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How To Install Hogwarts Legacy Mods

From reshaders to changing spiders into boxes, there are plenty of PC mods to enhance your gameplay experience in Hogwarts Legacy.
How To Install Hogwarts Legacy Mods

Modding allows players to customize a game further, adding unique additions and personal touches for a more in-depth experience and prolonging a game’s lifespan. The modding community has grown exponentially over the last few years as they developed some of the best mods for PC; lately, there’s been a few gaining popularity for Hogwarts Legacy.

These mods can be beneficial in many ways, whether aimed at addressing performance and graphics issues or enhancing existing game features to add to the game’s richness. This guide explores if there’s mod support, what mods are available, and how to install them for Hogwarts Legacy.

REMINDER - Hogwarts Legacy was due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, but now won't release until 5 May 2023.

Does Hogwarts Legacy Support Mods?

As of writing, developer Avalanche Software has yet to bring mod support for Hogwarts Legacy upon its global launch for PC. While it's unclear whether the developer will include Steam Workshop post-launch, many will depend on the Harry Potter community for player-generated mods to be available.

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The Arachnophobia Mode mod turns spiders into wooden boxes for those terrified of these creatures. (Picture: Norskpl)

Mods have become a cornerstone for open-world RPGs as some of the most popular games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Stardew Valley, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Grand Theft Auto V have robust modding communities. However, it's been noted that the game's publisher hasn't been supportive of mods, as it's been reported that they've issued players with takedown notices for videos featuring mods in their free-to-play fighting game, MultiVersus.

This makes things uneasy for the modding community looking to bring their mods to Hogwarts Legacy; however, it does provide the publisher an opportunity to redeem themselves. Several mods have circulated online, which players can try their best to install on their PC.

List Of Unofficial Mods And How To Install In Hogwarts Legacy

Installing mods differ depending on the mod itself, but one of the best and most popular modding sites, Nexus Mods, has become a hub for modders and their communities. You'll need an account and install the Vortex mod managing program, which assists you in managing the mods you've installed, alerts you on new updates, and detects which installed games support mods.

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The Champions Leggings may possibly make your butt protrude. (Picture: Argonmods)

Browse the directory for mods you wish to install for Hogwarts Legacy and read the installation instructions, which help you understand how to install the specific mod and which file/s to install. Then, click the Files tab and install the particular file/s you need to download either manually or via Vortex.

While downloading it through Vortex is straightforward, the manual download will see a pop-up window appear, and you can either make a donation or select the file/s from the installation file list. You can manually download the file/s and thus successfully install a mod to your PC.

Courtesy of Nexus Mods, these are the most popular unofficial mods currently available for Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Accio Clarity: This mod provides "sharper, clearer" in-game imagery with a "slight HDR effect."
  • Arachnophobia Mode: This popular mod transforms spiders and other arachnids into boxes.
  • Ascendio Unofficial FP Hotfix for PC: A performance mod that "applies Unreal Engine parameters" to address various performance bugs and issues.
  • Champions Leggings: A mod that reportedly makes the derrière larger("new leggings for the crossed wands champions garb")
  • Cinematic and Realism Reshade: Targeted significantly amplifies the environments and graphics through enhanced lighting and darkness, removes oversaturation and blue tint, and improves textures.
  • Hogwarts Legacy Realism Overhaul Reshade Better Textures (2023): Cited as the only reshader mod needed, this makes the world of Hogwarts more "detailed."
  • Paler and Darker Skins for Player Character: Provides lighter and darker skin tones available for character customization.

How To Install Hogwarts Legacy Mods FAQ

Does Hogwarts Legacy officially support mods?

As of now, there is no official mod support from developer Avalanche Software for Hogwarts Legacy. Mod availability will depend on the Harry Potter community and player-generated mods.

Where can I find unofficial mods for Hogwarts Legacy?

Nexus Mods is a popular hub for modders and their communities. Create an account and use the Vortex mod managing program to install and manage mods for Hogwarts Legacy.