Hogwarts Legacy system requirements

System requirements to run Hogwarts Legacy on PC revealed

By Fariha Bhatti


Aug 30, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

The highly anticipated open wizarding world of Hogwarts Legacy is slated to arrive in 2023, but can your PC run it? 

After years of anticipation, players finally know the release date of Hogwarts Legacy. The game was initially announced for a 2021 release, but some internal hiccups have delayed the game to 2023. Hogwarts Legacy will now arrive on February 10, 2023, and the developer has already opened up pre-orders in Standard, Deluxe, and collector’s edition flavors. The collector’s edition sold out almost instantly despite high prices. It’s safe to say that Hogwarts Legacy’s release will be a hit. 

Hogwarts Legacy brings authentic magical experiences to life through high-definition visuals, so players may want to prepare their computers beforehand. We now know the minimum system requirements to run Hogwarts Legacy on a PC.

Hogwarts Legacy minimum system requirements

Hogwarts Legacy

Fans of Hogwarts Legacy may want to upgrade their computers as it won’t be an easy game to run. The magical RPG’s HD graphics and spells would require a minimum of an i5 build to run smoothly, which may be a big ask for casual players. Other requirements also happen to be on the higher end, with the game requiring 8 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56.

Those who’re looking to experience the castle in all its glory may want to cop optimal GPU on a modern PC build. Here are the recommended requirements to run Hogwarts Legacy on high-res: 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 OR AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD RX 5700 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Additional Notes: SSD, 1080p/60 fps, High-Quality Settings, Upscale Quality Setting

If your PC ticks these requirements, you should be able to play the game upon release on February 10, 2023.

How much space does Hogwarts Legacy take up?

The game requires Windows 10 64-bit or higher and occupies 85 GB of space. 

Hogwarts Legacy will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC when it releases in 2023. Avalanche Software is also developing Hogwarts Legacy for Nintendo Switch, which is a pleasant surprise for Nintendo fans. 


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