Hogwarts Legacy, yes to pre-load on PC

Hogwarts Legacy, yes to pre-load on PC

Hogwarts Legacy

We don't know what exactly happened, but someone at WB Games must have changed their mind. And so, after announcing the absence of a pre-load of Hogwarts Legacy in the PC version, today the development team and the publisher have made an important reverse, making the pre-download of the game available right on Steam. However, this is not good news.

Let's go in order: the pre-load was activated around 1:00 in the morning Italian time. However, the pre-load we are referring to only concerns owners of the Deluxe Edition and not of the Standard version. Beyond this difference, the game is still locked: Hogwarts Legacy can therefore be downloaded, but it will unlock for 19:00. A decidedly different treatment compared to the console versions, at least as regards the next gen ones.

On PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, in fact, the pre-load of the game had already been available for days. However, console players have had the opportunity to start playing the Avalanche Software title already after midnight in Italy. PC players, on the other hand, will have to wait a few more hours and more precisely 19:00 Italian time (or 10:00 in the US morning) before being able to start the title. And the protest has already mounted on Twitter. To add controversy to the whole there is then the impossibility of downloading in advance on the Epic Games Store: at the moment the pre-load would seem to be an exclusive of the Steam version. A situation that has probably not been handled with the utmost clarity and which is leading to various bad feelings among the various players who have chosen to trust Avalanche Software on PC.

To all PC Players of #HogwartsLegacy , preloading is now available on Steam. This will be available for those playing during the Early Access Period and Global Launch. If you are not seeing the update please restart the Steam client. https://t.co/j2BWTKz80u

— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) February 7, 2023

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