Some witches and wizards are hoping for a Hogwarts Legacy Quidditch DLC, but there is a serious issue with broom mechanics that should take first priority, as it could ruin the potential experience altogether. The beloved wizarding world sport would make for an enticing, obvious expansion – after all, the Quidditch pitch has already been fully realized and is accessible by students, and Headmaster Black’s excuse for canceling the season could easily be circumvented. However, there are some underlying concerns with broom flight, and the foundations of this feature should be improved before a Quidditch DLC for Hogwarts Legacy is released.
Thankfully, Portkey Games has ample opportunity to implement such improvements. There are currently no planned Hogwarts Legacy DLCs, which is good news for the health of the game, as it means that the developer will likely prioritize bug fixes, performance issues, and other quality-of-life changes before expanding on in-game content. There are plenty of features that could use the extra attention, such as character voice pitches or bugs with completion trophies. However, broom flight mechanics in Hogwarts Legacy should be at the top of the list, especially in consideration of a potential Quidditch DLC.
Hogwarts Legacy Broom Controls Are Counterintuitive
The broom controls in Hogwarts Legacy are lackluster at best, especially on controller. Whereas it would be more intuitive for players to manage both their altitude and the direction of their flight path on the left stick, these two inputs are instead split between both of the joysticks in a way that is confusing and difficult to master. PC players may struggle with finding the best settings for Hogwarts Legacy on PC, but they are at least able to enjoy more convenient (albeit not perfect) flight controls using the precision of a mouse and directional keys.
Quidditch In Hogwarts Legacy Would Be Extremely Difficult
With the current state of broom controls in Hogwarts Legacy, playing Quidditch in a DLC would be near impossible. Depending on their role, players would be required to accurately track the Quaffle, Bludgers, or tiny Golden Snitch through the air, and the unnatural mapping of flight controls would turn an already challenging task into an unmanageable one. Thus, in order to avoid souring the magical sporting experience (and to improve existing gameplay), Hogwarts Legacy would benefit from changing broom mechanics to something more standard and intuitive. Plus, being able to freely look up, down, and around would be a great help, especially for high-intensity Quidditch matches.
There are arguments for leaving playable Quidditch out of Hogwarts Legacy entirely because of its flawed nature, and this perspective is only supported by the game’s unconventional flight mechanics. However, with just a few tweaks, the sport could become a much more feasible and appealing prospect. So while a Quidditch DLC is still unconfirmed, Portkey Games should still take the opportunity to solve the problem with bad broom controls in Hogwarts Legacy.
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