The latest Hogwarts Legacy update introduces a valuable accessibility feature that makes areas teeming with spiders more enjoyable to explore. Although no significant story DLC has been released for Hogwarts Legacy, Avalanche Software continues to support the highly popular fantasy adventure game through post-launch updates. This update is gigantic so if you’re searching for the full patch notes then head on over to the official website and have a browse there.
Upon its release in February 2023, Hogwarts Legacy rapidly became one of the year’s top-selling games. Despite initial bugs and glitches, the game received positive feedback from Metacritic users and Steam players.
Avalanche Software has since released several updates addressing the most prominent issues, with the most recent update including numerous bug fixes and an accessibility feature that allows even more players to immerse themselves in the game.
A Massive Update For The Title
A significant update for Hogwarts Legacy has been released by Avalanche Software, introducing the eagerly awaited Arachnophobia Mode that can be easily switched on or off whenever desired. Players can enable Arachnophobia Mode by accessing the in-game accessibility options menu. When active, this feature replaces all enemy spiders with beetle-like creatures on roller skates.
Additionally, spider sounds are minimised or removed throughout the game, and small spider ground effect spawners are eliminated entirely. The update’s patch notes reveal that Arachnophobia Mode also renders static spider corpses invisible.
The inclusion of Arachnophobia Mode in Hogwarts Legacy across all platforms is a valuable addition, enabling a broader range of players to relish the game without encountering intense unease or dread in its most hazardous segments. PC players can now forego the Arachnophobia Mode modification, while those using PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles can also take advantage of this option.
The developers note that when Arachnophobia Mode is enabled, spider images in Hogwarts Legacy’s Field Guide remain unchanged, and collision with invisible static spider corpses is still active. This very important safeguard, in the form of collision, helps to avoid players from encountering glitches or becoming trapped in specific locations.
After installing the latest update, players can claim free Hogwarts Legacy cosmetic DLC starting this week. For a limited time, players can earn this new DLC by watching Twitch streamers play the game. However, Twitch drops must be enabled by the streamer for viewers to receive the downloadable content.
Hogwarts Legacy is now available for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PS4 versions launching on May 5th and the Nintendo Switch version on July 25th.
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