Hogwarts Legacy will contain multiple graphical settings, including Fidelity and Performance modes, allowing players to configure their games on current-gen consoles.
A new post by Portkey Games Support confirms that Performance mode will target 60 FPS, while Fidelity will run at 30 FPS with higher visual performance.
From the way the support post is worded, it sounds as though more graphical options will be available at launch besides those two.
Most likely, users will have the option to set Hogwarts Legacy to ‘favor’ Performance or Quality in a similar vein to God of War Ragnarok’s extensive graphical options.
“The PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S console versions of Hogwarts Legacy support multiple graphical modes of play, the most common of which are Fidelity mode which runs at 30 fps, and Performance mode which targets 60 fps,” the Portkey Games Support post reads.
Both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles will have Fidelity, Performance and more options available on launch day. However, there’s one special benefit that only Hogwarts Legacy owners on PlayStation will be able to claim.
Note: The exact details for each graphics mode have not been revealed. When we learn more details (such as whether Performance mode can reach 1440p), we’ll update this article.
Which Graphics Mode is Best for Hogwarts Legacy?
One of the best benefits of owning a current-gen console is the ability to play games at higher frame rates. Therefore, Performance mode is the best graphical option for most Hogwarts Legacy players who will struggle to return to 30 FPS.
However, if you prefer your game to look as beautiful as possible, it’s easier than you’d think to get used to 30 FPS after a while of playing.
For you graphics lovers, the Fidelity mode is perfectly playable and should look amazing. After all, past-gen consoles will likely only be able to reach a maximum of 30 FPS by default.
Unfortunately, when Hogwarts Legacy eventually releases on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, it’s unlikely that gamers on those platforms will get any graphical options to choose from.
Does Hogwarts Legacy Support VRR?
Yes, Variable Refresh Rate is supported for Hogwarts Legacy on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, users must have a VRR-supported TV and have enabled Variable Refresh Rate on their monitor of choice in order to take advantage of the feature.
Players will also need to ensure they’re using an HDMI 2.1 cable in order to use Variable Refresh Rate.
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) eliminates choppy frame rates and screen tearing by allowing the console’s GPU to work in harmony with the refresh rate of your TV.
By perfectly syncing your screen’s refresh rate to your gameplay’s FPS, the console becomes the pace-setter and ensures that you’re getting a smoother all-around experience.
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