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Why does Genshin Impact Download So Slow

Why does Genshin Impact Download So Slow

Genshin Impact is free to play action role-playing game that shares similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, yet comes off as a very different and unique game after playing it for a couple of hours.

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The pre-registration of Genshin Impact was a huge success, as millions of players registered for the game. The numbers soon crossed the developers’ expectations, as the hype for the game was beyond comparison.

But, when the game launched, the most common issue that kept many players away from playing the game was the download speed.

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Even though at launch, Genshin Impact’s game size was just around 15 GBs, players were unable to download the game. Many of us faced the same issue, even though we had a good internet connection, the download speed never went above 1 or 2 MB/s and that gave rise to one question that almost all of us had in our mind, “Why does Genshin Impact Download So Slow“.

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The main reason behind Genshin Impact’s slow download speed was the influx of players trying to download the game at the same time. The second reason behind this was the location and load capacity of the servers from where we were downloading the game.

There are no official reasons disclosed to any of us, for why the download speed of Genshin Impact is so slow. Though the above reasons are the most logical ones.

How to fix Genshin Impact download speed

Recently, the game received a massive content update 1.1, which yet again came with the same issue. Slow download speed. Though, this time we had a hit or miss solution to increase Genshin Impact download speed. Here are some of the tweaks that helped us to increase the download speed temporarily.

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  • Pause and Resume the download.
  • Pausing the download and restarting the launcher a couple of times.
  • Downloading the game or update at off-time(after midnight, PT)

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

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Hritwik Raj

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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