Genshin Impact 2.2: Preload Available NOW - File Size, New Content & more

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Genshin Impact 2.2 launches on October 13th - and it's just a few hours out now! The adventure continues in Inazuma with tons of new content in store.

Here's how to download Genshin 2.2 early by preloading to beat the rush!

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LATEST - New weapons and banners coming in 2.2

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New weapons are always good news. For this update, two 5-star weapons will be featured: Polar Star and Memory of Dust.

Rarity Name Stat Stat Passive (R5)
5-starPola StarBowCrit RateDaylight's Augury: Elemental Skill and Burst DMG increased. After an attack hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20,30,48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.
5-starMemory of DustCatalystATKGolden Majesty: Increases Shield Strength by 40%. Hitting opponents increases ATK by 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. (every 0.3s). While protected by a shield, the ATK effect is increased by 100%.

With new weapons, come new banners as well. Genshin Impact 2.2 will be headlined with the following:

Farewell of Snezhnaya banner:

  • Childe, 5-star Hydro
  • Ningguang - 4-star Geo (Catalyst)
  • Yanfei - 4-star Pyro (Catalyst)
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  • Chongyun - 4-star Cryo (Claymore)

Genshin Impact's 2.2 Update File Size

Genshin Impact Update 2.2 files is 5.84 GB for PC players.

In the case of mobile players, the IOS file size is 3.44 GB and 3.8 GB for Android.

This information is gathered from the preload information posted on those platforms.

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How to Preload Genshin 2.2 on PC

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 pre-installing game resources.

Pre-installation will take up a certain amount of your network's bandwidth, so it's best to make sure you have a good network connection.

PC, pre-installing instructions in Genshin Impact
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PC pre-installing instructions
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How to Pre-install on Mobile

Mobile players needs, log into your account and go onto the "Paimon Menu." Go to settings, then click "Pre-Install Resource Package." If this doesn't work, you may spot the package on the main menu after you've logged in. Just click on it to get everything installed.

Travelers in Mobile cannot play the game while they are downloading resources.

Playstation Pre-Installing

Unfortunately for Playstation travelers, there is no option to pre-load the game yet.

Release Time

Genshin Impact Update 2.2 Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog goes live on October 13th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Server Time.

October 12, 8:00 p.m. PDT and October 12, 11:00 p.m. EST

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  • The server's maintenance starts on October 13, 2021, at 6:00 am server time, the game will be down around five hours, with players being compensated 300 Primogems for the downtime.

Note: the server's maintenance can finish earlier than the stipulated time. If for any reason last longer, players will receive 60 Primogems for every hour of delayed.

What is coming to Genshin Impact 2.2?

Players pre-loading Genshin Impact can check out the Genshin Impact 2.2 Patch Notes to see what the game has in store - including some awesome new banners and tons of huge changes!