Hogwarts Legacy breaks Twitch record for most live viewers

Hogwarts Legacy breaks Twitch record for most live viewers


Only a day into Hogwarts Legacy early access, the game has already smashed a significant Twitch record.

Although Hogwarts Legacy will be officially released on February 10, some players have already been exploring the Wizarding World. 

As soon as early access kicked off at midnight on February 7, the first Hogwarts Legacy streams started appearing on Twitch, feeding everyone’s curiosity about the game. 

Fans’ interest piqued enough that other popular games like Fortnite or League Of Legends, that usually amass the most viewers, were left in its wake.

At times during the first day of early access it was watched by over 1.2 million people on Twitch, breaking the platform’s record of most live viewers for a single-player game.

This means Hogwarts Legacy beat Cyberpunk 2077, another title which was highly anticipated prior to its release.

The game also managed to eclipse the Just Chatting category on Twitch, which is typically one of the platform’s most popular. 

Most Harry Potter fans tuned into xQc’s channel to follow his Hogwarts Legacy stream, which had over 100,000 live viewers at peak times. 

Fellow streamers IIIoJuan, LIRIK, and even Apex Legends pro Nickmercs brought big audiences to their channels by also streaming the game. 

At the time of writing, Hogwarts Legacy boasts much fewer viewers than it did on its early access debut, around 260,000 – but it still tops all other categories on Twitch, even though the US is asleep at the moment.

This figure is bound to grow once again when the standard version of the game unlocks, and even more players start playing it.

This is despite considerable controversy over the views of Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, which has led many fans, and even some websites, to boycott the game.

Hogwarts Legacy will also be released on last gen consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, on April 4, as well as on Nintendo Switch later this year. 

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