Console Players Can Now Interrupt Cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy

The launch of Hogwarts Legacy has been a success and fans are now getting the game. Some of them have managed to uncover a trick that allows console players to pause cutscenes. During the pre-release phase of the game, it achieved sales and viewership records, but players are still looking for a way to take a break from the action.

A Reddit user recently made a post that gained over 700 upvotes, in which they expressed their dissatisfaction with not being able to pause the Hogwarts Legacy cutscenes. This installment in the Harry Potter franchise does not offer a way to pause these scenes, unlike some other triple-A games. Despite this, Hogwarts Legacy has been a success, selling millions of copies and having a successful launch day; this pausing issue may not affect the majority of its players.

Recently, FreshlyPeeledBananas on Reddit displayed a feeling of unrest in regard to the lack of being able to pause cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy. They are not alone in this sentiment, with many gamers in the community setting up threads about the same issue. One user proposed pressing the PlayStation or Xbox button on their controllers as a method to pause the cutscenes. This idea is affirmed by other players, affirming that holding the buttons is the only way to make it work. However, just pressing the buttons is not enough to pause the cutscenes, as some players of Hogwarts Legacy have experienced.

Expressing my frustration. It seems my infant has an uncanny knack for entering the Poo Network whenever there is a cinematic. I’m forced to press alt+f4 and start from the checkpoint once again.

What kind of choices are these?!


Before being informed of this trick by fellow Hogwarts Legacy gamers, FreshlyPeeledBananas had been relying on the Alt+F4 combination to fully exit the game and revert to a required checkpoint. According to one Reddit user, merely opening the Steam overlay while the Hogwarts Legacy cutscenes are playing is not enough, as they continue to play despite being partially hidden. As Hogwarts Legacy will be getting updates, a potential patch may give users the capability to pause during the cutscenes, but before then the console technique may be the only way to solve this issue.

Due to some players being frustrated with missing out on plot points in Hogwarts Legacy, there has been a push for the game to include the ability to pause during cutscenes. However, the degree of success from this approach is uncertain; some report that it works, while others say that it does not.

It is possible to get hold of Hogwarts Legacy now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S, while the versions for the PS4 and Xbox One will be out on April 4 and those for Nintendo Switch on July 25.

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