Genshin Impact 3.4 Preload Available NOW - File Size & How to Download on Mobile & PC

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Genshin Impact 3.4 The Existence Night Chimes is just around the corner, and players can now download most of the next patch files by using the preload option.

The upcoming update will be the debut of Alhaitham as a playable character, along with the debut of Yao Yao after two years in the making and reruns of Yelan and Hu Tao.

Therefore, we advise you to check this guide on preloading Genshin Impact 3.4 to get ahead and access the new content sooner.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 Preload Time

The Genshin Impact 3.4 preload option is available right now, and it will last until the beginning of the server maintenance on January 18, 2023.

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Alhaitham, new character in Genshin Impact 3.4

Use this time to prevent reducing waiting time when the update drops by getting all the major files installed ahead of time.

Genshin Impact 3.4 Maintenance Schedule

Genshin Impact servers will go under maintenance for Genshin Impact 3.4 on January 18, 2023, at 6:00 am server time (Chinese Standard Time).

In other time zones, servers will start on:

  • January 18, 2023, 2:00 pm PST
  • January 18, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
  • January 18, 2023, 10:00 pm GMT

The downtime of the servers will last around 5 hours (usually less), and players will receive compensatory Primogems for the time they cannot play.

Travelers will obtain a minimum of 300 Primogems. In addition, Hoyoverse will also give 300 Primogems for all the bug fixes found in the previous update.

Genshin Impact 3.4 File Size

Despite the release of a new region, the Hadramaveth Desert, the Genshin Impact 3.4 file size is slightly bigger than previous patches from Sumeru. Good news for mobile players.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 File Size for Mobile Version will save players some MB

For Genshin Impact 3.4 on Android and IOS. Players will need 2.38 GB for Android and 2.23 GB for IOS. For players on PC, the version 3.4 file size is around 14.41GB.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 Preload File Size for PC.

In case your device is running out of space. Genshin Impact allows you to remove the audio files in other languages and clear space for the upcoming update.

How to Remove Voice-Over Files

Voice-Over files are characters' dialogues during cut scenes, and by removing them, players can save some precious space while still having the option to add them back later.

To remove these files, follow the steps below:

  • First, open the in-game Settings menu and head to the Language section.
  • In the Language section, select the Manage Voice-Over Files option.
  • Next, remove the voice-over files for the specific languages you don't need.
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UPDATE NOTICE: Preload for Genshin Impact 2.7 starts on Friday.

How to Preload Genshin Impact 3.4

We've covered you if you're looking to preload Genshin Impact 3.4 across any platform but aren't sure how.


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 ensure you have a good network connection.

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Mobile players must log in to their accounts and go to the "Paimon Menu." Go to settings, then click "Pre-Install Resource Package."

If this does 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, Playstation travelers cannot preload the Genshin Impact 3.4 update.

The Playstation console downloads the entire game again to ensure no corrupt files. Therefore, to play Genshin Impact 3.4, Playstation players need to download around 40 GB of content first.

What's new in Genshin Impact 3.4?

Players preloading Genshin Impact can check our Genshin Impact 3.4 Patch Notes to see what the game has in store, including two new characters and four great character banners you don't want to miss!

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