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May 30: Full details are now available for the Hogwarts Legacy Summer 2024 update.

The update was first teased at the start of the year. We were waiting on much of the specifics, but it was previously confirmed that the PlayStation-exclusive content would be moving on to new platforms.

Here’s the rundown of everything included in the Hogwarts Legacy Summer 2024 update:

Hogwarts Legacy 2024 updates features

Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software aren’t finished with Hogwarts Legacy just yet, as more content is coming in 2024.

On social media, it was announced that more updates and features are on the way. Also, the PlayStation-exclusive content will be offered “on other platforms later this summer”. Presumably Switch will be included, but we don’t have total confirmation just yet.

Hogwarts Legacy sales

According to Warner Bros. Games, Hogwarts Legacy sales have surpassed 22 million copies worldwide.

It’s unclear how many of those sales are from Switch – especially given how that version launched at the end of 2023. However, based on recent eShop charts, U.S. data from Circana, and more, it seems to be doing very well on the platform.

Regarding the sales success for Hogwarts Legacy, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad told Variety:

Hogwarts Legacy update

A massive update came out today for the Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy. This is build version 1181827.

Warner Bros. says the update “addresses overall gameplay visual experience and stability improvements.” A ton has been improved and fixed, including audio, characters, areas, and performance.

Here’s the full rundown:

Hogwarts Legacy frame rate resolution

Hogwarts Legacy just landed on Switch this week, and thanks to Digital Foundry, we have a closer look at the technical side of things such as frame rate and resolution. The analysis shows that a ton of changes were implemented to get the game running on the system.

Here’s the full rundown:

Hogwarts Legacy launch trailer

Original (11/13): A new launch trailer has come in for the Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy. Interestingly enough, the video comes from Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel. We’ll update this post if an English equivalent is published.

Here’s some information about the game:

Hogwarts Legacy open world

Now that Hogwarts Legacy has launched on Switch, we’re learning more about changes made to the game – including the biggest one which involves the removal of the open world.

On other platforms, the title can be explored fully without loading screens. The Switch version is a different story, however. Visit the starting area of Hogsmeade and you’ll actually be greeted to a loading screen, so you’ll now be exploring interconnected areas instead. Additionally, each shop contains a loading screen of its own – again, this was seamless on other platforms.

Hogwarts Legacy gameplay

We finally have a proper look at the Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy with several minutes of gameplay that surfaced just a few days before launch.

Even though we’ve known that the title would be on Nintendo’s console for about a year, Warner Bros. has shown almost nothing from the Switch version. Some screenshots were shared as part of the eShop listing and a trailer was published yesterday – though the latter didn’t show any sort of gameplay.

Hogwarts Legacy Magic Awaits

Warner Bros. is gearing up for the new Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy with a new “Magic Awaits” trailer. The video unfortunately doesn’t show gameplay, instead focusing on cinematics and the story.

As a reminder, here’s what to expect from the title:

Hogwarts Legacy Switch screenshots

First screenshots have finally been revealed that give us a look at Hogwarts Legacy on Switch. Images went up today on the official eShop page.

The game is quickly approaching on Nintendo’s console, but Warner Bros. didn’t share any assets until now. Some have wondered how something of its scope would translate to the hybrid system.

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