How to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy

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March 6, 2023: Learn how to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy.

Don't want any interactions slowing your progress? Then you'll want to know how to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy. The vast majority of main quests feature plenty of dialogue between characters before your objectives come into view.


Although the cutscenes contain plenty of context that certainly adds to your time in Hogwarts, if you want to get on with the game and keep exploring, glossing over the conversations with other characters is a simple solution that saves you several minutes at a time.

For even more Hogwarts Legacy information, take a look at our guides revealing how to find the Slytherin Common Room, how to open door puzzles, and a closer look at the minimap to make your way around the wizarding world as fast as possible.

Can you skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, you can! If you're not a fan of waiting around, you can skip the cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy. What's even better is that the process of skipping them is incredibly straightforward. It just isn't always shown on-screen. Here's what you need to do.

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How to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy

As mentioned earlier, it's very easy to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy.

As soon as one appears, a small prompt to skip will appear in the bottom-right of the screen. If it doesn't, here's what to do anyway - simply hold Triangle/Y on your controller to jump straight back into the action with a new objective to complete.


Once done, the cutscene will transition back to your character and you can carry on with whatever you're doing in Hogwarts and the surrounding area.

You can even use Triangle/Y on your controller to skip ahead in dialogue-heavy scenes. Think Professor Fig talks too slowly? Just tap that button. Potions Class dragging on? Tap that button.

Is it worth skipping cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy?

Considering there's plenty of additional context that adds a lot of useful information to the story, you might not want to skip every single cutscene Hogwarts Legacy throws at you.

On the other hand, there is plenty that doesn't add much to the main storyline so feel free to choose which scenes you skip and which ones you want to watch.

There you have it, that's how to skip cutscenes in Hogwarts Legacy. For more information on what the wizarding world has to offer, take a look at our guides on unforgivable curses, whether you can change house, and how to activate the statues.