If you're a fan of the wizarding world and have been eagerly waiting to explore Hogwarts in the recently launched game "Hogwarts Legacy," a black screen issue on your PC can be quite frustrating. This issue can prevent you from experiencing all the magic and adventures that Hogwarts Legacy has to offer.
Let’s get into this article and learn how to fix the black screen issue.
But before that…
the shaders to load
who faced this issue, noticed a black screen appearing for a long time before
the shaders started loading. On an average users had to wait between 10-15
minutes for the shaders to load completely.
time for shaders to load might differ for each PC, the unusual loading time is
still an issue.With many users already
added this bug on Hogwarts Legacy bug reporting platform, hopefully they release a patch
soon to fix this issue.
meanwhile, you can try these following fixes for the black screen issue.
Picture Credit: Hogwarts Legacy
Fix Hogwarts Legacy Black Screen issue?
Usually, shader caching improves the overall system
performance by reducing the workload on the graphics card. Since the graphics
card doesn't need to recompile the same shader every time it is used, it can
focus on other tasks, such as rendering complex images or executing other
However, if you are experiencing issues with corrupted or
outdated cache files then disabling the shader cache is a smart option. As a
matter of fact, for several users, this fix has helped to fix the black screen
issue. To do this,
and click on “OK”
navigate to this path “Local/Hogwarts Legacy/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor”
on GameUserSettings.ini and select Open With -> Notepad.
+ F and search for “[ShaderPipelineCache.CacheFile]”
line “r.ShaderPipelineCache.Enabled = 0” below.
this is how the segment should look like,
r.ShaderPipelineCache.Enabled = 0
and close the file.
game again to see if the error is fixed.
Restart the Game/PC
Yes, restarting the game is often a simple and effective
solution for many issues, including the black screen issue in "Hogwarts
Legacy" on PC. Restarting the game can clear out any junk, or corrupt data
in the cache folder.
If that doesn’t work try restarting the launcher – Steam,
Epic, etc. You can also try restarting your PC and running the game again to
check if the game launches without any issues.
3)Verify the Game Files
For Steam Users:
To verify the game files for "Hogwarts Legacy"
in Steam, follow these steps:
Steam and go to your Library.
on "Hogwarts Legacy"
and select "Properties".
Properties window, go to the "Local Files" tab.
on the "Verify Integrity of Game Files" button.
Steam will begin to check the game files for any problems or
discrepancies, and repair or re-download any missing or corrupt files as
For Epic Games Users:
To verify the game files of
on Epic Games, follow
Epic Games and click on the "Library" tab in the top menu.
Find Uncharted Legacy of
Thieves in your library and click on the 3 dots below the game icon.
on the "Manage" option.
pop-up window that appears, select “Verify”.
Games will now scan the game files and verify their integrity. If any
files are missing or corrupt, they will be automatically repaired.
the verification process is complete, launch the game to see if the repair
process was successful.
Reinstall the Game
Reinstalling the game can help to resolve any issues related
to corrupt or missing game files, which can prevent the game from running
correctly. Here are the steps to reinstall the game:
the game: Go to the control panel on your PC and uninstall the game. This
will remove all the game files and components from your system.
your PC: After uninstalling the game, restart your PC to ensure that any
temporary data or cache is cleared out.
the game: Go to the platform where you originally purchased the game and
download it again.
In conclusion, the black screen issue in "Hogwarts
Legacy" on PC can be a frustrating experience but hope the solutions
provided can help you get back to exploring the wizarding world of Hogwarts in
no time. If the issue persists, it may be worth waiting for any patch to be
released by the WB team or directly reaching out to the game's support team for