Hogwarts Legacy "Out of video memory" error - how to fix crashing at launch


Hogwarts Legacy "Out of video memory" error - how to fix crashing at launch
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If you are getting the Hogwarts Legacy "Out of video memory" error at launch, we have some proven solutions for you.

Hogwarts Legacy early access is live now. However, players who have jumped into the world of magic and adventure are encountering a major roadblock in the form of the "Out of video memory" error.

This error is causing Hogwarts Legacy to crash even on PCs that meet the recommended system requirements. Luckily, we have found some solutions to this issue. Read on to find out about them!

How to fix the Hogwarts Legacy "Out of video memory" error

We scoured the web to find proven solutions to this annoying issue and we've found some pretty cool tricks that will help you solve the problem. We have compiled them into an easy-to-read bullet point guide for your convenience.

So, here is what you can do to fix Hogwarts Legacy's "Out of video memory" error:

  • Go to C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Hogwarts Legacy\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor, and then go down to the resolution and change it to 720x1080. Afterwards, restart your PC. This player was able to fix the issue this way.
  • As this person suggested, go to Control Panel > Power Options and select Power Saver. This will allow the shaders process to complete and the game to boot. Once you are in the game, return to the Power Options and select your high or ultimate performance option.
  • Disabling overclock helped this user. So, make sure none of your hardware is overclocked.
  • This Reddit user fixed the issue by manually updating the graphics drivers through the Nvidia website. If you use AMD, you can check for updates here. If you are on NVIDIA, go here. And for Intel, click here.

Hopefully, one of our suggestions will help you fix the crashing issue in Hogwarts Legacy and you will be able to join a Hogwarts House, learn spells and do side quests in no time. If not, we recommend you report the issue to WB Games.

What is the "Out of video memory" error in Hogwarts Legacy?

The "Out of video memory" error in Hogwarts Legacy occurs when a player's graphics card does not have enough memory to run the game. It normally happens at launch, when the game is "preparing shaders" or "compiling shaders."

The game requires a certain amount of video memory to run smoothly, and if a player's graphics card does not have enough memory, the game may become unstable and the "Out of video memory" error message will be displayed.

Besides the "Out of video memory" error in Hogwarts Legacy, players have also encountered lag and stuttering issues as well as a strange blue character bug during the early access period. We hope the devs will fix these issues with the day 1 patch.

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