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Genshin Impact 1.5 update release date and file size revealed: How to pre-install 1.5 version

The Genshin Impact 1.5 update will be released on April 28th
The Genshin Impact 1.5 update will be released on April 28th
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Modified 26 Apr 2021
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The Genshin Impact 1.5 update is set to be released on April 28th. The pre-installation is already live, and players can now pre-download the core files for the update.

Downloading the pre-installation files, which are sized at 7 GB and 3.04 GB on PC and mobile respectively, will allow players to jump into Genshin Impact 1.5 as soon as the servers go live.

Needless to say, the pre-installation feature is an absolute boon for players with slower connections.

This article features a step-by-step guide on how players can download pre-installation files for the Genshin Impact 1.5 update before it goes live on the servers.


Pre-installing the Genshin Impact 1.5 update

How to pre-install Genshin Impact 1.5 update on PC

The Pre-Installation option for Genshin Impact on PC (Image via miHoYo)
The Pre-Installation option for Genshin Impact on PC (Image via miHoYo)

Players can follow the steps given below to pre-install the Genshin Impact 1.5 update on their PCs:

  • Players need to head over to the Genshin Impact install directory using the file explorer.
  • Instead of launching the game directly from GenshinImpact.exe, players will need to double-click on the launcher.exe file located inside the install directory.
  • As soon as the launcher client opens, players will be able to see a "Game Pre-Installation" option next to the yellow-launch button.
  • When players click on the Get Now option below the pre-installation text, the pre-download of the core files for the Genshin Impact 1.5 update will begin.

How to pre-install on Android and iOS (Method 1)

The Pre-Install option inside Paimon
The Pre-Install option inside Paimon's menu in Genshin Impact (Image via miHoYo)

Players can follow the steps given below to pre-install the Genshin Impact 1.5 update on Android and iOS devices via the Paimon menu:

  • Players will first need to launch Genshin Impact on their devices and head into the Paimon menu.
  • Once inside the Paimon menu, players will need to click on "Settings" and then select the "Other" tab.
  • On the "Other" tab, players will see a "Pre-Install Resource Package" option.
  • Players will have to tap on the "Pre-Install Now" option to start downloading the necessary core files for the Genshin Impact 1.5 update.

How to pre-install on Android and iOS (Method 2)

The login screen pre-install button in Genshin Impact (Image via miHoYo)
The login screen pre-install button in Genshin Impact (Image via miHoYo)

Players can follow the steps given below to pre-install the Genshin Impact 1.5 update on Android and iOS devices using the log-in pre-installation button:

  • Players will see a tiny symbol towards the bottom-left corner of their login screens after launching the game.
  • They can simply click on this button to begin downloading all the necessary core files for the Genshin Impact 1.5 update.
Published 26 Apr 2021
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