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Original story (published on February 7, 2023) follows:

Hogwarts Legacy, the highly anticipated action role-playing video game set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, has been released and players are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) an issue when using a controller.

The camera in Hogwarts Legacy has been reported to feel choppy, laggy, or rigid, causing some frustration for players.

choppy frames on Ray tracing
Has anyone on Xbox series X noticed the choppy frames on Ray tracing mode?

#HogwartsLegacy camera is really bothering me.. a lot.. when I watched the videos I didn’t really pay attention to it but being able to control the character and move around it is very jarring.. character off to the side makes me nauseous while walking

According to several reports, the issue is related to the camera acceleration settings in the game.

Potential workaround

Players have reported that turning camera acceleration all the way down and camera sensitivity up can make a huge difference to the overall smoothness of the game.

Hogwarts game camera

This workaround has been confirmed by a large thread on Reddit and several other online forums, with players reporting a night and day difference in their gameplay experience.

If you’re experiencing similar issues, try the following steps to improve your gameplay:

1. Go to the options menu in the game.
2. Navigate to the camera settings.
3. Turn the camera acceleration all the way down.
4. Increase the camera sensitivity.

It’s worth noting that this workaround may not work for everyone, and your mileage may vary. But many players have reported improved experience after following these steps.

It’s also important to keep in mind that this is just a temporary workaround, and the developers may release a patch to fix the issue in the future.

Avalanche Software has not yet acknowledged the Hogwarts Legacy choppy camera issue but let’s hope that a patch will be able to resolve the issue, or it will be addressed by the developers quickly.

We will provide you with the latest developments as and when they happen, so watch this space.

Update 1 (February 8, 2023)

02:03 pm (IST): Aside from the choppiness, some users are also reporting (1, 2) that they are getting a weird blur effect when spinning the camera. For a better understanding of the bug, check out the image below.


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