The wizarding world of Hogwarts Legacy is here and you will want to make sure your PC can run it if you're planning to buy it. Thankfully, its PC requirements for both minimum and recommended specs have been revealed.


As tends to be the case with modern games, you'll need a magically powerful PC to play the open-world game. Based on the gorgeous visuals of the game's faithful and detailed recreation of Hogwarts, we can't say we're too surprised.

Before purchasing the game on PC, you'll need to make a note of its minimum requirements as your rig will need to at least match them just to play on low-quality settings.

So, if you're wondering "Can my PC run Hogwarts Legacy?" then read on below to find out the Hogwarts Legacy minimum PC requirements and the recommended specs needed to play the game in higher-quality settings. Also, find out below if there is any Denuvo anti-cheat or anti-tampering DRM included.

Minimum PC requirements to play Hogwarts Legacy

The minimum PC requirements to play Hogwarts Legacy are as follows:

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  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 85 GB available space (SSD preferred)

As revealed on Steam, if your PC matches the above specifications you should be able to run Hogwarts Legacy at 1080p/60 fps in low-quality graphics settings (or you can up the graphics with a lower resolution/frame rate) and an upscale performance setting.

This means that if you fulfil the other specs, you will be able to play Hogwarts Legacy with just 8 GB RAM.

If you’re looking to get more out of the game’s graphics, you will need to match (or outpace) its recommended system requirements.

The recommended specs for Hogwarts Legacy on PC are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD RX 5700 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 85 GB

You will need an SSD to match the recommended specs for Hogwarts Legacy, and while you can ply it with a standard hard drive, the SSD will always be preferable.

If your PC matches the above-recommended specs, you should be able to play Hogwarts Legacy at 1080p/60 fps with high-quality graphics settings and an upscale quality setting. Of course, you can always forego resolution and/or framerate for increased graphical fidelity.

Whether your PC can run the game in minimum or recommended specs, Hogwarts Legacy is sure to be something of a stunner thanks to detailed locations, characters, and effects.

If you’re looking to play the game in 4K, meanwhile, you will need to have a beefier PC than the recommended specs listed above.

Does Hogwarts Legacy have Denuvo on PC?

Yes, Hogwarts Legacy has Denuvo on PC. The presence of this anti-piracy software means that players shouldn't be able to easily obtain pirate copies of the game. If you want to play it, you'll need to buy it through the proper channels. You can pick up your copy now via Steam.

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