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Why is my PS5 controller flashing red (or green/blue/yellow) in Hogwarts Legacy?

Is my controller casting a spell?

It should come as no surprise that Hogwarts Legacy brings magic to the PlayStation 5 and puts it at the forefront of this open-world RPG. However, you may be surprised that it also brings magic to your controller, causing it to flash red, green, blue, or yellow. This may leave you wondering why your PS5 controller is pulsing red, green, blue, or yellow during Hogwarts Legacy.

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Why does my PS5 controller pulse different colors in Hogwarts Legacy?

The reason why your PlayStation 5 controller blinks different colors while playing Hogwarts Legacy is according to the Hogwarts house you are sorted into. Hogwarts Legacy takes advantage of the PS5 controller's Dualsense through this mechanic. What house you select will determine what color your PS5 controller shows. Here are what colors each house uses for your PS5 controller in Hogwarts Legacy.

Related: How to become Ravenclaw in Wizarding World

  • Gryffindor: Red & Gold
  • Slytherin: Green & Silver
  • Ravenclaw: Blue & Gold
  • Hufflepuff: Yellow & Black

So don't panic if your controller starts flashing random colors during Hogwarts Legacy. This is a neat feature to show you what house you chose and add more appeal to this choice. You will also notice that your PS5 controller flashes other colors while spells. This is yet another feature to enhance your wizarding experience in Hogwarts Legacy. So if you want a specific color, choose a specific one like Slytherin for green.

For more information on Hogwarts Legacy, check out How to become Gryffindor in Wizarding World and How to become Hufflepuff in Wizarding World on Pro Game Guides.


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