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Hogwarts Legacy Update 1.006 Released, Here Are The Patch Notes

Hogwarts Legacy update 1.006 was released today by Avalanche Software and it is a massive update with multiple fixes as seen in the patch notes.

This update adds an Arachnophobia Mode along with numerous gameplay enhancements, stability improvements, and bug fixes. The new Arachnophobia Mode is designed to make the game more accessible for those with a fear of spiders. When enabled, this mode alters the appearance of spider enemies, reduces and removes spider sounds, and makes certain spider elements invisible. However, spider images in the Field Guide remain unchanged.

The update also adds support for the new Professor Ronen Cosmetic Set Twitch Drops, giving players a chance to acquire unique in-game items by participating in Twitch events.

Hogwarts Legacy Update 1.006 Patch Notes

Developer Note – This patch addresses overall gameplay experience and stability improvements.

Arachnophobia Mode

An Arachnophobia Mode has been added to the accessibility options. When toggled
on, this mode:

  • Changes all enemy spider appearances
  • Reduces and removes spider skitters and screeches
  • Removes small spider ground effect spawners
  • Makes static spider corpses in the world invisible
    • Collision is still active to prevent players from getting stuck when
      toggling this setting
  • Note that spider images in the Field Guide remain unchanged

Professor Ronen Themed Cosmetic Gear

  • Added support for the new Professor Ronen Cosmetic Set Twitch Drops

Additional Fixes

  • Resolved Lodgok’s Helm of Urtkot quest lock, preventing players from
    continuing with the quest
  • Did some laundry after students pointed out that robes looked dirty
  • Multiple save game fixes
  • Identified and resolved multiple collections and Field Guide Page issues
  • Resolved multiple issues that could cause the player to fall out of the world


  • Resolved multiple potential crashes
  • Performance fixes and optimizations

There are more than 500 bug fixes included in Hogwarts Legacy 1.006 update and you can read it in detail on the official website.

PlayStation 5

  • Performance
    • UDS optimizations
    • Added PS5 Controller Firmware out of date popup for DualShock on PC Platforms
    • Updated a valid CachedSaveGameListInfo structure to help avoid PS5 from being overburdened and crashing.
    • Resolved transferring save data from PS4 to PS5 causing a suspended and unresponsive screen to appear for more than 30 seconds.
  • Trophies
    • Resolved Levioso Statue page already collected respawning again after importing a PS4 save file to PS5.
  • Audio
    • Resolved when using the original audio setting on a PS5 set to any language with VO available other than English, the character’s lip-sync will not match the audio language

Xbox Series X/S

  • Performance
    • Resolved graphical corruption issues at various locations of the game.
    • Resolved the user no longer being able to return to the main menu after disconnecting and reconnecting the controller on the ‘Installation Progress’ screen.


  • Performance
    • Resolved graphical corruption issues at various locations of the game
    • Optimizations for Apparate for PC low settings
    • Optimizations for DisApparate for PC low settings
    • Optimizations for Spell/AOE for Low PC
    • Resolved Avada Kedavra spell VFX not being visible with effects quality set to Low
    • Reduced spell VFX in Deathly Hallows
    • Resolved a framerate drop around the manor on Steamdeck
    • Resolved a frame drop from intro section of game up to reaching Hogwarts on Steamdeck
    • Resolved ChromaSDKPlugin Update crash.
    • Updated NRD 
    • Improved minimum pool sizes to prevent textures from getting too blurry 
    • Shader type compilation optimization
    • Shader compilation performance updates and functionality enhancements
  • Achievements
    • Resolved issue with achievements do not follow Steam language 
  • Controllers
    • Resolved back audio channels not playing and converting to ‘vibration’ when a ‘DualSense’ controller is set as the audio output 
    • Resolved rumble vibration feature not functioning on Sony controllers 
    • Dualsense controller support for PC 
    • Resolved Xbox prompts showning when playing with a PS5 DualSense Edge controller 
    • Resolved the d-pad interacting with the settings menu while the EULA is opened 
    • Resolved Switch Pro Controller spell diamond action keys incorrectly replicating the Xbox controller 
  • Display
    • Resolved avatar appearing in the right corner of the screen during the Hogwarts invitation letter when using an Ultrawide monitor
    • Resolved localization of Japanese line breaking rules not displaying correctly for low screen resolution  
  • Upscalers
    • Update DLSS to 3.1.2 
    • Set XeSS as default upscaler for Intel Arc GPUs 
    • Added warning to be shown when using outdated drivers on the Intel Arc GPU.
    • Updated to FSR 2.2 
    • Updated to XeSS 1.1 
  • Raytracing
    • Fixed issue with RTAO and decals being black
    • Adjusted lighting and shadows 
    • Resolved Ray tracing making odd or extremely bright visual effects on affected textures in certain areas: HL-9198 
    • Resolved Ray Tracing shadows creating a hitch when moving in a specific area of Hogsmeade at night
  • Miscellaneous
  • Updated min driver recommendation for Nvidia cards  
  • Resolved Ranrok’s Orbs not breaking on low-spec PC: HL-9076 
  • Resolved GPU drivers warning prompt only appearing in English 
  • Resolved the “Nvidia Reflex Low Latency” tooltip not providing information on its options 

In addition to the major changes listed above, the patch addresses numerous bugs related to general gameplay, online functionality, and missions.

Hogwarts Legacy is out now for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. The game is also scheduled to launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

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