Fix: Hogwarts Legacy Crashing/ Stuttering/ FPS Drops or Not Launching Issue on PC

Hogwarts Legacy is a massive open-world action RPG game developed by Warner Bros. Games. In the game, players can create their own characters, and enjoy and experience life as a Hogwarts student in the fantasy world. 

But a few players complain that Hogwarts Legacy is unplayable due to stuttering, crashing and FPS drop issues. According to some players, when they try to access Hogwarts Legacy, they get a “cannot connect to server” PlayStation server error and can’t even restore the licenses due to the same issue. 

Anyway, here we have listed a few solutions which will help you solve your issues in Hogwarts Legacy and help you play the game smoothly. Have a look. 

If you get a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error at the Hogwarts Legacy startup screen, you should install the Visual C++ Redistributable package on your system and relaunch the game.

Fixes for Hogwarts Legacy Crashing/ Stuttering/ FPS Drops or Not Launching Issue

Fix 1: Run the Game as Admin

If you succumbed to the stuttering issue in Hogwarts Legacy, then you should launch the game with admin access. To do so,  

  • Open the Hogwarts Legacy installation folder->right-click on the HogwartsLegacy.exe file->Properties.
  • Select the Compatibility tab-> tick the checkbox near to Run this program as an administrator option and relaunch the game. 

Fix 2: Update Driver

Outdated graphics drivers are one of the prime causes of crash problems in Hogwarts Legacy. Here you should update your graphics driver and see if the problem get resolved. To do so, 

  • Open Device Manager-> expand Display adapters option-> right-click on Graphics driver-> choose Update driver option.
  • Once done, relaunch and continue to play the game.

Fix 3: Check System Requirement

If your system does not meet the minimum requirement to run the game, you will not be able to launch the game. In this case, check the minimum requirement of the PC and make the necessary changes.

Fix 4: Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable

Another solution to resolve crashing or lagging issues in Hogwarts Legacy is reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable packages. To do so, 

  • Open the Visual C++ Redistributable page-> click on X64, and X86 files-> download and install them on your system.
  • Once done, relaunch and play the game smoothly. 

Fix 5: Allow the Game to Antivirus

As per some players, the game cannot be launched because one of the game files interfered with their antivirus program. If that’s your problem, you’ll need to allow the game into your antivirus program and launch the game.

Fix 6: Lower Graphics Settings 

If you are suffering from the FPS drops issue in Hogwarts Legacy, then you should minimize all the settings in the in-game graphics settings, and relaunch the game. You can lower all graphics settings, turn off Ray Tracing, turn off RTX and switch to Windowed Mode. 

Fix 7: Reinstall the game

If all else fails to resolve your issues in Hogwarts Legacy, then you should uninstall and reinstall the game. Once done, you would be able to play the game smoothly on your system. 

These are the solutions you can apply to resolve Hogwarts Legacy Crashing, Stuttering, FPS Drops or Not Launching issues. If you are experiencing server issues in Hogwarts Legacy, you should need to wait a few minutes or hours before trying to run the game again.