Hogwarts Legacy is currently Twitch’s most popular game

A Hogwarts Legacy picture of some magic students standing around looking at an old lady.

Coverage of this game is a lose-lose situation.
Picture: avalanche software

Hogwarts legacy officially releases on Friday for current-gen consoles and later this year for last-gen consoles and the Nintendo Switch, but those who picked up the Deluxe Edition got early access starting February 7th. And the game is already drawing a huge audience to Twitch. Actually the open world Harry Potter RPG is currently Twitch’s most popular game.

Hogwarts legacy Launches with millions of viewers

Developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment subsidiary Avalanche Software, Hogwarts legacy takes place in the wizarding world of Harry Potter during the 1800s. You play as a fifth-year transfer student who has an affinity for ancient magic and must use those abilities to stop a growing goblin rebellion. Given the time, you won’t make it with Harry Potter and Friends. Instead, you create your own witch or wizard and embark on various open-world activities, including brewing potions and harvesting plants. You can learn too unforgivable curses if you really want to be a bad wizard, although the game won’t judge you for using them. In any case, this is an open world Harry Potter RPG, so no matter how you judge it, whether it comes from the game or the community, it absolutely had to be popular.

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And it absolutely is. According to data analysis site TwitchTracker, Hogwarts legacy had a maximum concurrent viewership of over 1.2 million between February 6th and 7th. The game ranks sixth overall on the site, with over 16 million hours of play over the past few days. When I’m watching Twitch, Hogwarts legacy is the most popular game in the browse area of ​​the live streaming platformand thus beats the “Just Chatting” category. 636,000 spectators and rising. Once this week, Félix “xQc” Lengyel, one of the most well-known Twitch broadcasters, streamed it in front of over 100,000 live viewers. xQcs video-on-demand (VOD), an archived recording of a past live stream, too achieved a total of 5.7 million views. in summary, Hogwarts legacy is now more popular than Cyberpunk 2077 And elden ring at the peak of their launches. The numbers here are wild.

Streamers fight with cover Hogwarts legacy

As well as Hogwarts legacy is gaining traction online, as is the heated discourse over financial aid Harry Potter Author and outright transphobe JK Rowling. Twitch streamers in particular seem to have a hard time hiding it Some choose to boycott the game entirely while others, including xQc, defend people who choose to stream the game. People, like Gaming Couple Girlfriend Reviews, have is said to have been harassed and interrogated about their decision to stream the game. Then you have some people like socialist political commentator Hasan “Hasanabi” Pikerto stay away from the game because it’s “not worth” being bullied about it. And a Twitter user has created a watchdog website that seems to put the streamer currently playing the game into high gear, but when kotaku tried Viewing the Sitewe received a short message that the service was “suspended”.

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This is the form of much of the online discourse Hogwarts legacy has taken: mobbing People either ducking or playing the game. It seems to most online owners that you are here regardless of your position transphobic Regardless – even if you don’t play the game because queer and transgender people worked on the game, and not playing or buying the game means not supporting that community. And that’s just the wrong attitude. There’s nothing wrong with having an interest in a franchise that shaped your formative years or whatever. Sure, you could make the connection that you buy that Harry Potter The game fills the pockets of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but as we know, there is no such thing as ethical consumption in capitalism. Still, you demean someone who gets upset about it Hogwarts legacy Just because it doesn’t align with your personal policies doesn’t help in the fight against transgender people. You know what? Lobbying for pro-trans issues at the ballot box, especially since they exist a plethora of anti-trans bills in various state legislatures attempt condemn and wipe out the community. That’s the real conversation we need to have.

Hogwarts legacy had to be popular no matter what the discourse. I mean it was one of the most pre-ordered Steam games according to software and hardware sales tracker VGChartz. And with solid results on review aggregators metacritical And open criticit appears Hogwarts legacy could be the biggest release of 2023 yet. That’s fine. It’s also okay if you don’t want to play it for any reason. Let’s just remember that people are people and to demonize them for their consumption habits, right? Instead, direct that anger at the legislature.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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