Hogwarts Legacy is a huge hit, but fans probably shouldn't hold their breath waiting for DLC to arrive. Game director Alan Tew told IGN that developer Avalanche Software doesn't have plans for it right now.
"We’ve been really heads down bringing [Hogwarts Legacy] to life, so at the moment there are no current plans for DLC," Tew said over the weekend at IGN Fan Fest.
Obviously, that's a hugely hedged statement that leaves open the possibility (and I would say virtual certainty) that this sprawling, open-ended magical world with millions of fans worldwide will in fact get some sort of post-release content in the future. That's the way of videogames, after all, and despite the controversy over Harry Potter author JK Rowling's persistent transphobia, Hogwarts Legacy is tremendously popular: It's currently the number-three game on Steam's Top 100, with more than 335,000 people playing it.
The popularity of Hogwarts Legacy mods also points toward a desire for more, more, more. Is Warner really going to leave that money on the table? I don't think so.
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That said, it's clear that we're not going to see an announcement of Hogwarts Legacy: The Griswold Inception (or, you know, whatever) anytime soon. And that's probably okay with players. There's a lot to do in the base game (we've got some guides to help you get started, just over there to the right), and a few rough performance edges to smooth down too: Avalanche dropped the first Hogwarts Legacy performance patch last week, but some players report that they're still experiencing stuttering and crashes.
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