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How to Pre-Install Genshin Impact Update 1.2 on PC

Earlier today, the developers miHoYo announced a new feature for the Genshin Impact PC version – coming with the update 1.2. From now on the PC players will be able to pre-install Genshin Impact updates two days(subject to change) prior to the update’s official release.

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We all have been through the struggle of downloading Genshin Impact’s new updates. Despite having a high-speed internet connection players face some common issues like slow download speed, download getting stuck, Genshin Impact launcher crashing, and others.

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In the wake of that, the developers have decided to bring an Update pre-installation feature for Genshin Impact PC players. Also, the same feature will be added to Mobile and PlayStation platforms in the coming future.

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Genshin Impact PCs pre-installation function is available starting December 21, 2020, at 11:00 UTC+8.

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Download Genshin Impact Update 1.2 on PC before December 23rd launch

Step 1.) Update Genshin Impact PC game launcher.

Step 2.) Open Genshin Impact PC launcher – there you can find a new “Game Pre-Installation” button that appears on the left of the “Launch” button.

Step 3.) Click on Yellow cloud-like icon – the launcher will download Genshin Impact update 1.2 resources.

Step 4.) Now wait till December 23, 2020 – once the update is live, open the launcher once again. There you can find the update button. Click on it.

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Genshin Impact Update 1.2 will install without download(assuming you have already pre-installed the update) and once the installation is complete – launch Genshin Impact Version 1.2.

Note: Players can pre-install Genshin Impact update 1.2 on PC even while playing the game. Though beware of high ping issues.

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Secondly, if players are not able to pre-install Genshin Impact update 1.2 or the update is interrupted halfway before December 23, 2020 – then on the same day players can update the remaining files or the complete files(if the update is not pre-installed).

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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