For many of us, playing video games is a fun hobby we can enjoy after a long, stressful day. While this is true in many cases, accessibility features can make or break a game, especially if the game lacks options. It seems that Hogwarts Legacy keeps these worries in mind, with the game planned to feature many options available upon release for us to try out. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a comprehensive guide on what accessibility features Hogwarts Legacy will have at launch.
Hogwarts Legacy Accessibility Options Explained
According to an official post on the Portkey Games support website, Hogwarts Legacy will feature various visual and auditory options ranging from text-to-speech and subtitles to colorblind modes and screen magnifiers. The game will also include motor, cognitive and other general quality-of-life features, from varying difficulty options to sensitivity and camera adjustment. For anyone playing on the PlayStation 5, you can also use the gyro functionality of the DualSense controller to assist with in-game flight mechanics.
While many Hogwarts Legacy accessibility options will be toggleable in the in-game settings menu, some of these features, such as the screen magnifier, require you to enable zoom on your consoles. The process varies depending on your platform, with PS5 players being able to access this by going into Settings > Accessibility > Display and Sound > Zoom and Xbox players via Profile and System > Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier. This also works on Windows by pressing the Windows Key + Plus Key (+) and Windows Key + Esc to turn it off.
All Hogwarts Legacy Accessibility Features Listed
While this may sound like a lot at first, this only covers a few features planned for Hogwarts Legacy. Below is a list of accessibility options as detailed by the official WB Games Support page:
- Colorblind Modes (Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia)
- Display Settings (Brightness, Motion Blur, chromatic aberration, depth of field and film grain toggles)
- Text Scaling
- High Contrast Text
- High Contrast Gameplay
- Camera Shake
- Screen Magnifier Compatibility
- Separate Volume Controls (Music, sound effects and dialogue)
- Spatial Audio
- Audio Visualizer
- Aim Mode
- Invert Axis
- Sticks Swap
- Follow Camera Speed
- Motion Sensor Function (PlayStation 5 Exclusive)
- Difficulty Options
- Objective Reminders and Guidance
- Settings Tooltips
- Autosaving and Manual Saves
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 All Hogwarts Legacy Voice Actors Listed and All Confirmed Spells in Hogwarts Legacy.