Hogwarts Legacy Xbox Series XIS and PS5 Controls - Magic Game World

Hogwarts Legacy Xbox Series XIS and PS5 Controls

Spell Combat in Hogwarts Legacy

Do you know what I wanted to be when I was a kid? A wizard. I was growing up at just the perfect time to catch the wave of Harry Potter mania that was sweeping the globe in the early 2000s, and the franchise has pretty much always had a place in my heart as it has for many other people.


The issue was, being immersed in this world was kind of limited. Sure there were movies, books, and video games all over the place, but none of them really did what I wanted them to do, which was to give me free reign of the wizarding world, allowing me to explore it freely and learn more about its hidden secrets.


Now, over 20 years later, that dream is coming true. When Hogwarts Legacy hits store shelves, it will feature an expansive, open world filled with creatures and characters from my childhood, and it will give me a free pass to interact with everything however I want, and I couldn’t be more excited. When I’m out taking a stroll through Hogsmeade or riding a broom over the countryside, I’m probably going to need to know all of the game’s controls. Thankfully, this resource exists, so you can quickly reference this whenever you need a refresher for Xbox and PlayStation controls.


Xbox Series XIS Controls

PlayStation 5 Controls


Left Analog Stick Left Analog Stick Movement
Right Analog Stick Right Analog Stick Move Camera / Change Target / Descend or Ascend (while on Broom)
LB+RB L1+R1 Cast Ancient Magic. Requires filled Ancient Magic Meter.
X Square Event action (Examine, Open, Talk, Use, etc.)
LT L2 Aim (Hold) / Speed Burst (While on broom)
LB (Hold) L1 (Hold) Open Tool / Item Wheel
LB (Tap) L1 (Tap) Consume (Quick Slot)
RB R1 Ancient Magic Throw
RT (Hold) R2 (Hold) Activate Spell Set / Fly Forward
RT (Tap) R2 (Tap) Basic Cast
RT + A R2 + X Uses the assigned slotted Spell of the current Spell Diamond
Y (Tap) Triangle (Tap) Protego
Hold Y when prompted Hold Triangle when prompted Block and Stupefy / Counter-attack (Combat)
D-Pad Up D-Pad Up Track Quest Objectives
D-Pad Down D-Pad Down Heal
D-Pad Left D-Pad Left Cast Revelio
D-Pad Right D-Pad Right Switch Spell Diamonds
Right Stick (Hold) R3 Lock-On / Remove Target / Fast Flight
Left Stick (Hold) L3 Sprint / Swim Faster
B Circle Perform Dodge Roll / Back (in menus) / Dismount while on Broom or Flying Mount
A X Perform Jump / Accept (in menus)
View Button Options Button Pause Menu


And that’s all you’ll need for Hogwarts Legacy. As you embark on your magical adventures, if you ever feel stuck or confused, don’t be afraid to come back! We have this control guide right now, but as we get more time with the game we will also have numerous guides to help you get through the game. So good luck, and we will see you again very soon!


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  • Mike Alexander

    Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.

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