How to pre-load the Genshin Impact 1.6 update

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Genshin Impact's 1.6 update is right around the corner and is set to bring new characters, items, events, and more to the game.

With the new update being so close players can now pre-load the latest patch.

Here is how to pre-load the 1.6 update.

1.6 Release Date

The Genshin Impact 1.6 update will be launching on Wednesday, June 9th at 6 am UTC+8, which is 6 pm EST/11 pm BST on Tuesday, June 8th.

How To Pre-Load

Ahead of the next update, players can pre-load the patch early so once downtime ends they can jump straight back into the game and check out all of the new additions that have been added.

Here is how to pre-load.


When opening the launcher you will be prompted to update it, you will need to update the launcher before you next play regardless of whether you pre-load so make sure this is done.

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Once the launcher is updated, click the pre-installation button at the bottom of the launcher.

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Once you confirm the update it will then begin, the file size is 8.1GB.

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Travellers may begin pre-installing update resources by going to the Paimon Menu > Settings > Other > Pre-Install Resource Package.

Genshin Impact 1.6 mobile pre-load
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Unfortunately, pre-loading the update isn't available on the PS4 or PS5, players will have to wait until downtime begins in order to update the game.

Epic Games Store

Alongside the 1.6 update, Genshin Impact will be released on Epic Games Store in addition to the regular Genshin Impact launcher.

The game can be added to your wishlist now to be notified when the game goes live on June 8th.

This version isn't different to the current one, it will just help provide more visibility to reach new players.

Players will still be able to use the current Genshin Impact launcher to play the game if they don't want to switch to Epic Games.

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