How to Pre-Install and Update Genshin Impact

    Getting ready for a new update.

    Genshin Impact is regularly updated with new versions throughout the year, and each update contains new characters, events, and quests. Launch day for each update is filled with millions of players, so pre-installing Genshin Impact updates is worth doing to get right into the latest content. In this guide, we will discuss how to use the pre-install function in Genshin Impact and how to install updates.

    Note: The pre-installation feature is limited to PC and mobile platforms according to HoYoverse.

    PlayStation 4 and 5

    Updating Genshin Impact on PlayStation consoles is rather straightforward. If a user’s PlayStation 4 and/or PlayStation 5 has automatic updates turned on, then the process is done while the console is in rest mode or in the background while its on.

    To manually update Genshin Impact, players should highlight the game from the console’s Home Screen, press the Options button and select “Check for Update.” This function will check if updates are available now to install for the game. Additionally, if an update is detected, it will proceed to download and install the update.


    To pre-install a Genshin Impact update on PC, players should press the “Game Pre-Installation” button in the PC launcher. The button has a cloud icon with the subtitle “Get Now,” and it’s found right beside the start button in the “Launch Button.” Further, the launcher will verify if enough storage space is available to download and pre-install the update. If a user does not pre-install the update, players may simply open the Genshin Impact launcher and press “Update” where the “Launch” Button is usually located.

    Pre-install Genshin Impact from the launcher


    Fortunately, pre-installation on Android and iOS works similarly to the PC version. Mobile players should tap on the “Pre-Install Resource Package” button at the main menu in Genshin Impact. The pre-installation process mirrors the experience found on PC.

    Pre-install Genshin Impact from the main menu

    Alternatively, mobile players may pre-install the update by logging into the game and opening the Paimon menu. Within the menu, players should go to “Settings” and select “Other.” Lastly, press pre-install now to begin the pre-installation process.

    Pre-installing Genshin Impact from the Settings menu

    Manually updating Genshin Impact on Android and iOS is also straightforward. Players may update the game by visiting the App Store and Google Play Store.

    Nintendo Switch

    A Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact is currently in development, so we will eventually update this guide with information in the near future. The update process should be similar to PlayStation 4 and 5.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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