Genshin Impact: How to pre-install game on PC

Image Credita: miHoYo
Image Credita: miHoYo

Genshin Impact is an upcoming gacha-based action role-playing video game developed by miHoYo. It will release on 28th September 2020 across platforms including PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

A few hours ago, the PC pre-install for Genshin Impact went live. You can start downloading the game now (as the servers are super slow), and play it as soon as it releases worldwide on Monday.

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Step-by-step guide to pre-install Genshin Impact on PCs

Yesterday, Genshin Impact received the official PC system requirements. Also, the pre-install links went live in some regions. As of now, this game is available to pre-install on PCs before the worldwide launch.

Here is a comprehensive manual for you to download and pre-install it on a system:

1) Visit Genshin Impact's official website

Go to Genshin Impact's official website and register yourself for a new account. Now, back on the first landing page, you can find different platforms mentioned. Select Windows.

Image Credits: miHoYo
Image Credits: miHoYo

2) Download Genshin Impact PC launcher

After clicking on the windows tab, the Genshin Impact launcher will start downloading.

Image Credits: miHoYo
Image Credits: miHoYo

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3 ) Install Genshin Impact PC launcher

Choose the path where you want to install the Genshin Impact launcher, which takes around 260 MB storage space.

Note: The game file will, by default, install in the same location where you choose to install the Genshin Impact launcher.

Image Credits: miHoYo
Image Credits: miHoYo

4) Start downloading Genshin Impact

Begin downloading the game by clicking on Install Now. Genshin Impact's official game size is around 11.97 GB. It's a small download. However, the game servers are very slow, and the download could take seven to eight hours to complete.

Image Credits: miHoYo
Image Credits: miHoYo

Genshin Impact official pre-install schedule on different platforms

Here is the official date and timing for Genshin Impact's pre-install availability on different platforms.


  • Pre-load starting time: 26th September 2020 10:00 (GMT+8), 02:00 (UTC); 25th September 2020 19:00 (PDT)

iOS and Android

  • Pre-load starting time: 27th September 2020 14:00 (GMT+8), 06:00 (UTC); 26th September 2020 23:00 (PDT)


  • Pre-Order Travelers: 26th September 2020 00:00 (GMT+8); 25th September 2020 16:00 (UTC), 09:00 (PDT)
  • All Travelers: 28th September 2020 00:00 (GMT+8); 2th September 2020 16:00 (UTC), 09:00 (PDT)

Travellers can stay tuned to Genshin Impact's official site for more updates

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