A new patch for Hogwarts Legacy adds Arachnophobia Mode
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Hogwarts Legacy Patch Introduces New Arachnophobia Mode

The new Arachnophobia Mode eliminates the fear factor of spider enemies. Here's how to turn it on.

A new patch for Hogwarts Legacy just dropped on May 4, introducing the all-new Arachnophobia Mode. This update is greatly appreciated by those with a fear of spiders, and it came just in time for the PS4 and Xbox One launch of the acclaimed title.

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It’s becoming increasingly common for developers to implement Arachnophobia Modes and other spider-eliminating settings to accommodate players who just can’t stand these creepy creatures.

Once activated, spiders aren’t entirely eliminated from the game. Instead, they take on a far less intimidating appearance that’s notably reminiscent of the Boggart in The Prisoner of Azkaban, topped off with roller skates on each of their feet.

Here’s how you can activate Arachnophobia Mode in Hogwarts Legacy and make the experience of encountering spiders a bit less frightening.

How to Turn on Arachnophobia Mode in Hogwarts Legacy

Accessibility Options in Hogwarts Legacy
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Fortunately, Arachnophobia Mode is easily accessed within your game’s settings. To activate it, follow these steps:

  • Download the latest patch for Hogwarts Legacy and update the game.
  • Launch Hogwarts Legacy.
  • Enter the Options Menu.
  • Select your Accessibility Options.
  • Look for Arachnophobia Mode.
  • Toggle the setting to On.

Once you’ve activated Arachnophobia Mode, the appearance of every spider you encounter will be permanently altered. Additionally, spiders will no longer produce high-pitched cries during a duel, removing some stress from the experience. For more updates and tips, check out our plethora of Hogwarts Legacy guides.


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Olivia Rolls earned her degree in English from the College of Central Florida in 2021 and began her career as a freelance writer at Screen Rant the following year. She currently directs her creative efforts toward offering tips and insight on a wide variety of game titles at GameSkinny and BGFG, a passion she's held close to her heart since adventuring alongside Chikorita in Pokémon Crystal as a child. Olivia's all-time favorite franchises are Pokémon and Animal Crossing, but she's generally fond of fantasy RPGs and cozy games of all kinds. She's also a budding animanga enthusiast, her personal big three being Jujutsu Kaisen, Fruits Basket, and InuYasha.