Hogwarts Legacy update's biggest change isn't even in the patch notes
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Earlier this week Hogwarts Legacy got a major update, which was full of much-needed fixes and improvements.
Chances are, if you’re still playing through the game, you’ve already downloaded the patch and have been enjoying the changes. Lip-syncing has been improved, faces of female avatars should no longer appear so different in the overworld compared to the character creation screen, and characters won't get stuck in objects anymore, just to name a few things. All crucial alterations, no doubt, but it turns out that the best part wasn’t even included in the patch notes.
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The additional change was revealed by Avalanche Software’s community manager, Chandler Wood, who tweeted: “Just confirmed an additional feature in this patch that didn't make it into the patch notes: Reduced the frequency of Ignatia Wildsmith's lines (a significant reduction), so while travel is definitely more convenient with Floo powder, you won't have to hear about it constantly.”
Just confirmed an additional feature in this patch that didn't make it into the patch notes:— Chandler Wood (@FinchStrife) March 9, 2023
-Reduced the frequency of Ignatia Wildsmith's lines (a significant reduction), so while travel is definitely more convenient with Floo powder, you won't have to hear about it constantly. https://t.co/aNTkZ2ViuG
Did you hear that? That was the sound of Hogwarts Legacy players all over the world breathing a sigh of relief. The Floo Flame lady, Ignatia Wildsmith, was quickly deemed by the community to be one of, if not the most annoying character in the entire wizarding world franchise, and modders worked fast to create a way to shut her up altogether in the PC version of the game. Modding isn’t an option for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners, however, so this update is sure to be gratefully received.
While there’s no doubt that this is a brilliant fix, there are many more features that fans are still hoping to see added in the future. Many were disappointed by the lack of a proper companion system, while others think that punishments and curfews could be added to make student life feel more realistic. Of course, many gamers have been avoiding the title altogether - J.K. Rowling’s association with the game has influenced some to boycott Hogwarts Legacy, as a result of the harmful comments the author has made about the trans community.
For those without a new-gen console or PC, the game will release later this year. It’s coming to PS4 and Xbox One on 5 May, and Nintendo Switch on 25 July.
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