom.
      • Updated shader compilation with latest PSO cache.
      • Fixed lighting optimization with Nvidia drivers.
    • Display
      • Resolved 32:9 aspect ratio issue when using an Ultrawide monitor.
      • Fixed Ansel issue when FOV is set too high.
    • Miscellaneous
      • Updated “Special Thanks” credits and legal lines.
      • Updated minimum Nvidia and AMD video driver recommendations.

Hogwarts Legacy PS5 and Xbox Series X update patch notes

Hogwarts Legacy WitchAvalanche Software

Online fixes

  • Improve player account network registration and tracking.
  • Fixed DLC-related issues during pause menu, gear menu.
  • Fixed DLC flying mount inventory issue potentially disappearing during a mission.

Gameplay

  • Missions
    • Fixed blocker issue when unlocking the bandit camp cage before starting the mission.
    • Fixed not being able to complete a quest during a specific conversation with Madam Kogawa missing from her desk.
    • Fixed avatar getting stuck between barrel and furnace by jumping or opening tool wheel.
    • Fixed a duplication collision next to one of the store entrances.
    • Fixed issue with waypoints being in the air instead of the ground within Hogsmeade.
    • Fixed objective maker being over Fig properly after waiting period.
    • Fixed missing exit prompt on some doors within Hogwarts.
    • Fixed opening butterfly chests other than the intended ones for a quest doesn’t count toward mission progression.
    • Fixed butterflies to not appearing at the specified area to progress the mission again.
    • Fixed incorrect merge mission progression.
    • Fixed stability issue in the Spoons in the Potions classroom.
    • Fixed stars being present when focusing telescope during Astronomy class on low settings.
    • Fixed stars brightness and pop issues with Astronomy mini-games.
    • Fixed shields not displaying correctly during Crossing Wands missions.
  • Broom flight
    • Fixed player getting trapped while mounting a broom or while or rotating a statue.
    • Fixed not landing on Viaduct bridge.
    • Fixed mesh breaking when avatar mounts broom after teleporting in open area.
    • Fixed flash and shuttering when mounting any broom.
  • World Events
    • Fixed wagon carts clipping into one another while avatar is blocking them.
    • Fixed occasional respawning duplication of One-Man Band in Hogsmeade.
  • Characters
    • Fixed issue with characters that do not have hair.
  • VFX
    • Fixed broom speed parameters.
    • Fixed enemy shields not displaying correctly during Cross Wands missions.
    • Fixed enemy shields disappearing after being hit several times.
    • Fixed visibility of constellations at the astronomy table.
    • Fixed Dark Wizard Extortionist AOE lightning VFX attack remaining on screen.

Audio

  • Fixed audio of waterfall in the cliffside based on avatars proximity.
  • Update latest audio sound banks.

UI

  • Updated localization strings
  • Fixed female avatar face appearing different from the creation preview during gameplay.
  • Fixed transition between UI purchase window and forced conversation with vendors.
  • Fixed map showing wrong path to the map chamber.
  • Fixed damaged being represented when enemy is hit with transformation and Ancient Magic Throw.
  • Improve tracking for Room of Requirement.

Cinematics

  • Updated facial animations.
  • Fixed NPC treadmilling during the House Cup.
  • Fixed blurred texture and LOD pop.
  • Fixed Avatar robes appearing before Fig makes them appear before the sorting ceremony.

Raytracing

  • Improve stability and performance after long play throughs.
  • Improve VFX performance during while raytracing.
  • Improve performance by batching and caching raytracing buffers.
  • Removed fog volumes for better BVH performance.

Save Game

  • Fixed not being able to talk to Vendors during sequential saves after issue being patched.
  • Fixed streaming in and out after getting the ‘Dung Bomb’ field guide and loading a manual save.
  • Fixed an issue when turning off the title and loading an auto-save during final credits causing an infinite loading screen.
  • Fixed voice pitch setting save issue with avatar.

Performance and Stability

  • Fixed streaming issues throughout Hogwarts.
  • Fixed crash when common room is being shown to the player.
  • Fixed crash with skeletal mesh.
  • Fixed crash with deflection impacts.
  • Fixed crash when reading dictionary files.
  • Fixed performance when using ancient magic squash finisher on elevated Thornback Ambusher in Rune Door arena.
  • Improve rendering performance of translucent objects.
  • Fixed crash during a story graph.
  • Fixed streaming of plants in the Slytherin Common Room.
  • Fixed several memory leaks.
  • Fixed crash with map icon state.
  • Fixed crash with invalid UI.
  • Fixed streaming out of the Great Hall while navigating Hogwarts.
  • Fixed crash during audio occlusion checks around player.
  • Fixed crash when using explosive barrels.
  • Fixed crash when using Incendio spell.
  • Fixed crash when using Accio, Congringo, or Stupefy spells.
  • Fixed crash when updating gear items.
  • Fixed crash recursive crash with Solomons shields.
  • Fixed crash with mount zones.
  • Fixed crash during combat cursed lifetime.
  • Fixed crash during and spawning race on broom.
  • Fixed occlusion culling with doors opening and closing.
  • Fixed occlusion culling issue.
  • Fixed a crash when travelling to Professor Fig’s classroom.
  • Fixed crashes related with Niagara and destructible related VFX.
  • Fixed a crash with damage over time not registering correctly.
  • Fixed crash spawning actor not being stored correctly.
  • Fixed crash with spawning actors correctly.
  • Fixed crash during character creation.
  • Fixed optimization animation instancing.
  • Fixed crash with moving stairs.
  • Fixed crash with VFX after prolonged play throughs.
  • Fixed crash related transformations in Overland.
  • Fixed crash dealing with object state.
  • Fixed crash with parry in combat.
  • Fixed crash with VFX AOE.
  • Fixed crash with hints.
  • Fixed crash with achievements with an invalid online user id.
  • Fixed crash while speaking to Rackham.
  • Fixed crash when using Wingardium.
  • Fixed performance drops experienced during longevity of the game.
  • Fixed performance drop in Divination classroom.

Miscellaneous

  • Updated “Special Thanks” credits and legal lines.

PS5

Characters

  • Fixed character lip-sync animation when “Original Audio” is set.

Cinematics

  • Fixed localized VO not playing correctly when set to “Original Audio” is set.

Controllers

  • Improve LED effects.

Activities and Game Help

  • Improve Activities performance update and memory usage.
  • Update to Game Help hints and videos.

XSX

Cinematics

  • Fixed black flickering on characters face.
  • Fixed graphical glitches with Fig’s head when he first opens the door.
  • Fixed shadow flicker in tea cup.

Performance and Stability

  • Improved frame rate performance issue when dismissing the contextual menu.
  • Improve fidelity mode performance for smooth 30 FPS experience.

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