Genshin Impact 3.0 will be quite a big update. The game reveals a whole new nation, Sumeru the Land of Wisdom, as well as the Dendro element and the Archon.
Keeping in mind all the new content, we can expect the version 3.0 patch to also contain a large file size. Luckily, Hoyoverse gives players the option to preload the files in advance so you don’t have to wait for launch day!
Here’s everything we know about Genshin Impact 3.0’s preload information, including its file size on all platforms and how to download it when the time comes.
Genshin Impact 3.0 Preload Release Date
Genshin Impact 3.0 preload option will go live August 21, 2022at 10 p.m. server time (China Standard Time). It will then be available until the start of Server Maintenance.
Genshin Impact 3.0 Maintenance Schedule
Genshin Impact servers will be in maintenance for Genshin Impact 3.0 on August 24, 2022at 6:00 a.m. server time (Chinese Standard Time).
In other time zones, Genshin Impact servers will drop to:
- August 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m. PST
- August 23, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
- August 23, 2022, 22:00 GMT
This downtime will last approximately 5 hours and players will receive compensatory Primogems for the time they cannot play.
Travelers will get a minimum of 300 Primogems. Additionally, Hoyoverse will give away 300 Primogems compensating for all the bug fixes found in the previous update as well.
Genshin Impact 3.0 file size
The file size of Genshin Impact 3.0 seems to be larger than previous updates, given that a brand new region will be added.
New updates normally take around 2.5 GB for mobile devices and around 10 GB for PC players.
According to leaks and based on beta files, the storage space for Genshin Impact will be almost double:
- In the case of Android and IOS, we can expect 4-5 GB devices around 20 GB for the whole game.
- Leaks indicate 30 GB for the PC version.
If you need to free up space, Genshin Impact has the ability to delete voiceover files to clear some Gygabites from your memory.
How to delete voiceover files
Voice-Over files are character dialogue during cut scenes, and by removing them, players can save valuable space while still having the ability to add them back later.
- Open the game’s Settings menu and go to the Language section.
- In the Language section, players will need to select the Manage voiceover File options.
- Remove voiceover files for specific languages you don’t need.
How to preload Genshin Impact 3.0
New to preloading Genshin Impact updates in advance? No worries, we’ve got you covered.
On PC, you need to start the game launcher and click on the “Pre-install game” option on the screen.
After that, the game update should install automatically. Travelers can still play while preloading game resources.
Preloading will take up a certain amount of your network bandwidth, so it’s best to make sure you have a good network connection.
Mobile players must log in to their accounts and access the “Paimon Menu”. Go to settings, then click “Pre-Install Resource Package”.
If that doesn’t work, you can spot the package in the main menu after logging in. Just click on it to install everything.
Mobile travelers cannot play the game while resources are downloading, so it’s best to start the process when you’re on a break or at night.
Unfortunately for Playstation travelers, there is no option yet to preload the Genshin Impact 3.0 update. We’ll update if that changes before launch day.
The Playstation console re-downloads the entire game to make sure there are no corrupt files. Therefore, to play Genshin Impact 3.0, Playstation players first need to download around 40 GB of content.
What’s new in Genshin Impact 3.0?
Players preloading Genshin Impact can check out our Genshin Impact 3.0 patch notes to see what the game has in store, including three new characters and 4 can’t-miss banners!
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