Genshin Impact: How To Save Your Progress On PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, Android

Since its release in September 2020, Genshin Impact has taken the gaming world by storm.

Gneshin Impact has already become a top 50 highest grossing mobile game of all time, generating millions of dollars every day.

How To Save

Being a large RPG game, saving is very important.

Who wants to spend hours crafting items, upgrading characters, and generally grinding to make your party the best it can be, only for the game to crash or your power to go off, causing all progress to be lost.

Thankfully, Genshin Impact has an auto save feature that saves very frequently to prevent progress loss.

Auto save is the only way the game can be saved, meaning there is no manual save option.

This is likely to prevent exploits being done, such as when re-rolling.

But at least players can play with the knowledge that their time won't be wasted should the game crash.

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Available Platforms

Currently Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5, PC, iOS, and Android.

The game was released on launch day on PS5 using a backwards compatible version of the PS4 version.

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Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch port of the game was expected to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.

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BOTW CLONE ON SWITCH?: Genshin Impact has been announced for the system, but no release date has been given.

Unfortunately this version was delayed and so far there has been no official release date set.

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It is expected to be announced some time after the Genshin Impact 1.1 update with the beta beginning in early 2021 and a expected full release in mid-late 2021.

Playstation 5

The Genshin Impact 1.1 update added compatibility for the upcoming Playstation 5 console.

Genshin Impact will continue to run using the PS4 version of the game, this is to make it easier to release rather than having to create a separate build for the new console.

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NEXT-GEN: Genshin Impact will be playable on the Playstation 5 on day 1.

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In a blog post by Sony, it was revealed that the games first map expansion, Dragonspine would be released on December 23rd.

Dragonspine is a new snow and ice biome which will feature new fortresses and areas to explore, as well as new items to collect and craft.

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OLD FAVOURITES: Dragonspine will feature regular enemies with changed appearances.

In the post miHoYo let fans know what to expect with the new update:

"Dragonspine is a frozen mountain range in the south of Mondstadt that few dare to set foot in."
"All Travelers will be able to explore a brand-new immersive environment full of new creatures, mysteries, treasures, and dangers to discover. Whether you choose to investigate the area with Mondstadt’s genius alchemist, Albedo during the upcoming seasonal event, explore the mountain for yourself and discover every inch of the mountains and the secrets they hold, or simply hone your survival skills in this beautiful but brutal environment, Dragonspine has something to offer for every intrepid explorer."

miHoYo also hinted at a lost civilization that has managed to survive at Dragonspine for thousands of years, as well as some enemies having altered appearances as they've had to evolve to brave the harsh conditions of Dragonspine.

Players will also have to be mindful of the environment and that they don't freeze while exploring,

"Before focusing on loot and treasures, all Travelers in Dragonspine have to first strive to survive. Besides your HP and Stamina, you will need to pay close attention to Sheer Cold while fighting, exploring, or even just standing still.
The Sheer Cold bar immediately appears above your HP bar once you enter the Dragonspine area. Sheer Cold will go up if you’re exposed to the cold without any heat source, and once the bar is full you will start losing your health. Unless you find some warmth to stave off the Sheer Cold, this will eventually lead to your death."

To combat the harsh conditions, players will need to look for heat sources to warm up, such as torches, cooking points, and Waypoints.

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