Hogwarts Legacy features some stunning vistas and scenery that players would love to take screenshots of, but does it have a Photo Mode? Here’s a breakdown of the best way to grab mesmerizing screenshots in-game.
Hogwarts Legacy’s stunning vistas of the Scottish countryside surround the iconic Hogwarts castle, which features lush mountain ranges and picturesque hamlets dotting the open world.
Thanks to next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X, players can run Hogwarts Legacy on Performance, Fidelity, and Fidelity with Ray-tracing graphics settings depending on preference. And of course, PC players can customize the graphics to their liking.
Thanks to the game’s impressive visual qualities, players will naturally want to take the best screenshots they can to remember their own adventure or share it with others. So, here’s a breakdown of the questions surrounding Hogwarts Legacy’s Photo Mode and screenshot settings.
Does Hogwarts Legacy have a photo mode?
Unfortunately, Hogwarts Legacy does not have a built-in Photo Mode at launch. This means that players will have to rely on screenshotting methods on their platform of choice to share pictures of their journey.
It isn’t all too uncommon for large, AAA video game releases to launch without Photo Modes, as 2022’s God of War Ragnarok similarly launched without one. Thankfully, in that case, Ragnarok received a post-launch update that added Photo Mode functionality.
As such, it wouldn’t be surprising if Avalanche Software added a dedicated Photo Mode to Hogwarts Legacy in a post-launch update. Until that happens, there are still some tricks that players can perform to get clearer screenshots of the game.
How to take clear screenshots in Hogwarts Legacy
While Hogwarts Legacy does not have a dedicated Photo Mode, players can make sure their screenshots are completely free of in-game HUD elements.
To turn off every HUD element in Hogwarts Legacy, simply follow the steps below:
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- Pause the game and navigate to the ‘Settings’ tab.
- Once there, scroll all the way down to the ‘User Interface Options’ tab.
- In this menu, players can toggle off every single HUD element in the game.
After doing this, players can take clutter-free screenshots of the gorgeous scenery the game has to offer. This article will be updated if Avalanche Software announces plans to add a dedicated Photo Mode to Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy PC Photo Mode workaround
It’s also worth mentioning that there is a Photo Mode workaround that only PC players can take advantage of, though it will require a bit of effort to get working.
This workaround relies on a tool called Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker, also known as UUU. It’s a free tool that essentially recreates some developer features for games built in Unreal Engine 4, like Hogwarts Legacy.
Once PC users have downloaded the tool, they can follow these steps to take better screenshots:
- Start up Hogwarts Legacy on PC
- Launch ‘UuuClient.exe’ after unzipping the downloaded UUU file
- On the ‘General’ tab, click ‘Select…’ next to the top search bar and select Hogwarts Legacy’s process, usually located in the ‘steamapps’ folder on your computer
- Click ‘Inject DLL’
- Click the ‘Available features’ tab and make sure “Built-in free camera available” says ‘Yes.’
- Press the Insert key on your keyboard (or double-check the built-in free camera key bind in UUU) to enter free camera mode
- Take your in-game screenshots!
While it may take a bit of learning and practice, this helpful tool can allow players to take some absolutely gorgeous screenshots in Hogwarts Legacy.
And that’s everything fans need to know about taking screenshots in Hogwarts Legacy. For more Hogwarts Legacy content, check out our other guides listed below:
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