Genshin Impact 3.0 will be a pretty big update. The game is revealing an entirely new nation, Sumeru the land of wisdom, as well as the Dendro element and Archon.
Keeping in mind all the new content, we can expect the version 3.0 patch to pack a large file size as well. Luckily, Hoyoverse gives players the option to preload the files in advance so you won't have to wait on launch day!
Here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact 3.0 preload info including its file size on all platforms, and how to download it come time.
LATEST: Collei Demo Trailer
Just before the maintenance server and the new update's arrival, Hoyoverse has released the demo trailer called, Collei Trailer: Sprout in the Thicket.
In the new trailer, we received footage of Collei's Skills that will work very well to create new Elemental Reactions as they infuse Dendro Element even when Collei is out off-field.
The video also works s a connection between the events from the Manga and the lore in the game, in which Collei has a strong bond with Amber.
Collei will be part of the first two banners of Genshin Impact 3.0, she is also the free character in the main event, Graven Innocence.
Genshin Impact 3.0 Preload Release Date
The Genshin Impact 3.0 preload option is available now and it will be available until the beginning of the Server Maintenance.
Genshin Impact 3.0 Maintenance Schedule
Genshin Impact servers will go under maintenance for Genshin Impact 3.0 on August 24, 2022, at 6:00 am at server time (Chinese Standard Time).
In other time zones, Genshin Impact servers will go down at:
- August 23, 2022, 2:00 pm PST
- August 23, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
- August 23, 2022, 10:00 pm GMT
This downtime will last for around 5 hours, and players will receive compensatory Primogems for the time they are not able to play.
Travelers will obtain a minimum of 300 Primogems. Additionally, Hoyoverse will give 300 Primogems as compensation for all the bug fixes found in the previous update as well.
Genshin Impact 3.0 File Size
Genshin Impact 3.0's file size is bigger than previous updates, considering an entirely new region will be added. New updates normally take around 2.5 GB for mobile devices and around 10GB for PC players.
For the next update on Android and IOS, players will need an extra 3.75 GB and for players on PC, the version 3.0 file size is 18GB.
If you need to clear some space, Genshin Impact has the option of removing voice-over files to clear some Gygabites from your memory.
How to Remove Voice-Over Files
Voice-Over files are the dialogues of characters during cut scenes, and by removing them players can save some precious space while still having the option to add them back later.
- Open the in-game Settings menu and head over to the Language section.
- Inside the Language section, players will need to select the Manage Voice-Over Files option.
- Remove the voice-over files for the specific languages you don't need.
How to Preload Genshin Impact 3.0
New to preloading Genshin Impact updates ahead of time? No worries, we have you covered.
On PC, you have to boot up the game launcher and click on the "Game Pre-Installation" option on the screen.
After this, the game update should automatically install. Travelers can still play while preloading game resources.
Preloading will take up a certain amount of your network's bandwidth, so it's best to make sure you have a good network connection.
Mobile players need to log in to their accounts and go to the "Paimon Menu." Go to settings, then click "Pre-Install Resource Package."
If this doesn't work, you may spot the package on the main menu after logging in. Just click on it to get everything installed.
Travelers on Mobile cannot play the game while downloading resources, so it's best to start the process when you're taking a break or overnight.
Unfortunately for Playstation travelers, there is no option to preload the Genshin Impact 3.0 update just yet. We'll update if that changes ahead of launch day.
The Playstation console downloads the entire game again to ensure there are no corrupt files. Therefore, to play Genshin Impact 3.0, Playstation players need to download around 40 GB worth of content first.
What's new in Genshin Impact 3.0?
Players preloading Genshin Impact can check our Genshin Impact 3.0 Patch Notes to see what the game has in store, including three new characters and 4 banners great character banners you don't want to miss!