I am playing the Japanese version of Hogwarts Legacy on PC (Steam). The store page says that Hogwarts Legacy has Full Audio support for 8 languages, including Japanese.

But, for immersion, I want to play in the language of the country in which it is set, for example, in this case, the UK, and I would like to try to play in the audio of that language, if available.

According to the store page, of course it includes English Full Audio support - however, I cannot find a way to change the audio language in my game. There seems to be no setting in the settings either.

Is there any way to change the audio language to a specific language, in this case, English?

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I've found a way, apparently:

According to this post on Steam community, you can edit your .exe of Hogwarts Legacy to get English VO with (possbily) your favorite supported language's subtitles.

Steam\steamapps\common\Hogwarts Legacy\Phoenix\Binaries\Win64

↑Open HogwartsLegacy.exe in the location shown above with a binary editor.

Search for "zh-CN" in the binary editor

Change "zh-CN" to "ja-JP" and "schinece" to "japanese" and save

Change the language to Simplified Chinese from the Hogwarts Legacy properties on Steam

Launch the game.

(quoted that post, edited a little to look better on stackexchange)

I guess this method is "abusing" a language that has no Full Audio support (zh-CN is Simplified Chinese (schinese), and that language doesn't have Full Audio support; I think default VO is English, so any language that has no Full Audio support, the VO will be English and subtitles will be the language player have chosen) to have English VO, and your desired supported language's subtitles.

Below is a list of country codes that has Full Audio support, if I'm not mistaken (excluded English):

  • fr-FR french
  • it-IT italian
  • de-DE german
  • es-ES spanish
  • ja-JP japanese
  • pt-BR brazilian
  • es-MX latam

Simply change zh-CN and schinese to your favorite language (if French, fr-FR and french) to get English VO/French subtitles. Though, I haven't tested myself other than Japanese, so I don't know if it actually works.

Use your favorite Hex Editor to achieve it. I've used HxD, but anything that can edit .exe should work.

Disclaimer: I don't know if this method will lead you get banned, but knowing that this game is single-player only, I don't think it'll lead you to ban, but I do not take any responsibility.

Addendum: I've been using this method for about 3 weeks, and never had any issues beside sometimes the audio goes back to Japanese (Only on some movies, so maybe it might be impossible to fix it). Note that, it is obvious but, you have to do this method when the game got updated.


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