Fixed Hogwarts Legacy Stuttering/Low FPS or Freezing

Mar. 07, 2023 / Updated by Renata to Gaming Solutions

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It is really exciting that Hogwarts Legacy launched on February 10, 2023. It’s been one week after it launch and many enthusiastic fans of the Harry Potter books and movies bought the game and played it obsessively. After waiting one week, this article summarized some bugs and problems player might come up with at Hogwarts Legacy: game stuttering/low FPS, game lagging, game freezing or game crashing, and the computer freezes when saving the game, etc.

Page Contents:

Hogwarts Legacy System Requirement

Solution1. Disable Ray Tracing

Solution2. Update Graphics Drivers

Solution3. Enable DLSS if possible

Solution4. Alter Configuration

Solution5. Change GPU Settings

Before you find any solutions to fix the Hogwarts Legacy problems, please make sure your computer configuration meet the require of Hogwarts Legacy.

Minimum/Low Specs

OS: 64 bit Windows 10

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 (3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2 GHz)

RAM : 16 GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB



NOTES: SSD (Preferred), HDD (Supported), 720p / 30 fps, Low Quality Settings

Recommended/High Specs

OS: 64-bit Windows 10

CPU: Intel i7-8700 (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)

RAM : 16 GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or INTEL Arc A770



NOTES: SSD, 1080p / 60 fps, High Quality Settings

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Solution1. Disable Ray Tracing

The running of Hogwarts Legacy will occupy the RAM(random-access memory). If your RAM is 16G and the ray tracing effect is turned on, the game will occupy 15G of memory, which one the reason causing Hogwarts Legacy stuttering. But if the ray tracing is turned off, it will take up about 12G of memory.

You can follow the below steps to disable Ray Tracing:

1. Navigate to the Settings menu

2. Go to Graphics Options

3. Turn Ray Tracing Reflections off

4. Turn Ray Tracing Shadows off

5. Turn Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion off

Solution2. Update Graphics Drivers

In order to provide a better graphics experience, graphics card companies will update the graphics card settings whenever a large-scale game is launched, which is why the graphics card driver needs to be updated often. If you running Hogwarts Legacy stuttering, lags, or freezing constantly, it may result from the outdated graphics drivers.

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Solution3. Enable DLSS if possible

The full name of DLSS is Deep Learning Super Sampling, which is an AI-based tech that renders frames at lower resolutions. In a word, this thing make Hogwarts Legacy lags.

To resolve Hogwarts Legacy stuttering or low FPS problems, you can do this:

1. Launch Hogwarts Legacy

2. Turning it on to Ultra Performance mode will maximise the FPS, helping to reduce frame drops, stuttering and the demands on your hardware that could lead to crashes.

Solution4. Alter Configuration

Navigate to "AppData\Local\Hogwarts Legacy\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor" under the User repository on the drive partition where Windows is installed. In the folder, you will notice the "Engine.ini" configuration file.

Open it in Notepad, and you will see that it has a list of settings for the game to use.

Paste the following parameters at the bottom of the file using Notepad:













The "r.Streaming.PoolSize" parameter's value should change depending on your GPU's VRAM. For 4 GB VRAM, it will be 1024; for 6 GB VRAM, the number will be 2048; and for 8 GB, it will be 3072; and so on.

Solution5. Change GPU Settings

The wrong GPU setting can cause game stuttering/low FPS, game lagging, game freezing or game crashing, and the computer freezes when saving the game, etc.

For Nvidia Gpu:

1. Right-click on your desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel

2. Choose Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings > Shader Cache Size

3. Change the setting from Driver Default to 10 GB

4. Click Apply to save the changes

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