After the full PC release for the Harry Potter RPG game, the player count for the wizard adventure reached a new high, surpassing titles including Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Grand Theft Auto 5.
On February 11, the Hogwarts Legacy player count on Steam reached a new high of 807,112 concurrent players, typically around the time when games tend to have their highest player counts due to the wide geographical variation, especially on weekends days.
Hogwarts Legacy surpassed free games like Dota 2 (653,083), Battle Royale games PUBG: Battlegrounds (452,934) and Apex Legends (441,884), and Rockstar's GTA 5 (162,232) for the day, although it's still a step behind Valve's own FPS game CS:GO, which saw its all-time high of 1,320,219 concurrents earlier in the day.
This makes the Hogwarts Legacy player count the eighth highest concurrent number on Steam, surpassing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and the breakout hit Among Us, Goose Goose Duck. Amazon Games MMORPGs New World and Lost Ark, or other RPGs Elden Ring and Cyberpunk 2077, all have surpassed these milestones.
Above image taken on February 12, 2023 by offical Steam charts.
Many gamers have complained of frame rate stuttering in the Hogwarts Legacy PC release, as well as reports of Hogwarts Legacy PC crash issues. Some players claim to have seen improvements from the day one patch released by Portkey Games, but others feel their issues are still prevalent.
No official Hogwarts Legacy patch notes have been released yet, although some issues have been addressed by Portkey Games on the bug reporting forums. In the meantime, players on Reddit and modders have come up with some suggestions to enhance in-game performance, so you can keep your Hogwarts Legacy wand.
As you approach the Hogwarts Legacy max level cap, make sure you understand your Hogwarts Legacy unforgivable curses before class starts, and explore all your Hogwarts Legacy romance options. You'll also want to know the Hogwarts Legacy Demiguise Statue and Moon locations.
JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter series, has made a number of transphobic comments on social media in recent years. While the details of the licensing aren't publicly known, WB Games claims that "J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game," it is probable that she will earn royalties from its sales, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP.