Avalanche Games recently released a patch that introduces the new Arachnophobia mode and cosmetic gear, as well as various technical fixes.

For instance, the update fixed the issues with multiple collections and Field Guide Pages and a bug that made players fall out of the world.

The patch resolved multiple potential crashes and also brought along performance fixes and optimizations.


However, it appears that the recent patch has introduced some bugs as well.

Stuck on Trial 1 in Hogwarts Legacy Percival Rackham’s quest

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), multiple Hogwarts Legacy players are experiencing difficulties completing the Percival Rackham’s quest. This is because Professor Rackham’s tear doesn’t fall after defeating the boss.

The mission objectives do not change from Complete trial to defeating guards and gamers are unable to interact with the Penseives as well. As a result, players are getting stuck on Trial 1 and are unable to progress in the game.

And to rub salt in the wounds, opening and leaving the chest in the Pensieve room, or doing an assignment before restarting the quest, doesn’t help them move ahead.


@WBGamesSupport @HogwartsLegacy @HLGameCommunity hey I need some help, when I finish the boss in the end of the legacy of percival rackham. ( Hogwarts legacy ) the quest doesnt update and I’m stuck for 3 hours help #WBGAMES #HogwartsLegacy

I have another bug in Hogwarts Legacy which blocked my progress. I can’t complete the percival rackham’s trial, there is no cutscene at all.

Notably, the issue had been persistent before the update as well. But fortunately, one could get rid of the problem by abandoning and restarting the quest.

However, after the latest update, this workaround doesn’t work anymore. And understandably, those affected have taken to web forums to find a fix.

Some have tried common troubleshooting steps like loading an old saved game and verifying the game files but to no effect.

Official response

Fortunately, the WB Games Support team has officially responded to the matter, stating that they are currently collecting reports on this issue. However, no official ETA for the bug fix has been provided.


Potential workaround

A Redditor recommends that you install a fresh copy of the game on your device.


Having said that, we’ll continuously monitor the issue where Hogwarts Legacy players get stuck on Trial 1 in Percival Rackham’s quest and update this article with the latest information.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Gaming section so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Hogwarts Legacy.

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