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How do you install the new Genshin Impact update?

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The new Genshin Impact update, ushering in version 1.5, is out now and we have everything you need to know about the new update (including information about the new Character Banners!)


UPDATE - It Is Out Right Now

The new Genshin Impact update is finally here and there's a lot of new content. We've got a whistle-stop tour of what's coming below. However, if you want to check out the full patch notes, you can do so there.

Serenitea Pot Housing System

" Adepti use Serenitea Pots as media through which they can channel their adeptal power and create realms and abodes."

New Characters

5-Star Character "Dance of the Shimmering Wave" Eula (Cryo)

  • Vision: Cryo
  • Weapon: Claymore

4-Star Character "Wise Innocence" Yanfei

  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

New Equipment

New Weapon: Song of Broken Pines (5-Star Claymore)

New Artifact: Tenacity of the Millelith (4-Star and 5-Star)

New Artifact: Pale Flame (4-Star and 5-Star)


New Domains

Ridge Watch

" Standing proudly over the start of the ridge, these ancient city ruins overlook both north and south, both mountain and river, like a boundary marker. Legend has it that its gates and blessings are only open to those whose hearts are lit with an eternal blaze."

Beneath the Dragon-Queller (Trounce Domain)

" What secrets are hidden in this domain...?"

New Monsters

Cryo Hypostasis

" Elemental creatures who protect themselves from incoming attack with their durable shell."



" An enormous dragon as ancient as the mountains themselves."

Abyss Lector - Violet Lightning

" A creature of the Abyss Order that calls upon thunder and lightning in praise of the darkness."

New Event

Energy Amplifier Initiation - Take part and exchange for "Kätzlein Cocktail" Diona (Cryo)

New Quests

  • Zhongli's Story Quest: Historia Antiqua Chapter - Act II "No Mere Stone"
  • Eula's Story Quest "Aphros Delos Chapter: Act I"
  • Serenitea Pot: "A Teapot to Call Home: Part I" and "A Teapot to Call Home: Part II"
  • World Quests: "A Timeless Classic" and "When the Trail Goes Cold"

New Hangout Events

  • Diona - Act I "The Cat and the Cocktail"
  • Noelle - Act II "Knightly Exam Prep"

That isn't even all of it! For the full list of what's coming, you can check out the source of all this information here.

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Update Release Time

The team behind Genshin Impact, miHoYo, has confirmed the release time for the upcoming version 1.5 patch in a recent blog post.


The update is due to release at 06:00 UTC+8 on April 28th. This means it will start at 18:00 EST / 23:00 BST.

In a similar fashion to the other major Genshin Impact title updates of this size, downtime is going to be pretty major. miHoYo is estimating that it will take around five hours, meaning that Genshin Impact 1.5 will not be available until 23:00 EST / 04:00 BST (April 28).

If you're just seeing this now, too, you can actually pre-load the update right now! This will save you some time in the morning if you're planning on just giving Genshin a break while it gets updated.

How to Preload 1.5 Update

Preload went live this morning, at 1am ET/4am BST, so you should be able to get the update ready from now.


On mobile devices, you need to open up the game and head to the Paimon menu.

From there, click on the 'Settings' option and then 'Pre-Install Resource Package'. That should allow you to start downloading the new Genhsin Impact 1.5 content.



If you're playing on PC, the process is a little different, but probably easier.

All you need to do is update the launcher and then select the pre-install option that should appear.

Update Download Size

Before you preload the Genhsin Impact 1.5 update, you'll want to know exactly how big the file is going to be so that you prepared.

We don't know what the download size for the update will be on PS4 yet, since preload isn't available, but we know what they are on PC and PlayStation. The update file sizes are:

  • PC: 7 GB
  • Mobile: 3.04 GB

Patch Notes

While the new characters and banners are the main draws of Genshin Impact's 1.5 update, the full patch notes include various bug fixes and smaller changes.

You can check out the full 1.5 update patch notes on the official Genshin Impact website.

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