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How to Preload Hogwarts Legacy

Save yourself time on launch day!

by Madison Benson
How to Preload Hogwarts Legacy

With Hogwarts Legacy being a big game with a sizable file size, many people are nervous that they won’t be able to play right at launch because of download times. For many of us, it’ll take hours for the game’s hefty download to finish, so having the opportunity to preload it ahead of time eliminates this worry. While you’ll often see games allowing preloading a day or two before launch, Hogwarts Legacy already has it available on Xbox Series X|S. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to preload Hogwarts Legacy right now.

How to Preload Hogwarts Legacy

Before we jump right into preloading the game, it’s important to note that, as of now, this is only available for Xbox Series X|S players. While PS5 and other consoles may have preloading a day or two before their official releases, PC will not have this opportunity at all. If you’re playing on Xbox Series X or S, you can download the game right now! Just be ready since the file size ranges from 46 to 76 GB, depending on which you’re playing on.

With that said, let’s jump into how to do just that.

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If you’ve already preordered Hogwarts Legacy for Xbox Series X|S, you can head right onto your console, select the game in your library and begin downloading. While using your Xbox, there’s a chance the game has already started downloading automatically.

If you don’t own the game yet, don’t worry. There’s another option available.

Preloading Through Mobile

An alternative method is to use the Xbox app on iPhone or Android to download the game directly to your console. This allows you to preload the game without actually purchasing it. However, you won’t actually be able to play until you buy it and wait until launch day.

You can take the following steps to preload Hogwarts Legacy through the Xbox mobile app:

  • Download the Xbox app for iPhone or Android
  • Open it and search for Hogwarts Legacy in the search bar
  • Select Hogwarts Legacy Xbox Series X|S Version and tap Download to Console.
  • Pick Install to this Console. Make sure you have your Xbox X or S attached to the account.
How to Preload Hogwarts Legacy through Xbox Mobile
Downloading to console via the Xbox Mobile app on iPhone

The game will appear in your download queue, where you can track and play it on launch day.

Hogwarts Legacy will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out Can You Be Evil in Hogwarts Legacy and How to Get the Thestral Mount.

Madison Benson

Madison is a Canadian writer who has played video games for over twenty years. If she isn't playing games on her PC, she's likely hanging out with her dogs and rabbits.