Genshin Impact has gradually made its way to the top of the mobile gaming industry and is currently more popular than the likes of PUBG, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, and Candy Crush. However, the game's massive size has become a glaring issue for many players.
With each update, new content is added to Genshin Impact, which takes up more space on players' devices. Here's how much storage is required to effectively run the game on Android and PC devices in the latest version. Downloading the game is a relatively easier task on all platforms as it's free to download.
Genshin Impact storage requirements on PC
The minimum system requirements for Genshin Impact on PC (Windows) are as follows:
- Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 and higher
- DirectX version: 11
- Storage: 30 GB of space
Players need to reserve at least 30 GB of space to download Genshin Impact on their PC.
However, the game's size increases significantly after downloading and installing it. Hence, players are recommended to have 35 GB of reserved storage space as per official instructions.
The extra space is most likely used to install updates and other files that are downloaded after launching the game.
Genshin Impact storage requirements on Mobile (Android)
Running Genshin Impact on mobile devices is a huge crisis for many players owing to its size.
The minimum requirements to run the game on Android are:
- Compatibility requirements: Arm v8a 64-bit device
- Memory (RAM): 3 GB and above
- Supported system: Android 7.0 or above
At the moment, Genshin Impact takes over 14.7 GB of data on Android devices. The official website still recommends players to have 8 GB of reserve data, but it is because the website hasn't been updated for a long time.
Players must have iOS 9.0 or later to run Genshin Impact. The storage requirements for iOS devices are similar to Android, and it is recommended to have at least 15 GB of reserved space.
It is worth noting that the size of Genshin Impact can be reduced on PC and mobile platforms by deleting the voice-over packs in unrequired languages.
Genshin Impact's latest version, the 2.6 update, will release Ayaka's banner in the second half. The hype surrounding this five-star Cryo Sword character in the game is sky-scraping owing to her explosive damage, unique playstyle, and interesting lore that players are ready to witness.