Hogwarts Legacy Black Screen – How to Fix

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When you buy a new game, playing it nonstop is all you can think of. However, Hogwarts Legacy players have been facing FPS drops, ray tracing issues, and other crashes. Recently, players have been complaining about a Black Screen problem. If you had to stop midway because your screen went black, you might want to check these options before diving into the open world of Hogwarts Legacy. Here is how you can fix the Black Screen in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to fix the Black Screen in Hogwarts Legacy

Although PC users might find this frustrating, it entirely depends on their hardware, which is why the right settings to keep the game running without any lag or bugs is very important. Try these steps and it might just work on your PC to fix the Black Screen in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Restart the PC

Restarting your computer is a common fix which usually works. It might just remove all the background tardiness. Restart or reboot your PC to make sure it runs smoothly when you launch Hogwarts Legacy.

Check Steam

Before you restart the PC, make sure to close every tab. Once you get back in, check for any Steam updates. Delete any steam caches which might affect the game. You can also verify the game files to check if anything is missing or corrupt by right clicking on the game in Steam library.

Keep the game running

Let the game run for a while and it should be a quick fix for the black screen on its own. Players have observed that simply letting Hogwarts Legacy run even with the black screen issue automatically fixes it. It might take around 20 minutes at most, but WB Games might fix this with a patch update if the problem persists. You can play the game in Window Mode which would not overwork your GPU and CPU.

Check the GPU Drivers

It might be possible that you are running the game on an outdated graphics driver. You can check for the latest update on NVIDIA or AMD, and that might solve the black screen issue. These graphic driver updates are usually launched around the same time a big game is released. With games like Hogwarts Legacy, it is most likely because of a pending update. You may want to disable GPU overclocking if nothing else works.

Check the Graphic Settings

Once you have installed the game, make sure to go to settings menu inside the game. Most of the time the graphic settings will be set at an average spot, but you can always tone them down to the basic requirements and lower the unnecessary pressure on your PC. Make sure to disable the ray tracing options as well.

Open Task Manager

Check the Task Manager to remove any background junk. Stop anything unnecessary that's running on the background as it might affect the overall game performance. Since games require more RAM, you can close other programs to allocate more RAM to prevent the Black Screen glitch while launching Hogwarts Legacy.

Check NVIDIA Settings

You can improve the gameplay by selecting the some options in the NVIDIA graphic panel. Make sure that your V-Sync is enabled, it will keep a steady balance between the frame rate for Hogwarts Legacy and the refresh rate of your screen.

To find more on Hogwarts Legacy check out, Best PC Performance Settings for Hogwarts Legacy on Pro Game Guides.

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I started gaming back in school, with Clash of Clans in 2006. After that, I moved on to different FPS titles on mobile, and RPGs on PC. My favorite games include the Dark Pictures series, Disney Dreamlight Valley, and Fortnite. I am currently working as a Contributing Author for PGG since January, 2023.

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