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Genshin Impact 2.8 Update: How to Pre-Install & Size

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Update: How to Pre-Install & Size

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HoYoverse, the developers behind Genshin Impact, has announced that the pre-installation feature for the 2.8 update is now available to all players. As a result, one can preload the Genshin Impact 2.8 update files on their mobile and Windows system prior to the official launch of the patch i.e, July 13. Here is everything you need to know about pre-installing Genshin Impact 2.8 and its download size.

How to Pre-Install Genshin Impact 2.8 Update on PC

Genshin Impact 2.8 Update pre-install on PC
Image source: HoYoverse

Pre-installing the Genshin Impact update on the Windows system is relatively easy. All you need to do is update the Genshin Impact launcher by opening it, and then a pre-installation button will be provided next to the Launch button.

Simply, select the “Game Pre-Installation” option to pre-load Genshin Impact 2.8 update resources on your PC. Make sure that you keep the launcher opened until the download completes. After pre-loading the files, you can access the Genshin Impact 2.8 content and features right away on its release date.

How to Pre-Install Genshin Impact 2.8 Update on Mobile

Pre-Install Genshin Impact 2.8 Update on Mobile
Image source: HoYoverse

There are two ways to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.8 Update on mobile devices.

  • In-game settings: If you’re already in the game, go to the Paimon Menu >> Settings >> Other >> Pre-Install Resource Package to start pre-installation.
  • Game’s login screen: Another way to access the pre-installation function is by directly selecting “Pre-Install Resource Package” on the game’s login screen.

Unlike PC, you can’t play Genshin Impact while the pre-installation is in progress. On top of that, make sure that you are connected to a stable internet for a swift installation.

What is the Download Size of Genshin Impact 2.8 Update?

Genshin Impact 2.8 Update Download Size
Image source: HoYoverse

The download size of the Genshin Impact 2.8 update is different for each platform:

  • PC: 5.2 GB (Resources) & 10.98 GB after unzipping
  • iOS: 1.37 GB download size
  • Android: Around 2 GB download size

That’s everything you need to know about Pre-Installing Genshin Impact 2.8 update. Before leaving, don’t forget to check out some of our other Genshin Impact-related content here at Twinfinite, like Genshin Impact 2.8 Redeem Codes, How to Get & Use Electro Sigils, and more.

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