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How to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2 update

Genshin Impact's 2.2 update will be available for pre-installation soon, and here is how you can pre-install it on PC and Android.
Genshin Impact's 2.2 update is just around the corner and will release on 13th October on PC, mobile and PlayStation. As per the information revealed in the special program, the patch will include Thoma, Hu Tao, Tsurumi Island, Polar Star, Wavebreaker's Fin, Rockfond Rifthound, Rockfond Rifthound Whelp and more. 

With the update being pretty close, the pre-installation of Genshin Impact 2.2 will begin soon, which means that players can install some of the patch files before its launch so that they can enjoy the new features as soon as they arrive without wasting time downloading everything.

Steps to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2

Genshin Impact 2.2 pre-installation will begin from 11th October at 11 am (UTC+8), and only PC and mobile players can pre-install it. In addition to this, it is worth keeping in mind that you won't be able to play the game while downloading new files, so if you are in between any Challenges or Domains, it is recommended that you finish them first. On the other hand, PC players won't face any hindrance, so they can start the download and continue playing along with it. Here is how you can do it.

How to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2
Travelers can pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2 from the Paimon menu. (Picture: miHoYo)

For iOS and Android

Method 1

  1. Go to the Paimon Menu.
  2. Then, navigate to the Settings tab and tap on Other.

  3. In the "Others" tab, you will find the "Pre-Install Resource Package" option.

  4. Hit the "Pre-Install Now" button to download the resource pack.

Method 2

  1. On the login screen of Genshin Impact, you will find the "Pre-Install Resource Package" icon on the bottom left side of the screen once the pre-installation feature is available.

  2. Tap on the icon, and the resource pack will start downloading.

After the update arrives, players need to go to their respective App Stores to download the final update files. 

For PC

How to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2
PC players can pre-install Genshin Impact 2.2 from the launcher. (Picture: miHoYo)
  1. You will first have to update the 'Genshin Impact Launcher.'

  2. After updating the launcher, you will be able to spot the 'Game Pre-Installation' option on the left side of the 'Launch' button.

  3. Click on the "Game Pre-Installation," and it will start downloading the resource packs.

In the meantime, don’t forget to join our community of travellers on our Genshin Impact Twitter account, where you will find tips, tricks, guides, and more.

Featured image courtesy of miHoYo.